For months now I have been blogging through the book of Revelation verse by verse. We have seen time and time again the great horrors that will be unleashed upon the Earth in the coming tribulation period when the Antichrist is ruling the Earth. This man will rule wickedly and pervert justice and slaughter the innocent. However, finnaly, in chapter 19 we see Earth’s true ruler appear out of heaven:
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 wages war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. (Revelation 19:11-12 NIV)
Jesus makes war not like the Antichrist. He wages war “with justice,” punishing only the unrepentant sinners who have taken the mark of the beast. His “eyes are like blazing fire,” a reminder that He has come to judge wickedness. “On his head are many crowns” signifying the fact that God has given Him authority both over the Earth and the spiritual realms. He is given a special name that is so powerful and so unique that only He Himself knows it.
This day, the battle of Armeggedon, will be a day of great wrath and slaughter. But it will also be a great day in the history of the world for it will establish the first ever reign of peace on Earth since the fall of man. After this battle is waged no more battles will be fought for a thousand years.