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THEME: WAR AND CONFLICT Revelation 19:11-16 “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful... Revelation of the Word:


Revelation 19:11-16

“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 wages 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. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and Lord of Lords.”


-Jesus Christ who is Faithful and True will come to judge the nations with righteousness. We see His robe dipped in blood; not blood of the enemy since the battle is yet to take place, but His atoning blood. We see Him riding a white horse which symbolizes victory even in war, and comes to serve as witness to those on the earth and of-course what has been seen by the eyes of faith through His death and resurrection. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords, and on His head are crowns with unlimited diadems to symbolize His sovereign authority. The final war is in His hands and the angels clothed white robes participate in His victory.


War in Hebrew is written as milchamah which means battle, fight and warfare. We see the first war documented in Revelation 12:7-9, saying, “Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.” The devil afterwards deceived Eve to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, contrary to the regulations of God, and sin came into the world. Ephesians 6:12 reveals to us that our struggles are not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, powers of this dark world and the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. These is the work of the devil to cause chaos, conflict and war within oneself and the world. James 4:1-2 tells us that war begins from within before it becomes evident ‘without’. Due to the wicked and deceitful nature of the hearts, conflict and war is conceived (Jeremiah 17:9). We have experienced different kinds of conflicts at every level of our society and more so internationally. At this time Russia and Ukraine are at war and the international communities are ganging up to establish peace and order. Moses in Exodus 18:14-16 attempted to solve conflicts of the Israelites in the wilderness as a judge. This was a tedious and frustrating time for him, and Jethro his father in law termed it as evil. He advanced a conflict resolution mechanism which can be crafted to suit any home, society and crisis. He proposed that Moses should first teach the people the laws of God. Then select able people to help him handle minor cases as he takes charge of the major issues.  We are reminded to seek God’s guidance, do God’s will, fast and pray, and take our place while solving issues. David a mighty warrior also engaged in numerous battles. He acknowledged God as His shield and fortress and his trainer in war (Psalms 144:1-2). David put his trust in the Lord and he won every battle that seems too outrageous to the people. God calls us to trust and rely on His power and victory in every area of our lives. We are also reminded that Jesus Christ is clothed in victory and honor. He is the King of king and the Lord of lords, and power belongs to Him. His name is the Word of God and trains us in His word to make us complete in Him through salvation that we may live and reign with Him forever.


You are the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End the first and the Last. Only You are worthy to be exulted and praised dear Jesus. Only You are holy and good, we rely on Your goodness and mercy. May Your goodness and mercy follow us all the days of our lives that we may dwell in Your house forever. May You increase as we decrease dear Jesus. We cannot bear fruit without You dear Jesus. We praise You and worship You Abba Father. May Your peace that surpasses all understanding dwell in our hearts and minds through You Christ Jesus. May Your peace reign in all the nations of the world including Ukraine and Russia. May Your peace reign in our homes, families, marriages, relationships, work places, schools, societies, nation and all the nations of the world. May You rebuke the devourer on our behalf dear Jesus. We thank You for this far that You have brought us and the far that You are taking us. May You remove any accusations against us, our family members, business partners, businesses, and all that concerns us in the courts of heaven, our Sure Advocate. You are Faithful and True dear Jesus, we exult Your holy name. May You bless us and keep us. May You make Your face to shine upon us and be gracious unto us. May You turn Your countenance upon us and grant us peace. Amen

Blessed Weekend

Further reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:17, Mathew 25:31-46

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