Christ on a White Horse
11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had[e] a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean,[f] followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp[g] sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
This event is called “The Revelation”, this is the fullness of time, when Christ reveals Himself to the whole world. What a sight this must have been for John to see! Christ returning to earth riding a white horse with the armies of Heaven following riding on white horses. This is the second in the book of Revelation we see the doors heaven opened up, the first was the rapture of the church into heaven. ( 4:1). The armies of Christ include all the redeemed in heaven, the OT saints, the church age saints, and the tribulation saints- they all return to fight with Jesus at the Battle of Armegeddon. Ultimately though, it is Christ alone that “treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God” executing His judgement of the people of the earth. Jesus’ weapon is His Word, the sword from His mouth( v 15). The results of this battle are told in chapter 14- bloodshed for a distance of about 200 miles and as deep as a horse’s bridle. Verse 11 answers the question in asked about the beast in Chapter 13 verse 4,”Who is able to make war with him?” It is Christ Jesus that can defeat the beast. V12- Eyes…. like a flame of fire, parallels the description of Christ glorified in 1:14. Many Crowns- this shows that Christ is more powerful than either satan or the beast. A name- in ancient times a name was more than a title, it revealed a person’s character. Brings to mind, Jesus renaming people, as in calling John and James “Sons of Thunder”. No one knew except Himself- this means that there are parts of the character of the eternal and limitless God, that only God knows. Such matters might be revealed at His second coming. 19:16-
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
This is the One who is supreme over all earthly rulers. The phrase “Lord of Lords and King of Kings” is found in chapter 17 verse 14- this is in anticipation of His second coming.
We will pick up on verse 17 next time and see the beast and his armies defeated. Just a reminder to tune into Wednesdays 8-9 PM Eastern Time for a study on Luke’s account of the Nativity, we also have both Catholic Mass and Non Denominational services on air on Sundays at 10:00 am is the Catholic Mass and at 2:00 Pm is the Non denominational service and both again at 10:00 Pm is the Non denominational service and the Catholic Mass is at 11:00 pm – There are other great shows on too throughout the week as well as loads of good music throughout the day and evening and night ( we are on 24/7!) by upcoming contemporary artists and oldies from well known bands and there is wide spectrum of genres to listen to. Until next time, May God richly bless you!
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