Anyone who has read my Apostle John series of books, or even the blogs, will know, I have a great interest in the book of John in the Bible.
By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13: 35
For many this would seem to prove that there are NO disciples.
Sadly, many of these varieties are at ‘war’ with each other, sometimes even within the group.
There is another scripture… Jude verse 3
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered unto the saints.”
“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer” (Rev. 6:1-2).
Christ previously had revealed the meaning of the white horse. His disciples once asked Him,
“…when shall these things [the destruction of the Temple] be? and what shall be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the world?” (Matt. 24:3).
Christ is the One speaking in both Matthew 24 and Revelation 6. He is addressing the very same questions in both chapters. He answers by listing, in time sequence and order, the events and trends that precede the end of the age—and thus His Coming.
Some have thought that the rider of the white horse is Christ Himself. However, in context, consider, that the white horse that John described represents false “christs.”
The one on this horse is a counterfeit of the true Christ and a counterfeit of His Second Coming, described in Revelation 19:11-16.
The real Christ wields a sharp two-edged sword…
The false christ is represented as carrying a bow. This is an important difference.
Does this explain the differences, the dislike, the accusations between Christians? Perhaps.
So how do we find this ‘faith once delivered’?