by Tammy Phillips
September 25, 2021
The LORD has such a sense of humor. As I was compiling the Names of Jesus in the list below from chapters 1-3 of Revelation, I envisioned the Savior. He was standing with arms outstretched like an opera singer, singing a song, and holding the last note for a very long time. I could hear Him sing, and boldly declare, “I am Jesus Christ. I am the First and the Last. I am the Amennnnnnnnnnnnnn!” Holy Spirit showed me that the book of Revelation is like a fermata that facilitates the cadenza, the brilliant, virtuosic display of Jesus Himself as King of kings, in the final paragraphs of our love letter from the Lord.
No! I did not know the word for “holding the last note of a song,” but I searched and found it. Fermata is that word. It is from the Italian word, fermare, which means to stay, stop, hold, or pause.
Can you see Jesus standing, magnificently holding the last note, and masterfully revealing His virtues to us, verse by verse?
Another name for a fermata is corona or Italian, for crown. Every king is crowned. Daniel 7:13-14 and Revelation 14:14 tells us Jesus will be crowned King of kings and then He will return to earth to rule and reign. Satan inspired men to mock Jesus in a fake ceremony where they crowned Him with thorns (John 19:2-5). Satan is still trying to fulfill His plan to instill fear, to steal, kill and destroy with his own corona. He is getting a lot of press right now, BUT GOD! Thank God, we know how the book ends. Jesus won, Jesus wins and Jesus will always win!
Jesus is holding the note for a little while longer. He is still revealing His amazing self to us before His coronation and imminent return. Can you hear Him in the first three books of Revelation (that is as far as I have gotten. He says more in chapters 4-21.) ?
Jesus Christ (1:1,2,5,9; 12:17; 22:21)
He Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come (1:4,8)
The Faithful Witness (1:5)
The First Begotten of the Dead (1:5)
The Prince of the Kings of the Earth (1:5)
The Alpha and Omega (1:8,11,13)
The First and The Last (1:8, 11, 17)
The Beginning and the Ending (1:8)
The Almighty (1:8)
The Son of Man (1:13)
He that lives and was dead (1:18)
He that holds the seven stars (2:1)
He who walks amidst the golden candlesticks (2:1)
He who has the sharp sword with two edges (2:12)
The Son of God (2:18)
He which searches the reins and hearts (2:23)
He that hath the seven Spirits of God (3: 1)
He that hath the seven stars (3:1)
He that is Holy and True (3:7)
He that has the key of David (3:7)
He that opens and no man shuts (3:7)
He that shuts and no man opens (3:7)
The Amen (3:14)
The Faithful and True Witness (3:14)
The Beginning of the creation of God (3:14)
I enCOURAGE you to hear the sweet melody of our precious Savior revealing Himself to you Name by Name. Be encouraged. He is the Champion. He is the soon and coming King. To God be the Glory!