The Offices of Christ Continued in Heaven
Revelation 1:13-20
And in the middle of the seven candlesticks one like to the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot…

1. The authority and warrantableness of our Lord Jesus Christ's kingly and princely office, as that which followeth, doth of His prophetical office: hereby letting us know, that our Lord Jesus's being in heaven and in glory hath not made Him lay by His offices, or the executing of them; but He remains King and Priest for ever (Psalm 110.): even in heaven He bears His offices to His Churches.

2. That our Lord Jesus Christ, not only bears these offices, but In an excellent and glorious manner. There is no such king, no such priest, no such prophet as He.

3. It holds out that our Lord Jesus's stateliness and glory doth not mar nor hinder Him in the application of His offices, and executing them for the good of His Church. Christ's greatness and glory is so far from unfitting Him for the discharge of His offices, that He hath robes compacted, and Himself so fitted, as He may handsomely go about the discharge of them, being still girded, though the girdle be of gold.

(James Durham.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: 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.

WEB: And among the lampstands was one like a son of man, clothed with a robe reaching down to his feet, and with a golden sash around his chest.

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