“A Vision of the Glorified Christ”

I want you to try to picture Jesus Christ in your mind. I’ll give you a moment… Did your mind paint a picture of Christ that is accurate to Who Jesus really is? Probably not. First of all, we cannot truly comprehend the majesty and glory of our Savior. No, our feeble minds are too small. Our mind’s picture of Christ will always be too small. There is a great little phrase over in 1 John that says that “we shall see Him as He is,” not as He was. If your mind pictured the Jewish carpenter of Galilee, then you didn’t have an accurate picture of Jesus. If your mind pictured the Rabbi teaching His twelve disciples, then you didn’t have an accurate picture of Jesus. If your mind even pictured Jesus hanging on the cross, then you didn’t have an accurate picture of Jesus. No, Jesus is on the throne as the risen Lord of Glory. In Revelation 1:9-20, John is given a glimpse of Jesus Christ “as He is.” He had seen something like that at the Transfiguration, but now He sees His Savior in all of the splendor and majesty that He possesses. Remember, it had been sixty years earlier when he had seen Jesus ascend up into Heaven. There is no misunderstanding Who it is that John sees, but He isn’t as He was. He is “as He is.” This past Sunday, I preached a message entitled “A Vision of the Glorified Christ,” (click to listen). This was the first message in our new series entitled, “God’s Word to the Churches.” You can listen to other sermons on our sermons page.

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