I have had a few people who couldn’t be there when I spoke at Amplify Youth Ministry a few weeks ago ask me for my notes, so today, I figured I would share them with you all who wanted them. I hope you enjoy 🙂
11 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 makes war. 12His 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. 13He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15Out of his mouth comes 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. 16On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Revelation 19:11 – 16
This is kind of a continuation of what I wrote previously about how we don’t think on the power and might of God very often, and just skipped to the love part, and so we think of a Mother Teresa type Jesus. But how about when he flips over the tables in the temple and made a whip out of cords and drove the cattle out? (John 2:15 if you guys want to know where in the bible that is) We don’t talk about that much, but Jesus was pissed at that point. I mean, if I came into any place, and started flipping tables, then made a whip out of cords, people would have a field day with me. But we just skip it. How about Jesus in Revelations? In Revelation 19:11 – 16 they talk about Jesus being powerful and his robes dipped in blood. Does that sound like Mother Teresa to you? Sounds more like William Wallace (Braveheart), or Maximus Decimus Meridius (Gladiator) or King Leonidas (300). We picture Jesus as this calm little guy, skinny, not very powerful, maybe giving a peace sign, but read those verses in Revelation don’t speak to a meek guy, they speak to a warrior, a God who will fight like crazy. ROBES DIPPED IN BLOOD!!! Does that sound like a meek guy to you? I think we need to make a Jesus movie, and have like Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, John Cena, or Arnold Schwarzenegger to play him, someone with power, strength, someone who when they get pissed, you might be scared of, because I’ll be honest, that image of Jesus with robes dipped in blood scares the crap out of me, but I love it.