Jesus Has Eyes and Feet Like Fire!

“And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;”

This is emphasizing a particular characteristic of Jesus mentioned back in Rev 1:14-15. (See the previous post “Nothing is Hid From the Eyes as a Flame of Fire“). Jesus is that Word that was made flesh and did dwell amongst us (John 1:14) and he, by his word, sees with “eyes like unto a flame of fire” right through to the real intentions and conditions within the hearts of people.

eyes“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” (Heb 4:12-13)

Jesus has eyes that see through everything. Nothing is hid from him!

“But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.” John 2:24-25

Jesus’ feet are also mentioned here as in Rev 1:15, as “fine brass as if they burned in a furnace” because like his eyes with authority burn through to the real intentions of people, he also can execute authority and judgment over all people. He walks where he wants, and steps on what he wants, and God places all things under his feet:

“The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?” Matt 22:44

He is emphasizing his authority and his ability to “see through it all” because especially during the Thyatira church age many men, with hidden agendas and evil in their hearts, are professing to love Jesus and be his ministers. They are taking the Word of God under their arms and building their own following under the name of Christianity.

This false religious condition described in Thyatira has existed at various times and places throughout the history of the church, and even is still very much with the so-called “Christian” world today. But it must be noted that this church age particularly applies to a period of time in history covering about 200 years: approximately from 1530 to 1730 – a time known by many historians as the “Protestant Age”. This is a time when many came out of Roman Catholicism protesting the Catholic Church’s many corruptions and abuses. But sadly many of them simply formed another church with some of the very attitudes and practices of the Catholic Church. Now during this time there were others who would get saved and start out right at first, to only later become bitter, and eventually build a church after their own name or doctrines so that they could gather people to themselves and not to Jesus.

Some years before this “Protestant Age” there was the invention of the printing press. Additionally different ones started translating the Bible into the language of the common people. These two events enabled a much broader audience to be able to hear and understand the Word of God, separate from the direct control and manipulation of the Catholic Church. Many would be convicted of the truth and would sincerely repent and get saved.

But the Devil’s deceptive powers were also released shortly after through the evil hearts of men and women. Eye like fireThese false teachers and prophets would also come to know the Word of God, and then use it deceitfully for their own agenda and gain. They would choose to only profess Christianity, but would not fully submit to the Word. Consequently, Jesus would not be the King and authority over their lives, nor approve of them as his ministers. Although they may fool people, they cannot fool Jesus. He sees through it all with his “eyes like unto a flame of fire” because “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” Additionally, Jesus also would execute judgment against them via his true ministry, who with the gospel shoes would stomp upon the false teachings with feet as “fine brass as if they burned in a furnace.”

11 responses to “Jesus Has Eyes and Feet Like Fire!

  1. I am , in many ways, new in Christ. I have only recently begun to seek a relationship with jesus. I am proud and learning humility, am drenched in worldy ways and filth and I am trieng to cleanse with prayers of forgiveness. I fear of being “spit out for being neither hot nor cold ” I have a heaviness in my chest just writing this. In “Jesus has eyes and feet”… the “thyatira condition” interest me much. If jesus is truly looking into my heart I fear the wickedness he must see there. I want a future with god, but my past is still haunting my mind and ways.
    I have only just begun to seek other christians and their advice. I proclaim to be a christian, but a new one, and I know Jesus must see the wickedness of my thaughts and actions. Am I in danger of this “thyatira condition” by proclaiming to be something I am not fully? I pray to God to make me a better man and to change me the way He wants me to be. I only hope my own mind will listen to what my heart aches.

    • Please, How than were you baptized ? Have you received the Holy Spirit since you have believed ? Read & study In the book of Acts chapter 19. And Acts chapters 10, 2 & 8.
      And than read Matthew 28:19, Jesus said to His Apostles verse 16, To Baptize in The NAME, what is the NAME? of the Father (title)and in the Son ( title) and the Holy Ghost (title) ? He said in the NAME? Peter and the Apostles understood, that is why in the scripture you read in the book of Acts, you find the Apostles baptizing in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. In Colossians 3: 17, we are warned, ” And whosoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father by Him. Who ?
      (Jesus Christ)
      I’m thinking if you haven’t gone the correct route to get God, you have not truely been set free. “For when He ( Jesus Christ) sets you free you are free in deed”.

  2. My dear friend this fear that you have is because the Spirit of God is visiting your heart (along with the Word of God) and is convicting (convincing) you of sin and how terrible it is. But God does not do this to have us be “spit out,” but rather he does this so that we will come to the place where we will make a firm decision to forsake all that we know to be sin. He does not just want us to pray, he also wants us to turn completely away from doing sin.

    The Word of God teaches us this, but sadly most of the so-called Christian religions today will tell you different.

    Jesus sees right through the insincere condition where one claims to be a Christian, but yet they still do sinful things. So it is better to seek God for forgiveness and complete deliverance from sin, and to not claim to be a Christian until we have it. God does not want sin between us and him.

    This is what the grace of God (the mercy and devine favor of God) teaches us:

    “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world” (Titus 2:11-12)

    “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.” (1 John 3:8-10)

    Now with that said, I must address another lie that is taught by so-called Christian religion, but has no Bible foundation. That is that temptation is sin – but temptation is not sin because the scripture teaches us concerning Jesus: “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16)

    The principle way we are tempted is in our mind, so the devil will present all kinds of thoughts to our mind, but these thoughts presented to us are NOT sin! What is sin is when we take those thoughts and from our hearts we desire them and want to continue to keep thinking on them. Again, the Word of God gives us instruction on how to deal with these thoughts: “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5)

    By the Word of God, the grace of God, and his true Holy Spirit we can overcome sin in this life. That is what being a Christian is all about – being “Christ-like”. Living holy and true to Jesus.

    May God bless you as you continue to seek him with all your heart!

  3. There are indeed many false teachers in professed Christian communities of today. Many of them teach that Christians cannot help but to continue in sin. How are we who are dead to sin gonna live any longer therein? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid. It indeed is possible to cease from sin. This is what God expects of those who have his holy spirit. Once we come to Christ, we receive the new nature, holy nature, with no more desire for sin.

    • Yes, praise the Lord, God has power to keep us from sinning! And, as you mention, it takes us receiving the new nature, the divine nature through receiving the true Holy Ghost. But to receive the Holy Ghost, we have to be willing to sacrifice our will completely to the will of God. Our purpose and will in life must first die; that the life of Christ might reign within our hearts. As the scripture you quoted states:

      “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” (Romans 6:1)

      There is a spiritual death that must happen: the death of our way that the life of Christ might be shown forth through the resurrection of the Holy Spirit in our life. That the world might see Christ in us and believe that he still has all power to completely save from sin!

  4. hey Ive been having heavy feelings in my chest like a burden or something.. like in my heart and followed by that I feel like crying and I just got saved 3 months ago… I have had all kinds of amazing feelings and I love it..but this one has kinda got me confused and worried…is it a good thang or bad? Ive been doing great but I kinda feel like I been sliping..i havent been reading as much and praying as much as I did when I got saved…but I still wanna get closer to christ and help my friends to know the truth and Im not gunna give up…which is my biggest fear…

    • Cody, do you have a Church to attend where they teach you not only how to repent from all sin and be saved, but also teach you how to stay faithful and true to Jesus? We need to maintain ourselves holy, but too many places today do not teach or show people how to live holy.

      Holiness is possible, even in our day and age. Holiness will insure that nothing comes between you and Christ Jesus. But it does take a watchfulness and a degree of separation from people that are very sinful, and from places that promote sinful temptations.

      Most importantly, you need a true fellowship of people who also are living holy to show you and encourage you in doing the same.

      “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14)

    • Do you have a burden for souls ? This could be why the Spirit of God desires to pray through you , Roman 8:26, ” likewise the spirit also helps our infirmities for we know not what we should pray as we ought but the spirit itself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered”.

  5. We must be careful not to become lukewarm according to Revelation. We must stay on fire for God, but sin is trying to keep many cold, beware of sin.

  6. Hi Richard,

    I have been following your blog. I have a question for you. I am very much in love with Jesus Christ. I love Him truly with all my heart and I can see the flesh in me that is in enmity against God. I try to make it die everytime and not engage sin but I know that the devil has a stronghold in the flesh. My question is this….I hate the devil intensely and all his works. I hate everything about him and will not (in no way) give him one squre inch in my llife. I consider him my enemy and can’t wait to see the day that he will be thown in the fire. I want to incapacitate him and rob his house. Is this action of hatred of the enemy something I can confirm as being in line with the scripture or is this emotion being misplaced? Thanks so much for your answer.

    • Hi Crystal, I’ll be glad to do my best to answer you by the truth. The scripture gives us clear direction to hate evil, and the devil is nothing but evil, and has already been judged as evil by our Lord.

      “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” ~ Proverbs 8:13

      “Ye that love the LORD, hate evil…” ~ Psalms 97:10

      “Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate” ~ Amos 5:15

      “…Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” ~ Matthew 25:41

      “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” ~ Revelation 20:10

      Concerning your battling with Satan, as an example, I was fortunate to just hear a good message tonight at a fellowship meeting talking about how we must be crucified to the world so that the life of Christ might work in us. The scripture used:

      “I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” ~ Galatians 2:20

      But we cannot live this way unless we pray that our whole life be sanctified to the Lord – and we cannot pray for that until we have fully repented (turned away from) all sin and been forgiven. Then finally, we need other people who are of a like mind and spirit to fellowship with – we cannot make this on our own.

      May God bless you as you seek him with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength! It is the only way to be victorious in Christ Jesus.

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