Friday, January 18, 2013

The Rider

 While on the island of Patmos,
John the apostle wrote down
That he saw heaven standing open
There was a Rider of renown.

Upon a white horse did He ride.
This man is called Faithful and True.
With justice He judges the earth.
Everyday, His mercies are new.

Like fire do both His eyes blaze.
Upon His head are many crowns.
He has a name written on Him,
Our Savior by whom we were found.

He’s dressed in a robe dipped in blood.
The Word of God is His name.
Even to this very day,
He continues to stay the same.

The armies of heaven followed,
Dressed in fine linen so white.
Riding upon white horses,
With their King, they were ready to fight.

Out of the Rider’s mouth comes
A sharpened and shining sword,
With which to strike nations down,
On that glorious Day of the Lord.

With a scepter of iron, He’ll rule,
Treading the wine press of fury,
That comes from the wrath of our God.
So make your life right in a hurry.

He has a name written on Him,
On His robe and on His thigh:
The Rider is Jesus on high.

-- C.V., girl, age 14

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. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." (Rev 19:11-16) 

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Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages seven through fourteen. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."  The "Behold, He Comes" painting © 2012 is by Danny Hahlbohm, all rights reserved by the artist.  Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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