New Defender's Study Bible Notes
6:15 Potentate. The Greek for “Potentate” could well be translated “Mighty One.”
6:15 Lord of lords. See Revelation 17:14; 19:16.
6:16 immortality. Jesus Christ is God and, therefore, is the only one who has intrinsic immortality. However, He assumed human flesh, in order to die as man’s substitute for sin. “I am He that liveth, and was dead;” He says; “and, behold I am alive for evermore” (Revelation 1:18). Now He “hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (II Timothy 1:10). Now we can say, with Him: “This mortal must put on immortality” (I Corinthians 15:53).
6:16 no man can approach. No man can see God in His essential glory and live (Exodus 33:20; John 1:18). But we shall see Jesus Christ, the Man, in the glory, and live forever (Revelation 21:23; 22:4-5).