Fire in His Eyes

Fire in His Eyes by Asher Intrator

The book of Revelation contains three references to Yeshua (Jesus) having "fire in His eyes."

This power, the "pyros" of God, is the same spiritual fire that appeared at the burning bush to Moses (Exodus 3), in the pillar at the Red Sea (Exodus 14), on Mount Sinai (Exodus 19), on the altar of the tabernacle (Leviticus 9 and 10), to Elijah on Mount Carmel (I Kings 19), to Ezekiel in the glory cloud (Ezekiel 1) and at the river from the throne of God (Daniel 7).

This heavenly fire also fell on the early disciples on Pentecost (Shavuot) in Acts 2. That fire did not simply rest on their heads momentarily like a birthday candle; it entered inside them. If someone had looked in Peter's eyes, he might have seen the same fire that John saw in Yeshua's eyes.

1. Passion

In the three references in the book of Revelation, the fire was the same, but their purpose was different. The first time, Yeshua appears personally to John, His beloved disciple and best friend. The fire is passionate love.

Revelation 1:12-14

I saw One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool… and His eyes were like a flame of fire.

Yeshua is not rebuking John. He is about to give him the greatest prophetic revelation in history. He loved John, as David loved Jonathan. Yeshua has this passionate love for all of us, all the members of His Bride. It is the fire of the Bridegroom in the Song of Solomon (Song 8:6). It is called in Hebrew, "Shalhevet-Yah". It is jealous and zealous: it is love in its purest and most intense form.

2. Purity