Superman and His Friends Are Coming! (Rev. 19:13-16)

Jan 1, 2021

Revelation 19:13 “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.”

His bottom garments are going to be dipped in blood.

“The word of God” is Jesus.

When He is set up as King of kings and Lord of lords that He’s going to be worshipped.

Muhammad doesn’t believe Jesus is God, they’re going to worship Jesus as God, they’re going to bow down before Him.

Jews denied Jesus as the Messiah but they’re going to bow down before Him. J

Jehovah Witnesses do not believe Jesus is God, Mormon too, but they’re going to bow down before Him and worship Jesus as God.

John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

Isn’t that Jesus? When did God dwell amongst human flesh? The only answer is Jesus over here.

Differences between the two white horsemen

Back to Revelation 19, when we compare this with Revelation 6, there are several differences:

  1. The rider in Revelation 6, his name was not given whereas Revelation 19, it comes with different names
  2. In Revelation 19, this white horse is at the end of the tribulation. Revelation 6 is at the beginning of tribulation.
  3. In Revelation 19, it’s a one time battle at verse 15 where He wipes out all the nations. In Revelation 6, he’s conquering and to conquer. It’s an ongoing battle and war, it’s not a one time battle.
  4. Revelation 19:14, it’s not just Jesus Christ, someone’s following Jesus when He comes down from heaven.
  5. Revelation 19:15 Jesus Christ’s weapon is a sword. Revelation 6, the weapon of that white horse is a bow.

The rider of Revelation 6 and the rider of Revelation 19 are not the same riders.

Who is the army following Jesus Christ?

Revelation 19:14 “And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.”

When Jesus comes down out of heaven, an army is following Him. That army is us, the Christian church.

Remember we’re up in heaven, then we go through the marriage supper, then we’re like Jesus Christ, we’re sons of God and then we come down with Him. How do you know that?

Who are the people who are dressed up in fine linen, clean and white? In verse 8, that refers to the wife, the bride of Jesus. That’s the Christian church.

Who else is joining us at the wedding? It’s the tribulation saints, so they’ll be following along as well because they also got white garments (Revelation 17:14). Both the bride and the guests are dressed up in white garments.

Revelation 7:14 “And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

Revelation 19:15 “And 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.”

Jesus Christ’ reign

The sword comes out of His mouth and He’s going to smite the nations.

The Lord Jesus Christ, with this rod of iron, He’s going to rule over all the nations. So it’s a hard rule, iron rule. It’s going to be like military dictatorship.

This blood is known as winepress, it is like the blood of grapes and it is known as wrath.

Notice the scriptures are overloaded with passages on the second advent, the day of the Lord. The main theme throughout your entire Bible is the day of the Lord, it’s not salvation by grace through faith, it’s not the death of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross, it’s actually the second advent.

Psalms 2:1-2 “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,”

That’s the Antichrist army, they’re saying ‘we’re going to go against God’.

Psalms 2:9 “Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

No kidding, Jesus Christ is dashing them like potters vessel during the second advent. This is not talking about some nice devotional, this is wrath, this is a scary time.

The blood of grapes symbolizes the blood of Jesus Christ. Grapes symbolize blood throughout the Bible that’s why whenever God talks about blood, He’ll use the metaphor and symbol of grapes. That’s why He calls this winepress.

Isaiah 63:1-4 “Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.”

Verse 1: Doesn’t this match with Revelation 19? God is speaking in righteousness.

In Revelation 14, when God wipes out the army, it’s like when you’re trotting down on grapes and when it reaches so deep, the grape juice is going to reach the hem of your garments. And that’s the same thing when He wipes out the army and the blood of people is going to reach the bottom of His garment.

When we follow Jesus Christ down from heaven, that means we’re going to have that blood and the rod of iron with him.

When you read Joel 2, this is almost like superman, when the Lord Jesus Christ comes out, His eyes are as a flame of fire, kind of like laser shot and He comes down from outer space, out of nowhere.

Notice that out of His mouth goes a sharp sword and He can rule them with a rod of iron. That’s why the word of God is likened to a sword, it cuts. There’s so much symbolism for a reason, it’s pointing to a literal thing later on.

In Joel, notice that these people, if weapons touch their bodies, it doesn’t hurt them. They’re able to run over the walls and when they go down in their path, behind them it looks like fire, that almost looks like superman.

All those fantasy shows that try to show you what people want to become but they don’t realize that they had it all the time when somebody knocked on their door and offer them that free gift to become like superman.

You and I will become like that, that’s what is going to happen at the second advent and the Lord Jesus Christ is going to cut off that reign of that serpent and He’s going to step on his head.