Jesus and the redeemed return to earth.
Those who live on earth will not like what they see at the end of the thousand years. The cosmic invasion they have feared has become a reality. The redeemed have returned with their God and Savior to possess the earth. John observed the developing scenario that will lead to a devastating conclusion for those who live on earth. “I saw heaven open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.” Revelation 19:11. John describes the rider on a white horse as having many crowns. Revelation 19:12. The rider is Jesus himself, and many crowns signify his victories over the Enemy, Satan. Not only did Jesus defeat the prince of this world, but also, he conquered death and destroyed the work of the Devil. 1 John 3:8. He, therefore, has the right to wear both the victor’s and the royal crowns because He is the King of kings.
At the end of thousand years, Jesus is on a white horse, but He is not riding alone. With Him are the victorious in Jesus Christ; therefore, they are also riding on a white horse. Revelation 19:14. At the end of thousand years, Satan does not ride on a white horse because he is no longer a victor but a defeated foe. In the opening of the first seal, Satan is depicted as a victor riding on a white horse. However, Jesus defeated Satan. John 12:31; 16:33. The armies of heaven are dressed in white robes because they have washed them in the blood of the Lamb. Revelation 7:14. The Lamb now leads them as the King of kings; He has made them all kings to God. Revelation 1:6. Jesus Himself has a name no one knows; no one has the right to have it. His name is “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:16. The day of the Lord has come, and all will see it. Where will He come?
Long before the thousand years, God announced through His prophet. “On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.” Zechariah 14:4. The New Jerusalem, which represents, symbolically, the Redeemed, will come back with Jesus and descend into the valley. Those who live on earth will see those who were with Jesus during the thousand years. The beast and the false prophet will cooperate with Satan in an attempt to defeat the cosmic invasion they feared. However, they cannot and will not succeed.
The attack on the new Jerusalem; read the next blog.