Today’s devotion continues, “The Importance in John Seeing the Voice of God.” My text is Revelation 1:10-20, but I want to see vs. 12-17 and bring out how John was influenced by what he saw. In vs. 12-13, I see the Lord’s Place in His Church. “And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.” (KJV) Jesus Christ is the Owner, Builder, Sustainer, Inspector, and Director of His church! The Lord stands in the midst of the candlesticks which are individual lampstands and brings out the autonomy of the local church. Notice the Lord is standing in the middle of these lampstands which means He alone is to be the focus of the church.
In vs. 14-15, I see the Lord’s Holiness in His church. “His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.” (KJV) John saw the purity of the Divine Judge in His hair white like wool. John saw the Divine Inspector in those eyes as a flame of fire. John saw that He is the Divine Pillar of Truth in those feet of brass. John also heard the Divine Voice of Power that spoke at Creation and also speaks to lost sinners to bring them to salvation. In vs. 16, I see the Lord’s Communication to His church. “And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.” (KJV)
The seven stars represent God’s messengers or preachers that He has called to preach the Word of God. When John saw these things, he fell at His Savior’s feet in vs. 17a “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead….” (KJV) When we see our Savior for Who He is, we will not want to stand before Him, we’ll just fall at His feet and worship Him.
Pastor Joey Durham