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What Does Jesus Look Like Now?
by Wayne Blank
"He had no form or comeliness that we should look at Him, and no beauty that we should desire Him. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we esteemed Him not" (Isaiah 53:2-3 RSV)
As indicated in the above Scriptures, Jesus of Nazareth (see Nazarene) was an ordinary-looking man; there was nothing special or different about His appearance (see What Did Jesus Look Like?). Even after His resurrection, in the time before His ascension, He appeared to those who knew Him as an ordinary physical flesh and bones human (who even ate a breakfast of fish with them on the beach), although sometimes as a different-looking ordinary human than the Jesus they knew:
"Then they told what had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of the bread. As they were saying this, Jesus Himself stood among them. But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; handle Me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have." (Luke 24:35-39 RSV)
But What About Now?
The appearance of Jesus Christ after His ascension is now very different:
"Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden girdle round His breast; His head and His hair were white as white wool, white as snow; His eyes were like a flame of fire, His feet were like burnished bronze, refined as in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters; in His right hand He held seven stars, from His mouth issued a sharp two-edged sword, and His face was like the sun shining in full strength. When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead. But He laid His right hand upon me, saying, "Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the Living One; I died, and behold I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades." (Revelation 1:12-18 RSV)
Fact Finder: How will Jesus Christ appear at His Return?