Tag: armies of heaven
Scripture reading for December 28th: Revelation 19:1-21
Following the announcement of Babylon’s sudden fall, John heard the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, for true and just are His judgments. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of His servants.” (Revelation 19:1-2) Heaven’s multitudes rejoiced in God’s judgments. These had come out of the tribulation and had remained true to God and now were seeing God’s justice in action. The elders around the throne agreed with this worship and cried, “Amen, Hallelujah!”
Next, John heard a great multitude shouting in response to a command from the throne to praise God, “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Revelation 19:6-8) The next event was the wedding of the Lamb and the bride was made ready. The wedding garments of fine linen, were the righteous acts of the saints! The deeds of this great multitude would be their clothing at the event. No one would be allowed at the wedding supper without a proper garment! (Matthew 22:11-14) Those invited to this banquet would be blessed! (Revelation 19:9)
“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider was called Faithful and True. With justice He judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire and on His head are many crowns. He has a name that no one knows but Himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood and His name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following Him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of His mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. . .On His robe and on His thigh He has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:11-16)
The heavenly Bridegroom comes on a white horse. He is no longer the Lamb, but now is King of Kings and Lord of Lords! He will rule the nations and judge those who have not come under His authority. Is He your King?