The Revelation Of Jesus Christ

What is special about these examples is that they show the sword is drawn. It's not put away or hidden in the sheath but revealed for all to see. We have seen the sword speaks of the word, and the word is Jesus. So this drawn sword is an illustration of The Revelation Of Jesus Christ. This is important to realize and gives us a clue to an end time application of the story. It shows us that judgments being carried out are an aspect of The Revelation. It's one way God reveals himself. Psalms 9:16 speaks of this quite clearly.

Psalms 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth:

These following quotes speak of the purpose of God in his judgment; of the results he is looking for.

Psalms 64:9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

Isaiah 1:27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

Isaiah 1:27 is especially important in showing the purpose of God. Without the judgment, there will be no redemption. [Zion also speaks of God's people.] The second part of that verse, speaking of converts, shows that after Zion's redemption will come the harvest. Therefore without judgment there will be no harvest either! So it's no wonder that it says in first Peter that judgment comes to Gods people first.

1 Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: ...

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