A highlight from Evangelist Searita Jones’ sermon, “Revelation 19: Time to Celebrate,” shared at The Lakeside Church in Toronto on March 13, 2022.
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Revelation 19 – Time to Celebrate Video Transcription
You know what? Some of you may be suffering today. You may be faced with a situation. You just don’t know what to do. Be encouraged because do you know what they call that man that’s riding in on that white horse? The scripture said he is faithful and true. Faithful and true will never desert you. Faithful and true will not leave you alone. Faithful and true will stand by your side. He will walk through the fire with you. He will go through the waters with you and you will never be alone. Hallelujah.
This time Jesus is showing up as a mighty warrior. When you see a white horse, Jesus is coming in on this white horse. That is a sign of victory. It’s like you have prevailed long enough, Satan. You have ruled over this earth long enough. Now you are about to be demolished. See, the first time he came as the Savior of the world. Jesus came the first time to lay down his life for you and I, so that we might be saved. He came. They beat him. They whipped him. They spit on him. They hung our Savior to the cross. The man that came to save you and me, they hung him to the cross. They nailed his feet. They put a crown of thorns on his head.
But let me tell you something. But oh, not this time. This time Jesus came in from Heaven. He came riding on that white horse and not only did he come riding on the white horse, he had a army of angels behind him on white horses as well. He came to wage war and whenever Jesus comes to wage war, he will always win. Amen. Glory to God.
You see the word was in the beginning and now the word is fighting. This is the war of Armageddon. This is the war of Armageddon and our Savior is victorious. Amen. He comes in all his glory. He’s wearing crowns. He’s wearing many crowns on his head and what God is doing, God is actually revealing himself to us, through his son. He’s revealing himself to us and Jesus is victorious.
As he rise through, it says that he has a name written on him that no one knows. No one knows, but him. He had on a robe that was stained with blood and the blood that was on that robe is from his enemies. He crushed them like grapes in a wine press. Jesus wins the battle of Armageddon. And as we say, “Jesus is fighting in this war,” I want you to know he’s not physically fighting. His tongue. All he had to do was speak and they all died. Glory to God. I want you to know that God is coming to judge. God will judge every man, every woman, every boy, every girl. Every human being will stand in the judgment of God and his judgment isn’t for a certain class of people. It does not discriminate. Each and every one of us will be judged.
But the good news is, those of us who have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, even though we’ve sinned, even though we have done wrong and we have disobeyed him, God pours out his grace and his mercy onto us. We don’t deserve it, but that’s how much he loves us. God does not want any of us to perish. He wants each of us to make it into Heaven and that is good news. Amen.
I’m going to ask the praise team to come on back down. Hallelujah. And our text tells us that Jesus takes captive the false prophet and the beast. And we know the beast is the anti-Christ and they are the first two, to be cast into the lake of fire. This is the final and permanent place of punishment for anyone who refuses to submit or accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. This is it. And just in case anyone is confused, I don’t want you to be confused. Hell is real. Hell is real. Anyone who does not accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, will spend eternity there. And don’t have the notion that maybe, okay, we go to hell. We’ll be thrown into the lake of fire and burned up and that’s it. No. I want to make sure everyone knows that our souls will live forever and ever, and ever. It will never die.
God has given us many opportunities to get it right. He has given us numerous chances to say, “yes” to his will and if you have not said, “yes” to God’s will, you have an opportunity today. You know, when unbelievers die, their souls go to a place called Hades, which means a place of the dead. And soon we’ll let you know when Hades will be emptied into that lake of fire. But when believers die, we go immediately into the presence of the Lord. I just want you to think about when you die, where will you be?
Will you go to Hades or will you be in the presence of the Lord?
I’m going to ask you to stand to your feet, please. I cannot express how important it is for us to be ready when Jesus comes. And what I like about God is, he wants us all to be ready. It’s not like he wants to… God does not want anyone to perish. No one. He wants us all to be saved. That’s why in the beginning of Revelation, the letters to the churches were written. He had them, had John pen those letters to the churches because he wanted us to examine ourselves. We have to examine our hearts. And the churches, you know for yourself, the studies, they thought they were doing everything right, but Jesus found something wrong with each and every one of them, except for one. And that was the church of Philadelphia. And he didn’t find anything wrong with that church because they kept God first and they always kept the vision for souls; for savings souls.
This pleases Jesus. And you know, in the end, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord. I don’t care if you’re an atheist or Christian, you can believe or not believe. Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord. Amen. So this is how it is. You can either bend the knee now, or you’re going to bend it then. I believe that is the one and only time that God is going to actually demand that be done.
You’re going to be made. Every person will bow and confess that Jesus is Lord.
If you’re watching at home or if you’re in house today, we want to give you the opportunity to give your life to the Lord. It is not too late. Only thing is we don’t know when Jesus is coming back. There’s nothing else biblically to be fulfilled before his return. We do not know when he’s coming back. We do not know the day, nor the hour.