Revelation 19:17–21 (ESV)
The Rider on the White Horse (Part 2)
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, “Come, gather for the great supper of God, 18 to
eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, both small and great.” 19 And I saw the beast and the kings
of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army. 20 And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which
he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. 21 And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the
mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh.
This is beast’s
last stand against Jesus. Who will win? Well, the Creator will win. Satan is not part of this battle, he will be dealt with later. But in this battle, all Hell breaks loose, but they cannot defeat Jesus. The beast is captured
along with all of it’s false prophets. Satan will be dealt with in chapter 20. The Lutheran Study Bible states: “In the great final battle between good and evil, Christ returns and begins to destroy the remaining enemies of His rule
once and for all. The end of those who oppose God and His Messiah is fearful, as birds of prey will devour their flesh. But the faithful know that Jesus will come to right wrong and redress evil, and that He freely pardons all who embrace His mercy.
I pray: Lord, grant to all people true repentance and sincere faith, so that we may all escape Your vengeance and enter with You into eternal bliss. Amen.