Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.
One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned about our Lord through the years is He is faithful and keeps His word. Because of this, you and I can be absolutely certain that He will fulfill every promise that He’s made. He is true to His word!
Now the first time Jesus came, He came in love and mercy. He came as incarnate Deity, extending His love, salvation, and grace into the world. And through that, anyone may experience the grace of God through Jesus Christ. There’s not a person in the world today who cannot know Him this very minute!
But let me tell you, He’s promised that when He comes again, it will not be as Savior, but as Sovereign. It will not be to die upon the cross, but to sit upon the throne to rule and to judge. The first time He came to put away our sins by His sacrifice on the cross. The next time He will come to judge and to make war as the conquering King.
So many people today love the “soft” side of Jesus, yet they forget about the fact that He will also judge. So as you worship Christ, remember that while those pictures of a sweet, gentle Jesus are true, they’re only part of the picture of the Lion and the Lamb who loves, but will also judge.
JESUS CAME IN LOVE, BUT WILL COME AGAIN IN JUDGMENT. SO AS YOU WORSHIP, REMEMBER TO APPRECIATE BOTH ASPECTS OF YOUR SAVIOR!