Summary: Revelation - What it will be like when we stand before the Lord

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• We are all familiar with the hymn One Day – Verse 5 says:

• One day the trumpet will sound for His coming, One day the skies with His glories will shine,

• Wonderful day my beloved ones bringing; Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine

• Friends one day we will see the Lord and I am looking forward to that day – Amen

• But at the same time I am not looking forward to that day and it terrifies me – In this sermon you will see why



• The book of Revelation, as most of you know was written, by John the Apostle

• John received this Revelation of future events and recorded it while in exile on the Isle of Patmos

• Tradition tells us that John had been banished to the Island after he had been dipped in boiling oil but was unharmed by it

• It is said that many came to Christ as a result of that miracle

• John was told by Jesus Himself to, “Write down all the things that he had seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.”

• The book of Revelation stirs up different emotions and reactions within different people

o For instance, some stay away from it altogether because it frightens them or they don’t understand it

o There are others who are intrigued by it because they:

 Love the challenge of interpreting prophecy or they love to read about the future

 Others like to read about what heaven is like and imagine seeing loved ones there one day

 Some like to read about Satan being cast into the lake of fire forever and ever

o But tonight, I want to say, the thing that I love and also frightens me about the Book of Revelation

o Is the fact that John says, “And I saw Him - I saw His face.”

• Folks, I’m here to tell you that one day, whether lost or saved, we will see His face.


• Tonight, we are going to look at eight descriptions that John gives of Jesus

• In some of these descriptions John specifically says this is what the Lord’s face looks likes

• And in some of these I believe we can conclude from the context that His face would resemble what is being explained


• My prayer for us, in going through these descriptions of our Lord, is that we would think about how we would measure up if God came back today then adjust our lives accordingly. (think about what it will be like)

His face will be:

I. AN INCORRUPT FACE (Rev. 1: 12-16)

A. John said that He saw the Lord - and he is trying his best to describe what he saw

1. John says that Gods hair was white like wool – as white as snow

2. He describes his eyes as being a flame of fire

3. Out of His mouth is a two edged sword – the sword represents God’s word which is truth

4. He says that His voice was like many waters – I think of a waterfall/ocean – powerful & thundering

B. When I read John’s description of God, I instantly think of purity and holiness

1. In fact, many of these images symbolize purity

2. Friend God is not just pure and holy in his actions - He is the essence of purity and holiness

3. Another words He is the definition of these words – He is the standard

4. In Him is no error, in Him is no evil, In Him is no impurity – not even a hint of it.

5. When we stand before total purity one day, we will wish that we would had been pure,

6. here on this earth in our thoughts, in our actions, and in our motives.

C. The book of James says that one aspect of purity is that we keep ourselves unspotted from the world

1. Friends, we are to be in the world but not of the world

2. The Bible says to love not the world neither the things that are in it

3. Now, let me say that we are supposed to love and reach people

4. But scripture makes it clear to not love the worlds system – or the way it thinks

D. Here are three good reasons why we should not love the world

1. Because of its character – what it is (the Bible says that Satan is the prince of this world)

a) I don’t know about you but I don’t want to have the character of Satan

2. Because of its corruption – what it does (the world is for everything that God is against)

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