Summary: Looking at the nine characteristics of Christ.
The Glory of the Risen Christ
Revelation 1:10-18 Monte T. Brown
10/24/04 Sunday Night
First Baptist Riverton
I. The Risen Christ
John saw our Lord as the “Son of man.” It had been 60 years since John had last seen the Lord and now he sees Him as the glorified Son of God.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
II. The Reigning Christ
Jesus is no longer the carpenter from Galilee. He is Lord of lords and King of kings.
The first time He came, He came to a crucifixion. When He comes again, he will come to a coronation.
The first time He came to a tree. The second time He will come to a throne.
The first time He wore a crown of thrones. Now He wears a diadem.
The first time He came to redeem. The second time, He will come to rule and reign!
III. The Righteous Christ
Why does the text go into detail about the color of His hare being white like wool?
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Jesus is no longer the suffering servant with the sins of the world upon His shoulders He is the risen Lord, exhaled on high
IV. The Revealing Christ
John tells us in Revelation 1:14 that: His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
This means that our Lord has penetrating eyesight. When He looks at you right this moment, He knows exactly what you’re thinking.
There is nothing you can hide from the Risen Christ.
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
You can hide things from a watching world, but you can’t hide things from your savior.
V. The Relentless Christ
And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
In the outer court of the tabernacle, there was a brass altar upon which the animals were sacrificed.
The fires that burned on the altar represented the anger of God against the sin.
The feet of our Lord Jesus are like moten brass glowing with the fires of God’s wrath.
Our lord is going forth to judge.
There is absolutely nothing that can stop Him (Acts 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.) How can we know Jesus is going to judge the world? Because God raised Him from the dead!
VI. The Regulating Christ
John said Jesus was holding seven stars in His right hand.
Do you know anyone who can hold seven stars in the palm of his hand?
Our Lord runs the universe!
Nothing is out of the control of Jesus.
The symbolic meaning of these seven stars is revealed in Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.