He Has Fire in His Eyes

Among the many incredible and comforting things about the Lord Jesus Christ is that he’s never in the dark about anything. He knows what’s up with every one of us. This is one reason why we can never hope to have a better advocate with the Father to present our case in heaven with fairness.

In Revelation, the Lord’s constant and consistent awareness of what’s happening within his church and among his people is exhibited by the fire in his eyes. We see that aspect mentioned three times:

His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; Revelation 1:14

And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; Revelation 2:18

His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. Revelation 19:12

That fire in his eyes is a reminder that the LORD our God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24) with piercing and pervasive knowledge, taking into account everything about our situations (including our motives and character) so he can see to it that a just verdict is rendered on our behalf from his throne in heaven (Psalm 11:4).  The fire he carries can result in judgment against evil (Isaiah 66:15-16; Revelation 19:12-15) or can serve as a stern but loving warning to his saints to rearrange things in a godly order (Revelation 2:18-29) so they can end up blessed. This implies another aspect of the fire in his eyes–the burning zeal he has for his saints. Being the fallible humans we are, all too often we may spiritually sell ourselves short when Christ, on the other hand, knows the potential we have to accomplish better things and to do much more.

When it comes right down to it, we as God’s people should feel encouraged about the fact the Lord Jesus has fire in his eyes. It shows that he really cares about us and has a deep love for us that in turn can purify our conscience and stir up our godly affection for him.

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