Revelation 1:14 – The LORD tests the righteous
Revelation 1:14 – His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow…
Daniel describes the “Ancient of Days” as having hair like white wool:
Daniel 7:9 – “I watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire.
Many believe that this passage describes God the Father. However, God is invisible, and Jesus is the only physical manifestation of the Godhead:
John 1:18 – No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
Hebrews 1:1-3 – God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
Colossians 1:15 – He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
Colossians 2:9 – For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
However, identifying the “Ancient of Days” as Jesus in Daniel 7 is problematic when we get to this verse:
Daniel 7:13 – “I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him.”
God the Father is invisible, so both figures seen by Daniel are Jesus. Daniel saw a vision, which may not have been of an actual event, but more like a dream, that could have allowed him to view Jesus in two different ways at the same time. But it is also possible that the Lord physically exhibited his omnipresence in this vision.
In the passage above in Daniel, Jesus as the “Son of Man” might have looked like He did during His ministry on Earth as a normal man. But as the “Ancient of Days,” Jesus appears in His glorified form, where He demonstrates His oneness with His Father and acts as His “express image” (Hebrews 1:3):
John 17:5 – And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
Some believe that the hair that is “white as snow” and “like wool” depicts God’s antiquity. However, there is no scriptural support to that notion. White hair would physically add to the brightness of His glory. But the word-for-word parallel “white as snow” in the passages below would suggest that the white hair represents Christ’s power to cleanse us from our sin:
Isaiah 1:18 – “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
Psalms 51:5-7 – Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
The coat of sheep is wool, so it is fitting that Jesus, who has hair like wool, is the “Lamb of God” who has the power to take away our sin:
John 1:29 – The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
In a parallel passage, Daniel describes the Lord’s eyes as “torches of fire” (Daniel 10:6). This could also be described as a “piercing gaze,” which relates to His displeasure with our sin:
Psalms 39:8-13 – Deliver me from all my transgressions; do not make me the reproach of the foolish. I was mute, I did not open my mouth, because it was You who did it. Remove Your plague from me; I am consumed by the blow of Your hand. When with rebukes You correct man for iniquity, You make his beauty melt away like a moth; surely every man is vapor. Selah “Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; do not be silent at my tears; for I am a stranger with You, a sojourner, as all my fathers were. Remove Your gaze from me, that I may regain strength, before I go away and am no more.”
This imagery brings to mind judgment, on both the righteous and the wicked:
Psalms 11:4-7 – The LORD is in His holy temple, the LORD’s throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men. The LORD tests the righteous, but the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. Upon the wicked He will rain coals; fire and brimstone and a burning wind shall be the portion of their cup. For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright.
Hebrews 4:13 – And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
Proverbs 20:8 – A king who sits on the throne of judgment scatters all evil with his eyes.
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We are now living in the absolute End Times as per biblical prophecy.
Our Lord Jesus Christ – King of Kings. 2nd Coming and return is IMMENENT!.
Please do not waist another a minute.
No matter what religion you serve, there is only one God.
If, you want to be assured that you will not have to endure the perilous times that will befall you.
Irrespective, of what sins you may have committed at any time of your life. If you humble yourself and ask for God’s forgiveness. He will forgive you and wash them all away and welcome you as his beloved son or daughter with open arms.
If you are not a child of Father God or have not asked Jesus Christ to come into your life yet?
I implore you to do this without delay.
Read this prayer of Salvation and ask God to forgive you now and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and you will be assured of eternal life.