King of Kings and Lord of Lords-Revelation 19:11-16

Revelation 19:11-16 “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”
Apocalisse 19:11-16 Poi vidi il cielo aperto, ed ecco apparire un cavallo bianco. Colui che lo cavalcava si chiama Fedele e Veritiero, perché giudica e combatte con giustizia. 12 I suoi occhi erano {come} fiamma di fuoco, sul suo capo vi erano molti diademi e portava scritto un nome che nessuno conosce fuorché lui. 13 Era vestito di una veste tinta di sangue e il suo nome è «la Parola di Dio». 14 Gli eserciti che sono nel cielo lo seguivano sopra cavalli bianchi, ed erano vestiti di lino fino bianco e puro. 15 Dalla bocca gli usciva una spada affilata per colpire le nazioni; ed egli le governerà con una verga di ferro, e pigerà il tino del vino dell’ira ardente del Dio onnipotente. 16 E sulla veste e sulla coscia portava scritto un nome:
«RE DEI RE E SIGNORE DEI SIGNORI».
     
     In this passage, John is shown a picture of the second coming of Jesus Christ. It was prophesied in both the Old and New Testaments. Just as we can be sure that Jesus Christ came the first time (Galatians 4:19), we can be assured that Jesus Christ will come again. Unlike the first coming, Jesus comes as a victorious warrior and judge on a white horse with the armies of heaven to bring judgment on the forces of evil. Notice the description of Jesus: Faithful and True, eyes like a blazing fire (similar to Revelation 1:14), many crowns, having a name that only He knows, but we know as the Word of God.  
     The scene is further explained by the mention of a sharp sword (sometimes translated spear), a scepter and a winepress. The significance of these three things are the swift actions of a spear that will strike the nations, the scepter that a king would use to make his rulings and the treading winepress that represents judgment in full earthly view as He pulverizes His enemies. The armies do not fight but rather witness the three successive actions in rulership.
     Now to the greatest description recorded in the Scripture: He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. This phrase also used by Paul in 1 Timothy 6:15 describing Jesus as the one and only great ruler. John sees Jesus dressed in a robe dipped in blood but His name remains visible and His name is also engraved on His thigh. The two images have a purpose: the robe signifies that He is our only high priest worthy of the name King of Kings and Lord of Lords and on the strength of His thigh, wherever He steps, the absolute power of the name King of Kings and Lord of Lords goes forth. He made the world and the world is at His command.
Pray with me: Lord, Your Word tells me in many places that You are coming again. You are our conquering King. Help me to remember that all authority, power and strength reside in Your name: King of Kings and Lord of Lords.


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