by Jim Low
On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. Revelation 19:16
Revelation 19 describes the return of Christ to earth, a future time when He will put down his enemies and set up his Kingdom. This is not the Rapture of the church. There Christ comes in the air for his Saints; here He comes to earth with His Saints.
The description is awe-inspiring.
The “Faithful and True” One arrives on a white war horse to conquer his foes. In righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire and on his head are many crowns. He has a name inscribed which no one knows except Himself, mysteries that no created being can comprehend. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood—the blood of his enemies, the blood of battles won. His name is called “The Word of God.” Accompanied by the armies of heaven and with a sharp sword in His mouth, He comes to rule and reign the nations with the fierce wrath of Almighty God (vv. 11-15).
Then we read this: “And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, ‘KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.’” (v. 16).
The One we celebrate in this Season of Advent is the Supreme Ruler; all others must submit to His reign.
Jesus Christ is King and Lord. Have you acknowledged Him for Who He Is? Don’t wait. Sooner or later, “Every knee will bow…every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil. 2:10-11).
Jesus Christ is Savior. Have you trusted Him for what He has done? He humbled Himself and made the way for us to live abundantly and be with Him eternally. Acts 4:12 tells us that salvation can be found in no one else, “for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
Fellow sinner, turn from the deception of self-sufficiency and trust Christ today! Heed Paul’s words in 2 Cor. 6:2, “Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” Make this Christmas the first where you’ve understood and embraced its true meaning. The baby in the manger, born in Bethlehem, born of a virgin, conceived of the Holy Spirit—He is Jesus Christ, your Lord and Savior! Turn, trust, and then tell of His love!
Believers in Christ, let us magnify the Son of God who took on human flesh, lived in sinless perfection and, in an act of outrageous grace, died for you and me. Let us serve joyfully today, knowing that in Christ we will experience ultimate triumph tomorrow.