Revelation 18

Praie the Lord, Hallelujah!  From out of the blackness of the dark tribulation, we are witnesses of the greatest event to happen to this Earth: The Second Coming of Christ!

Hallelujah

Hallelujah means “Praise Jehovah” (Praise God).  There are four Hallelujah’s…and we might ask the question: Why?  Why does Heaven rejoice at such an event?  Because Sin is finally be judged!  Babylon (the world) has been the cause of so much hatred toward’s God & His children and the death’s of literraly thousands upon thousands of Christians who died for Christ throughout the centuries.  Why? Because our God Reigns!  The inspiration of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” comes from this passage.  Why?  Because the marriage of the Lamb has come!  This marriage will be so incredibly thrilling for all of us!!!  We the church will be presented to Christ unblemished!

Should we even ask who this may be =)  It is the our Lord Jesus Christ!  The heaven’s open up to let Jesus and His armies ride forth in victory.  At His trial, Christ said that the Father could send legions of angels to deliver Him; and here the Lord rides forth with the armies of glory: the OT saints, the church (US), and the angels (Matt. 25:31; 1 Thes. 3:13). In 6:1, the Antichrist had ridden on a white horse, imitating Christ, but here the “Faithful and True” (v. 11) rides forth to judge and make war (Ps. 45).  This is  an awesome scene of gigantic proportions!  It is the Jesus fully revealed before all creation!  It is not a humble man on a donkey…it is the Glorious One riding on a magnificent horse followed by the armies of our Lord!   Jesus is referred to as Faithful & True (vs. 11), because He has come to fulfill His promises.  This time Jesus has come to judge & make war…not to die on a cross.

Armageddon

The war has waged on some time, but here we see the final battle!  It is truly a frightful scene!  Hell (Lake of Fire) is opened up & the Antichrist & the false prophet are thrown in & the others perish by the sword of Christ!  It is a monumental victory for the ages!

!  It’s so exciting yet sad…while we still have time, may we never neglect our purpose to do good works & live rightous lives for our Lord…we live to serve Him!Earth being a Christian must have seen the similarities.  I simply cannot fathom what a scene it will be with the armies of the world amassed to think that they could fight against the Lord of Lord’s, King of Kings!   where Gandalf (resurrected) comes to the rescue at Helm’s Deep.  The scene is pretty magnificent as Gandalf dressed in all white with white horse come galloping down the ravine with hundreds of other horse riders all bent on destroying the evil orcs.   I am reminded of the scene in Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both small and great  Vs. 5, “