L. A. Marzulli
Before I begin the Bun, I would like to thank those of you who have helped out with donations or purchases this past week. These have taken the pressure off our finances due to the cancellation of the Canyon City conference. Blessings to all for helping out with this ministry!
Revelation 19: 11 -15 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
I post day after day about what I believe are the birth-pangs that Jesus warns us will herald the time of his second coming. What we see, in my opinion, is an ever-increasing string of events that will give birth to the Tribulation. It can at times be overwhelming to realize that if these are the last times then: unless those days were shortened no flesh would survive!
The above scripture is a prophetic vision of the future, it has not yet happened here on earth and John, the Revelator was taken into the future and saw this. These verses are some of my favorites in the entire Guidebook to the Supernatural, i.e. the Bible. What could be more supernatural than the rider on the white horse, Yashua/Jesus, riding with the armies of heaven, to put an end to the evil system that has enslaved the world for millennia? This is our blessed hope, the return of the Rightful and true King!
I want to tell you a story that happened to me about 30 years ago. I was a new Christian and didn’t know much about this chapter and didn’t know about the Rider on the White Horse. During this time, I was under constant attack from the enemy, as I had been pulled from the kingdom of darkness and the Fallen One and his minions would not let me go without a fight. It was the most intense time of my life. One night while getting ready for bed I had a waking vision. First off, I’ve only had two of these in the last 31 years, so it’s certainly not the norm for me by any means. I found myself seated on a white horse, without saddle or bridle and I was clothed in white linen. My eyes were focused on the Ride on the White Horse. He was in the middle of a great horseshoe-shaped flying army that was many tiers high. I was on the top right and about four rows back from some very large angels(?) that you would never want to mess with! This vision lasted perhaps four seconds and then I was back. A few days later, when I told my pastor what I had seen he pointed me to this passage above!
The bottom line is this, it is real, it is not poetic, or allegory, or a metaphor, it is a real event, still in the future, where the armies of heaven are gathered with Him, who is our hope. You see we are at war, engaged in a great cosmic war that has been raging in another unseen dimension for who knows how long. The world is under the control of the Fallen One, he is the Prince of this world, but soon, his kingdom will be overthrown. He who is called Faithful and True, will ride with the armies of heaven and will set up the millennial kingdom on earth, as was prophesied almost 2000 years ago. Let us never lose site of where all this is going. These are exciting times as they point to the return of the King, Yahsua/Jesus, the Rider on the White Horse!