The Bible often references horses as belonging to the king. The book of Revelation depicts our Saviour Jesus returning on a white horse with hooves thundering the earth with a sound, triumphant and terrifying, declaring “the King has come”. The whole earth will rejoice and tremble at this appearing. A white horse is a symbol of victory and conquest – our King Jesus, victorious over all returning for us, our ‘warrior king’ who has defeated sin and death to give us eternal life. Albeit symbolic, this picture of Jesus returning mightily on a white horse illustrates His majesty and divine sovereignty over all the earth. In our drawing closer to God, we begin to understand more of the majesty and the splendour of Christ and with the whole earth, we too rejoice and tremble in awe before Him, our King.
+ Scripture reading:
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. 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. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron sceptre.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
(Revelation 19:11-16, NIV)