"And when I saw him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:" Revelation 1:17
"And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God," Revelation 7:11
Revelation 1:9 - 18
John - The Disciple.
His Reaction When He Faces Jesus In This Vision.
Revelation 1:9 - I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 1:10 - I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Revelation 1:11 - Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. Revelation 1:12 - And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; Revelation 1:13 - And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and fastened at the waist with a golden belt. Revelation 1:14 - His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; Revelation 1:15 - And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters. Revelation 1:16 - And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. Revelation 1:17 - And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: Revelation 1:18 - I am He Who lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
This is a beautiful passage of Scripture! Here are a few comments.
1 John 1:1 - "He was from the beginning; Whom we have heard; Whom we have seen with our eyes; Whom we have looked upon; and our hands have felt; accompanying the Living Word;" - John walked the earth with Jesus, ate with Him, touched Him, contemplated Him, sang with Him, prayed with Him, watched Him heal, heard Him teach and spent time in the mountains, countryside and cities with Him, yet, here we see in John's own words, he fainted with fright when He encountered Jesus in this vision of Revelation. Revelation 1:17 - "And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the First and the Last:"
There was no frivolity or flippancy evidenced as John faced Jesus Christ. He fainted! There was no pride or arrogance. He fainted!
If John fainted when facing the Glorified Jesus Christ, after fellowshipping personally with Jesus Christ when He was on earth, what will your reaction be when the Day of His Wrath comes and He is seen by the whole world sitting on His throne? Revelation 6:16,17 - "And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him Who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:" "For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" Will you try to run and hide? Or will you lift your arms in praise to Him and fall on your face in adoration and love?
Isaiah's Reaction When He Faced The LORD In A Vision.
Isaiah 6:1 - In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple.
Isaiah 6:5 - Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of Hosts.
No pride on Isaiah's part, only a feeling of uncleanness.
Job Had The Same Feeling When He Encountered The LORD.
Job 40:3 - Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Job 40:4 - Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer Thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
Job 42:5 - I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Job 42:6 - Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
The Servant's Reaction To His King The Lamb, Is One Of Serving Him.
Revelation 22:3 - And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him: Revelation 22:4 - And they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads.
Yet - Think of It - We Are Invited to Come!
Hebrews 4:16 - Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
When Christ Was On Earth, Many Knelt At His Feet!
Luke 7:38 - And stood at His feet behind Him weeping, and began to wash His feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed His feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Matthew 15:30 - And great multitudes came unto Him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and He healed them:
Matthew 28:9 - And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held Him by the feet, and worshipped Him.
Mark 5:22 - And, behold, there comes one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw Him, he fell at His feet,
Mark 7:25 - For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of Him, and came and fell at His feet:
Luke 8:35 - Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
Luke 10:39 - And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard His word.
Luke 17:16 - And fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. - Leper
Under His Feet!
1 Corinthians 15:25 - For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet.
Hebrews 2:8 - Thou hast put all things in subjection under His feet. For in that He put all in subjection under Him, He left nothing that is not put under Him. But now we see not yet all things put under Him.
His Majestic Throne!
2 Chronicles 18:18 - Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting upon His throne, and all the host of heaven standing on His right hand and on His left.
Psalms 11:4 - The LORD is in His holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: His eyes behold, His eyelids try, the children of men.
Psalms 45:6 - Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of Thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
Psalms 47:8 - God reigns over the heathen: God sits upon the throne of His holiness.
Psalms 93:2 - Thy throne is established of old: Thou art from everlasting.
Psalms 103:19 - The LORD hath prepared His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom rules over all.
Isaiah 66:1 - Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool: where is the house that ye build unto Me? and where is the place of My rest?
Daniel 7:9 - 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.
Matthew 25:31 - When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory:
Hebrews 8:1 - Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an High Priest, Who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
Hebrews 12:2 - Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Revelation 3:21 - To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne.
Revelation 4:3 - And He Who sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
Revelation 4:5 - And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
Revelation 4:6 - And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
Revelation 5:11 - And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
Revelation 5:13 - And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
Revelation 6:16 - And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him Who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
Revelation 7:9 - After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
Revelation 7:11 - And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,
Revelation 7:15 - Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple: and He Who sits on the throne shall dwell among them.
Revelation 7:17 - For the Lamb Who is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Revelation 8:3 - And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
Revelation 19:4 - And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God Who sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
Revelation 19:5 - And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great.
Revelation 20:11 - And I saw a great white throne, and Him Who sat on it, from Whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
At Your feet we fall, mighty risen Lord,
as we come before Your throne to worship You.
By Your Spirit’s power You now draw our hearts,
and we hear Your voice in triumph ringing clear:
‘ I am He that liveth,
that liveth and was dead.
Behold I am alive
There we see You stand, mighty risen Lord,
clothed in garments pure and holy, shining bright;
eyes of flashing fire, feet like burnished bronze,
and the sound of many waters is Your voice,
‘I am He that liveth....
Like the shining sun in its noon-day strength,
we now see the glory of Your wondrous face:
once that face was marred, but now You’re glorified;
and Your words, like a two-edged sword have mighty power.
‘I am He that liveth....