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Summary: Who will bear witness of/to Jesus’ revelation? 17 convictions for bearing witness to Jesus’ revelation. Part 2 of a 2 part sermon.

A CONVICTION FOR WITNESS—Part II—Revelation 1:9-20

Some of us have trouble ‘witnessing’. We allow other things to call us away from that responsibility.

The apostle John was convicted to record the fantastic images of Jesus’ revelation.

Those loyal to Christ will be convicted to bear record of Jesus’ revelation.

Who will bear witness of/to Jesus’ revelation?

A Christian witness is borne thru...

1. FAMILY/COMPANIONSHIP(:9)

2. COMMUNION(:10a)

3. HEARING(:10b)

4. SIGHT(:11a)

5. MULTIPLICATION/SUPPORT(:11-12)

6. POSITION(:13a)

7—A Christian witness is borne thru

APPAREL/CLOTHING’s Authority(:13b)

—Explanation/Argumentation:(:13b)

:13—“...one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, & girded across His breast with a golden girdle.”

“Robe/Garment”—enduw—Indescriminant Garment

Rev. 19:16—“And on His robe & on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

“GIRDED”—

“Golden girdle/Band”—Minimally...Exalted rank/High official—High priest wore an ephod across the chest bearing the names of the tribes of Israel—God’s people.

Lev. 8:7—“And he put the tunic on him & girded him with the sash, & clothed him with the robe, & put the ephod on him; & he girded him with the artistic band of the ephod, with which he tied it to him.”

Ex. 28:6-8—“They shall also make the ephod of gold, of blue & purple & scarlet material & fine twisted linen, the work of the skillful workman. “It shall have two shoulder pieces joined to its two ends, that it may be joined. “And the skillfully woven band, which is on it, shall be like its workmanship, of the same material: of gold, of blue & purple & scarlet material & fine twisted linen.”—Priestly dress

Rev. 15:6—“& the seven angels who had the seven plagues came out of the temple, clothed in linen, clean & bright, & girded around their breasts with golden girdles.”

—Illustration:

Father & son with Home .Com business/Father & son Dressed in suits/Can’t be serious about business if dressed in pajamasClothes speak of attitude

—Application:

?Jesus’ APPAREL/CLOTHING demand your Witness?

?What is your Conviction regarding Jesus’ Revelation?

8—A Christian witness is borne thru

PURITY’s Authority(:14a)

—Explanation/Illustration:(:14a) Head

:14—“And His head & His hair were white like white wool, like snow;...”

“His HEAD...white like...wool”—

“His HAIR...white like...snow”—

Dan. 7:9—“I kept looking Until thrones were set up, And the Ancient of Days took His seat; His vesture was like white snow, And the hair of His head like pure wool.”

‘Signifying his venerableness, gravity, wisdom, & ripeness of judgment’

Eph. 5:26-27—Unblemished, Unspotted, Unwrinkled—“that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless.”

—Argumentation:

Isa. 1:18—“Come now, & let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.”

—Application:

?Jesus’ HEAD demand your Witness?

?What is your Conviction regarding Jesus’ Revelation?

9—A Christian witness is borne thru

INSIGHT/Knowledge’s Authority(:14b)

—Explanation/Argumentation/Illustration:(:14b) Discernment

“....& His eyes were like a flame of fire;....”

“His EYES”—Penetrating—Separating—Judging—Wrathful

1Cor. 3:12-13—“Now if any man builds upon the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with fire; & the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work.”

Dan. 10:6—“...his eyes were like flaming torches...”

Knows everything about me...Failure—Obedience—Commitment—

Lk. 22:60-62—“But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, a cock crowed. And the Lord turned & looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a cock crows today, you will deny Me three times.” And he went out & wept bitterly.”

—Application:

?Jesus’ INSIGHT demand your Witness?

?What is your Conviction regarding Jesus’ Revelation?

10—A Christian witness is borne thru

SUBJUGATION’s Authority(:15a)

—Explanation/Argumentation/Illustration:(:15a)

:15—“...& His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been caused to glow in a furnace, ”

Dan. 10:6— “...his arms & feet like the gleam of polished bronze”

“His FEET”—

“Burnished bronze/Fine brass”—calkolibanon—Used only here & in 2:18—An unknown metal.

“Caused to glow/As if they burned”—Emphasis on glowing aspect of super hot metal.

1Cor. 15:23-26—“But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming, then comes the end, when He delivers up the kingdom to the God & Father, when He has abolished all rule & all authority & power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death.”

No human or spiritual enemy can withstand jesus’ decisive feet.

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