They will all go to war with the Lamb and the Lamb with his called, chosen, and faithful followers, will conquer them. --Revelation 17:14, Phillips

Jesus depicted coming back as the righteous judge.
BACKGROUND: Blue symbolizes Christ's heavenly origin and signifies His victory in the heavenlies. The purple grapes below express the judgement that will come upon the earth. "He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty" (Revelation 19:15). The fringe represents the dripping of the grapes crushed because of the violation of the law of God which brought judgement upon the earth: "And it shall be unto you a fringe that ye may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the Lord..." (Numbers 15:39 KJV).
RIDER: The rider on the white horse is a fairly literal representation of the description of Jesus in Revelation 19:11-16:
v.12 "His eyes are blazing fire"
v.12 "on his head are many crowns" (symbolizing his authority)
v.13 "He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood" (symbolic of the blood of the kings that He has vanquished Isaiah 63:3)
v.15 "Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations" (the Word of God)
v.15 "He will rule them with an iron scepter" (iron is the symbol of strength. Psalm 45:6 refers to a 'scepter of justice' and in Hebrews 1:8 refers to a 'scepter of righteousness')
v.16 "On his robe and on his thigh are written 'King of Kings and Lord of Lords'"
He is depicted in human-like form because in Revelation 1 John saw:
v.13 "someone like a 'son of man' dressed in a robe reaching to his feet with a golden sash around his chest" (symbol of his priestly office)
v.14 "his eyes were like blazing fire" (He sees through the hearts of men)
v.15 "his feet were like burnished bronze" (bronze signifies judgement)
v.16 "out of his mouth came a sharp, double-edged sword" ("The word of God is living and active, sharper than any double edged sword..." Hebrews 4:12)
v.16 "his face was like the sun, shining in all its brilliance." (the face of the rider is obscured by the flames of gold bursting forth from it. This speaks of the awesomeness of his glory, signified by gold, the color which represents the purifying fire of God. This picture is expressed in Hebrews 12:28: "Therefore since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire").

Another picture of this rider on the white horse is found in Isaiah 63:1-6.
"Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah [Bozrah means "the sheepfold"] with his garments stained crimson? Who is this robed in splendor, striding forward in the greatness of his strength? "'It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save.'
"Why are your garments red, like those of one treading the winepress? "'I have trodden the winepress alone; from the nations no one was with me. I trampled them in my anger and trod them down in my wrath; their blood spattered my garments, and I stained all my clothing. For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and the year of my redemption has come. I looked, but there was no one to help, I was appalled that no one gave support; so my own arm worked salvation for me, and my own wrath sustained me. I trampled the nations in my anger; in my wrath I made them drunk and poured their blood on the ground.'"

LETTERS: These are opalescent gold to suggest the heavenly city of transparent gold from which the rider has come: "...the city of pure gold, as pure as glass..." (Revelation 21:17).

HORSE: The horse is white as described in Revelation 19:11. He is bridle-less, signifying creation is under the complete control of the Master. The horse's foot breaks the frame of the banner to show that Jesus will once again step into our time, not as the suffering Savior, but as the glorious Conqueror.
ConquerorBk.png SCALES: On the back of the banner is a bronze scale. Bronze is the color of judgement and speaks of the justice of God. "True and just are His judgements" (Revelation 19:2). The letters are white because justice and righteousness are synonymous in the Greek. White is the color of purity, holiness, and righteousness. Justice is a necessary outflow of the holiness of God.


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