Can I predict that when Jesus returns almost all of mankind, at least 99.9% will be aghast at who they see as the returning Jesus. They will stand with their months open at the sight of the returning Son of Man. In most instances they will not recognize him as the Jesus that they have in their minds eye. Why is this? Simply because they do not know who Jesus is.
When we speak of Jesus in the 21st C. which picture comes to mind? Is he a respected prophet in the line of Abraham, Moses and say Elisha? Do we picture him as a great moral teacher who gave us the so called ‘Sermon on the Mount’? Maybe we are influenced by the paintings that well know painters have portrayed on their canvas. Painters such as Leonardo da Vinci for instance.
When the historical Jesus ascended into heaven we read the God gave him a new name. This is recorded in the letter to the Ephesians –“in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything."
What is this new name that God has bestowed on Jesus? It is a name above every other name depicting greater authority than any named leader on earth; far above the office of Prime Minister, or President, King, Premier, or Chancellor. This name has more power and authority behind, than all the leaders of the world combined, and then 'heaps' more. This title is only mentioned three times in the scriptures indicating its “prestige and honour.
The name is . KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. In Revelation we see this figure mounted on a white horse, whose eyes are like blazing fires and from his mouth there is depicted a sharp two edged sword. It is this image of Jesus returning to his bride that will cause many to faint at his coming for he will wield so much power that nothing on earth will stop his progress. Hence the whole earth will fall to their feet with trembling, like as, has never been seen or heard of before. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth as people realize that this is the Jesus that they crucified returning. The entire world will be in chaos as this rider who is Faithful & True rides forth with the armies of heaven all dressed in white following him, to make war against all forms and types of evil.
What a glorious sight this will be for the saints who have overcome by the blood of the Lamb and their testimony. The KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS has returned, not as a prophet, or teacher or some other image that we have build in our minds; but as a dynamic all powerful, non-stoppable leader warrior who will established his kingdom once and for all.
But the glorious truth is; that we do not have to wait for Christ coming to experience such power and majesty, for this same mighty KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS is ready to help us today! For the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, for with a command the sea dries up and rivers are turned into deserts
This promise is summed up in Ps 121
2My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.3 He will not let your foot slip-- he who watches over you will not slumber;4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.5 The LORD watches over you-- the LORD is your shade at your right hand;6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.7 The LORD will keep you from all harm-- he will watch over your life;8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Hallelujah what a saviour!!!No more defeated living.