Jesus returns triumphantly!
Revelation 19: 11-16
I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for—hopefully not just as we read Revelation, but in our daily life as well. Jesus is coming back!
Jesus’s first coming was humble and involved his sacrificial death on the cross, but his second coming is neither humble nor meek. In this chapter, he is described as a royal conqueror wearing a robe dipped in the blood of his enemies. He is shown to be the King of kings and the Lord of lords as he goes into battle.
Jesus defeats the armies and captures the beast and the false prophet. The armies are killed but the two of them are thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This marks the end of the era known as the tribulation. The next chapter talks about the thousand-year reign of Christ on earth.
See you then.