Jesus Will Return to Reign

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Revelation 19:11 Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. And the one sitting on the horse was named Faithful and True. For he judges fairly and then goes to war. 12 His eyes were bright like flames of fire, and on his head were many crowns. A name was written on him, and only he knew what it meant. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven, dressed in pure white linen, followed him on white horses.

With all of our concerns and challenges today, we need to remember that one day Jesus will return. Some Christians want to fuss about eschatological timing. People debate pre-tribulation vs. post tribulation, rapture vs. remaining, literalism vs. symbolism.

What is not in question is that when Jesus returns, He is NOT coming to suffer, die and resurrect this time. He is coming to reign and rule as Faithful and True. He is coming to finish the work he started during His first "visit." As Jesus said, "On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it." (Matt. 16:18)

What he built was an "ecclesia" (meaning "called out ones") to proclaim the redemptive Word of God in the earth. One proof of Christ's Lordship are the "many crowns" on his head. Another proof of his Lordship are the "armies of heaven" that will accompany his return. Eyes like fire indicate His resolve to judge and wage war.

Now, I don't know exactly when or how we become part of God's heavenly army. Whether it is by rapture, or death and resurrection, doesn't matter to me.

I just plan to be wherever Jesus is and follow Him wherever He leads!