Well, the final 4 Chapters.
Here we go. It would be appropriate to use the word Hallelujah here since it is the first time it is used in the New Testament. It means “Praise the Lord”. As the church is preparing itself to be the bride of Jesus the gate of heaven opens up for the second time. Here is THE REVELATION. The Unveiling of who The Christ Is, and the image we need to keep. He is our mighty Warrior.
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. 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. Out of his mouth comes 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.
DO we understand the Holiness of the Lord! This is who is on our team every day. He is so Holy there is a name that we cannot even make out of earthly letters to describe how holy he is. And most importantly, the weapon of choice, the weapon that will strike down all the nations…we take for such granted how powerful the Word of God is! The sword is the Word.
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
At the end of 19 the lamb beast and the false prophet (two of the three from satan’s trinity) are thrown into the Lake of Sulfur (Eternal Hell) while Satan is locked into the Abyss for 1000 years. This 1000 year period is called the Millennium. There will be 2 resurrections of Christians, one at the beginning of the 1000 years, and one that follows but because Jesus conquered death on THE CROSS this second death will not be for the Christians, just for those who STILL don’t believe (and trust me Free Will, will still leave many not to worship Christ even though He will be reigning for those 1000 years) and then Satan will be released and there will be a final battle, Gog and Magog. If this sounds familiar it might be for 2 reasons….one, is Magog is mentioned in GENESIS!!! See the whole Plan has ALWAYS been the PLAN! and second there are three the Apocalyptic Books (Visuals of End times) Revelation, Daniel, and Ezekiel. In Ezekiel 37 and 38, two prophecies are being made.
- The the nation of Israel will be a State. (seemed literally impossible for 2000 years)
- The Battle of Gog and Magog.
The Second Coming of Christ would come in between those 2 events. Well, we see the battle of Gog and Magog now after the Millenium, so when does Israel become a state?? Uhhhh May 14, 1948. So ALLS I am saying, is BE PREPARED. It will come like a thief in the night! That’s right, we are in between those two events.
Well, no need for me to talk about the New Jerusalem, the heavenly Heavens because Chapter 21 is perfectly clear, but I cannot wait. Jesus is our reward! Our storehouse of Treasure is seeing Him face to face in all that Glory. There are no gates on the city (no crime), not even a SUN for THE SON is the source of glorious light. But if I may just add one last and final note:
We just read the Word of God. He may have used people to put it in a scroll but every word was hand picked from God Breathing it into that author. This is our answer Book to every question or situation life will throw at us. Maybe you didn’t realize how perfect it was before but know it is now. God ends the book with a WARNING because He KNOWS our Human Nature and obviously He knows that the “church” will do this too, the oldest written book in history is JOB and it’s theme is false teaching and the last is Revelation and it ends with a warning of false teaching:
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen. (Rev 22: 18-21)