Summary: There is a serious lack of positive role models in the world today.
“WHO IS YOUR KING?”
TEXT: Revelation 19:11-16
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
WHO IS JESUS?
Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.
Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.
Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.
He had no army, yet kings feared Him.
He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.
I. ADONAI—(Lord of All)
Means Lord or Master
“But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.”
The Master of the WIND
The Master of the STORM…etc.
II. ELOHIM—(Strong One, Above all other gods)
First used of God’s creative activity.
God is the absolute and supreme source of everything that is.
III. EL SHADDAI—(The God of Strength)
Probably related to the word “Mountain” and suggests the power or strength of God.
The God of strength and power is also able to comfort the weary and protect the weak
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”
IV. EL ELYON—(The God Most High)
God is supreme above all other gods
He possess everything else.
V. EL OLAM--- (Everlasting God)
Times change, people change, governments change, everything changes.
But God doesn’t. He never has. He never will.
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.”
VI. EL ROI-- (The God Who Sees)
After Hagar bore Ishmael, Sarah treated her so harshly, Hagar ran away.
She fled into the wilderness.
She was removed from family.
She was removed from friends.
She was alone and away from shelter, food, water, help, sustenance, everything that she needed.
“Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “Thou art a God who sees…”
VII. JEHOVAH JIREH-- (The Lord Will Provide)
God asked Abraham to offer his only son as a human sacrifice.
The pagan nations around them practiced human sacrifice regularly.
God was in essence asking Abraham, “Is your love for me, the true God as great as their love for their false gods?”
So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”
VIII. JEHOVAH NISSI-- (The Lord Our Banner)
The Israelites had just exited from Egypt when they encountered the Amelekites. They weren’t ready for battle, but God told Moses to fight them.
And Moses built an altar, and named it The LORD is My Banner!
IX. JEHOVAH SHALOM-- (The Lord is Peace)
“When Gideon saw that he was the angel of the LORD…”
“Alas, O Lord GOD! For now I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face.” And the LORD said to him, “Peace to you, do not fear; you shall not die.” Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD and named it The LORD is Peace. .
X. JEHOVAH SABBOATH-- (The Lord of Hosts)
“Sabbaoth” means “to assemble.” The idea seems to be warfare, warriors.