MP3: The Mighty Angels of Revelation 19 Continued
Hosts: Nathan Jones & Vic Batista
The Angelic Horses
Vic Batista: We are continuing our study of the book of Revelation by examining the amazing acts of God’s mighty angels. We are now in Revelation 19 which began with a great multitude in Heaven celebrating the demise of the Antichrist’s empire, then the Wedding Announcer Angel’s proclamation of the wedding of Christ to the Bride, followed by Christ resplendently arrayed and riding on a white horse back to earth, and finally the Angel Standing in the Sun calling all birds to the supper of the great wrath of God. Now it is time to watch Jesus Christ’s victory at the Battle of Armageddon!
Revelation 19:14 reads, “And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.”
We’re very excited about Revelation 19 because the chapter is just filled with all these incredible events! Revelation 19 even shows how Christians will dwell in Heaven all dressed in white robes, representing our completed holiness. We also found out we’ll need to start learning how to ride a horse, because we’ll be riding one back to earth with Jesus at His Second Coming.
Nathan Jones: When I was 19 I served in Alaska for three months as a camp counselor at a Christian camp. The camp had two ranchers who took care of the horses so the kids could ride them. But, nobody other than the ranchers could tell the horses what to do. The horses already knew where to go along the trails, and no kid could veer them away as they ride. This may also be the case for us as we’re riding the horses back to earth with Jesus. These horses already know where they are going. We don’t need to tell them where to go. They are following King Jesus, and so we are following King Jesus. Therefore, we may not have to worry about getting horse-riding lessons beforehand!
Vic Batista: I’m originally from the Dominican Republic, and I remember my first horse ride there as a child. It was frightening as a little kid looking up and gasping at the size of these massive animals. I’m so glad that the horses in Heaven are already prepared for us to ride.
Nathan Jones: Are these real horses, or are they angelic beings? As we’ve been going through this series on the mighty angels of Revelation, we’ve learned that angels come in many different shapes and sizes. They are not just blonde, curly haired guys wearing white robes and sporting wings. They can be forces of nature, some look like animals, and some look like people. So, I wonder if these horses aren’t also angels themselves that we happen to be riding.
Notice, too, that the armies of Heaven are riding out of Heaven and down to the earth. What exactly are these horses riding on? Is there a land bridge? Is it like the Thor movies with a giant rainbow bridge? Are they flying through the air like Pegasus? This is one of the weirdest stories of the Bible! We will be swooping down out of Heaven on horses following Jesus, as He too is riding through the air. I’m thinking these horses aren’t really horses at all, but likely angels.
So, Vic, you don’t need horseback riding lessons, you need angel-back riding lessons!
Vic Batista: Fantastic! For those who have placed their trust in Jesus Christ, you also will be riding down from the heavens with Jesus Christ at His Second Coming.#Christians will be riding down from the heavens with #JesusChrist at His #SecondComing. Click To Tweet
Nathan Jones: Those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior in this age will be taken to Heaven in the Rapture. We will remain in Heaven for the seven years of the Tribulation. During that time, Revelation 19 describes the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, which is the great celebration as Jesus Christ being reunited with those who have accepted Him as Savior. The Church is compared to a Bride. At the end of the seven years, we prepare to follow Jesus Christ back to earth. Once back, we witness our King defeat evil and set up His Millennial Kingdom.
I believe seeing this pivotal event will be the climax of our existence.
In the fifty-eighth segment of our series “The Mighty Angels of Revelation,” the birds will feast!