Face of Christ
28And we know that [a]God causes (A)all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are (B)called according to His purpose.
29For those whom He (C)foreknew, He also (D)predestined to become (E)conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the (F)firstborn among many brethren;
15He is the (AJ)image of the (AK)invisible God, the (AL)firstborn of all creation.
2 Cor. 4:6
6For God, who said, "(Q)Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has (R)shone in our hearts to give the (S)Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
3And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact (J)representation of His nature,
14And (R)the Word (S)became flesh, and (T)dwelt among us, and (U)we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of (V)grace and (W)truth.
55But being (A)full of the Holy Spirit, he (B)gazed intently into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing (C)at the right hand of God;
[徒 7:55] 但司提反被聖靈充滿，定睛望天，看見神的榮耀，又看見耶穌站在神的右邊，
3the (E)word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, son of Buzi, in the (F)land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and there (G)the hand of the LORD came upon him.)
4As I looked, behold, a (H)storm wind was coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it, and in its midst something like (I)glowing metal in the midst of the fire.
5Within it there were figures resembling (J)four living beings And this was their appearance: they had human (K)form.
6Each of them had (L)four faces and (M)four wings.
7Their legs were straight and their feet were like a calf's hoof, and they gleamed like (N)burnished bronze.
8Under their wings on their (O)four sides were human (P)hands. As for the faces and wings of the four of them,
9their wings touched one another; their faces did (Q)not turn when they moved, each (R)went straight forward.
10As for the (S)form of their faces, each had the (T)face of a man; all four had the face of a lion on the right and the face of a bull on the left, and all four had the face of an eagle.
11Such were their faces. Their wings were spread out above; each had two touching another being, and (U)two covering their bodies.
12And (V)each went straight forward; (W)wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go, without turning as they went.
13In the midst of the living beings there was something that looked like burning coals of (X)fire, like torches darting back and forth among the living beings. The fire was bright, and lightning was flashing from the fire.
14And the living beings (Y)ran to and fro like bolts of (Z)lightning.
15Now as I looked at the living beings, behold, there was one (AA)wheel on the earth beside the living beings, for each of the four of them.
16The (AB)appearance of the wheels and their workmanship was like sparkling (AC)beryl, and all four of them had the same form, their appearance and workmanship being as if one wheel were within another.
17Whenever they moved, they moved in any of their four directions without (AD)turning as they moved.
18As for their rims they were lofty and awesome, and the rims of all four of them were (AE)full of eyes round about.
19(AF)Whenever the living beings moved, the wheels moved with them And whenever the living beings (AG)rose from the earth, the wheels rose also.
20(AH)Wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go in that direction. And the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.
21(AI)Whenever those went, these went; and whenever those stood still, these stood still. And whenever those rose from the earth, the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels.
22Now (AJ)over the heads of the living beings there was something like an expanse, like the awesome gleam of crystal, spread out over their heads.
23Under the expanse their wings were stretched out straight, one toward the other; each one also had (AK)two wings covering its body on the one side and on the other.
24I also heard the sound of their wings like the (AL)sound of abundant waters as they went, like the (AM)voice of the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the (AN)sound of an army camp; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings.
25And there came a voice from above the (AO)expanse that was over their heads; whenever they stood still, they dropped their wings.
26Now (AP)above the expanse that was over their heads there was something (AQ)resembling a throne, like (AR)lapis lazuli in appearance; and on that which resembled a throne, high up, was a figure with the appearance of a (AS)man.
27Then I noticed from the appearance of His loins and upward something (AT)like glowing metal that looked like fire all around within it, and from the appearance of His loins and downward I saw something like fire; and there was a radiance around Him.
28As the appearance of the (AU)rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance Such was the appearance of the likeness of the (AV)glory of the LORD And when I saw it, I (AW)fell on my face and heard a voice speaking.
- Likeness of the glory of the Lord
- The reality came, because John said and beheld his Glory
- The likeness of the glory of the Lord was manifested with four faces, could it be prophesying of the four faces of the glory of God
John-Son of God-Eagle
Face of a King:
What kind of King?
Matthew 1 – Throne of David
Matthew 2 – Fled to Egypt
Matthew 12 – Like David, a life of running
Matthew 21:5 – Gentle King
7(CK)Then they (CL)spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him,
65Some began to (A)spit at Him, and (B)to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists, and to say to Him, "(C)Prophesy!" And the officers received Him with slaps in the face.
39Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."
- Jesus reacted on the cross, no words beneath the cross, response on the cross, “Father, forgive them.” Turn the other cheek
- Pilate and soldiers hit Jesus, fullest expression of hate
- The Father had to answer the prayer of His Son. To fulfill God’s will, first 3 hours is the first mile, second 3 hours is the second mile “My God My God, I am Thirsty, It is Finished, Father, I give you my Spirit”, second mile
23Then (AI)the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and made (AJ)four parts, a part to every soldier and also the [c]tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece.
42And he was saying, "Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!"
38"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.'[g] 39But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.
Isaiah 53:2 “marred face” [賽 53:2]…。他無佳形美容；…也無美貌…。
John 8:57 [約 8:57]猶太人說：「你還沒有五十歲，豈見過亞伯拉罕呢？」
First 10 chapters, in the field, last 6 chapters, on the altar
Luke 3 phases of Man
First 30 years - hidden
and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, " You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased."
Fruitful 3 years –
35Then (AM)a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "(AN)This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him!"
Last stage, Heaven took him.
And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.
- Mount of Transfiguration his face shone like the Sun
- Set his face towards Jerusalem
Grapes mature, crushed.
No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.
John 1:17-19 (in Context) John 1 (Whole Chapter)
There was reclining on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.
Abide in Him, express Him
My father 120 times, I 120 times
Behold God’s Glory
18But we all, with unveiled face, (A)beholding as in a mirror the (B)glory of the Lord, are being (C)transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from (D)the Lord, the Spirit.
Way of cross, but more way of fellowship, then conformed to the image of God’s Son.
1 John 3:2
2(A)Beloved, now we are (B)children of God, and (C)it has not appeared as yet what we will be We know that when He (D)appears, we will be (E)like Him, because we will (F)see Him just as He is.