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The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse

The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse

Oct 15, 2017

Passage: Revelation 19:11-21

Preacher: Darrell Jones

Series: Revelation

Category: Sermons


The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse
Revelation 19:11-21

1. St. Joe Serve
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2. Houston Disaster Relief
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3. Read Revelation 19:11-21

4. Pray

I. Christ Returns on a White Horse

A. This is the second time John sees Heaven open up.

1. The first time is to allow John in (4:1)

a. The church is seen in heaven in chapters 4 and 5.

b. The tribulation is described in 6 – 19.

2. This time it’s to allow Jesus and his army out.

B. Jesus’ army returns with Him

1. His army is dressed as the Bride was in the first part of this chapter.

2. Jude 14, 15

14 Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, 15 to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”

C. Jesus returns as the militant ruler.

1. Sword in his mouth

2. Tattoo on his thigh so that all can see “King of Kings and Lord of Lords”

II. The Beast and his army are defeated.

A. This is the Supper of the Great God

1. This contrasts with the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

2. The call of the angel reveals it’s really not much of a battle.

3. “Would you rather go to dinner, or be dinner? Reservations are now being taken!” Jon Courson

B. Jesus comes to make war

1. Fire in His eyes

2. Sword in his mouth

C. Reconciling God who is love, judging and making war.

1. “The world likes a complacent, reasonable religion, and so it is always ready to revere some pale Galilean image of Jesus, some meager anemic Messiah, and to give Him a moderate rational homage.” (Thomas Torrance)

2. “Any view of God which eliminates judgment and his hatred of sin in the interest of an emasculated doctrine of sentimental affection finds no support in the strong and virile realism of the Apocalypse.” (Robert Mounce)

3. “It’s good for us to remember that this dramatic display of judgment comes only at the end of a long time of grace, patience, and mercy. This is no “rush to judgment.” Jesus has amply displayed His nature of mercy, forgiveness and grace to this fallen world. He comes now to judge a world hardened and totally given over to their rebellion against Him.” (David Guzik)

4. “All of these passages point to the sad conclusion that in the day of judgment it is too late for men to expect the mercy of God. There is nothing more inflexible than divine judgment where grace has been spurned. The scene of awful judgment which comes from this background is in flat contradiction of the modern point of view that God is dominated entirely by His attribute of love.” (John Walvoord)

5. Remember that He does it all in righteousness. “The wars which he wages are from no principle of ambition, lust of power, or extension of conquest and dominion; they are righteous in their principle and in their object. And this is perhaps what no earthly potentate could ever say.” (Adam Clarke)