Christ's Triumph Over the Nations

PULPIT AND STUDY: Christ's Triumph Over the Nations

A sermon outline

President, Southern Asia Division

I. INTRODUCTION. The revelation of Jesus Christ. Rev. 1:1. Blessed is he that readeth. Rev. 1:3.

II. CHRIST IN REVELATION 19.

1. Description of One on white horse. Verses 11-16.

2. Marks of identification.

a. "Faithful and True." Verse 11.

(1) Jesus is the faithful witness according to His own testimony. Rev. 1:5.

(2) Greek—Pistos, or trustworthy, 

(a) Faithfully fulfilling promiseto disciples. John 14:1-3. 

(b) Faithfully fulfilling promise to Thyatira church. Rev. 2:25.

(c) Faithfully fulfilling promise to Philadelphia church. Rev. 3:11.

b. "Eyes were as a flame of fire." Rev. 19:12. One like the Son of man. Rev. 1:14.

c. Name called "Word of God." Rev. 19:13. Jesus the "Word." John 1: 1, 14.

d. "King of kings, and Lord of lords." Rev. 19:16.

(1) Paul describes Jesus at His coming, i Tim. 6:14, 15.

(2) Ancient custom to have title in scribed upon vesture.

(3) Mediatorial robes laid aside.

III. OUTSTANDING FEATURES OF THE SCENE.

1. Seated upon white horse. Rev. 19:11. 

a. Horse symbolic of war. 

b. Triumphal entrance into Jerusalem on colt. Prince of Peace. Contrast Matt. 21:6-8. 

c. Same scene, Jesus seated upon white cloud. Rev. 14:14.

2. On His head many crowns. Rev. 19:12.

a. "Greek diadems"—not merely gar lands of victory, royal crowns as King of kings.

b. Kingdoms of this world become kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ. Rev. 11:15.

Queen Victoria—"I wish Jesus would come in my day. I would so love to lay my crown at His feet." 

c. Crown of thorns before Pilate. Matt. 27:28, 29. (The Desire of Ages, page 739, de scribes contrast.)

3. Vesture dipped in blood. Rev. 19:13.

a. The prophet's picture. Isa. 63:1-3.

b. "His blood be on us." Matt. 27:25.

c. "They also which pierced him." Rev. 1:7. (See The Great Controversy, pages 643, 644 for vivid description.)

4. Armies with Him. Rev. 19:14.Battle of God Almighty. His coming interrupts Armageddon. Rev. 16:14.

IV. "BEHOLD HE COMETH !"(Description of His coming. The Great Controversy, pp. 640-642.)

1. Sign, little cloud. Matt. 24:30.

2. Armies in heaven followed Him. Rev. 19:14.

3. Glory covered the heavens. Hab. 3:3, 4.

4. Faces turned into paleness. Jer. 30:6.

5. Heart melteth, knees smite together, faces gather darkness. Nahum 2:10.

6. "Our God shall come"; "very tempestuous round about him." Ps. 50:3, 4.

7. Righteous rejoice. Isa. 25:9.

8. Righteous dead raised, i Thess. 4:15-17.

9. Wicked slain. 2 Thess. 2:8.

V. THE AFTERMATH OF ARMAGEDDON.

1. Supper of great God described. Rev. 19:17, 18.

2. Wicked call for rocks to fall. Rev. 6: 14-16; Luke 23:30.

VI. APPEAL.

1. Marriage supper of the Lamb to which all are invited. Rev. 19:9.

2. Supper of the great God. Rev. 19:17, 18.

3. Prepare to meet thy God. Amos 4:12.

 

 

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President, Southern Asia Division

September 1950

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