May 26

Written by Bill Grandi on May 26th, 2022

I confess my imagination ran wild this morning. Revelation 19 is filled with such vivid imagery and such glorious truth! No interpretation here, just some observations:

1. A loud voice cries out “Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God!”  (verse 1)

2. Why? Because His judgments are true and righteous (verse 2). Notice what follows: “He has judged” and “He has avenged.” It is easy to feel overwhelmed. It is easy to feel mistreated. It is easy to feel as though we are treated unfairly. Notice again: He has judged and He has avenged.

3. He returns to the worship again: “Give praise” (verse 5)  and “For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.” (verse 6)

4. We are invited to the Marriage Feast of the Lamb. In this same sequence is John’s reaction to an angel’s pronouncement of the Feast.  He fell at the angel’s feet and the angel told him “No. I am a fellow servant.”

5. Then comes the most vivid and exciting passage: the appearance of Jesus on a white horse!  He is Faithful and True. A few verses later we see He has on His thigh the words “King of kings and Lord of lords.” What a fantastic description given here which will allow our imagination to fly!

  • eyes are a flame of fire.
  • on His head are many crowns (Reminds me of an old hymn: “Crown Him with Many Crowns”).
  • a name written on Himself which only He knows.
  • clothed in a robe dipped in blood.
  • He is called the Word of God.
  • His army is coming with Him and they are all on white horses.

6. He throws the beast and the false prophet into the lake of fire and brimstone.

What else can be said? My “hero mind” and my “fantasy-laden outlook” draws out such a magnificent picture from this chapter. No battle is lost, no fight is so overwhelming that I need to give into despair. The conquering King is coming!! He will win!

“Father, YOU. WIN!! That means I. WIN!! Nothing is so overwhelming or so heavy that I have to give in to despair. Remind me of that as I go through my day today.”



10 Comments so far ↓

  1. Beautiful, Bill! Amen.

  2. Ryan S. says:

    Vivid for sure… and Yes, Father, You Win, thus… I win!

  3. Overwhelmingly descriptive and vivid depiction, Bill. I love being reminded that Jesus has already won all the battles we will ever face.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thanks Martha but I must admit words failed me. And yes, I love being reminded of that as well.

  4. gail says:

    Father, in a fallen world sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the fight, to feel beaten. However the battle has already been won, because of Our Savior, we win too. Father, thank-you that we never fight alone and that our of our battles are fought from a position of victory before they even begin. We serve an awesome King of Kings, who always stands by our side in everything we go through. There is nothing else in life that is better than belonging to King of Kings, ruler over all. Thank-you Father

  5. Ed says:

    One of the best verses in the Bible for sure!