he’s the lord that crowns
And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer
Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional For Saturday 3rd July 2021
One day while in prayer, I was singing a hymn that went thus: “All hail the power of Jesus name, let angels prostrate fall bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all.” Suddenly, the Lord stopped me and said, “Crown Him Lord of all? You can’t do it.”
For the first time, I thought about it and realized that no man can crown Him not even the whole world could. With what will they crown Him? We don’t have a good enough crown to put on Him, neither do we have any authority to bestow on Him. More so, you can’t crown the One who has all authority. All power is His.
It explains why some Bible scholars have difficulties understanding certain portions of Scripture such as Revelation 6:2. It says, “And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.”
Some think the horse rider in the verse above is Jesus, but He’s not. First, it says the rider had a bow. Jesus never uses a bow the Bible however says He (Jesus) has a sword (Revelation 2:12). In Revelation 6:2, we read that “…a crown was given unto him....” But a crown wasn’t given to Jesus He’s the King of kings. The description: “…he went forth conquering and to conquer” isn’t of Jesus, but of the Antichrist.
Jesus will only battle the nations at His second coming. That’s when He’ll ride on a white horse and judge the nations in righteousness. Revelation 19:11-12 says, “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.” Notice that a crown wasn’t given to Him rather, He has many crowns, and He gives crowns (James 1:12 1 Peter 5:4).
It’s important to know who Jesus really is, and to sing the right songs to worship Him. He is “…the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen” (1 Timothy 6:15-16).
Dear Father, my heart is enlightened to worship you according to your Word—in Spirit and in truth. As I proclaim your Word in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, and make melody in my heart to you, I set up an atmosphere of thanksgiving and the miraculous. Thank you for the ministry of the Spirit in my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Chronicles 16 8-12
8 - Give thanks to Jehovah, call on His name, make known His deeds among the people.
9 - Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him, talk of all His wondrous works.
10 - Glory in His holy name, let the heart of those who seek Jehovah rejoice.
11 - Seek Jehovah and His strength; seek His face continually.
12 - Remember His marvelous works which He had done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,
1 Peter 5 4
4 - And when the Chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory.
James 1 12
12 - Blessed is the man who endures temptation, because having been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.