In The Word
Read: Revelation 19:11-21
The Coming of Christ
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. 13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15 From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven, “Come, assemble for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great.”
19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
Doom of the Beast and False Prophet
20 And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.
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Walking In The Word
Man has often portrayed Yahshua in words and drawings as timid and weak. Yahshua chose not to physically fight during His time on earth; instead, with humility, He willingly gave up His life for our salvation. When it looked like the enemy had triumphed with the crucifixion, Yahshua instead conquered hell and death. While man may not have seen Yahshua’s warrior side during His time on earth, the earth will see it clearly when He comes to destroy the enemy. Our Lord and Savior is a fierce, valiant warrior that will impose destruction on all of His foes in a violent manner. Jeremiah rightly described Yahshua as a “dread champion” (Jeremiah 20:11).
Yahshua will destroy the enemy and his followers with the Word, the powerful sword that comes from His mouth. People who refuse to accept the gospel and obey His Word will be killed by that same Word. The power of the Word that dwells within Yahshua to defeat the enemy is the same power that we have to defeat the enemy’s attacks against us. “The word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12). The Word of God is available to us, but it will not help us if we do not use it; similarly, a sword by itself cannot kill anything, it must be picked up and wielded correctly. When the enemy tries to attack you spiritually or physically, speak the Word with faith to gain the victory in Christ.