Freedom from tyranny

The Bible says, “Destruction comes; they will seek peace, but there shall be none” (Ezekiel 7:25 NKJV).

As much as we want world peace, war shall always be with us, even the very rumor of it (Matthew 24:6).  Likewise, as much as we want spiritual peace, war rages on within our very souls.  But the Mighty Soldier who is our God gave us freedom from tyranny, saving us from a personal government of sin.  He sent the greatest Man, Jesus Christ His Son, to wage war on the evil that was personified all around us and in us.  It was a battle only He could fight – one Man against the wickedness of worlds.

It was a battle to the death.  Both fell but only Jesus got back up.

He is sin’s deadliest enemy, tyranny’s worst nightmare.  And much more, as revealed in Revelation 19 and 20:  Jesus is our Rescuer.  The Omnipotent One.  The Avenging Husband.  The Lamb betrothed.  He is the Rider on the White Horse.  Faithful and True.  Righteous Warlord.  Nameless Monarch.  He is the Word of God.  Nation-striker.  The real Iron Man.  Angry Wine-treader.  Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords.  Beast Master.  Dragon Slayer.  Master and Creator of the Universe.

No one or no thing in the universe can be all these things…  at once.  Only Jesus.

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