Verse By Verse Through Revelation (19:16-21)

King of kings

16 And he has a name written on his robe and on his thigh: King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

The name or title that Jesus has reveals who He is. He is the ultimate King, not only on earth but the universe for He created it.

The name: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS is a title that only belongs to Yahweh as seen in:

1 Timothy 6:15

15 God will bring this about in his own time. He is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords

Psalms 136:3

1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His faithful love endures forever. 2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever. 3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever.

Deuteronomy 10:17

17 For the LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awe-inspiring God, showing no partiality and taking no bribe.

According to verse 16, Jesus is Yahweh, God the Son.

For further study about the Trinity click here: The Trinity


17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he called out in a loud voice, saying to all the birds flying high overhead, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God,

The army that came against Jesus Christ and His army were going to be decimated. 

The site of birds feeding on a great army will show the spectators that those who go against the Living God shall not prevail. 


18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of military commanders, the flesh of the mighty, the flesh of horses and of their riders, and the flesh of everyone, both free and slave, small and great.”

This war will occur at the seconding coming of Christ. The antichrist will try to stop Jesus from becoming King of kings and Lord of lords on earth. 

These men will comprise of those who have the lowest rank in the military to those who rule over their nation. Money and human power cannot compare with the power of the Almighty. 


19 Then I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and against his army.

The beast is the antichrist who will rule over 10 nations/kings, for further study on the antichrist and his rule over these nations click here: Revelation 17:11-15

the rider on the horse and against his army points back to verse 11 being Jesus Christ who comes with the saints (1 Thessalonians 3:13).


20 But the beast was taken prisoner, and along with it the false prophet, who had performed the signs in its presence. He deceived those who accepted the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image with these signs. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.

After the defeat of the antichrist and his army, Jesus will take him and his false prophet and throw them alive into the Lake of fire where the fire does not die and their smoke will ascend forever and ever. 

Those whom he deceived by receiving his mark (the mark of the beast) must also worship his image. The worship of the image is done by bowing down in submission to his commands and rules and their fate shall be as that of the beast and his false prophet. 


21 The rest were killed with the sword that came from the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds ate their fill of their flesh.

The rest were killed with the sword that came from the mouth of the rider For the meaning of the sword coming from the mouth of the rider click here: Revelation 19:15

 

Verse By Verse Through Revelation (19:11-15)

the sword

11 Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse. Its rider is called Faithful and True, and he judges and makes war with justice.

Heaven opened, most likely refers to a literal sky as people will see Him.

The white horse mentioned here is different from the one spoken of in Revelation 6. The rider is called Faithful and True which points to two verses

John 14:6

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

1 Corinthians 1:9

God is faithful; you were called by him into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Jesus is the one who is faithful and true. 

Jesus’ judgment upon the wicked is justified and righteous because He is the standard of good and those who are opposed to righteousness will be condemned.


12 His eyes were like a fiery flame, and many crowns were on his head. He had a name written that no one knows except himself.

For further study on Jesus’ appearance click: Revelation 1:11-15

Many crowns were on his head refers to being Lord of lords and King of kings

He had a name written that no one knows except himself. Scripture doesn’t say why He is keeping His name from anyone but it might be for those who will go to be with Him in heaven.  

The name that He is keeping confidential might reflect a characteristic of Jesus not yet known to men.


13 He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called the Word of God.

A robe dipped in blood refers to His sacrifice on the cross for humanity.

His name is called the Word of God, it reveals that everything that comes from Jesus’ mouth is God-breathed. It also reveals His deity as Creator of the universe.

Genesis 1:3

Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

John 1:1-3

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 All things were created through him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created.


14 The armies that were in heaven followed him on white horses, wearing pure white linen.

The armies are in reference to the saints of all times that ever lived will come with Christ at His second coming. 

1 Thessalonians 3:13

May he make your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. Amen.

Wearing pure white linen means righteousness that is only attained through faith in Jesus Christ. 


15 A sharp sword came from his mouth, so that he might strike the nations with it. He will rule them with an iron rod. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty.

When Jesus and His army face the antichrist and his forces, with a spoken word He will kill and defeat His enemies. 

He will rule them refers to Jesus’ millennial reign.

Iron rod shows that His rule on earth is supreme. 

He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, could mean His judgment (the sword, His spoken word which will cause their death) will come upon the nations that fight against Him with the antichrist as their leader. 

Does Jeremiah 10:3-4 Forbid Christians To Celebrate Christmas?

 

 

Which one was Jeremiah referring to, the picture on the left or the picture on the right?

Some “Christians” say that this verse forbids a Christian from putting up the tree and celebrating Christmas:

Jeremiah 10:3-4

3 for the customs of the peoples are worthless. Someone cuts down a tree from the forestit is worked by the hands of a craftsman with a chisel. 4 He decorates it with silver and gold. It is fastened with hammer and nails, so it won’t totter.

The key phrases are underlined and emboldened. This is what they use to tell other believers not to celebrate Christmas.

Reading a passage in its full context is basics 101 when it comes to biblical interpretation.

Jehovah’s Witnesses, as well as Atheists and other demonic groups, use this same tactic with one goal in mind, stopping people from talking about and reflecting upon Jesus’ incarnation/birth to die for our sins.

These pseudo-Christians think that they are doing God’s will by telling other believers that Christmas is pagan but in fact, they are doing the opposite. The world would love to have Jesus erased from Christmas along with the word Christmas. This Holiday is a perfect time, not only to think about what Jesus did for you and me but, telling someone the good news of Jesus Christ. If you are trying to stop people from celebrating Christmas then you are trying like the world, to make people forget what Jesus did for us. 

Let’s tackle the passages in Jeremiah 10 that these pseudo-Christians like to use.

If you notice in verse 3, it says that after cutting the tree, it is worked by the hands of a craftsman with a chisel. They don’t plant the tree but cut part of it off, starting to work with it by chiseling it out into an image. The image or statue is revealed in verse 14 which says, Everyone is stupid and ignorant. Every goldsmith is put to shame by his carved image, for his cast images are a lie; there is no breath in them.

The goldsmith decorates it with silver and gold. It is not saying that he cuts the tree down to decorate it like we do today with a Christmas tree but, that he makes an idol with the tree he cut down. 

No Christian today, who celebrates Christmas, bows down to it and makes the tree his god. We take this opportunity to worship the Living God, Jesus Christ and remember His sacrifice for us. Christians give glory to Jesus Christ, not the tree.