September 14, 2019: SOAP #3572:  Ezekiel 36-37; Psalm 110; Revelation 19 Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 19:11 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 makes war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many […]

September 14, 2019: SOAP #3572:  Ezekiel 36-37; Psalm 110; Revelation 19

Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 19:11 I saw heaven standingopen and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful andTrue. With justice he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire,and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no-one knowsbut he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is theWord of God. 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horsesand dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Out of his mouth comes a sharpsword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with aniron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of GodAlmighty.

Observation:   Wefirst met this rider in the first chapter of Genesis.  The God of creation Spoke the worlds into existence!  Then in the first chapter of the gospel ofJohn, we find that this one known as 'The Word' who created all things, becameflesh and live among men as a man.  Hecame as a servant, a servant to His Heavenly Father, and a servant to men.  He lived a life of saying 'no' to himself inorder to say 'yes' to His Father.  Heendured great suffering and died hanging on a cruel cross.  He rose from the dead and ascended to heaven. 

And HERE HE COMES AGAIN!  This time Hecomes as a warrior to win the war and set up His Kingdom.  The armies following Him will not need tofight.  The same Word that created theearth, then walked on the earth, will now defeat the enemy armies. 

Application: 'I'm in the Lord'sarmy, I'm in the Lord's army'  I used tosing it as a child.  And I remembersinging it not too long ago, because it is true, and it is worth singingabout!   Now I use the weapons He has provided me towithstand the enemy.  They are not carnal,but mighty through God.  But when Ifollow behind Him on the white horse, His weapon will be the only one needed!   

Prayer:  Jesus, you are worthy of all praise!  Amen

Pastor Leon
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