Jesus Unveiled

Posted in Uncategorized on May 5, 2009 by mysearchforjesus

John in Revelation saw Jesus unveiled in his awesome glory. John describes Jesus as he saw him, and as we will see him when this age ends. Breaking these verses down is important because it reveals who Jesus is and who he isn’t. It’s important to not have any misconceptions about Jesus.

“I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone “like a son of man,” dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.” Revelation 1:12-16 (NIV)

Daniel which was written about 530 years before Christ was born also speaks of seeing Jesus in a very similar way, (He wasn’t known as Jesus yet though)

“His body was like chrysolite, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude.” Daniel 10:6

These have been interpreted in different ways, but these are the interpretations that I accept.

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Seven Golden Lampstands:

The seven golden lampstands are the seven churches in Asia to whom the letter is written. Jesus is walking among them, as he will in the last days when miraculous things will occur in His name.

Jesus’ robe reaching down to his feet with a golden sash around his chest:

In the first century, wearing a sash, especially across the chest, indicated leadership and authority. Also, Hebrews 2:17 identifies Jesus as the final priest. As our high priest Jesus goes into God’s presence to obtain forgiveness of sin for those who have believed in him. Just like the Jewish high priests before Jesus did. These Jewish high priests would accept sacrifices from the people and go before God in the Most Holy Place of the tabernacle and ask for forgiveness for the peoples sins. This act which occurred for thousands of years before Jesus was only a symbol that pointed to what Jesus would later do. Because not a single sin was paid for until Jesus came.

Jesus’ head and hair white like wool, as white as snow:

The color white is a symbol for purity and sinlessness.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”Isaiah 1:18

Jesus is sinless, absolutely pure, holy, and whiter than the virgin snow. Jesus is unblemished purity and this description indicates his wisdom and divine nature.

Jesus’ eyes like blazing fire:

His blazing eyes symbolize that he knows all. Nothing that is done is hidden from Him. His eyes symbolize the judgment of all evil and deep insight.

Jesus’ feet are like bronze glowing in a furnace:

I not sure about this really, but bronze is a symbol used in the bible to symbolize power. The might of Rome is thought of when bronze is mentioned because bronze was used by the unstoppable Roman army. And in the statue that Daniel describes, bronze is the part of the statue that undoubtedly stands for Rome. But if anyone has a good answer for this one let me know.

Jesus’ voice is like the sound of rushing waters:

If you have ever stood next to Niagara Falls, you know nothing else can be heard except the rushing waters. Thus, Jesus’ voice is powerful and awesome. When Jesus speaks with authority, nothing else can be heard

Out of Jesus’ mouth came a sharp double-edged sword:

“This type of sword, invented by the Romans, represents invincible might. Only 2-2 ½ feet long, these swords were quite possibly the greatest military invention of the ancient world. Previously, swords were about three feet long and made out of an inferior metal. They could not be sharp on both edges because the metal wasn’t strong enough. The double-edged sword was lighter and sharp on both edges. With the older swords, fighting was done by drawing back and hacking, but when the Romans used their double-edged swords, they could slice and cut both ways. These swords gave such a great advantage in hand-to-hand combat that the Roman army was called “the short swords.” it made them virtually invincible.

This sharp two-edged sword is coming from Jesus’ mouth, symbolizing the power and force of his message. Jesus’ words of judgment are as sharp as swords; he is completely invincible.” (Life Application Bible Commentary: Revelation) When Jesus was tempted by the devil in the desert he fought the devil off by using the Word. His word defeated the devil.

Jesus’ face shining like the sun in all its brilliance:

Because of the glory of God on Jesus he shines like the sun. (Pretty basic one)

Colonel Quote of the Day: I had a car pass me today going so fast, it was like I was tied to a stump. (Funny, if you know the Colonel)

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Recreation of Noah’s Ark

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2009 by mysearchforjesus

I thought this was pretty interesting. This man recreated Noah’s Ark as a testament to his literal belief in what the bible says. It’s a big boat…

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It’s much smaller than the original one, but nonetheless it’s pretty interesting. The boat is fully functional also. I’m working on getting some more posts on here to share, but I ran across this and thought I’ve give the man credit for his enormous boat.

The Beautiful Picture of the Seven Feasts of Israel

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28, 2009 by mysearchforjesus

seven-feastsbmp Recently I have started really trying to look at the roots of these seven feasts that God ordained, and the picture that God is creating through the feasts is overwhelmingly amazing. Understanding these feasts is such an important part of understanding the New Testament. I was explaining to a friend earlier that only knowing the New Testament (or the bottom half of this picture) is like walking into a movie after it’s already half way through. You can’t understand a movie very well if you’ve only seen the 2nd half of it. And that is how learning about these feasts has been for me, I feel like I have just now seen the 1st half of the movie. Things make so much more sense now. I strongly encourage everyone to research these feasts. The 2nd half of the movie makes so much more sense now.

The amazing realization this look into the feasts had on me was that God is going to fulfill each of these feasts. These aren’t just times of celebration which God has ordained they are actually pointers to what God is going to do in the future. He has already fulfilled the first four feasts and now we are eagerly awaiting for the fulfillment of the next feast, The Feast of Trumpets.

In ancient times, the trumpet was the signal for the field workers to come into the Temple. The high priest actually stood outside the Temple and blew the trumpet so that it could be heard by the surrounding fields. At that very instant, the faithful workers harvesting the fields would stop harvesting and leave immediately for worship services. This is a WOW for me because there will come a time, and in my opinion soon, when our high priest (Jesus) will sound the trumpet and we will stop harvesting and goto worship him (rapture of the church).

Gift from my Savior.

Posted in Revelation on March 19, 2009 by mysearchforjesus

I’ve been inspired to start this blog as a place for me to share my love for Jesus Christ. I want this to be another way I can grow in the love and understanding of God while also possibly helping others to grow. I will try to keep this updated with the latest things going on in my search for Jesus. I hope this reaches whoever it reaches well.

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This is a picture I remember coming to my mind during corporate worship in my church cell group. (I’ve tried to recreate it the best I could remember by using Paint, but Paint is a pretty limited program) For me it was an interesting picture that captured the place I was in at the time. At the time I saw this, the story of Jesus was mainly just a story that happened a long time ago. It was a story that I really wanted to believe, but I had very little faith. I had felt the pulling of God for about 5-6 months and I was only 2-3 months into really trying to seek him. For me this was an incredibly frustrating time and I felt I was going no where in my walk to find Jesus. With God’s perfect timing, I had this vision of what was going on with me spiritually.

I believe this picture was placed in my mind to show me that God was hearing me. I had lived my whole life lost in lies and so I had a lifetime worth of lies covering the truth and life that Jesus had to offer. God was showing me that he had his eye on my life, and that he cared about me even though I had lived a seemingly worthless life up until that point. My lifetime full of lies was finally being realized and God was starting the process in me of shedding those lies.

This was a little more than a year ago now, and I can just now truly appreciate the visual I had. I have come so far in my walk with Jesus and he has given me a great thirst for more. I hope that I can look at this a year from now and see a tremendous amount of growth in Him. I want my future be filled with increasingly more of Him.