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He Is the Returning King!
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“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. 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. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 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. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:11-16)

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I really don’t know how to improve on that, not that I’ve been trying to improve on God’s Word in any of these studies. It’s just that in this passage it is so clear what is going to happen. Jesus will finally return, not as a babe in a manger, not as an traveling preacher, but as King of kings and Lord of lords. Look at the way Jesus is referred to. He is called, “Faithful and True”, has a name written on Him that no one but He Himself knows, His name is called “The Word of God”, and of course He is called “King of kings and Lord of lords”. Is there any doubt who this is? Can anyone possibly mistake this Messiah? The fact of the matter is that many will already be serving one they believe to be the Messiah. The anti-Christ also comes on a white horse, but he “went for conquering and to conquer.” And the world is going to call him a man of peace?

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One thing we need to remember is that Satan tries to mimic everything that God does. You name it, the serpent has a counterfeit. This time, however, he will not get away with it. His mask will be torn off before the entire world. His followers will be vanquished by the mere word of the Lord. Satan will be cast into the abyss. Think of the most glorious king, the mightiest king, in reality or mythology or legend. I tell you this by the power of the Holy Spirit. Not one of them can come close to the majesty, the power, the glory, the magnificence of Jesus, the King of all kings. I am moved, when watching “The Lord of the Rings” when Aragorn returns to Gondor and sets up his kingdom. Yet Aragorn, although a “type” of Christ, was only a weak shadow of the Christ who is to return as our King. Jesus has already passed through death unto life. He has been victorious over the enemy by the blood He shed on the cross and the resurrection from the dead. Even so, He shall return with glory and honor and power that cannot possibly be recorded by man. Even in Revelation 19, as seen above, our words cannot adequately describe this glorious return. It cannot describe the joy that shall fill the hearts of the people of God, nor the dread of those who have opposed Him.

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This you must learn and know that Jesus WILL return as He promised. “And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, ‘Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.’” (Acts 1:10, 11) Did you realize that Jesus was standing upon the Mount of Olives when He ascended into the clouds and these angels delivered this message? Zechariah 14:4 says of this, “And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.”

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No only is Jesus really going to return, but He is going to return very soon. Many people scoff at this and say, “That’s what they said in the Bible.” And that is true, but God has delayed for our benefit, that we might enter in and be partakers of the riches of His glory. He has delayed that we might receive His mercy, otherwise we would have fallen under His wrath in that great day. Even so, if they, who by the power of the Holy Spirit, said the time was near, even at the door, nearly 2000 years ago, how much closer is that “near” now? Many have seen it coming and wait eagerly for His return. It is even as John recorded in Revelation 22:20 saying, “He which testifieth these things saith, ‘Surely I come quickly.’ Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”

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When He returns, will He already be your King, or will you be forced to serve Him? As it is written, “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10, 11) Will you be forced to your knees by the weight of His glory or by the honor of your Savior?

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