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Discover the Book - May 5, 2009

  • 2009 May 05

The Eyes of Jesus


Revelation 1:12-16 “ Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands,13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire;15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters;16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.” NKJV

The EYES OF JESUS as He Jesus stands in the midst of the church are laser like eyes. He is looking with a penetrating gaze. He can see to the core of our being. Those eyes are as FIRE. This speaks of the penetrating gaze. It also speaks of their refining power. This morning we can experience the eyes of Jesus wherever we are in life. There are five remarkable instances of the eyes of our Lord Jesus.

1.   EYES OF COMPASSION: Hagar and His compassionate eyes when we are troubled. Hagar didn’t choose Abraham, she didn’t want trouble, she was only trying to be a mom and a wife…God understands, God is compassionate. Jesus sees us where we are! Genesis 16:1-13

2.   EYES OF CONSECRATION: Joseph and His purifying eyes when we are tempted. Genesis 39:1-9

3.   EYES OF CONFIDENCE: David and the ever present eyes when we feel alone & afraid Psalm 139

4.   EYES OF COMFORT: Matt. 14 Disciples and the rescuing eyes when we are sinking. This account is one of the most precious and insightful portions of God's Word dealing with His tender love and care for us as His children.

Some insights to chew on:

  • Jesus made them get in the boat and cross the mile at the top of the Sea from the feeding place to Capernaum. So when their lives were in danger, it was out of obedience to Him. key: obey Jesus !
  • Jesus left them all night until they were at the extremity of their trial. Just like Mary & Martha, Jesus didn’t hurry to them. He waited until 3AM! His purpose was to demonstrate in an unforgettable way He would do whatever necessary to rescue them and us His children. Key: trust Jesus  !
  • Jesus came to them on the sea. His pathway was the very object testing their faith. He knew exactly where they were and came to them. We will never find ourselves anywhere that the Lord can’t find us. There are no storms in life Jesus can’t subdue for us, in His time. So there is never a reason to fear, we should not be anxious, just trusting Him who never leaves or forsakes us (Heb. 1:5). Key: Look for Jesus !
  • Jesus in their boat brought calm. When we are obedient to the Lord we are in the safest spot in the Universe. No matter how frightening the circumstances around us, Jesus is there and will calm the seas of troubles in His time. The secure place to be is in God's will. Peter sank because this was not a how to walk on water lesson but a how to love the Lord Jesus so much you trust Him lesson. And Peter did love much. key: love Jesus!


5.   EYES OF CHASTENING: Luke 22:54-62 Peter and the sad eyes of Jesus when we go in our own strength. Having arrested Him, they led Him and brought Him into the high priest’s house. But Peter followed at a distance.55 Now when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them.56 And a certain servant girl, seeing him as he sat by the fire, looked intently at him and said, “This man was also with Him.”57 But he denied Him, saying, “Woman, I do not know Him.”58 And after a little while another saw him and said, “You also are of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not!”59 Then after about an hour had passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, “Surely this fellow also was with Him, for he is a Galilean.”60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”62 So Peter went out and wept bitterly. NKJV

THE EYES OF JESUS  are INSPECTING and REFINING OUR LIVES.  As a penetrating scrutinizer: those eyes of fire discover and with consuming light reveal secrets, THE SEER OF ALL SECRETS. Remember the comment of the woman at the well that fell under His gaze? He told her the secrets of her past, she thought were long forgotten. John 4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. (KJV)

As the EYES OF JESUS look through you, ask yourself two questions:

Do you like what He sees?

Does He like what He sees?

Sometimes we need to look up in our sin and see those sad eyes of Jesus. He always sees us. He offers a way out, He offers a way through, He offers us victory. Let’s take His victory today!


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