The time has come for the Lord Jesus to return to the earth for the 2nd and final time.
This is the most monumental event described to us by Apostle John.
He has seen with his own eyes the return of the Lord as he had seen HIM going up.
Apostle John is seeing the end of the times way ahead of 2000 + years.
This earth was never ruled by God as human kings ruled it all the time.
First time it is going to be ruled by the ONE who is called “King of kings and Lord of lords”.
John sees the heavens opened in 4th chapter and now he sees the heavens opened again.
A major theme runs through the Scripture about the return of the LORD.
The white horse is symbolic describing a KING returns to the earth to make war and rule.
In these 7 verses we come across 4 names given to our LORD Jesus Christ.
First: HE is called Faithful and True
Simply to indicate that HE returns as HE promised to establish HIS kingdom on earth
Lord Jesus is faithful to HIS prophets and servants who prophesied for HIS return.
During the tribulations the unholy trinity ravaged the earth with deception, lies, and falsehood.
Now the Lord Jesus stands just the opposite of Satan.
In Gospel of John 14:6, Apostle John describes Lord Jesus as The Truth.
Verse 12 gives us the description of Lord Jesus as Omnipotent and Omniscience.
HE is a sovereign Lord with authority, HE sees everything and HE is God.
Second: HE has a Name that no one knows except Himself.
Probably written not in human language
Third: Christ has another name HE is called the Word of God.
This is to fulfill a prophecy written in Isaiah 63 pointing to the Second Coming
The blood on HIS garments points to HIS coming judgment and war at Armageddon.
John picks up the same thought he expressed in the first chapter of Gospel of John.
There is an emphasis on this Name because Christ’s spoken word is the same word when God spoke it came to existence in Genesis. “Let there be light”
Gospel of John: Lord Jesus is the Word of God, HE was with God and HE is God.
This time HE is not coming to Jerusalem on a donkey or a small baby in Bethlehem.
Verse 14 speaks of an army that follows the Lord.
The armies of heaven will include the angelic beings, the church, the tribulation saints and the Old Testament saints.
The sharp sword in Lord Jesus mouth is the symbolism of HIM being the Word of God.
Hebrew 4:12: God’s Word is a double edged sword.
Lord does two things: strike the nations – rule with absolute power
With HIS spoken word HE destroys the armies assembled at Armageddon.
All HIS armies do not fight but stand behind HIM as HE speaks the word and the enemy is gone in matter of seconds – some 200 million people killed - slaughtered.
When Christ returns the second time HE establishes HIS kingdom
1000 year on the planet earth is established.
Every person living during HIS 1000 year will have to submit to HIS rule and authority.
The people will have no choice or option because it is not a democracy but theocracy.
The rebellious and unsaved people who worshiped the image and rejected God continuously are the recipient of God’s wrath.
Fourth: HE is King of kings and Lord of lords.
Lord Jesus is the real ONE, HE is The King.
In the millennial kingdom all will submit to HIM because HE is The King and there will be no more kings and no more lords on the earth.
An angel invites all the birds of the air for a great supper of God.
The beast spearheads the rebellion of all kings with their generals, band together to fight.
Lord Jesus kills all those who came to fight against Israel by HIS word.
Valley of Megiddo will be the place and the people will be the main course.
Lord’s angels capture the Antichrist and the false prophet is thrown alive in the lake of fire.
These two are the first comers into the hell as others will join them later after White Throne judgment.
They will feel pretty lonely for almost 1000 years in the hell.
Verse 20 describes the deception of the false prophet as he performed signs and wonders to deceive people and make them to take the mark of the beast and worship its image.
In a way the false religion plays a great role in the end times – false prophet is the culprit.
Verse 21 clearly describes how the people were killed and became the main course of the great supper for the birds.