The paintings of Jesus are interesting! The shroud has 3 dimensional qualities enabling Jesus' face to be captured - which matches pre 400 A.D. early Christian art of Jesus. Akiane Kramarik began painting Jesus at age 4. The Book, "Heaven is for Real", Colton Burpo identifies Akiane's painting of Jesus as the Jesus he met in Heaven. Colton said, "They finally got one right." I see vast similarities between the Shroud paintings and a New Creation face of Jesus. And explains the reasons the Disciples took time to understand. 2 Corinthians 5 explains new heavenly bodies. 3 For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.
Revelation 11 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.
4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia:
Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood 6 and has made us a kingdom, priests for his God and Father, be power and glory forever and ever! Amen. 7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
9 I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet 11 saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”
12 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, 15 his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18 and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
19 Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this. 20 As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches."
We have just found where we add upon the Words of Jesus in the Lord's Prayer:
For thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory forever.
Dying takes a toll on people - so our Lord Jesus gave John "a praying on Sunday" living vision of His new Kingdom - Heaven. And John faints completely.
After John recovered, I imagine he was extremely glad to see Jesus. Jesus the Lord - Who is and continues to be
Why does Jesus appear with His Face like the sun shining at full strength? Revelation fully describes the amazing wonders of the Throne of Our Father God. Creator of All Things. John has arrived at the Throne of God Almighty. The place where Moses spoke to God.
17And the Lord said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.” 18Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” 19And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.” 21And the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock, 22and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23Then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.”
5The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. 6The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, 7keeping steadfast love for thousands,a forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty."
This is the New Kingdom of God given by the sacrifice of Jesus.
3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.
Our Father God.
46 not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.
During John's long, long life - John learned and knew of many, many of the aspects of Jesus, Son of God, Savior.
25 Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
And the most important aspect of Jesus for us today, told to us by John:
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Thank You, Lord Jesus Christ. For what You have done for me. Thank You for what You have done for my loved ones and the ones You have given me. Our Hope is in You, Lord. In Jesus, Amen.
Thank You, Jesus Christ Our LORD.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †