Revelation 1-3 18

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Revelation 1-3 – Day 18

Revelation 2:18-19

To the angel of the church in Thyatira write:- These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.

The Thought

We move on to the next church with a new description of the Lord. Quite a frightening description! Eyes like burning fire would look straight through anything and anybody. They would be eyes that saw what we were thinking, reminding us of different Bible verses. Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?” (Matthew 9:4).

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts higher than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:9).

The feet like burnished bronze remind us of the first vision in Revelation 1:15 and make us think that Jesus could tread on anything without being hurt.

Years before John’s visions, Ezekiel had had many supernatural visions and experiences. We read that he saw animals with feet of burnished bronze (Ezekiel 1:4-7)!


Read one of the chapters mentioned today and think about the vision described there. Think about your own vision of Jesus. Do you see Him as gentle Jesus loving the children and healing the sick? Or is He for you a more authoritative person demonstrating sometimes the power to trample serpents, and giving that authority to His followers (Luke 10:19)? What does that mean for you?

Pray today for the wisdom and the boldness to use the authority Jesus has given to His followers.

Think about the last sentence in today’s verses. What emotion do you have when you read that Jesus knows your deeds?

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