Re:Verse reading–Revelation 1 (day four)
Let’s ask one of the ‘5 Ws and an H’ that form the basis for an inductive bible study…WHAT. What did John see while he was in the Spirit? In our passage this week John first saw the ‘son of man’…He was overwhelming and awe-inspiring. John’s response was to fall at His feet as a dead man. He could not even process the glory!
The second thing John saw was the seven stars and seven lampstands. The stars represented the angels of the seven churches and the lampstands were the seven churches of Asia. The awesome ‘son of man’ stood in the midst of the lampstands.
The glory of the risen, reigning Christ stood in authority and judgment over the churches. Picture this Christ over our church or your church…what would He have to say to us? Would there be commendation or condemnation? “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”