Revelation 5-6 B

This prophecy of Jesus is really off-putting to me:

Then I saw a Lamb that looked as if it had been slaughtered, but it was now standing between the throne and the four living beings and among the twenty-four elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which represent the sevenfold Spiriof God that is sent out into every part of the earth.” 5:6

I‘m use to (and maybe even comfortable) having Jesus be portrayed as a gentle, white-washed, long-haired person carrying a lamb over his shoulders. He’s smiling. Excellent dental work. His sandals and feet don’t even gather dust. He’s clean, he fits into a nice little box and carries my human-sized expectations.

I don’t want the Lord to have seven horns and seven eyes and look like a slaughtered lamb. I’m uncomfortable with God’s holiness. I want the Lord to be big and powerful enough to rescue me, but stay within my understanding of him and not challenge me.

Revelation is weird and definitely widens my scope of understanding holiness and Heavenly beings. We need the book of Revelation. It helps us remember our place with God, wildly on the outside yet still invited in.


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