OUR LORD WHO GLOWS LIKE HEATED METAL
The apostle John, in describing a vision he had of Jesus, wrote this in Revelation 1 verse 15:
His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.
When metal glows, it means that it is holding a huge amount of heat energy and some of this energy is radiated as light which gives off the glow.
Described by the prophet Ezekiel in the book of Ezekiel 1 verse 26 - 28, a very similar vision captures a glimpse of the effulgent Lord shining with great glory.
Now above the expanse that was over their heads there was something resembling a throne, like lapis lazuli in appearance; and on that which resembled a throne, high up, was a figure with the appearance of a man.
Then I noticed from the appearance of His loins and upward something like glowing metal that looked like fire all around within it, and from the appearance of His loins and downward I saw something like fire; and there was a radiance around Him.
As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking.
The Lord's appearance in glory is dazzling and fearsome enough for a person's senses to be overwhelmed and cause him to drop to the ground as happened to both apostle John and prophet Ezekiel.
Such a great God of righteousness shines brilliantly in His eternal light.
Bless and honor His wonderous name.