Here is a grand picture. “I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer” (Revelation 6:2). Is this horseman Jesus Christ?
Psalm 45:4 exhorts, “In Your majesty ride on victoriously, for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness.” This is definitely Messiah, the anointed One, Jesus of Nazareth. The parallel seems plain. Christ and His Good News are powerful forces.
We have seen riots in city streets, shootings in schools, an escalation of family violence, and much drug and alcohol abuse. Powerful forces must quell these evil threats to personal safety and eternal well-being.
The basic confession of Christianity is in line with this picture. “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). Jesus Christ is Lord. He is the risen Lord.
Christians follow this “Lord of glory” (1 Corinthians 2:8), this “King of kings” (Revelation 19:16), this One who sits on “the throne of the Majesty in the heavens” (Hebrews 8:1). Revelation 19:11 also portrays “a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.” Ride on victoriously, Lord Jesus.
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