A Complete Picture

Description

The book of Revelation gives us a broader picture of who Jesus is by telling us a little about His divine appearance and nature.

Revelation 1

Jesus is seen in a vision as a glorious, powerful, heavenly being.

INSIGHT

When Jesus came to earth, He came in poverty, humility, and obscurity. He willingly allowed men to victimize Him and to seemingly triumph over Him. But this is not a complete picture of who Jesus really is. In coming to earth, Jesus Christ left a state of glory and power, clothed Himself in humanity, and veiled His divine appearance. The book of Revelation gives us a broader picture of who He is by telling us a little about His divine appearance and nature (vv. 14-15). Although we cannot know how Jesus looked while on earth, this description of Him certainly discloses many of His divine traits (vv. 17-18).

PRAYER

Praise the Holy Son of God for His righteousness, strength, and purity:

Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!...
You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were
created (Revelation 4:8, 11).

Pause for praise and thanksgiving, and pray this confession to the Lord as you seek to keep your life free from sin:

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever (1 John 2:15-17).

Confess any sins that the Holy Spirit brings to your mind, and pray this affirmation to the Lord:

His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (2 Peter 1:3-4).

As you make your requests known to the Lord, include:

  • Kind speech
  • Unsaved friends and family
  • Your activities for the day

Finally, offer this prayer to the Lord:

To those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ: Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you (Jude 1-2).

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