Who Are The Armies That Will Follow Christ On White Horses?

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And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. (Rev 19:14-15, NASB)

 

Who Are The Armies That Will Follow Christ

On White Horses?

This is one of the most frequently asked prophetical questions. And I will give you my best answer. It seems to me that there are four groups to consider here.

First of all, there are the three groups of believing people: the church, the tribulation saints, and the Old Testament saints. Certainly the church would be included, since they are His bride and will be clothed in white linen (Rev. 19:7-8) — they are all those who will be raptured (me included). But I think it is very possible that the tribulation saints (the martyrs, Rev. 7:9-17), as well as the Old Testament saints (Dan. 12:2) will also be included to ride with Him.

My reasoning is because all these are believers, and I think they all are those whom He gathers from the four winds (Matthew 24:31).

And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. (Matt 24:31)

Hence, I believe that when He comes He will gather all the elect (the raptured church, the tribulation saint, and the Old Testament saints), and He will give them all great white horses to ride and to follow Him into the kingdom.

Some believe that the angels will follow Him on white horses too. Certainly, the bible tells us that they will be with Jesus when He comes, and they have the special duty of judging every man according to His deeds.

For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds. (Matt 16:27)

We don’t really know if they will be given white horses, as the saints; but since they are without sin, I would think they would deserve a horse too. Why not?

Some, I suppose, say that the riding of the white horses is merely symbolic; and they may reject the literal nature of it all together. But I don’t see it that way. I do see the white horses as symbolic of our victory in Jesus, but I see no reason to believe that it is not also literal.  I think we will be given white horses that fly! Why not?  Well, we will see.  Maybe each of us will be given our own horse to ride on for eternity. And the angels too, why not.

 

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3 Responses to Who Are The Armies That Will Follow Christ On White Horses?

  1. JJSJ says:

    This reminds me of a song by the Christian music group PETRA. Most of the old hymn-writers had defective (i.e., non-dispensational) eschatologies, but the glorious Return of the Lord Jesus Christ, riding on a white war-horse, is musically portrayed by the group PETRA, in the lyrics of this energetic song that anticipates Christ’s arrival at the close of the 7-year Tribulation:

    It’s an age old score that’s got to be settled
    It’s an age old debt that’s got to be paid
    When the King breaks through in all of His glory
    To claim His throne and the world that He made
    The nations wait with their armies gathered
    With Jerusalem firmly under their thumbs
    There will be no peace in Armageddon valley
    Till the trumpet sounds and the cavalry comes
    When He arrives He will conquer them all
    Take back the ground given after the fall

    [Chorus]
    All the King’s horses and all the King’s men
    Gonna ride down from heaven from where they’ve been
    All the King’s horses and all the King’s men
    Gonna put this world back together again
    Gonna put this world back together

    On a great white horse the King will come riding
    He’s the One they call Faithful and True
    With His eyes of fire and blood dipped clothing
    He had a name nobody else knew
    And by his side rode the armies of heaven
    Dressed in linen clean and white as the snow
    Riding down to earth with a vengeance so holy
    For a one-day battle that will trample their foe
    And when the dust and the smoke disappears
    The King will reign for a thousand years
    When the lion lays down with the lamb
    There’ll be peace in the land of Abraham
    They will beat their swords into plows
    When every tongue declares and every knee bows

    [Chorus]
    All the King’s horses and all the King’s men
    Gonna ride down from heaven from where they’ve been
    All the King’s horses and all the King’s men
    Gonna put this world back together again
    Gonna put this world back together . . .

    Quoting Bob Hartman, “All the King’s Horses”, on Petra’s This Means War! (music album produced by Starsong, 1989), track 10 [emphasis added]. What an astonishing event that will be!!!

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