MONDAY, AUGUST 1
Scripture: Revelation 19:11
We are told, “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.” Jesus has not been portrayed as the God of the whole Bible but only as the merciful Savior from the gospels. We have pictured Jesus pastorally – healing the sick, feeding the five thousand, delivering from bondage, convicting tax collectors. He has been presented as primarily an evangelist and a pastor. He is hardly ever presented as a prophet, weaving cords into a whip and overturning the tables of the money-changers. The Kingly Christ exists in the gospels. The main times in the gospels that Jesus displayed indignation was when He went to the temple. He went to the temple both in the beginning of His ministry and the end, and each time, He cleaned house. The last temple cleansing preceded His crucifixion. Representing the Kingly Christ is a deficit in the church. If we are going to walk with Jesus in the days ahead we must get acquainted with both the Jesus of the gospels and the Jesus of Revelation. Otherwise we will never be able to fully represent Him. This is the Jesus we have to deal with today – this is the Jesus who is judging nations. This is the Jesus who is releasing judgments in the earth. Are we ready to represent this Jesus?