The book of Revelation is a prophecy filled with fantastic descriptions of the return of Christ and the end of time. I’ve always wanted a top special effects studio to make a film of the entire book. It would be so exciting to view! Can you imagine the visuals of heaven, the dragon, angels and the lake of fire! In Revelation 19:11, John wrote, “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war.”(NIV) Here, in the climax of the book, Jesus, the rider on the white horse is called Faithful. Does that seem odd to you? Here is the vision of Christ preparing to wage the final battle. He is described as having eyes of blazing fire, many crowns on his head, a robe dipped in blood and a sharp sword coming from his mouth. How does faithfulness fit in?
I think it is awe-inspiring in two ways. First, faithfulness qualifies him to be Lord of Lords. The Bible describes Jesus as a faithful witness, a faithful son and a faithful high priest. Philippians 2 describes the degree of his faithfulness, namely, he was obedient to God to the point of death. Faithfulness qualifies him to ride the white horse. Second, it reminds us that Jesus keeps his promises. We can trust that Jesus will leads us to the ultimate victory! Faithfulness is awesome!
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