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The King Returns To Conquer Part 2

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September 22, 2021 1:00 am

The King Returns To Conquer Part 2

Running to Win / Erwin Lutzer

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September 22, 2021 1:00 am

Soon Jesus will appear in radiant glory, exerting absolute authority. Descending from heaven, He will slay His enemies with the sword from his mouth and set up his kingdom over the whole earth, with the city Jerusalem as the capital.

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One day Jesus will appear in glory, radiating absolute sending from heaven he will slay his enemies with a sharp sword and then set up a world government headquartered in Jerusalem church in Chicago running to win sir, we're teaching helps us make it across the finish line. I guess the days of democracy are over.

When Jesus sets up his kingdom yesterday for sure. The days of democracy will be the simple fact is there are many dictators that have existed throughout history and they've always tried to accumulate power, but in the end that power fails them and they die. Others take over in the case of Jesus. He has inherently all power.

Now the good news is he doesn't just exercise power but he exercises mercy and justice at perfect dictatorship. If you want to put it that way.

A benevolent dictator and that day is coming, you know, I'm so glad for the many of you who support the ministry of running to win because we can get these messages in 20 different countries of the world we send them there and they are played and listen to thousands upon thousands of people listen thanks to you when you consider becoming an endurance partner as I frequently say that is someone who stands with us regularly with their prayers and their gifts. You can find more info if you go to RTW that's RTW

Click on the endurance partner button or if you prefer you can call us at 1-888-218-9337 if you would want more people to listen to messages like this. Thanks in advance for helping us. Now we once again exalt Christ, King of Kings and Lord of lords. You my friend as a believer are going to be part of this glorious appearing all the passages in the Bible that I love the most giddy also some chills is the 19th chapter of the book of Revelation, where we have a more detailed description of this same event to the return of Jesus, and we learn that it is a very victorious event. Revelation 19. You have to see this now with your own eyes. Revelation 19 and were invited to use our imaginations.

I will comment on the text in a moment after I have read it verse 11, Revelation 19 that I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse, the one sitting on it is called faithful and true, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire on his head are many diadem's and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a row dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is the word of God and the armies of heaven arrayed in fine linen, white and pure were following him on white horses from his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron.

He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty on his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of Kings and Lord of lords. No doubt as to that is, who returns to the earth. Now let's look at the text more carefully.

The means of transportation is a white horse. Should we take it literally. Possibly not John is receiving this revelation and John would understand by this revelation that what we have here is the triumph of Jesus most assuredly Jesus absolutely triumphant because in those days the Romans as victors always rode on white horses and I think it was during Julius Caesar's reign of that he was allowed to ride on a chariot drawn by white horses. So what John wants us to understand is the triumph of Jesus and he is depicted as coming on a white horse totally victorious, totally unquestioned authority so you have the white horse that the means of transportation. His name is faithful and true. Now there are dozens of names that have been given to Jesus throughout the Bible that we could quote today. Why faithful and true because he said that he was going to return and here he is, he's as good as his word. Amen Donald Ray Barnhouse, the pastor of another generation said that there was an unconverted minister who was visiting a woman in the hospital who was about to die, you know that there are unconverted ministers don't and that she was so assured in heaven that the young minister felt that it was his responsibility to warn her about being presumptuous about having that kind of assurance and she said to him, if when I die, I find myself among the lost, God will have lost more than I will is and how so she said I would've lost my soul, but he would've lost his good name. After all, if Jesus promises eternal life to those who believe on him is he believable are his promises true.

Can you count on those promises even when judgment seems to be coming. Will he be there for you when you die because he says I'll never leave you nor forsake you. If you believe on me, you have eternal life. Tell me what he will you be there for you. Yes, amen, he is faithful and true.

Now let's look at his appearance, look at all by the way in righteousness. You'll notice that it says them in righteousness he makes war and everything in this passage, so it becomes very gruesome. Remember it is righteous and true and just now notice what it says verse 12 his eyes are like a flame of fire if to stop there. These are the eyes that were born in Bethlehem that had to adjust to the dim light of the stable. These are the eyes that wept over the city of Jerusalem. These are the eyes of compassion, but all of us associate with Jesus, but these are the same eyes they are of the resurrected Christ. Of course, but this is the same Jesus as painted in the New Testament.

As we look at his life and death and burial. It is the same Jesus, and now his eyes are like a flame of fire as he is coming.

People say God didn't see what I was doing.

I did it in secret, and his eyes will peers at them and they all will know that he can see right through them. These eyes are symbolic of the omniscience of Jesus. Nothing has escaped his sight or his knowledge. The Bible says all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do well so's eyes are like a flame of fire. You'll notice that it says on his head are many diadem's a diadem you so how could he wear many actually many of them were like head bands filled with the jewels and other expensive ornaments and depth when one man would conquer a country that King would then take the diadem of the other King, whom he conquered and he would wear it because that would now be symbolic of the fact that I've conquered you Jesus has many diadem you know why every country and every kingdom of the world is his and all the diadem's of the world are on his head. Jesus has many diadem's. We continue you'll notice it says that he is a robe dipped in blood, that robe is not of robe symbolizing his death, but it is a robe dipped in blood, of judgment, as the book of Isaiah makes very clear garments dipped in blood, symbolic of the fact that judgment is coming to planet Earth and it is a very very severe judgment, but I want you to notice. I told you that you would be involved in the severe believe. Notice what the text says, and the armies of heaven arrayed in fine linen, white and pure were following him on white horses.

Who are these armies of heaven arrayed in fine linen. Fortunately, we don't have to guess earlier in the chapter, you'll notice that it talked about the marriage supper of the laminate spoke about those who were arrayed in fine linen, and it's talking about believers is speaking about those who are arrayed in flight because there is sin has been covered by Jesus Christ.

Death and because of that they too are able to come with Jesus and come with Jesus and and the church which has been enraptured in heaven now returns with Jesus and look at the text. I'm not making it up. We get the same means of transportation. As Jesus himself. We to come with white horses over symbolic that may mean and we get to come into return with Jesus, we participate in his victory.

We follow him to victory as he does sends to the Mount of olives and begins to slay those who have been his Anthonys. We are there to and we get to participate. Now there's no evidence that we do any fighting. And the reason that I think that we don't have any weapons, and the reason that we don't have to do any fighting is because Jesus actually does it all. Jesus lays the wicked and how does he do it. As you take a sword and kill them one by one, know the Bible says the sword that comes out of his mouth is the word of God.

He does it by his command as the text says in the last verse. It talks about Jesus. The word of God. He speaks at, and it happens. Think of the power of Jesus.

Think of the fact that when he was here on earth and you have a storm that was taking place on Galilee and Jesus speaks to the storm and says they still call us. The wind stopped blowing. Jesus comes to the tomb of Lazarus and says Lazarus come forth and he's coming out staggering buddies alive and is there even though he was laid in the grave four days earlier. It is by the command of Jesus that he fight I told you last time that in second Thessalonians.

The apostle Paul helps us to understand how Jesus fights and how he destroys the wicked, and it says this he destroys them by the breath of his mouth are gone all the enemies that have been arrayed against him find themselves helpless in the presence of Jesus and he comes in. The Bible says that on his robe and on his thigh is written, King of Kings and Lord of Lord, don't ever put Jesus on the same shelf as Mohammed or Krishna or food or any of the other prophets don't ever put them on the same shelf. This one is King of Kings and Lord of lords over all the prophets of the world, and over all the religions in the New Testament. When we think about Christmas we discover that Jesus came to redeem now. Jesus comes to judge one other thing I want to point out before I summarize this for us. You'll notice it says in verse 17 then I saw an angel standing in the sun and with a loud voice. This gets gruesome now. I warn you, he called all the birds that fly directly overhead. Come gather for the great supper of God, to eat the flesh of kings, and all those others while couple of things. First of all, the angel invites the birds of the heavens to come because the vultures remember the words of Jesus were the carcasses the vultures are the vultures are going to have lots to eat and noticed that the angel proclaims this before Jesus has slain anyone by the word of his mouth. The angel knows that this is a done deal is not true that the battle has taken place yet the battle isn't over. But a battle is over. Jesus has come, the battle is over.

And so what happens is here in this text, the angel announces that ahead of time that Jesus has come in and the beast and the false prophet. We mentioned this last time there cast into the lake of fire. There is a message in this series going to take place on the great white throne judgment and we will talk about hell at that time, but the reason that they are instantly cast into the lake of fire getting ahead of everybody else is because of their influence. Remember this the sufferings of hell are not the same for everyone. By no means those who knew better, and then misled others their suffering is going to be greater the impact of that and the import is unbelievable but will get into that when we talk about the great white throne judgment but I'd like to do is to just summarize a few ideas in your mind. The first is this that in terms of lessons I want to say a word about Jesus. This Jesus that were talking about, you know that Jesus was born in Bethlehem was loved by everybody always and that ever sweet. Here's a little baby and he touches our heart at Christmas and all of us rejoice in that and I preach on that all the time and we love the Christmas story remember that there's more to Jesus than just the loving Jesus who perhaps is the one who is misinterpreted today as a Jesus with endless compassion. He does have endless compassion but is also a Jesus of judgment. Perhaps I could put it to you. This clearly and as clearly as I would like to put it is this.

It is not possible for us to overestimate Jesus Christ's hatred of sin.

That's why you have such a tsunami here of judgment taking place, but having said that, I want to also say that it's not possible for us to over exaggerate Jesus Christ's love for all those who believe on him. In fact, his love for them is like the love that he has for his father and his father has for him.

It is absolutely over whelming.

The love that Jesus has as we see in John chapter 17. So when you talk about Jesus, you can talk about the compassionate Jesus and well you might remember it says in second Thessalonians that when he returns, and, in speaking of this event.

He will return in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God didn't obey not the gospel that's Jesus to the same and we need to keep that in mind. Second, I want to say a word about salvation. A word about salvation.

This is very crass in a sense and I debated as to whether or not I should say it but I am going to say it in this passage. In the 19th chapter of Revelation.

There are two suppers is the marriage supper of the Lamb.

And then as the angel said there is the great supper of God, two suppers, but to different destinations to different kinds of people there. Those you see who are clothed in white. They attend the marriage supper of the Lamb and then there's another supper here and I guess to put it little more clearly than I should. You either participate in the supper of the Lamb or for the birds. At least you become the supper. That's what the text is saying you know it makes all the difference is the white robes say we had the robe of righteousness credited to us and we stand clothed in that righteousness, my friend. Have you ever even thought of the amount of sin that is covered by the white robe. I'm thinking about you.

By the way, and think about myself. Think of the difference it makes when you are clothed in the righteousness of Jesus and you go into heaven as if you are Jesus because it is nothing to do with you. Really it is the free gift. Jesus gives to those who believe on that amazing. So, my friend. If you've never believed on Jesus please. After this message. Don't think that you will have an excuse when you stand before God. It won't I'm I'm inviting you to to get a robe, a white robe. Jesus will give it to you if you come to him. So please don't say in the day of judgment. I'm going to say I didn't hear and I didn't understand. I'm helping you to hear and I'm helping it on. There's a final word and that is the obviously two different destinies here and we'll talk about that in another message here you have the saints who are with Jesus for ever and then you have those who are in the lake of fire forever, and the division is eternal and endless, all because some trust Jesus and receive the free robe and others say. I think I'll stand on my own like one man told me on a plane I'm going to do okay I'm gonna stand on my record, my dear friend.

You stand on your record and you're not going to do okay after stand on Jesus Christ's record now friend you understand why we sing all hail King. All hail Emmanuelle King of Kings and Lord of lords. Bright morning star throughout all eternity. I'll sing his praises and will reign with him through all eternity. Amen. This is has to losers I share my heart today.

I want you to know that when I read the book of Revelation. I see two different groups of people. Those who have trusted Jesus Christ. Of course, living in bliss for ever in his presence. And then, as we shall still learn in this series of messages. There is also in the Bible the doctrine of hell there something within me that says isn't there an intermediate place. People who are too good to go to hell, but not quite good enough to get to heaven or hell that does not exist either. You have trusted Christ as your Savior or you haven't, it's that clear. You've never believed on him, I urge you today to trust him to say to him. I realize that I am a sinner and I am in need of grace and forgiveness and receive him personally right now and I want to thank the many of you who support the ministry of running to win. If you're blessed as a result of these messages it's because other people have contributed to this ministry so that you could hear the sermons. Would you like to become a contributor.

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