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PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “The Glorious Appearing (Part 4)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye
Christ Will Come as King of Kings
Of all the descriptions of the glorious appearing in the Bible, none is more graphic than that foreseen by the apostle John:
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.“
Verse 11 introduces this dynamic scene by telling us that John saw “heaven opened.” This was the second time John had seen heaven opened. The first time is mentioned in Revelation 4:1, where he was invited up into heaven and, as a representative of the church, looked down on the scenes of the Tribulation. In Revelation chapter 19 the Tribulation concludes and Christ will return to earth, and heaven will open again. This time, instead of taking a man up, heaven will be opened to let the rider on the white horse out, accompanied by His armies.
OCCUPY TILL I COME: Spiritual Warfare (Part 6) by Adrian Rogers
MUSICAL SELECTION: “The King is Coming” by Newsboys