Jesus Christ Rides
Jesus Christ leads the Saints of God to rule the earth. Our God leads each of us to play a part in the army of Heaven. We who follow Jesus Christ will someday stand in victory with him in Heaven.
11And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God (Rev. 19:11–13, KJV).
The White Horse
John begins a new theme in chapter 19. He sees … heaven opened, and behold a white horse. These verses are one of the few places in Revelation where the different viewpoints come together in agreement. They show us a picture of our Lord as the victorious exalted Jesus Christ. The resurrected Christ rides a white horse that symbolizes victory. We view the same white horse and rider in the first seal where we witness Jesus Christ spreading the Gospel (Rev. 6:2).
The rider on the white horse has names that point to our Savior. Our Lord’s eyes look … as a flame of fire. This reveals our Redeemer as the All-knowing God whose eyes pierce into our minds and secret thoughts. Our Savior wears crowns of victory. No one knows the … name written on the Faithful and True witness. Our Unlimited Sovereign God seems bigger and greater than we can imagine or comprehend.
Jesus Christ rides the White Horse
The rider wears a robe … dipped in blood. Some believe that this represents the shed blood from the cross. Others believe the blood comes from the winepress of wrath (Isa. 63:1–6). John looks into Heaven for this view of the Gospel Age. I understand this view to symbolize both the Gospel Age and the judgment at the end of the Age. This indicates that the blood on Jesus symbolizes both the cross and the judgment.
14And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS (Rev 19:14–16, KJV).
Jesus Christ Wins the Battle
Do saints or angels make up the armies that follow our King Jesus Christ? The armies indicate more than one army. The angels will come with our Lord at the end of the Gospel Age (Matt. 25:31). The redeemed saints of God rule with their Jesus Christ while on earth (2 Tim. 2:12). Saints clothed with the righteousness of Christ follow the Lamb during the Gospel Age (John 10:27; Matt. 16:24).
A sharp sword … comes out of the mouth of the Almighty King. This symbolizes the Word of God (Heb. 4:12). The Lord … shall rule them with a rod of iron. The meaning of rule (poimaino) means “to tend and feed as a shepherd.”[i] The phrase used here is similar to the one that Jesus Christ uses to rule the nations in Vision 4 (Rev. 12:5).
The picture shown in these verses points to both the end-time judgment and the Gospel Age. Jesus Christ rules the nations with his Church during the Gospel Age. He then returns with the armies of Heaven at the end of the Age.
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