Summary: Study in Revelation using "The Preacher’s Outline & Sermon Bible" as a guide.
STUDY IN REVELATION 31
The Conquering Warrior
Revelation 19: 11-16
This passage is the last curtain call of human history. This is the beginning of Armageddon, the final battle.
John watches as heaven opens and reveals a glorious sight, a sight seldom thought of by people today.
v. 11 John sees a white horse and rider.
The rider of the white horse is called faithful and true. Who do you believe this rider is? __________________.
In ancient times, when a Roman general entered a city as the conqueror, he would ride in on a big white stallion to celebrate his victory.
This picture of Christ is greatly different from when we last saw Him riding in.
Let’s look at Mt. 21: 1-5. And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose [them], and bring [them] unto me. And if any [man] say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.
All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
Jesus rides in to Jerusalem on a ›John Deere ›Big white stallion ›donkey
Look at Zechariah 9: 9
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
1. Jesus is called the faithful and true conqueror.
Faithful means that Jesus can be trusted. He said He would conquer and judge the world and He can be trusted to do so.
True means the opposite of false. His judgment will be absolutely true. He will judge the ungodly on their deeds and not on what those around them do. A person will reap exactly what they have sown, nothing more and nothing less.
2. Jesus is the righteous conqueror. Any person who does not measure up to the righteousness of Jesus Christ will be conquered, judged condemned based on where they come up short. Again their judgment is not based on what someone else does.
Mt. 16: 27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
Rev. 20: 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Ps. 62: 12 Also unto thee, O Lord, [belongeth] mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.
Jer. 17: 10 I the LORD search the heart, [I] try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, [and] according to the fruit of his doings.
v. 12 Jesus Christ will be the consuming Prince.
1. His eyes will be like fire. This is a symbol of the piercing and penetrating power that belongs to Jesus. He can see in the dark places, behind those closed doors. His eyes search the innermost places of the person.
Dan. 6: 10 His body also [was] like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
Heb. 4: 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Jer. 17: 10 the LORD search the heart, [I] try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, [and] according to the fruit of his doings.
Jer. 23: 24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
2. He is wearing many crowns. These crowns represent His authority and rule over all the kingdoms and He is coming to conquer all the kingdoms of the world.
3. He will have a name written somewhere on His clothing, that
No one knows everyone knows He alone knows
Ph. 2: 9-11 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.