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The Glory of Our Lord
John is given a revelation of Jesus Christ. Each and every trait is a direct reference to the Old Testament that intentionally all had God in mind. From the way He spoke to the way He looked, all were demonstrations of power and holiness that left John in a state of complete and utter terror. The only thing that brought peace to this proper reaction was a clarification of who He was and what He had done to prove it. God is bigger than us and beyond our control. Those are the key elements that inspire horror. Yet we know peace with God because this source of power didn't use it to destroy us, but to redeem us.
1. Jesus is described in the way He speaks and acts the same way God spoke to Israel in the Exodus.
2. Jesus is described in the way He looks the same way God revealed His glory to Daniel in his prophecy.
3. Jesus comforts John's terror in reaction to this holiness the same way He does to us. By pointing us to who He is and what He's done.