..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Monday, July 30, 2007

The Word of God Prepares for War

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. 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.
-- Revelation 19:11-13

It may well be that the unknowable name
stands for the ultimate mystery of
Jesus Christ. His love we can experience;
His salvation we can appropriate; His
help we can claim; but there remains in
Him the divine mystery of the Incarnation,
which is beyond our understanding, and
before which we can only worship and adore.
--William Barclay, The Revelation of John

My prayer for us all today is that we might
be drawn into such an awe of God: of what we
know of Him, of what we will yet know
of Him, and of what we may never know of Him,
that we will be able do nothing but worship
and adore.

Our Lord, it appears, is preparing for war.
He will soon be the Rider on the White Horse.
It will be such an awesome sight that our
understanding of Him and what He will do
will wither and fall short. He alone
knows what He will do. He alone knows the
name written on Him.

Of His Kingdom there shall be no end.

Prepare your heart for His coming for
it shall be a great but fiercesome day.

Ride on, King Jesus!

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