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"Now I saw a new heaven opened and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war." -Revelation 19:11
Here we see our true and faithful Lord ready for battle. When we examine ourselves we realize that we have so many questions about truth, fully recognizing our own lies, even if nobody else does. But Christ is true, and He has made us His children. Our faith, often terrified, anxious, and incomplete, haunts us. But Christ is faithful, and He has made us his own. All of that, being transformed from a lying, wormy, flake into a sanctified and holy vessel, is sealed by the certainty of His righteous judgment. Here, the commander of the armies of the Lord sits ready - and we, his children, are counted among his number in spite of our failures. While man's vision for war is muddled with wickedness, our Lord makes war in complete righteousness. He waged total war for our souls and won! How different we are from our holy God! Yet His love for us is true and faithful.
"And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, 'See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God!'"... -Revelation 19:10
This well seasoned, experienced saint, John, loses his bearings in the moment. He mistakenly falls down to worship a fellow servant. Be on guard, Christian! If our forefathers, John among them, fall so easily - mistakenly or not - then how much more the weaker vessel? Do not fall down at any man's feet, taken in by their personality or charisma. Fix your heart and entire being on worshipping the one true God. Any fellow worker will tell you the same. Any anchored servant will point you to our Lord.
"...And he said to me, 'These are the true sayings of God.'" -Revelation 19:9b
God's word is true. The authenticity and application of God's word is timeless. When we hear His words don't our hearts stir fervently within us, burning to be with our Father?* The Holy Spirit also comes alongside of us to instruct us in the fact that the truth and certainty of God's words are without mistake. On the other hand, our enemy and his allies have taken up the crafty turn of speech, "Has God indeed said...?"* Lies! Know God's word dear saints and uncover the lies of the wicked one! Pray for wisdom in these things and cling to the eternal truth of God's words.
*Luke 24:32 - And they said to one another, "Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?"
**Genesis 3:1 - Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"
"And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters, and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, 'Alleluia! For the Lord God omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His wife has made herself ready.'" -Revelation 19:6-7
We the saints, all members of the Body, knit together in love, are happy to proclaim loudly the praises of our Lord. We are so moved by His love for us we cannot suppress our joy at this union. We will rejoice to see that day when the church, Christ's bride, enters into eternity with her groom, who loves her and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.* Be ready church! The wedding date approaches.
Anthony is the Pastor of Living Water Christian Fellowship.