Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes werel ike a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS.
…at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. – Revelation 19:11-16, Philippians 2:10-11 (NKJV)
God came to earth and lived as man. A perfect man. One who never sinned. He was kind and compassionate, truthful and arresting. He willingly laid down His life for the sake of you and me. He experienced death. He then took up His life and exited the tomb.
For two millennia, this has been message of Christ-followers. We were tasked with telling anyone and everyone about Jesus and what He has done – what He keeps doing, really (Matthew 28:18-20).
Eventually, the task will be completed. The clock will run out.
I’m not a person who spends her time trying to determine the day when Jesus will return. That’s a pointless exercise. It is, however, safe to say that we’re closer to His return today than we were yesterday. It’s safe to say that the world is getting more chaotic as the weeks slide by.
Jesus could return at any moment. It could be five minutes from now, five months or five years. Or longer. Or shorter. Or something in-between. The point is that He is coming back. This time He won’t walk among us as a humble carpenter, as the Suffering Servant. He will come as the Righteous King. He will remake the world.
Better to let Him remake us now, right here, where we are; better to bow to Him in humility today than to wait until we have no choice.
Grace and peace along the way.
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