The Divinely Determined Completeness of God’s Plan or Purpose (7) (Part 11)
Seven-fold Descriptions of Jesus to the Churches in Asia-Minor:
These are the words of . . .
- To Ephesus . . . “him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden candlesticks.” (Rev. 2:1). (omnipotence, power, authorship).
- To Smyrna . . . “him who the First and the Last, who died and came to life again.” (Rev. 2:8). (eternal, power over life and death).
- To Pergamum . . . “him who has the sharp, double-edged sword.” (Rev. 2:12). (truth, judgement, power in His Word).
- ToThyatria…“the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze.” (Rev. 2:18). (glory, magnificence, strength, divinity).
- To Sardis . . . “him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.” (Rev. 3:1). (divinity, authority, omnipotence).
- To Philadelphia . . . “him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.” (Rev. 3:7). (all powerful, righteous).
- To Laodicea . . . “the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation.” (Rev: 3:14). (unquestioned universal dominion, rulership, authority).
Commentary: At the beginning of each individual letter to each individual church, Jesus identifies himself with a unique title, name or description. Since there were seven (7) unique letters, there are seven (7) unique names of Jesus. This is not meant to be all inclusive of His names or descriptions throughout all of scripture or Revelation. However, these are how he chose to identify himself in his Revelation to the churches. These descriptions communicate his divinity, omnipresence, omnipotence, power, might, glory, righteousness, rulership, dominion, magnificence, authority, authorship, truthfulness, holiness. In keeping with the seven descriptions of Christ physical appearance, the seven names of Jesus continue to describe his spiritual attributes, abilities and holiness. These seven (7) names of Jesus reflect God’s divinely determined completeness as to his purpose or plan. Jesus’ divine names are absolutely correct and without question.
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