6. An Enemy Will Come to Conquer
John saw Jesus standing in the middle of the lamp stands and was told: “Write therefore the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall take place after these things.” (Revelation 1:19) John is taken, in the Spirit, to and from heaven and earth to see those things.
In Revelation 5, John shows us the Living God on His throne, surrounded by the elders, the four living creatures. The Lamb, the Lion from the Tribe of Judah, takes the scroll with the seals. The heavenly choir sings. Jesus breaks the first seal. A rider with a bow and a crown, on a white horse, goes out to conquer. (Revelation 6:1-2)
Daniel tells about a prince who will arise, one who is insolent and skilled in intrigue, mighty in power, who will destroy the holy people. Could this insolent prince of Daniel be the rider on the white horse—the Antichrist? (Daniel 9:24-27)
If you’re a believer, don’t worry. God, at the appointed time, will send Jesus to rapture us out of His great wrath. But we’d best be workers who need not be ashamed at His coming.
“For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him.”(1 Thessalonians 5:9-10)
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