(1.14) His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire


1.  The color of our Lord’s hair is very important for us to notice. If you will turn, again, to Daniel 7.9 and read, you will see Daniel’s description of the Ancient of Days, Who is the Lord God Almighty:


I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.


Notice anything here? The descriptions found here and in Revelation 1.14 seem to be identical. What does that mean? It means we have still another proof of Christ’s deity. The Ancient of days is God, but Jesus is the Ancient of days.


2.   Back to Revelation 1.14. “And His eyes were as a flame of fire.” In the Word of God, fire speaks of judgment. So, this might be symbolic of Christ being that priestly judge of sin, since we do know that He is the Righteous Judge.


3.   In Revelation 19.12 His eyes are seen as flames of fire. But in that chapter His eyes are the eyes of wrath for those who have rejected Him. In this chapter He has eyes of judgment. But instead of them being the fiery eyes of wrath against unbelievers, they are the fiery eyes of holiness that seek out sin in the lives of His Own. We shall see this as we continue, but Psalm 11.4 corresponds to what I have just said:


The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.”


4.   Let me give you a handout (#4) that I have copied from Sale-Harrison’s book[1] addressing the symbolism of this verse.

[1]  L. Sale-Harrison, The Remarkable Revelation, (New York: Sale-Harrison Publications, 1930), pages 38-39.

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