Christ Speaks to Seven Churches in Asia Minor


THE LORD OF THIS CHURCH DESCRIBES HIMSELF. Revelation 2:18



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THE LORD OF THIS CHURCH DESCRIBES HIMSELF. Revelation 2:18
Christ clearly identifies Himself saying "Thus saith the Son of God." He declares I have the authority to say what I say. Jesus= eyes are described as a flame of fire cutting through and exposing the truth thereby stripping away all pretension and warning of judgment. Remember, God says, AI am God, what I say is not for speculation, but truth.@
His feet are described as being of fine brass which identifies Christ as the righteous Judge. Hebrews 10:26-31 states that Christ is the judge; however the Bible says He came not to judge, but to bring sinful men to repentance. (John 3:16-19) In Revelation 1:14 there is a similar description given. The word translated "brass" is the word "bano" which is the only place it is used in the Bible. It is thought to be a metal made of many metals such as gold, silver and copper which had an unusual brilliance. Brass is used in Scripture as representing judgment. Revelation 19:15 states, "He treadeth the wine press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God." In Numbers 21:9, the brass serpent was lifted up as a sign of judgment and healing.
Christ did not present himself as a judge just to scare them or to Lord over them, but rather to show His love. His message or remedy is the truth that man is a sinner under the condemnation of sin. Because God loves us, He presents the cure which is repentance for those who are guilty and then the warning to remain clean free of sin=s destructive influences!

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