Revelation 19:11-16 (NKJV)

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. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp 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. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

This must be the most stirring description of the second coming of Jesus Christ in the Book of Revelation. I find myself like the kid at the movies standing up to cheer the hero who comes to save the day. This hero is faithful and true, but he is also fierce with wrath.

I remember when Jesus was about to be taken away by the Roman soldiers there in the garden. It felt wrong; I was with Peter wanting to resist this wrong arrest. Remember how Jesus said he could call down twelve legions of angels if he wanted to? I wanted Him to do it so badly. Well, here it is, and it is so right. Of course, reality will be different. I can cheer now reading it but then I will be laying down prostrate in sheer awe and worshipful terror.


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