The Coming of the Conquering Commander
Sermon shared by David Scudder
Summary: All of human history has been building up to this one dramatic event. Now, it is finally here! The King of all the universe comes back to claim His creation.
Audience: General adults
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Purpose: To describe how Jesus appears when He returns to retake the earth.
Aim: I want the listener to grow in holy awe of the glory of Jesus Christ.
INTRODUCTION: In the first chapter of this book John told us that one day Jesus was going to come to earth: Revelation 1:7 Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen. (NAU)
All of human history has been building up to this one dramatic event. Now, it is finally here! The King of all the universe comes back to claim His creation.
Even Jesus Himself pointed to this moment: Matthew 24:30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. (NAU)
1:1-20 I. Johnís Vision of the Past "the things which you have seen"
2:1-5:14 II. Christís Vision of the Present "the things which are"
Ch.6-22 III. Johnís Vision of the Future "things which will take places"
6-7; 12-14 A. Satanís war against Godís creation: the first six seals
8-11; 13:11-18; 15-18 B. The wrath of God: the seventh seal
Ch.19-20 C. The worship of God
19:1 1. A description of worship "salvation...glory...power"
19:2-6 2. Four reasons to worship God
Vs.2 a. God brings holiness to the earth "true and righteous"
Vs.3 b. Godís holiness is eternal "forever and ever"
Vs.4-5 c. God loves without partiality "small and the great"
Vs.6 d. God rules "the Almighty, reigns"
19:7-10 3. The Believerís eternal union with Christ
Vs.7 a. The church is prepared to meet Christ "made herself ready"
Vs.8 b. The church is pure before Christ "bright and clean"
Vs.9 c. The church is privileged to marry Christ "Blessed
are those who are invited"
Vs.10 d. The church worships ONLY Christ "worship God"
19:11-16 4. The King appears
"In the Roman triumphal processions, the victorious general rode his white war horse up the Via Sacra to the temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill. Jesusí first coming was in humiliation on a colt (Zech. 9:9). Johnís vision portrays Him as the conqueror on His war horse, coming to destroy the wicked, to overthrow the Antichrist, to defeat Satan, and to take control of the earth (cf. 2 Cor. 2:14)." 
In todayís text we see 11 descriptions of Jesus Christ as He prepares to invade earth and set up His kingdom.
Vs.11a a. Jesus is reliable "Faithful"
This is an often repeated statement about Christ. For example: Revelation 1:5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness ... (NAU) Revelation 3:14 ...The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God... (NAU) This means that Jesus is reliable. He is always the same.
Just think of all the benefits we have because Jesus is faithful.
Because Jesus is faithful:
He fulfills His promises
Deuteronomy 7:9 "Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments; (NAU)
Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; (NAU) Jesus has
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