Revelation 19 – The Second Coming Of Christ

by | Updated July 11th, 2024

The judgment of the earth, as far as God’s wrath being poured out, has been completed. We have one final battle to take place in chapter nineteen. The vials have been dispensed upon the earth of the judgment and the wrath of God. Now, the time has come for the Lord Jesus Christ Himself to return in power and great glory and establish God’s kingdom upon the earth. Because of this there’s great rejoicing in heaven. A great multitude declaring, “Alleluia, salvation and glory and honor and power unto the Lord our God.”

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The Praise of Heaven Over the Judgment of the Great Whore

Revelation 19:1-3 – “And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God: For true and righteous are His judgments: for He hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.”

There is at this time much praise in heaven. People are in heaven worshiping God. Either it is those from ages past, God’s people who were raptured out prior to the tribulation, perhaps mid way, or the ones who were raptured just before Jesus returns to the earth. (SEE: When Will the Rapture Happen?) Nonetheless, whatever your view is, they are there worshiping over the judgment of the great whore. God has finally dealt with this false world system and kingdom of the Antichrist.

There are a plethora of reasons why we must praise and worship God. We do so because of His grace, mercy, and love. For His excellent greatness, power, and holiness. For His redemption plan of the ages in sending His Son as payment for our sins on Calvary’s Cross. However, here He is praised for His judgment upon a Christ rejecting world. And for judging this false religious and economic system that has deceived the world. Also, for avenging the saints, for God “hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand”(Revelation 19:2).

God is praised because He has exercised His just and true judgment on the great harlot. Judgment is the inescapable consequence of sin. T. S. Kepler said, “The moral law can no more be broken than the law of gravity; it can only be illustrated.” It is said that the judgments of God are true and just. God alone is perfect in judgment for three reasons: First, He alone can see the innermost thoughts and desires of any man. Second, He alone has the purity to judge without prejudice. Third, He alone has the wisdom to find the right judgment and the power to apply it. We must not only praise Him for His goodness but also His wrath. He does all things well (Mark 7:37)!

Over and over again we have the affirmation that the judgments of God are true and righteous. This has been declared all the way through Revelation. This is one of the areas Satan constantly challenges concerning God. He challenges God’s Word and the fairness of His judgments when He deals out His judgments and wrath upon man and this world. There are always those who are ready to challenge God’s fairness. “What about the people that haven’t heard?” Man will be judged according to and in proportion to his light and understanding of the gospel (Romans 2:16). God is always fair and just in all He does. This is the declaration that is made all through the period of judgment, “for true and righteous are His judgments.”

The serpent or Satan challenged Eve in the Garden of Eden that God wasn’t truthful or fair. “He said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:1-5). What God is telling you is not true. He’s trying to withhold from you something that’s good. He’s not being fair with you. The devil’s constantly challenging God’s Word and that He’s not really just. However, “He is a liar, and the father of lies” (John 8:44).

In the first six verses they use the word Alleluia or Hallelujah four times in their worship of God. Alleluia is an interjection or noun meaning hallelujah, a word of praise to God. Hallelujah is a transliteration of Hebrew hallū yāh, which means “praise ye Jah,” “praise ye” And “Jah.” The word hallēl in Hebrew means a joyous praise in song. The second part, Yah, is a shortened form of YHWH (Yahweh or Jehovah in English). All of our praise should be joyous and exuberant.

The Twenty-four Elders and Four Beast Fall Down and Worship God

Revelation 19:4-7 – “And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshiped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.”

There follows praise from the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures. The twenty-four elders were prominent in the early visions (Revelation 4:4 ; 4:10 ; 5:6; 5:11; 5:14; 7:11; 11:16; 14:3) as were the four beasts or living creatures (Revelation 4:6-9; 5:6-14; 6:1-7; 7:11; 14:3; 15:7). We saw that the twenty-four elders represent the twelve patriarchs and the twelve apostles, and, therefore, stand for Old and New Testament believers, the totality of the Church. The four living creatures, respectively like a lion, an ox, a man and an eagle, are likely cherubim. Hence, a song of praise from the twenty-four elders and the four beasts or living creatures is from the whole of the Church and the whole of angelic beings.

Imagine the millions upon millions of Christians that will be gathered in that glorious assembly and when the voice comes from the throne exhorting us to praise God and give glory to Him. Imagine the tremendous worship and crescendo of praise that will arise. And John heard it as the voice of many waters or rushing waters and the voice of mighty thunderings. The voices of praise and worship in this heavenly scene is thunderous. Like the rushing of many waters or oceans with the waves rushing against the shore and as many thunderings rolling across the sky. Their praise was as it were a multitude of thunder storms happening all at once. That’s just how loud the praises of heaven will be with all the millions upon millions of saints from throughout the ages all worshiping at the same time. I can’t wait! I can only imagine what this will be like.

I Can Only Imagine (4:06 Minutes) by MercyMe

I can only imagine what it will be like
When I walk by Your side
I can only imagine what my eyes will see
When Your face is before me
I can only imagine, yeah

Surrounded by Your glory

What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You, Jesus
Or in awe of You be still?

Will I stand in Your presence
Or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?

I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine when that day comes
And I find myself standing in the son
I can only imagine when all I will do
Is forever—forever worship You

I can only imagine, yeah
I can only imagine

Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You, Jesus
Or in awe of You be still?

Will I stand in Your presence
Or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing hallelujah?

Will I be able to speak at all?

I can only imagine, yeah
I can only imagine

Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You, Jesus
Or in awe of You be still?

Will I stand in Your presence
Or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing hallelujah?
Will I be able to speak at all?

I can only imagine, yeah
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever—forever worship You

I can only imagine

Praise in heaven is always extremely radical, exuberant, joyful, boisterous, rowdy, overexuberant, and audacious. They put all their hearts and souls into it. Can you grasp what it will be like? What it will feel like? What it will be like emotionally and spiritually? It will be overwhelming! It’ll be exciting! It’ll be breathtaking! If it will be like this in heaven shouldn’t it be the same here. What if our church services were a reflection of the heavenly? We’re in on the job training now for eternity. If we are uncomfortable praising Him like this now how will we feel in glory? We’d better get used to it because that’s what it will be like forever and ever, world without end. We see similar scenes earlier in this book as well as in the Old Testament.

Psalms 47:1 – “Clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.”

Psalms 103:1 – “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.”

Psalms 150 – “Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary: praise Him in the firmament of His power. Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: praise Him with the psaltery and harp. Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord!”

2 Chronicles 20:18-19 – “And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshiping the Lord. And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a LOUD VOICE on high.”

Revelation 4:8-11 – “And they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to Him that sat on the throne, Who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

Revelation 5:11-14 – “And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a LOUD VOICE, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshiped Him that liveth for ever and ever.”

Revelation 7:9-12 – “I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a LOUD VOICE, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshiped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.”

Revelation 19:1-7 – “I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God: For true and righteous are His judgments: for He hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshiped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.”

Four reasons are given for this kind of praise and worship: 1. For His Judgments.”For true and righteous are His judgments!” 2. “For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.” God is in control and His reign upon the earth is forthcoming. 3. God has “avenged the blood of His servants.” 4. “For the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.” We’ve been espoused to Jesus all these years and the time for our nuptials is finally here. Praise the Lord!

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

Revelation 19:7-9 – “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.”

The hour for the heavenly nuptials has finally arrived! But who is the bride, or the wife of the Lamb? Is this the special dignity of the portion of Israel, or is it that of the church? The Marriage Supper of the Lamb takes place in heaven just before our Lord descends with all His saints to take His great power and reign upon the earth. When He reigns His Bride will reign with Him. Henry Ironside says, “it seems plain that we are warranted in viewing Israel as the earthly bride, and the church as the heavenly bride, both alike are dear to His heart Who purchased them with His precious blood, but each having a special character of her own.”

Or else it could be that the Old Testament church is the bride of the Father as portrayed in many Old Testament scriptures and the New Testament church is the bride of Christ. It could also be that the accumulation of old and new testament saints together will be the bride of Christ. This may be so because the Old Testament believers were saved by looking forward to the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross and the New Testament believers are saved by looking back to His sacrifice as a completed act. God knows! It will nonetheless be a feast, time of rejoicing, and celebration. What a glorious union this will be!

The thought of the relationship between God and His people as a marriage goes far back into the Old Testament. Again and again the prophets thought of Israel as the chosen bride of God. “I will betroth thee unto Me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord” (Hosea 2:19-20). “Thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is His name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall He be called” (Isaiah 54:5). The same rings true of the church which is the bride of Christ. Scripture lays out the marriage and relationship between the husband and wife as a beautiful picture of Christ and His church.

Ephesians 5:22-33 – “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”

What a time of celebration and feast this will be! Remember Jesus foretold of this day at the last supper. He said, “But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom” (Matthew 26:29).

His Bride Clothed in Fine White Linen

Fine white linen represents and is symbolic of the righteousness of the saints! But how is it obtained? Paul, the apostle, recounting to the Philippians his past achievements as a Jew wrote, “Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for Whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith” (Philippians 3:5-9).

It’s Jesus’ righteousness that’s imparted to us through faith in Him. God accounts our faith for righteousness. We’ll be clothed in linen, white and clean. Fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. That righteousness that God puts to our account because we trust in Jesus. It’s imputed righteousness given to us through our faith in Christ. It is not a righteousness of works. We’re accounted righteous by God because we believe and trust in Jesus Christ. This and this alone is the basis for our righteousness. Notice, His bride is clothed with fine white linen. Linen is a breathable fabric which denotes a lack of sweating and perspiration or a lack of work. It’s His finished work on the cross that gives us our righteous standing before God and nothing we do.

Romans 3:26 – “To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.”

Romans 4:4-5 – “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Isaiah 61:10 – “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of His righteousness.”

2 Corinthians 5:21 – “For He hath made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”

Worship God Not Man

Revelation 19:10 – “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

So John was caught up in the moment and fell at his feet to worship him. He quickly admonished him don’t worship me. I’m a servant of God and the Lord Jesus. Worship God! He alone is worthy of our worship. I have the testimony of Jesus just as you do. “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” This signifies that all prophecy is centered around the person of Christ. It focuses on Jesus. Thus, our preaching, focus, and object of our faith must be Jesus and Him crucified. His death, burial, resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and soon return.

The Return of the Lord at the Battle of Armageddon

We have in the verses that follow the return of our Lord and Savior. He will return and defeat the armies of the Antichrist or beast, and the false prophet at the battle of Armageddon. Once they are defeated the beast and false prophet will be cast into the lake of fire. The rest God gives over to the fowls of the air to feast on their carcasses. After which Jesus will set up His kingdom and rule on the earth. He will reign over the earth bringing the greatest time of prosperity the world has ever known. Praise the Lord! What a glorious time it will be.

For a further description of The Battle of Armageddon see: Revelation 14:14-20 and Revelation 17:14-18.

We see this foretold of in the Old Testament and by Jesus as well and at the beginning of Revelation,

Zechariah 14:1-4 – “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when He fought in the day of battle. 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.”

Isaiah 64:1-2 – “Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at Thy presence, As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make Thy name known to Thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Thy presence!”

Matthew 24:29-31 – “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

Revelation 1:7 – “Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen.”

Jesus the Conquering King

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.”

Here we see Christ as the conqueror. He is, as H. B. Swete puts it, “a royal commander followed by a dazzling retinue.” At His first coming He came as a servant to pay the penalty for sin. The Jews missed this. They looked for a conquering Messiah but missed that He must first suffer and die at the hands of sinful men. At Jesus’ second coming He is manifest as a mighty warrior defeating His enemies. At His first coming He was judged of men. At His second coming He’ll be the judge.

The Description of Jesus at His Return

Revelation 19:11-16 – “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.”

  1. He is called Faithful and True. He’s called true because He’s the embodiment of truth. In Him is no lie. He taught truth and is Himself the truth. All truth is centered around Him. He is also faithful! His people can depend upon Him and trust Him. He is faithful to His Word. We can trust Him to lead us into all truth and to keep His promises. He was also faithful to the Father in all things. He is “the faithful witness!”

    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.”

    John 14:6 – “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.”

    Hebrews 6:18-20 – “That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.”

    Revelation 1:5 – “And from Jesus Christ, Who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood.”

    2 Corinthians 1:20 – “For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”

    Hebrews 10:23 – “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for He is faithful that promised.”

  2. He has eyes as a flame of fire. We’ve already seen this description in Revelation 1:14 and Revelation 2:18. It stands for the consuming power of the victorious Christ. His penetrating piercing eyes seeing into every heart, soul, and spirit. He sees all and there’s nothing hid from or that can hide from Him. This also speaks of His Omniscience as God Himself and as judge. And as we’ll see Him as the Word of God, He pierces into the very thought and intent of the heart. It also stands for His fiery wrath, indignation, and judgment upon His adversaries at His return.

    Hebrews 4:13 – “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do.” (Or with Whom we must give an account).

    Hebrews 4:12 – “For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

    Hebrews 10:27 – “But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.”

  3. On His head are many crowns. There are many crowns on His head. Why? What could He possibly need with them all? There are five crowns mentioned in scripture which are given as reward for faithful service to the Master at The Judgment Seat of Christ. I can only assume that if we’re rewarded a crown or crowns we will be so overwhelmed when we see Him that we’ll cast them at His feet in worship, adoration, and gratitude for all He did for us.

    Revelation 4:10-11 – “The four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created.”

  4. A name that no man knows but He Himself. “He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself.” Since no one can know it it’s a matter of speculation as to what it is. We’re probably better off not even trying. However, we’ll indulge ourselves a little.
    1. Kurios or Lord. Some have suggested that the name is Kurios or Lord. In Philippians 2:9-11 we read of the name above every name which God has given to Jesus because of His complete obedience; and all will bow before Him confessing Him to be Lord. This is why some believe this name to be Lord. However, Revelation 19:16 says, “He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, King Of kings, And Lord Of lords.” So this can certainly be ruled out because it has already been made known.
    2. YAHWEH. YHWH was the Jewish name for God. In Hebrew writing there were no vowels; the vowels are supplied by the reader. The name was so holy that it was never pronounced. It’s usually translated JEHOVAH or LORD. Many scholars think the name should be YAHWEH. The letters YHWH (Yahweh) are called the sacred tetragrammaton, the sacred four letters. There’s a good chance this may be the name because Jesus claimed to be the very same I AM God that spoke to Moses through the burning bush in Exodus 3:14. That’s why the Jews wanted to stone Him.

      John 8:56-59 – “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto Him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast Thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM. Then took they up stones to cast at Him.”

      There have been other suggestions but none worthy of our consideration.

  5. He’s clothed with a vesture dipped in blood. “A vesture dipped in blood” symbolizes and is a reminder of the price He paid for us on Golgotha’s hill. It will be an ever display of all He did for us to cleanse of our sins, to purchase us and our deliverance from sin. And for us to be clothed in His imputed righteousness, saved from wrath, and reconciled to God so we might have a relationship with Him. We will be forever grateful to Him.

    Thank You Lord Jesus!

    Romans 3:25-26 – “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.”

    Romans 5:9-11 – “Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom we have now received the reconciliation.”

    2 Corinthians 5:21 – “For He hath made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”

    Ephesians 1:7 – “In Whom we have redemption (deliverance) through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”

    1 Peter 1:18-19 – “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”

  6. His name is called The Word of God. He is the incarnate Word of God. The eternal logos. He was in the beginning with God and was Himself God. He was therefore manifest in the flesh through the virgin birth for the purpose of dying for our sins, was resurrected the third day, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and is now coming back again. What a glorious day this will be!

    Matthew 1:23 – “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

    John 1:1-2 and 14 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. 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.”

  7. The armies of heaven follow Him on white horses. Jesus comes riding on a white horse and a great army follows Him on white horses “clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” They come back with Him but as we shall see they won’t have to do much. They won’t even get their garments dirty. They will remain white which is the righteousness of the saints. Some have thought these could be angels but it’s clear they’re saints or blood washed believers. Our previous study foretells of His return, the saints are with Him, and of the battle that ensues. Enoch also prophesied of Jesus coming with ten thousands of His saints. This does not refer to an exact number but an innumerable group of saints from throughout the ages. There are “ten thousands of His saints.” Thousands is plural, hence, an innumerable host of saints to many to number.

    Revelation 17:14 – “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”

    Jude 1:14 – “Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints.”

  8. Out of His mouth goes a sharp sword. This was similarly shone also in the description of Christ in Revelation 1:16, “out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword.” The sharp sword refers to the Word of God. With it He will slay His enemies. By means of this sword Jesus executes the judgment, vengeance, and wrath of God upon a Christ rejecting and defiant world. It defeats His and our adversaries. Some have wondered how He is going to defeat the beast and armies of the Antichrist. Will He actually fight with them? No, this battle will be swift and over quickly. He slays them with the sword of His mouth! The Word is powerful! This is why we, in the here and now, must be equipped with and use the Word in fighting spiritual battles. Jesus used the scriptures when battling the devil and defeated him with it and so must we. Jesus exhorted us, “Occupy till I come” (Luke 19:13). We occupy and defeat the enemy with “the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God” (Ephesians 6:17).

    Matthew 4:1-11 – “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to Him, he said, If Thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh Him up into the holy city, and setteth Him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto Him, If Thou be the Son of God, cast Thyself down: for it is written, He shall give His angels charge concerning Thee: and in their hands they shall bear Thee up, lest at any time Thou dash Thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord Thy God. Again, the devil taketh Him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto Him, All these things will I give Thee, if Thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord Thy God, and Him only shalt Thou serve. Then the devil leaveth Him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto Him.”

    Isaiah 54:17 – “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness (vindication) is of Me, saith the Lord.”

    Isaiah 55:10-11 – “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

    Hebrews 4:12 – “For the Word of God is quick (alive), and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

    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.”

  9. King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords. So “He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.” This declares His Lordship which has always existed but is now coming to fruition for all the world to see. He came into this world for the purpose of becoming a man and facing the death of the cross. As a result of His willingness to lay down His life as a sacrifice for sin on the cross God the Father has given Him a name that’s above every name. That at His name every knee must bow and every tongue confess that He is “King Of kings, And Lord Of lords.”

    Philippians 2:6-11 – “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: 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.”

The Supper of the Great God

Revelation 19:17-18 – “And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.”

In Revelation 19:7-8 we have the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Celebrating the union of Christ and His church. What a glorious time that will be! Here we have a different scene altogether. This is a supper laid out for the fowls of the air. They’re invited to feast on the “flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.” Pretty much this is saying, they are of no value and only worthy of the birds of the air. Vultures feasting on dead carcasses! This will be the lot of those who gather themselves together thinking they can actually fight against and
overthrow the Lord and His anointed.

The Beast and His Armies Gather to Fight Against the Lord

Revelation 19:19 – “And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army.”

This is foretold of in more detail in our previous study of Revelation 14:14-20 and Revelation 17:14-18. The beast and his Allies Make War with the Lamb. The ten horns or ten kings or rulers that receive power with the Beast will impiously make war with the Lamb only to be overcome by Him Who is King of kings and Lord of lords. This, of course, will be fulfilled at the Battle of Armageddon here in Revelation 19:19. The armies of this world, under the control of the Antichrist, will come against Jerusalem or Israel seeking to annihilate them (Ezekiel 38), at which time Jesus returns and will defeat them. The Antichrist and his cohorts not only come against Israel but the Lord Himself. The utter delusion and deception over them thinking they can actually overthrow God. We see this foretold of in Psalms 2.

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.”

Psalms 2:8-9 – “Ask of Me, and I shall give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

Thus, they “imagine a vain thing” and “rage against the Lord and His anointed” but at the second coming Jesus will “break them with a rod of iron.” He will “dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

Revelation 19:21 – “And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”

The Doom of the Beast, False Prophet, and All Those Who Worshiped Him and His Image

Revelation 19:20 – “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”

Their lot and of all those who followed them will be the Lake of Fire which burns with brimstone. They will finally get their just reward. This is not annihilation or purgatory but will be their final home forevermore. It will be a place of eternal torment that will never cease. All who took his mark and worshiped his image will have their lot there as well. “And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh” (Revelation 19:21). This is what happens to them in the natural realm but their souls will have as their eternal home the Lake of Fire. Again, this is a place of eternal judgment. It will never end. Their suffering will last forever and ever and will see no end.

Luke 16:23 – “And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments.”

Matthew 18:9 – “And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.”

Matthew 10:28 – “Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Matthew 13:50 – “And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

Matthew 25:41 – “Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”

Mark 9:43-44 – “To go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”

2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 – “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power.”

Hebrews 10:27 – “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” without Christ.

Revelation 20:10 – “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

Revelation 20:14-15 – “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

Revelation 21:8 – “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Hell will not be a pleasant place. I’ve heard many say, “In hell I’m just going to party with all my friends and have a good time.” Well, this will not be a party. If this is your lot, you will be tormented with the flames of hell throughout eternity. It will never end. It’s a place of everlasting punishment. But you don’t have to go there. Jesus paid the price for your sins on Calvary’s cross. You can be completely forgiven and spared the judgment of God. Will you turn your life over to Jesus and accept Him as your Lord and Savior today? We’re in the end times. There is no time for delay. GIVE YOUR HEART to JESUS NOW!

2 Peter 3:9 – “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

2 Corinthians 6:2 – “For He saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured (helped) thee: behold, NOW is the accepted time; behold, NOW is the day of salvation.”

Sinner’s Prayer: Lord, I have sinned and fallen short of Your glory. I ask You to forgive me of my sins. I believe Jesus died for my sins and rose from the dead. Cleanse me of my sins with the blood of Jesus. I confess Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Come into my heart Jesus! I commit my life to You at this moment! Come into my heart and help me to live for You from now on and forever. In Jesus name amen!

Let’s Look For Jesus’ Soon Return With Anxious Anticipation!

Titus 2:13 – “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.”

Hebrews 9:28 – “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

James 5:7-8 – “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.”

1 John 3:1-3 – “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.”

1 John 2:28 – “And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.”

Come Jesus Come (4:55 Minutes) by CeCe Winans

Sometimes I fall to my knees and pray
Come Jesus come
Let today be the day
Sometimes I feel like I’m gonna break
But I’m holding on
To a hope that won’t fade

Come Jesus come
We’ve been waiting so long
For the day You return
To heal every hurt
And right every wrong
We need You right now

Come and turn this around
Deep down I know
This world isn’t home
Come Jesus come

There’ll be no war
And there’ll be no chains
When Jesus comes
Let today be the day
He’ll come for the weak
And the strong just the same
And all will believe
In the power of His name

Come Jesus come
We’ve been waiting so long
For the day You return
To heal every hurt
And right every wrong
We need You right now
Come and turn this around (turn this around)
Deep down I know
This world isn’t home
Come Jesus come

Come Jesus come

One day He’ll come
And we’ll stand face to face
Come and lay it all down
Cause it might be today
The time is right now
There’s no need to wait
Your past will be washed by rivers of grace

Come Jesus come
We’ve been waiting so long
For the day You return
To heal every hurt
And right every wrong
We need You right now
Come and turn this around (turn this around)
Deep down I know
This world isn’t home
Come Jesus come
Come Jesus come
Come Jesus come


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