The Bowl Judgments
The great battle called Armagedon
The destruction of Babylon
The Beast assumes world political power
The fall of political Babylon
The World Mourns Babylon’s Fall
Babylon will be destroyed suddenly
The marriage supper of the Lamb
Christ on a white horse
The Beast and His Armies Defeated
Life in the Millennium will be peaceful
The Great White Throne Judgment
The New Heaven and the New Earth
The beauty of the New Jerusalem
Is your name written in the Lambs Book of Life?
Words of Life
Words of Comfort
Christ on a white horse
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Both the Old and New Testaments are filled with promises of the Second Coming of Christ. There are 1,845 references to it in the Old Testament, and a total of 17 Old Testament books give it prominence. Of the 260 chapters in the entire New Testament, there are 318 references to t … More
This begins with the angel refusing to accept John’s worship because only God is worthy of worship (v. 10). Like John it would be easy for us to get caught up in all that is happening, but we must keep Jesus as the central focus of God’s revelation and His redemptive plan as revealed to us by the prophets. We must remember that the main theme is the ultimate victory of Jesus Christ over evil. John now sees the heavens opened and the Son of God descending to earth (v. 11). He is on a white horse, which symbolizes victory and triumph. His eyes were as a flame of fire which speaks of the discerning quality of His judgment (v. 12). On his head were many crowns, indicating his absolute authority. His army that is with Him is apparently composed of the saints of the ages. These are described as riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean (v. 14).
Jesus appears this time not as a lamb but as a warrior and king to execute judgment (v. 15). Contrast this with His ride into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday (Matt. 21:1-11). Jesus first coming brought forgiveness, but His second coming will bring judgment. Keep in mind that most of the world has been worshiping the beast, the antichrist whom they believed had all power and authority. Then suddenly out of heaven Christ comes riding in, as “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” with His mighty army of the redeemed (v. 16). He comes as a conquering Christ and defeats all His enemies.
One of the best ways to get rid of discouragement is to remember that Christ is coming again. For me the most thrilling, glorious truth in all the world is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Revelation 19:10-16 (English Standard Version)
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