In continuation of our meditation, when we study the gospel of John, we find the deity and the glory of the person of Christ in every page. We have Him as the One who knows the end from the beginning. The One who is Omniscient! We read of the following mention “Jesus knowing all things” a peculiar expression not less than fourteen times unlike synoptics. And again we read from ch.2 onwards Our Lord knew all men…hidden things were known to Him. John presents to us in the book of Revelation the seven fold description of His glorious person, unveiling of His glory. One of them is His eyes, the figure of speech is simile. “His eyes are like unto the flame of fire”, can see in and thro’. Fire is the emblem of the holiness of God. Back in the book of Exodus the awesome presence of the Lord was unveiled before Moses at the burning bush and the Lord said to Moses that the place where thou standest is holy….All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.Forget not that our God is a consuming fire. He did approach the Church at Thyatira as the One whose eyes are like unto the flame of fire. The condition is such among God’s people today like unto Thyatira where we find the corruption of doctrine. We find in these days among the people of God in the assembly, compromises and the willingness to accommodate that which dishonors the Lord. What was prohibited in the church at Ephesus is welcomed in the church at Pergamos and the Lord condemned. What all things are hidden will be uncovered. What all things are accepted and practiced unscripturally, and all these will be evaluated and will be exposed by the awesome and holy presence of the Lord whose eyes are like unto the flame of fire. Before it becomes too late, let us confess and acknowledge like unto Peter. He said that the Lord knows all things well. Jacob of old was covering for many years, but when he met the Lord at Peniel, it was very painful and he had to carry that pain all his life.He that covereth his sin, shall not prosper, but he that confesseth and forsaketh, shall have mercy.David said…Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight.
We read in Rev.2&3, seven times what our lord says “ I KNOW” He knows all about His people, their actual state of conditions . He is the all knowing God.
John, the beloved disciple whom our Lord loved, could view our Lord as the Lion and Lamb in the midst of the throne. There we see Him, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. We have Him being unveiled in all what He is, in His acquired majesty, diginity, honour, glory, almighty power, exalted to the highest of heavens where He occupies the place of honour and glory. The seven horns speak of His might and power. We read in Zechariah that the horn is a symbol of the power of the King. The eyes here speaks of His perception and knowledge. And number seven speaks of perfection. So, His perfection in power and His perfection in perception. Therefore, He is none other than the Omnipotent and Omniscient, the all knowing Almighty. Oh what a glorious scene of worship in glory by the redeemed? acknowledging the worthiness of the One who is in the midst of the throne, falling before Him in reverence, engaged in worship by saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever. Worthy of honour and of praise; Worthy by all to be adored; Exhaustless theme of heavenly lays; Thou art worthy, Jesus, Lord. Now seated on Jehovah’s throne, The Lamb once slain, in glory bright; To Thee, e’en now, our song we raise, Though sure the tribute mean must prove, No mortal tongue can tell Thy ways, So full of light and life and love. Yet, Saviour, Thou shalt have full praise; We soon shall meet Thee on the cloud, We soon shall see Thee face to face, In glory praising as we would.
Have a blessed weekend with every blessing of the Lord.