Bible: Revelation 1:9-16
1:9 I, John, your brother and the one who shares 1 with you in the persecution, kingdom, and endurance that 2 are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony about Jesus. 3 1:10 I was in the Spirit 4 on the Lord’s Day 5 when 6 I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 1:11 saying: “Write in a book what you see and send it to the seven churches – to Ephesus, 7 Smyrna, 8 Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”
1:12 I 9 turned to see whose voice was speaking to me, 10 and when I did so, 11 I saw seven golden lampstands, 1:13 and in the midst of the lampstands was one like a son of man. 12 He was dressed in a robe extending down to his feet and he wore a wide golden belt 13 around his chest. 1:14 His 14 head and hair were as white as wool, even as white as snow, 15 and his eyes were like a fiery 16 flame. 1:15 His feet were like polished bronze 17 refined 18 in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar 19 of many waters. 1:16 He held 20 seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp double-edged sword extended out of his mouth. His 21 face shone like the sun shining at full strength.