The Exhorter

The Vision of God’s Son

Most of us would like to see a vision of God’s Son simply to bolster our faith and trust in Him and the salvation from our sins He has gifted us. The apostle John was given such a vision and he wrote it down for us to read and believe.

This amazing message from Jesus Christ which is the last book of the New Testament called, The Revelation of Jesus Christ. John writes to the seven churches which are in Asia: “Grace to you and peace…from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood” (Rev. 1:4,5). In the word of God we all have a glimpse through the eyes of faith of God’s eternal purpose for us that is realized through His Son.

Note the three-fold description of Jesus: “the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.” Jesus is the Prophet, the Priest, and the King. As the faithful witness the Son of God walked amongst us and spoke the words of His Father. He was true to His calling right to the end. He was fully dedicated to the teaching and purposes of His Father (John 8:13-18). Through His death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead, He became the merciful and faithful High Priest of God (Heb. 2:16-18). Jesus arose from the dead and ascended to right hand of His Father where He was crowned King of kings and Lord of lords (Acts 2:33-36; I Tim. 6:15).

No matter how we try to trust in the redemptive work of Jesus, we struggle to appreciate the full scope of what the Lord of glory has provided in the sacrifice of His Son. It is like looking into the heavens into a very dark and cloudless sky that is filled with the heavenly stars. We are overwhelmed by the sight. So, as we look at the salvation we have in Jesus, we cannot even begin to fathom the width, the length, the depth, and the height of God’s love (Rev. 1:5b; Eph. 3:17-19)!

Our Savior who is Prophet, Priest, and King, “loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood” (Rev. 1:5). His love cannot be measured because it is eternal, reaching everyone who ever lived, now lives, or will live on this earth. His blood was shed for everyone, for the sins of all people. Sadly, not everyone has accepted the gift of God’s love. We who have, find how marvelous and wonderful it is to be in God’s eternal favor.

Remembering Jesus and all that He means to us allows us to step into the glorious revelation of Jesus Christ. We are enabled to know our Savior in a way that is heavenly. Our spiritual vision of faith walks us through God’s eternal purpose planned in His Son. Like the apostle John as He received the revelation of Jesus Christ and we read of His vision – we are “in the Spirit” (Rev. 1:10, 21:10; see 1 Pet 1:10-12), hearing and seeing God’s Son in His full glory.

Jesus proclaims, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,”…“who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty” (Rev. 1:8). May God bless us to comprehend the vision of His Son!

Ron Drumm