Monday, June 09, 2003
Edifier du Jour-Revelation 19:(NASB)
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. 13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15 From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." 17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven, "Come, assemble for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great." 19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.Pastor Dave's been in Revelation 19 the last few weeks, and pointed out that everyone's going to be a part of great supper; for the saved, we'll be the bride at the marriage supper of the Lamb. Those invited to the supper appear to be given white horses and ride over to see the other feast. That second feast is really for the birds; literally, in that the birds are the ones who will eat, and figuratively, for those who are being dined upon are being cast into Hell. Are we going to mess up those white robes going into battle; no, Jesus is doing all the work with his Word. Pastor Dave mentioned the an old Dylan lyric; we're all going to have to serve somebody. While I've got enough fat-laden meat to serve about a dozen vultures, I'd rather serve God than be served to the vultures.
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