Revelation 19:11 “And 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.”
John saw heaven opened and a white horse came out. This is the story of a husband and wife coming down on their honeymoon on white horses and as they go down, the Lord Jesus Christ is going to ride on it and those who are following are on white garments.
As they come down, the beast, the false prophet and his armies (Revelation 16, they are getting ready for battle here against God) and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself comes down and just wipes out the entire army and that blood reaches up to the bottom of the white garments.
Did you notice that royalty would have a red carpet? Why would they have that? Because it is foretelling what Jesus Christ would do when He comes down on His ‘red carpet’. It’s going to come down like red blood.
So then, Jesus Christ destroys and wipes out His enemy and the blood goes everwhere. Why? Because the whole world is fighting against God. As the whole world tries to fight against God, the blood just goes down for miles and miles long until it reaches up to the bottom of your garments.
This is wrath, this is judgment.
This is not love.
‘What happened to love? What happened to grace?’
The age of grace is over.
You’re in the age of grace and love now, today is the day of salvation. If not, then you’re going to go through the day of the Lord and that day of the Lord is going to be so terrible, so scary that there is no such thing as love when they see Jesus.
You better get saved today while Jesus is pleading with you, He’s calling and He did not give up calling you. The song is still going, there’s room at the cross for you. Though millions have come, there’s still room for one. You better receive them while you still have the chance.
Notice also that this white horse is very different from the one in Revelation 6. A lot of people confuse the horse of Revelation 6 with the horse of Revelation 19, they teach that the horse of Revelation 6 is the Lord Jesus Christ, this is heretical. Remember from Revelation 6 that this horse is the Antichrist, false Christ. Notice that Antichrist is trying so much to imitate Jesus Christ that even saved Christian scholars think that the horse rider of Revelation 6 is Jesus. That’s extremely dangerous.
Revelation 6:2 “And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.”
How many crowns did the horse rider have? One.
Read Revelation 19:12, this horse rider has many crowns. That’s why there’s a song that goes ‘crown him with many crowns. The Lamb upon his throne’.
So the Lord Jesus Christ has not just one crown, but He has many crowns. Why? Becuase He is worthy to be praised, He is worthy to be honored and worshipped and adored, that’s why He deserve all the crowns. Why does He have many crowns? Perhaps because of all the saints who threw their crowns at His feet or because of all nations around the world who had to cast out their crowns and give it to Him.
He’s Faithful and True. Why? Because He never broke a promise with you, He’ll never lie to you.
Notice that when He makes war and He judges people, that is known as righteousness.
When you see a bunch of slaughtered people, millions and millions dead all over the ground, this is known as righteousness.
Why would He say that? Because He will never judge a person unfairly or wrongly.
You need to understand that there is eternal hellfire and when God does even the smallest chastisement to His child, He will never do it wrongly. He’s going to do it fairly for a good reason, it’s righteous and holy.
When you hear about this story where Jesus Christ comes down and wipes all of His enemies, that His garments are dipped in blood, you got to realize that’s righteousness.
Why? Because these people are so evil and wicked that judgment has to be cast. A lot of people don’t realize that evil has to be punished. They think about love and grace but when you keep doing that, people who are genuinely evil, they don’t care how much love you’re giving to them, they will abuse it and they will laugh at your face. That’s the reason why there has to be justice and judgment, not more social programs.
Revelation 19:12 “His 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.”
Did it say that His eyes were as a flame of love? No. Fire!
Do you think that He’s loving over here or that He’s mad? He’s mad. Where do you think superman got his laser eyes from? Always copycatting the Bible.
Why would His head have many crowns? There is one being who had several heads and many crowns and that’s Satan. Remeber the great red dragon, this Leviathan, behemoth, devil, he had several heads and ten crowns. But the Lord Jesus Christ is different, He has one head with many crowns. All Satan can get is ten but Jesus Christ has many crowns on Him. All Satan can conjure up is just a few crowns on his head and we saw those kingdoms and empires, what Satan tried to do but Jesus Christ is going to take them all back for Himself and He’s going to have His crowns wipe out the devil’s.
Jesus has a name that’s written but no man knows but He Himself only knows the name.
What is that name? Some people think that it’s verse 13, the ‘Word of God’ because that’s written.
Pastor proposes an interesting theory, he thinks that it is a name that we don’t really know, not ‘the Word of God’. Why? Because when He comes down on Armageddon, He already has multiple names, in verse 13 He’s called the Word of God, in verse 16 He’s got a name written King of kings and Lord of lords. Pastor believes the word literally as it says, it’s a name that no man knew.
This happened one time before in Exodus 6. A possibility is the word ‘Jehovah’ but pastor don’t think that’s really he case because it’s already given out. But He did do that before, He did have a name where He doesn’t identify Himself or let the people know.
Exodus 6:3 “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.”
He didn’t reveal His name Jehovah to them.
There’s a basic doctrine on the ‘Names of God’, but guess what. you didn’t get all His names. Look at Exodus, He gave one of His names to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, ‘God Almight’, but His other name, ‘Jehovah’, He didn’t give it to them. In Revelation 19, He already had two names there. So His name is endless actually.
When Jehovah Witnesses say the name of God is Jehovah, there is no other name. That is wrong because if you look at Exodus 6:3 God even says here that He has two names. When Jehovah Witnesses try to scare with book of Psalms that God’s name alone is Jehovah and that it means God does not have any other name, it can’t include Jesus so Jesus cannot be God etc.
That is wrong. God has many names.
What the book of Psalms is saying ‘My name alone is Jehovah’ simply means that God’s name alone should have that title ‘Jehovah’. Other people’s name should not claim that title ‘Jehovah’ for themselves. That’s the simple answer. Nobody else can claim that name except God’s name alone can take that word ‘Jehovah’.