Revelation 1:13 The Golden Mark
When I read Revelation 1:13, I think of The Police music video “Wrapped Around Your Finger” and of Sting, the bassist and leader sing of the British rock group. He is singing and dancing in the midst of candlesticks, not seven but many candlesticks. Sting was an arrogant rock star in his prime. He was treated like a rock god because they felt like one. To understand Revelations, one but no other books of the Holy Bible. Seven is a biblical number of completion, Jesus is the light of the world, and He created heaven and earth in six days, done on the seventh day. When he saw that He was done, the Lord rested, called all He created good, then made the seventh day holy.
Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
The Lord is dressed as a high priest. His robe covers Him from head to toe. All of Him is always new and will never pass away. Wearing a gold band around His midsection means His heart is pure like heavenly gold. Wrap around His stomach means He is hungry and thirsting for righteousness. The Police’s song, “Wrapped Around Your Finger,” lyrics. The music is not related to Christianity or to Revelation 1:13. The songwriter Sting stated you consider me a young apprentice, that is, a student of a master teacher. Not much different from a disciple. The master teacher helps the apprentice learn things not taught in any school or college. The tuition to learn is high, much like the cost of discipleship. The teacher, Jesus, lowered Himself as a servant. He crushes sin and puts the Devil deep in the sea behind you. The fruition is like a tasty fruity reward, a shiny gold band wrapped around your finger.
Micah 7:18 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. 19 You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.