Reflections on Revelation #28

Day 28

“As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.” Rev1:20 NASB

The word “mystery” is here applied to the church (the bride of Christ.) The same word is used for the “other women” in Revelation 17:5. Rev 10:7 also uses the word in relation to the sounding of the seventh trumpet. In Eph3:9-11 Paul talks about the “mystery” that has now been revealed in Christ and made known “to the principalities and powers in heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose which He (God) has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Thus the stars are “in my right hand” says Jesus, because He is their sustaining power, guidance and protection. For the seven golden lampstands, Jesus is the source of light, by which they become the light of the world.

There is a strange irony that many Christians face. The longer they are in the church, the easier it is for their faith to grow dim or even die out. The opposite, though, should happen. After all, the longer we walk with Jesus, the more we should learn about Him and His love for us. How, then, can we keep the fire of faith not only burning, but burning brighter and brighter, as it should? What role would a study in Revelation do for our faith?

This book is a powerful revelation of who Jesus is and what He is doing now, as we await the grand consummation. The panorama of history that we are about to behold shows us that everything is in His hands – even you and your eternal destiny!

He came once in humility but now He comes in power, He came once in weakness but now we look to the glory of His second advent. Tomorrow I will do a summary of Chapter 1.

1 Comment
  • Henny Vanderpol
    Posted at 08:37h, 28 January Reply

    Glory to God and to His plan. How amazing is that plan and how amazing is our Jesus. We can call Him ours because He has called us to be His!

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