Thursday, May 6, 2010

Four Titles of the Messiah part 4

Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.
Zechariah 10:4

The third Messianic title here is "the Bow of Battle." This phrase describes a bow bent in time of war, a launcher of arrows at the enemy. This title then speaks of Christ as the deliverer of judgment.

David wrote in Psalm 7, God is a righteous judge, and a God who has indignation every day. If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready. Ps. 7:11-12 Even today, the bow is bent, ready to judge mankind if he does not repent. One day Jesus Christ will return to earth as the battle bow, rendering judgment upon mankind who rejected Him.

John saw that day, writing, And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True; and in righteousness He judges and wages war. And His eyes are a flame of fire, and upon His head are many diadems; and He has a name written upon Him which no one knows except Himself. And He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood; and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. Rev. 19:11-15

Our Messiah will be God's battle bow.


1 comment:

  1. That's the One that Jews were waiting for and the side of the Savior that most of us Gentiles probably don't anticipate. But He is unchanging, and the God of the Old Testament is the same God in the Book of Mormon!