Our devotion today is, “The Importance in John Seeing the Voice of God” and my text is Revelation 1:10-20, but I want to see vs. 12a where it says “And I turned to see the voice that spake with me.” (KJV) Here, John is facing away from the Voice he is hearing. He is listening, but not visualizing the Person speaking. I’m sure this voice was familiar to John and I also believe this voice was powerful to John, but he wanted to “see the Voice,” or in plainer words, to behold; to look to; to perceive; to regard; to take heed to. As John saw this Voice, some important truths were given to John’s heart.
In Revelation 1:10, John says, “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,” (KJV) Here, John sees the “Importance of the Holy Spirit’s Connection” to himself. I have, John had, and every born-again child of God has the indwelling Holy Spirit of God inside of us. The reason John was in the Spirit was because the Holy Spirit was in him! The Holy Spirit is our Agent of Conversion (John 3:5-8), our Authoritative Corrector (John 16:13), and our Affectionate Comforter (John 14:16-17). John knew all of this by personal experience. Also in our text, the Holy Spirit took John from Patmos and set him in the “Lord’s Day” or “The Day of the Lord.” The Day of the Lord begins after the Rapture and refers to the time when Jesus Christ will intervene and take absolute control of events on this earth (II Peter 3). John sees no ordinary Voice! It is the Voice of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God!
Pastor Joey Durham