Keep calm and carry on (show picture)
One just like them
Suffering kingdom and patient endurance
… because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
i) The Lord’s day
ii) In the Spirit
… this is a vision he is seeing not a physical reality.
Vision of Jesus
Verse 13-18 … stunning vision of Jesus.
… majesty and splendour
Son of Man (Daniel 7:13)
… approaches the ‘ancient of days’ and is given authority, glory, and sovereign power and all nations and people of every language worshipped him.
…like one whose hair is white like wool, as white as snow.
See Daniel 7:9 = Ancient of Days.
Phil 2:5-11 – In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
… the Son of Man, Jesus, now rules as the Ancient of Days.
Rev 1:8 … the Father who is the Alpha and the Omega
Rev 1:18 … Jesus is the first and the last… the one who was dead and who is now alive forever and ever. And by the way he holds the keys to death and Hades.
One last question
Rev 1:20 … seven stars are the angels of the seven churches.
Is it saying that each church has its own guardian angel?
For us today
1) What suffering?
2) Patent endurance