THE EYES OF JESUS
Jesse M. Hendley
Today, I would like for us to focus our attention on
the Book of Revelation chapter 1 and verse 14. John
was on the Isle of Patmos, you remember, and he had
this tremendous vision given him of the Lord, this
revelation of the end-days. He says in verse 12: “And
I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And
being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; (verse
13) 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 (the
breasts) with a golden girdle. (Verse 14) His head
and His hairs were white like wool, as white as
snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; (Verse
15) And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they
burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of
many waters." Jesus our Lord. I'll stop here. The
vision continues, but I want to lift out of it just
the reference to His eyes. "His eyes were as a flame
of fire." Whose eyes? The eyes of Jesus. What kind
were they? One thing I know, they were the most
unusual eyes the world ever saw.
They were eyes of purity. He Who taught, "Blessed are
the pure in heart" was absolutely pure.
They were eyes of holiness. He Who taught us "Be ye
holy, for I am Holy" had eyes of holiness.
They were eyes of anger. "He looked around about on
them with anger, being grieved for their hardness of
heart." For the Pharisees had watched to see if He
would heal this man on the Sabbath, a man with a
withered hand. Religious, but they didn't love
people. They were hard toward people, and God loves'
people. Jesus looked about with anger, so those eyes
could flash with anger at times from the evil in
men's hearts that mistreat man. Man's inhumanity to
They were eyes of joy. He Who said, "There shall be
joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth"
certainly had eyes that ...
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