The rider on the white horse might seem ambiguous to you, but it’s a very specific picture of our God. If we go into Revelation 19 we see the armies of heaven amassed and marching behind the rider on the white horse. Yet there is something that seems out of place.
Heaven is a place might seem obvious enough, but many people don’t think so. The concept of the afterlife is a difficult one for people to understand. As soon as folks admit there is an afterlife, then they have to admit there is a God, higher power, or something greater than themselves.
The Last Day of the World sounds kind of ominous, but it doesn’t need to be. God has had this day in mind since the creation of the world. He has known every step, every detail, the most important part of that plan was how he would get to know you.
What can you say at the funeral of an unbeliever? They aren’t in a better place. Their suffering isn’t over. I don’t think that we want to go out of our way to be cruel, but what good does it do to lie? These are touchy subjects so it’s best to be careful and go with God’s Word every step of the way.
The parable of the Wedding Banquet is the final in a series of three that Jesus told to the crowds on “Busy Tuesday” of Holy Week. The first was about the ministry of John the Baptist. The second was about the ministry of Jesus. The final parable, the Wedding Banquet, is about the ministry of the church.