“And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself” (Revelation 19:11-12)

While the Advent observed during the Christmas season is associated with the themes of hope, peace, joy, and love, the Advent of the Lord’s return will look quite different. Instead of a babe in the manger, he will gallop forth victoriously as the righteous Judge, and waging war. No longer a cooing defenseless infant, he will emerge with eyes ablaze and a sharp sword from his mouth (v.15). While the first Advent we celebrate with appreciation, the second Advent we anticipate with preparation.

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