Christ Will Come To Take Care Of Business: To Make All Things New — 3 Points

 

 

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Revelation 19:11

And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True; and in righteousness He judges and wages war.

 

As we see in this passage, the first display of Christ as He comes to earth from heaven is not of a loving, kind and gentle comforter.  It is rather of one who must of necessity take care of business.  For when He comes to set up His kingdom there will still be sin and evil in the world.  It will be up to Him to get rid of sin and make all things new.  As heaven opens in John’s vision the first view we get of Christ is as a victorious general.

 

He comes as a victorious general.  Yes, He comes riding on a white horse.  He is the pure and holy one.  He comes to earth fully confident in His victory.  For, in fact, He has already won the victory over sin and death at the cross.  Here is when he comes to claim it, enforce it and exalt in it.  And Christ not only has this victorious demeanor here at His coming; He maintains this attitude throughout all the years of the millennium.  In whatever sinful rebellious uprising that will exist, He will always be present to face it as a victorious warrior.  (Read also Zeph. 3:17 and   Ps. 45:4).

 

He comes as one who is Faithful and True.  This is one of His many titles; a title that tells us that He has been and always will be true to His word.  He is completely trustworthy in all that He says.  Here in this context we see that He is saying to us, Look, I have returned to the earth just as I said I would.  Indeed, in Matthew 24:27, He did say to us through His disciples, “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”

 

He comes as one who, in righteousness, judges and makes war.  In my study of various Bible passage I was able to find three points that show the nature of His judgments, which likewise will display a part of His character and glory.

(1) He judges in righteousness.  All His judgments are fair and according to righteousness (Isa. 11:4).  He judges and makes war on no one out of an unholy purpose.  His judgments are against sin and against unrepentance and rebellion, for He cannot tolerate sin in His presence.

(2) He judges with anger.  He is angry at sin, and His anger will not be only when He first comes to the earth (at the battle of Armageddon).  He will remain angry at sin every day, all during the millennium, until sin is vanquished.

 

Psalm 7:11

God is a righteous judge,

And a God who has indignation every day.

 

Isaiah 66:15

For behold, the Lord will come in fire

And His chariots like the whirlwind,

To render His anger with fury,

And His rebuke with flames of fire.

 

Revelation 19:15

And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.

 

(3) His judgments are intentional and sure.  As one prepares for war against an enemy, He sharpens his weapons as He carefully plans His judgments.

 

Psalm 7:11-13

11 God is a righteous judge,

And a God who has indignation every day.

12 If a man does not repent,

He will sharpen His sword;

He has bent His bow and made it ready.

13 He has also prepared for Himself deadly weapons;

He makes His arrows fiery shafts.

His mouth and lips will slay the wicked.  He will merely speak a word and they will all be killed.

 

Isaiah 11:4b

And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,

And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.

 

Revelation 19:15

And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.

 

 

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About Stephen Nielsen

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2 Responses to Christ Will Come To Take Care Of Business: To Make All Things New — 3 Points

  1. jerbear says:

    amen steve-oorah!

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