Saturday, March 10, 2012

Is There A Side of Jesus That Is Not So Meek And Mild? Revelation 19:11

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We like the picture of Jesus as a little baby in a manager, or the Jesus with a lamb on his shoulder, or the Jesus who blesses the children. The Bible does give those images of him but there are some not so popular.

"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. 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. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God." Revelation 19:11-13. NIV. (see also 14-16)

The Book of the Revelation tells about the end times. Among its images and pictures is one of the Lord Jesus coming on a white horse crowned as king and making war against the ungodly.  Perhaps this picture is literal or maybe it is figurative, it makes little difference since the point is that Jesus will rule.  He will be the champion king who leads the armies of God; he is seen with a sword (vs. 15), rules the nations with an iron scepter (vs. 16), and his title is "KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS," (vs. 17). This is not the meek Jesus who stood silently before the Roman governor and the Jewish ruling council.

We love to sing about how we have a friend in Jesus.  He himself said he is meek and lowly.  We must not forget that Jesus is not just the Good Shepherd he is the climax of all history and will be the one who will rule the universe.  We should love the Lord yet also respect and revere him for his awesome power and position as God.

It is amazing that though he is King of All he still became a man born in a stable in the corner of the Roman Empire to walk among his creatures and to die to pay for their sins.  We should be inspired to worship him with confidence and to draw near to him out of loving gratitude.

It is awesome to think that he who is the rightful king of the universe is my Savior and he would call me friend- even brother.  Since Jesus will rule the universe as the king it is wise to invite him to rule in our hearts now and to make him the Lord of our lives today.

A prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father.
Give me a clearer vision of Jesus.
Help me to know him correctly.
May I respect him with awe.
Help me to respond to his call to come
And help me put on the yoke of service.
May he who is Lord of the Universe be lord of my heart.
May I do my part to bring about his kingdom
and may his kingdom come soon.

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