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A Vision of Jesus (4 of 12)
Series: The Heavenly Vision - Seeing the Invisible
Dr. Stan Coffey
Tonight if you have your Bible I want us to study Revelation Chapter 1 beginning in Verse 9. We are thinking about the theme of "The Heavenly Vision -Seeing the Invisible".
Sunday night we looked at the prophet Isaiah who had a vision of God. "IN THE YEAR KING UZZIAH DIED I SAW ALSO THE LORD HIGH AND LIFTED UP." We need a vision of God, God upon His throne, God in control and tonight we're going to see John, who had a vision of Jesus.
I believe the one thing that most Christians need today is a vision of Jesus as God the Holy Spirit gave it to John. I believe the problem in most people's lives is that they don't have their eyes on Jesus. You can't be victorious if your eyes are on anything else except the person of Jesus Christ.
You remember on the Mt. of Transfiguration when Peter saw Jesus transfigured and then he saw Elijah and Moses appear with Jesus on the Mt. of Transfiguration? When Peter said to James and John and to Jesus, he said, "Lord it's good for us to be here; let's build three tabernacles, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
About that time there came a thundering voice out of the clouds that said, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well please, here ye Him." And God was saying that no one can take the place of Jesus and our eyes don't need to be on Moses, as great as he is, or Elijah, as he is, or on some experience. Our eyes need to be upon Jesus because He stands central and alone.
It is important in the life of the church that we have a vision of Jesus, of who Jesus is, and the power of Jesus and the authority of Jesus as the glorified Christ.
Now John on the Isle of Patmos had a vision of Jesus. You'll remember he was exiled there for the testimony of the word of God and the witness of Jesus Christ and as he is on that little island, in the spirit on the Lord 's Day worshipping the Lord, some ...
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