Revelation 1:9-20 - John's Vision Of The Son Of Man

9 I, John, your brother and companion in the distress, the kingdom, and the endurance that Jesus brings, found myself on the island called Patmos, for uttering God's message and testifying to Jesus. 10 On the Lord's day I fell into a trance, and I heard a loud voice like a trumpet behind me 11 say, "Write what you see in a roll and send it to the seven churches??o Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."

12 I turned to see whose voice it was that was speaking to me, and when I turned I saw seven gold lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands a being like a man, wearing a long robe, with a gold belt around his breast. 14 His head and hair were as white as white wool, as white as snow; his eyes blazed like fire; 15 his feet were like bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the noise of mighty waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars; from his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword, and his face shone like the sun at noonday.

17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. But he laid his right hand upon me, and said, "Do not be afraid. I am the first and the last, 18 the living one. I was dead, yet here I am alive forever and ever. I hold the keys of death and the underworld. 19 So write what you have seen, what is now and what is to happen hereafter. 20 The secret meaning of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and of the seven gold lampstands is this: The seven stars are the guardian angels of the seven churches and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.