The Aim of the devotional study is to grow in understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ.
11 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. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many crowns, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself.
13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.
16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, “Come, gather for the great supper of God, 18 to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, both small and great.”
19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army. 20 And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. 21 And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh.
- List the names and titles attributed to Jesus in this passage of Scripture.
- What do you understand under the title “King of kings, Lord of Lords”? Rephrase this title of Jesus in your own, contemporary words.
- In this section we see Jesus as the Commander of heavens’ Armies. List the characteristics and actions of Jesus as Commander of Armies of Heaven.
- What do you understand with the imagery of Jesus slaying the enemies of God with the sharp sword from his mouth? Can you guess what future event does this hint to, and what is Jesus’ role in this event?
- How do you feel about Jesus warring against and judging the enemies of God? How does that influence your view of him?
Spend some time in prayer, reflecting on what you have read in Scripture over the past two weeks as we have grown in the knowledge of Jesus