Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation 10:1-3
10:1. I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.
10:2 He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,
10:3 and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices.
Jesus appears in the seven lights of glory as follows:
- [Revelation 10:1] Being clothed with a cloud.
- [Revelation 10:1] A rainbow is on his head.
- [Revelation 10:1] His face is like the sun.
- [Revelation 10:1] His feet are like pillars of fire.
- [Revelation 10:2] He has a little book open in His hand.
- [Revelation 10:2] He sets His right foot on the sea and His left foot on the land.
- [Revelation 10:3] Crying with a loud voice, as when a lion roars.
Jesus appears with the seven lights of glory to illuminate the despicable sinners so that they become perfect and as glorious as Jesus is.
ad. 4. His feet are like pillars of fire
. Revelation 1:15
1:15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters;
His feet are like pillars of fire = His feet are like the fine brass, as if refined in a furnace.
The feet refer to the standing and the brass refers to the punishment.
It means that we must have a firm standing to punish the sins up to the peak so that we are sinless and able to live in the light without any darkness. Isaiah 59:1-2
59:1. Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear.
59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.
Sins up to the peak are the separator between us and the Lord as well as between us and other people.
If the sins are punished, we will live in the light and there will be the beautiful fellowship with God and others. 1 John 1:7
1:7. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
We can enter the fellowship of the perfect body of Christ or the revival of Holy Spirit at the latter rain or the white horse. It is the same as entering the spiritual run race to reach the perfection like Paul has given us example. Philippians 3:12-14
3:12. Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behindand reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
3:14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
The facts found in entering the spiritual run race are as follows
- Forgetting those things which are behind = undergoing the sanctification to the heart and mind.
- The heart is sanctified from seven evil, unclean desires and the bitterness of heart.
15:19 "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts(1), murders(2), adulteries(3), fornications(4), thefts(5), false witness(6), blasphemies(7).
If the heart is sanctified from seven evil, unclean desires and the bitterness of heart, the lamp will be burning. It means that the heart is light, so the eyes are also light to see the Lord.
- The heart is sanctified from seven prides.
3:4. though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so:
3:5 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee;
3:6 concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
The seven prides are as follows:
- Being circumcised the eighth day.
- Being of the stock of Israel.
- Being of the tribe of Benjamin.
- A Hebrew of the Hebrews.
- A Pharisee, who understands the Law.
- Persecuting the church.
- Obeying the Law.
11:1 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
11:2 (1)The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, (2)The Spirit of wisdom and (3)understanding, (4)The Spirit of counsel and (5)might, (6)The Spirit of knowledge and of (7)the fear of the LORD.
11:3 His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
If the heart is sanctified from the seven prides, it will be filled with Holy Spirit with His seven manifestations.
8:13. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.
The fear of the Lord means hating sins up to lie.
If the heart is sanctified, we will be able to live in righteousness and holiness.
- The mind is sanctified.
3:17. Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.
3:18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
3:19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame--who set their mind on earthly things.
Many servants of God become the enemies of the cross. They serve and minister to God only to look for physical things such as money, position, marriage partner, and so on.
Consequently, they are bent over spiritually or defective like a woman who was bent over in the temple for eighteen years. It means being stamped with triple six by, being the same as, and worshiping the antichrist.
12:25. Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.
Being spiritually bent over is the same as worrying.
Worrying about the physical things, one cannot give to others or he becomes stingy and greedy. Stinginess means that he cannot give to the work of God and others who are in need. Greediness means stealing the possession of God and others.
Let us hope to God that our heart and mind are sanctified so that they are not set towards the physical things, but to the spiritual ones, although it is painful for the flesh.
20:33. "I have coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel.
20:34 "Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me.
20:35 "I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
20:36 And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
We can have the spiritual mind or the one of the cross, namely we feel more blessed to give than to receive. It means that we live in abundance.
We can return the tithes and offerings for the work of God joyfully. We can also give to others who are in need joyfully until we can worship God and submit our whole life to Him.
- Pressing toward God or the perfection.
3:14. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
It means as follows:
- The sanctification to the ministry or ordination.
It means as follows:
- Not tarrying in receiving the movement from God so that Satan cannot take or cancel it.
When God moves us, He also opens the way and helps us for sure. What we do not do although God has moved us will be insisted by Him on the judgment day.
- The serious efforts in the service and ministry to God or we do not want to be hindered for serving and ministering to Him.
- Not stumbling in the calling and election or the service and ministry to God. We do not stop on the way because of anything.
2 Peter 1:10-11
1:10. Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;
1:11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Facing many stumbling-blocks, we must be firmer and more serious until the end line. We keep on ministering to God until entering the New Jerusalem.
- The sanctification to the life journey.
12:1. Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
It means as follows:
- The sanctification from the burden of sin behind us by the power of Jesus' blood.
- The sanctification from the snare of sin by the power of the teaching Word which is sharper than any two-edged sword. The snare of sin is set by Satan at the places where we usually pass.
12:29. " When the LORD your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land,
12:30 "take heed to yourselfthat you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.'
The last snare in the edification of the body of Christ is the false teaching and worship.
If we have gotten the sanctification to our heart, mind, ministry, and life journey, we will be able to see Jesus as the High Priest, who sits at the right side of the throne of Father God. Hebrews 12:2
12:2. looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
We can worship God in the true worship.
Our eyes look at Jesus, our mouth cries out to Him, and our hands are lifted up to fully surrender to Him. Psalm 17:15
17:15. As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.
As a result, we get the heavenly satisfaction. We do not look for the worldly satisfaction which makes us fall and rise in sins anymore. We always give thanks in any circumstances. We can testify about the Gospel Word and the teaching Word or the Bride Tidings.
Being satisfied is the same as being full or directly being preserved by God abundantly. Psalm 16:8
16:8. I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
We can be strong and of good courage in facing all things. We keep faithful and fervent in spirit in serving and ministering to God regardless of anything we must face. We keep on believing, hoping, and worshiping God no matter whether we are helped or not. We confess that whatever God does in our life is the best for us. Daniel 3:16-18
3:16. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.
3:17 "If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king.
3:18 "But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up."The results are as follows
- God is with us regardless of anything that happens in our life.
3:25. "Look!" he answered, "I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God."
He will finish and calm all waves and storms or impossible problems in His time. He helps for the salvation of soul. When He has not helped physically, He is helping spiritually.
- Being witness for the salvation of souls.
3:29 "Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this."
- God exalts us.
3:30. Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the province of Babylon.
God sanctifies and changes us until we become the bride who is ready to welcome Jesus' second coming on the glorious clouds.
God blesses you.