The Horse

Tom Harding

Romans 3:23

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,


Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.



“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

  — A.W. Tozer



Revelation 1:13–18

. . . among the lampstands was someone “like a son of man,” dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.

15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. 



Problem of Familiarity

Whenever God gets whittled down in our eyes, sin begins to enter the camp. We become more comfortable with sin because God is underestimated. We assume God is laughing and winking at the same things we are.


A low view of Jesus will always produce a low life for Jesus.



Problem of Fear

This same Jesus we meet one other time in Scripture, in Revelation 19, but this time he is riding a triumphant horse.



Revelation 19:11–16

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.

12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.

14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations.

“He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords. 



Never underestimate Jesus.