Topic: Christ Triumphant [Friday April 27, 2018]
Text: Revelation 19:11-16 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war”(Revelation 19:11).
What is the significance of the white horse? When Julius Caesar returned triumphantly, he entered Rome riding in a chariot pulled by white horses. From then on, white horses became a standard symbol of military victory when a general returned triumphantly from battle. Julius Caesar is credited with turning the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.
Our text reveals One far greater than all the Caesars combined. The passage starts with the heavens opening to reveal a white horse with a Rider Who is called Faithful and True. This Rider justly judges and makes war. All battles are fought in righteousness. This Rider has eyes like blazing fire and on His head are many crowns. He is clothed with a garment dipped in blood and He is called The Word of God.
All the descriptions point to Jesus, the conqueror coming with the saints to defeat the Antichrist and take over the kingdom of the earth for a thousand years. In a final attempt to prevent Christ from taking the reins of his government, the beast allies with the armies of the world to make war against the Lord and His army; but the battle is a useless attempt.
When Jesus comes, He will be accompanied by the armies which no doubts are made-up of the saints of God and the holy angels of heaven. We need to notice here that they are not required to fight. Jesus will defeat His enemies by Himself. Those who support the Antichrist, either by religion or practice, should expect defeat at last. The future belongs to Christ and His Church. You are either in with Christ or out with the devil and the beast. Your choices now will determine your destiny in the future.
Thought For The Day: In Christ’s kingdom, there are no victims, only victors.
Bible Reading in one Year: 1 Chronicles 6
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.