The Revelation of Jesus: Aug 19-23 BRD

The opening words of this book serve as its proper title, The Revelation of Jesus Christ. This book is about Jesus. It is not so much about eschatological time lines or catastrophic events on the brink of eternity, even though it does describe events to come. It is not so much a manual for discovering the exact relation between the great tribulation, the rapture, and the millennium, even though it does address these. These other monumental, gargantuan subjects found throughout Revelation often distract our focus and attention from the foremost theme: Jesus Christ! John saw the glorified Christ and the vision knocked him off his feet. He saw one like a son of man in the middle of seven lampstands. He was wearing a robe with a golden sash. His hair was like wool, white as snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire. His feet were like burnished bronze refined in a furnace. His voice was like the roar of many waters. Out of his mouth came a two-edged sword, and his face shone as the sun. When John saw him, he couldn’t take it. A split second was too long to gaze into his fiery eyes. A fleeting moment seemed an eternity to hear his overpowering voice. A slight glimpse caused a quick reaction as John viewed the face that shone as the sun. How long can you stare straight into the sun? Not long. A stare into the face of Jesus goes by even quicker. John fell down as though dead. He physically collapsed from the overwhelming reality of the Lord Jesus in his radiant, fullness of glory. This is how the book about the revelation of Jesus begins.