Verse 12 starts with John: “And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks.” We know the golden candlesticks are representing the churches, the Seven Churches. “And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle, with a golden sash around his chest. ”

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that his head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; his eyes were as a flame of fire; His feet like unto brass, as if they burned in a furnace; his voice as the sound of many waters.

And he held in his hand seven stars: out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.” You’ve just had the seven descriptions of Christ and, bar none, the only verbal picture we have of Christ in the whole Bible. And people read this and they often tend to glaze right over it and say “Oh, that’s nice.” You’d be surprised I’m, and I’m on this kick because I see, I read everything and I kind of, I grit my teeth and I say “Why, why do people, why do they find it so hard to believe?

Last week when I addressed the fact people say Daniel, Zechariah, John just basically took and borrowed, I’m going to show you why not so. Go to Daniel 10:5. It is the argument of every commentator to say John merely borrowed from what was already there, from what he remembered, from what he saw. 10:5: “Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz.”

We’re not going to stay here long, but I want you to make a mental note his loins were gird “with fine gold of Uphaz: His body was like the beryl, his face as the appearance of lightning, his eyes as lamps of fire, his arms and his feet in the colour of polished brass, the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.” And if you read on down, by the 12th verse you’ll hear the person he’s seeing saying “Fear not, Daniel.” Well yeah, if you’re trying to compare apples and oranges, that sounds pretty familiar. Sounds pretty much like what we just saw in Revelation, right? Want you to program this in your mind. This image that Daniel is seeing His loins were girded.