There is a profound moment early in the book of Revelation that demonstrates that we have not truly come to understand Jesus even if we understand the good news, and hang onto Jesus as our savior.
John the Apostle’s gospel is filled with some of the clearest teaching about the deity of Jesus. John records his claims, his power, and repeatedly displays that Jesus is fully God. Then we open the book of Revelation and this same apostle who knew and loved Jesus as his Messiah encounters Jesus. First he hears him, then he sees him… and the sight makes him pass out. John’s theology was excellent, but Jesus is more than theology. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is very God of Very God. And he has called us to seek Himself.
“When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,
and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades” (Revelation 1:17-18)
He is greater than we know, and we should anticipate our first vision of Him to be more incredible than we expect.