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The Battle of Armageddon (23 of 26)
Series: The Book of Revelation
A Verse by Verse Study
INTRODUCTION: Last week's lesson was about the marriage of the Lamb. John said, "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready" (19:7). What a glorious time it will be when the Church, the Bride of Christ, is wed to her Bridegroom. Paul wrote in 2 Cor. 11:2, "For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ."
Tonight, we turn our attention to chapter 19 and the Battle of Armageddon. The Battle of Armageddon is without a doubt, the worst battle that will ever take place on earth; there has never been a battle like it. The combined forces of the world and the forces of hell will gather together in the Valley of Armageddon, in an attempt to defeat the Lord Jesus Christ, but they will fail.
Let me give you and outline...
I. A WHITE HORSE (VV. 11-13)
A. A Heavenly Rider (vs. 11)
1. The Rider is called "Faithful and True." The title, "Faithful and True" is certainly appropriate to His character. No one will ever be able to accuse the Lord of not being faithful or of not being true to His Word and in His judgments. What is happening now is exactly what He said would happen. Men have no excuse. They have been able read the Bible for centuries and know that judgment was coming; but now it is too late. Those who are unprepared and have never accepted Christ, must now be prepare for the day of reckoning. Isaiah 11:4 says, "But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked" (Isaiah 11:4).
B. A Heavenly Revelation (vv. 12, 13)
1. "His eyes were as a flame of fire." When John sa ...
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