The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 19:11–16)

This entry is part 52 of 54 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary

John then saw the heavens opened with a Rider, Faithful and True, coming to earth on a white horse to righteousness war and judge the world (Rev 19:11). This Rider is obviously Christ. He sees and judges all things, is sovereign over all, and has the prerogative to withhold His name (Rev 19:12; cf. Gen 32:29; Judg 13:18). As with His crowns, His blood-dipped robe looks ahead to victory, and His name is The Word of God (Rev 19:13; cf. John 1:1). The saints accompany Him as His army (Rev 19:14; cf. 19:8). His commands and weapons lead to the death of His enemies in carrying out the wrath of His Father (Rev 19:15). His name King of kings and Lord of lords finds fulfillment here in taking His kingdom back to Himself (Rev 19:16).

Old Testament in the New

Revelation Old Testament Connection Between the Two
19:11 Ps 18:10; 45:3–4; Isa 11:4–5 God rides upon on of His creatures to carry out righteousness in His creation.
19:13, 1 Isa 63:3 The blood of God’s enemies is on His garments as the winepress of His wrath is trodden.
19:15 Ps 2:8–9; Isa 11:4 Christ slays His enemies with His mouth and a rod of iron.
19:16 Deut 10:17 God is called Lord of Lords.

A Parting Thought

Christ’s coming is for wrath. May we be watchful for His coming so that we might join His heavenly army and not be among the forces of Satan who oppose Him in that day.

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