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: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
It started with the manger—Jesus a helpless baby. It moved to the cross—Jesus a sacrificial Lamb. But on that final day, He will come to judge with justice.
John saw heaven open with power. The One called Faithful and True; the One called the Word of God; the One dressed in a robe dipped in blood was riding a white horse. His eyes were ablaze! And many crowns adorned His head. The armies of heaven followed His lead and He came to make final restitution. Just in case His identity is unclear, written on his flowing robe is the name: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
No longer contained in the body of a baby; no longer nailed to a cross; on that day He will come with the “fury of the wrath of God Almighty.” All who follow Him know His power and love. But that day when He comes riding the white horse…that day when He comes with His eyes ablaze…that day when He comes with a sharp sword…that day…you’ll be glad you’re on His side!
Lord Jesus, thank You that there is no judgment or condemnation for those who know You. Thank You for Your work on the cross that covers us on the day of Your judgment. In Your name, we pray. Amen.
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