It's about time to get down to brass tacks! Now is the time to see Jesus Christ as a warrior when we open up Revelation 19, and see Jesus about to execute the wrath of Almighty God. A day is coming when God will judge the earth and it is Jesus who will be bringing it!!
Don't confuse war with righteous vengeance on a Christ rejecting evil world. God is holy and just. The game is just about over, and time is running out.
2 Peter 3:3-4 ~ "Knowing first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation."
You might be tempted to write off the Second Coming of Jesus Christ as a fairy tale and there are those even on Christian radio that have given up on hope for the rapture, but trust me, it is coming and every day puts us one day closer to that actually happening.
The awesomeness of Jesus Christ is His position. Revelation 19:11b ~ "Then I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war."
In John's day, Rome ruled the world and victorious Roman generals were always careful to ride upon white horses. It was the white horse that stood out, it spoke of authority and it was the white horse that the conqueror rode upon. Research the significance of a white horse! It means I'm not afraid of you! Come and get me!
His first coming he dealt with the sins of the world. In His second coming, He will deal with man's government and to set up His throne forever!
Revelation 3:14 ~ "And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation."
Joel 2:31 ~"The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes." Acts 2:20 ~ "The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificient day."
Jesus Christ is awesome in His power.
Revelation 19:11b ~ and in righteousness he judges and makes war."
It is interesting to see the words righteousness and war together. Kind of odd. This word for 'war' is literal war, physical warfare, military engagement. Jesus Christ physically and literally will involve Himself in the conclusion of the Batlle of Armageddon. When Jesus Christ returns in His second coming, He returns in awesome power. There will be no war in heaven, nor will there be war when Jesus reigns. There are wars happening literally every day that the news fails to report, tribal wars, cultural wars and even wars on a much larger scale we don't hear about or even know about.
The avenging Jesus Christ is with perfect knowledge.
Revelation 19:12 ~ "His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself."
This is not the vision of the meek and mild Jesus who came the first time. His eyes, refer to His all seeing eyes. He knows everything about us, even the things we think. Nothing is hidden from Him. That is a reference to His perfect knowledge.
Revelation 1:14 ~ "The hairs of his head were white, liek white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire,"
His head, upon His head is a reference to His kingdoms! "On His head were many diadems" this is the all knowing God of the nations.
His name is His royal name. He had a name writte that no one knew except Himself. The name or names of God. There are over 700 references to the names of Jesus.
Isaian 9:6 ~ "For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
This was written 743 before the birth of Jesus Christ.
Judges 13:17-18 ~ "And Manoah said to the angel of the LORD, "What is your name, so that, when your words come true, we may honor you?" And the angel of the LORD said to him, "Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?"
This is Samson's father asking what is called the angel of the LORD, which is a Christophany, or a preincarnate appearance of Jesus Christ. The name wonderful in the Hebrew simply means too big to fit inside your head. It goes beyond human comprehension.
Genesis 32:24-30 ~ " And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, "Let me go, for the day has broken." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me." And he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob." Then he said, "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed." Then Jacob asked, "Please tell me your name." But he said, "Whi is it that you ask my name?" And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying "For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered."
When anyone in that culture asked for your name, it mean to be conquered. The name of the loser was declared by the victor. In this case, "I beat Jacob."
Whatever this name is, it will be Jesus' exclusive name.
Proverbs 30:4 ~ "Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name and what is his son's name? Surely you know!"
Acts 4:12 ~ "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Philippians 2:7-11 ~ "but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on the cross. Therefore, God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord to the glory of God the Father."
Father, I come to You, confessing my sin and asking for Your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins and live in Your will. I ask that You give me the power through Your Holy Spirit to live the right way.
I thank You that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him now as my Savior, my Lord, and my Friend. Thank You for giving me new life in Christ. I surrender myself to You; make me what You want me to be. In Jesus' name. Amen!
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