In His first coming, Jesus came as a Lamb sacrifice to take away the sins of the world (John 1:29); but when He comes a second time, He will come as a Conqueror and King of kings and will execute judgment (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10). Jesus is described in many ways in this chapter. Two of them include the Word of God (John 1:1, 14; 1 John 1:1) and King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Tim. 6:15). While the whole world has been worshiping the beast and the Antichrist, this is a definitive statement about Who is in charge! His robe is dipped in blood (see Isaiah 63:2-3; Revelation 14:20). He comes with His heavenly army and "treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty." The earthly army is no match for God, and they are destroyed (rather gruesomely, I might add). The beast and the false prophet are captured and thrown into the lake of fire. YIPPEE!
Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. (19:6)
Now would be an excellent time to review some prophecy about the Second Coming of Christ:
Psalm 2:1-9; 24:7-10; 96:10-13; 110
Daniel 2:44-45; 7:13-14
Zechariah 2:10-12; 12; 14:1-9
Matthew 19:28; 24:27-31; 25:6, 31-46
Luke 12:35-40; 17:24-37; 18:8; 21:25-28
Acts 1:10-11; 15:16-18
2 Thessalonians 2:8
2 Peter 3:3-4
Revelation 1:7-8; 2:25-28; 16:15; 22:20
Are you ready for His Second Coming?
Lord, reign as King of kings and Lord of lords in my heart. Amen.