A Monthly Holiday Devotions Ezine with a new holiday devotional for the month of September, entitled WWII.
11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war.
19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. 20 But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.
It may seem unusual to have a holiday devotional on a war theme, however in many ways it is most fitting. As I was looking through all of the holidays, events, and famous birthdays for the month of September, I noted that WWII began on September 1, 1939.
1 Corinthians 9:24-26
[I must apologize to my two brothers, for neither one of them would have had to look that date up. But the thing I hated most about history was memorizing dates and battles--and you see, there is no need to have them memorized because now we have the internet!]
The 20th century began on a sad note--only a few years into the century WWI, the war to end all wars, began. Unfortunately, it did not do its job, so in 1939 WWII began. Surely, this would be the war that would end all wars, would it not?
Of course, we all all know the answer to that; we are now in the 21st century and wars still continue. In fact, we have had so many wars since WWII (I will not further embarass my brothers by trying to mention all of them)that we no longer talk about a war that will end all wars.
Funny thing is, such a war does really exist! When will it occur? I do not know, do you? With current events being as tumultuous as they are, it would seem that this war could not be very far away.
Of what war am I speaking? If you read the Scripture from Revelations 19 shown above, you probably already know.
It will take God Himself to end all wars--no man or men will ever be able to accomplish the world peace that is spoken of so often.
At the end of time as we know it, things will look really bleak for the nation of Israel; they will be left standing all by themselves to face the ire of the entire world whose army will have them completely surrounded.
But, just as things look completely hopeless they will look up. What will they see?
I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war.
Who is this rider? This rider is the Lord Jesus Christ! But, is not the book of Revelations just an allegory--surely we are not expected to take it as the Gospel Truth (pun intended) are we?
Yes, it is the truth and it will happen. Believe me, this is one war in which you had better be on the right side, because there are no second chances. We are told that Christ will return with His entire army (the resurrected Christians) to defeat the armies of the Anti-Christ and Satan.
Should we be afraid? Only if we are on the wrong side! To the Christian, this is one of the greatest events of all time, for it ushers in true world peace.
God Bless You,
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