Revelation 19:11-21: The Rider on the White Horse


  • The Rider
  • The battle


When you watch a battle scene on a movie these days there is immense emphasis on the sights and sounds, the blood and gore. The portion before us looks at the last battle when Satan’s forces are overcome by Christ, but notice where the emphasis lies. The emphasis is not upon the gory details, the final overthrow of the enemies is only briefly mentioned. Instead the detail is reserved to describe the Rider on the White Horse and how He fulfils the promises of God. The details of the final battle between the forces of Christ and evil are given in such a way not to satisfy our morbid curiosity and voyeurism but rather to glorify Christ and show how God is keeping His promises.