| 2. Victors over (the power of) satan and sin are they,
All, who are called by God and have proved to be willing to serve Him as bringers of His Word in this world, will be sealed on their foreheads, in their thinking, where He will reveal God’s Word, His eternal Gospel, by opening their understanding to it. For it is especially this Word of God, that through satan’s influence, has been damaged in ever increasing measure, from the beginning; because it is only through this pure Word of God that His power and holiness are worked out and revealed.
This is why God begins with His judgements at the House of God, the Church! His servants are to be the first to hear and understand the Word, that judges sin, and they are to be cleansed by it, in order that they, being cleansed by it, would pass on this Word to the Church and the world.
In Revelation 5 we read, that satan closes this Word with seven seals, which is why no one can understand this saving Word in the proper sense. Only the Lamb of God can help and deliver manhood from this satanic blindness, by freeing the true Gospel, which the Word calls the Eternal Gospel (Revelation 14:6), from all satanic and human deception and deterioration. One by one the sevenfold seal of satan will be opened, destroyed, through as many judgements the Lamb will send over this sinful world.
We see here God’s overcomers/victors of “the last hour“, fulfilled and glorified by the pure Word of God, the Eternal Gospel (Rev. 14:6), travel victoriously through the world. They ride (spiritually) on the white horse of God’s righteousness and they have on their heads the victor’s crown (the laurel wreath); in their hands they have the bow as a symbol of the true Word of God that preaches the victory, on Calvary, over satan by the blood of the Lamb of God. And through the preaching of this Word and their own justified lives, they travel through the world of the last days, conquering sin, until the full victory is reached by repentant manhood: the countless crowd, saved out of all nations, peoples and languages, standing before the throne of God and the Lamb, wearing long white clothes and having palm branches in their hands (Revelation 7:9).
Some teach wrongly that the rider on the white horse is the Lord Jesus Christ. This is an error, because Jesus Christ already conquered the enemy on Calvary, almost 2000 years ago.
Again: others teach, that this rider is the antichrist. This too is an error, because the antichrist has not (and will not) conquere(d) at all, and from God’s point of view, he will wear his ruler’s crown illegally.
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By E. van den Worm