We celebrate the gift of a humble baby at Christmas. Wait till you see the sequel!
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Revelation 19 Summary
We begin here the sixth perspective of Christ's victory. Although these different perspectives unfold parallel to one another in time, each perspective progressively contains more detail. What an amazing picture is painted by John's words here: a great multitude in heaven singing, the 24 elders falling down in worship, and angelic announcements of Christ's wedding to His bride, the Church.
We get a tremendous view of Christ's return in chapter 19. This second coming will be far different than His first, in which He humbly took on flesh in the form of a helpless baby and grew up to offer grace, mercy and peace to all who would receive Him. When He returns, the Word of God will be seen not as the gospel, offering good news, but only as judgment; a sharp sword mowing down all who've stood against Him.
In the previous couple of perspectives in which the the dragon and its associated beasts seemed so terrible and powerful, but from the viewpoint in heaven given in this chapter we see them for what they truly are: a puny force, hopelessly gathered to make war against against Him who was sitting on the white horse. This great battle of Armageddon, which is feared by so many, will be over before it even begins (v20-21).
You need to make sure that you have a full, comprehensive understanding of who Christ is. Yes, He is the one who came in all humility, walking alongside sinners and offering rest to the weary. It's important to always remember His love and selflessness He demonstrated on the cross where He gave His life to pay for our sin. But don't leave Jesus humbly hanging on the cross in your life. You must also come to know Him in all the splendid glory of His majesty, power and triumph. Know that He rules all things, and that when the time is right He will effortlessly swat away all that is evil.
Hang on to this theological tension in your life. Be humble, gracious and forgiving, as your Savior was. But at the same time, stand unswervingly on the Word of God, who will righteously judge and make war against all that is evil.
AAA Prayer :
ACKNOWLEDGE WHO GOD IS: Salvation and glory and power belong (v1) to the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS (v16)
ALIGN YOUR LIFE WITH GOD'S WILL: Pray that the Spirit of prophecy (v10) will help you understand and align with 'the true Words of God (v9).'
ASK GOD FOR WHAT YOU NEED: