JESUS AND THE SAINTS DESCEND TO MOUNT OLIVET BY SAMUEL EXCELLENCE
2nd May, 2019
IPR DAILY DEVOTION
Topic: JESUS AND THE SAINTS DESCEND TO MOUNT OLIVET
Revelation 19:11-14 KJV
 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
We discovered in yesterday’s devotion, that, the nation Israel will call on God for help and deliverance, when they realize that they’re being wiped out from the surface of the earth.
The significance about this call is that, it will be the first time a whole nation will call on God, in the Name of Jesus!According to our theme Scripture, heaven will open in response to the nation Israel’s call, and Jesus, together with the armies of heaven, will descend from heaven to the earth. Jesus is described as One sitting upon a white horse, and in righteousness He does judge and make war.
The armies in heaven are also described as those clothed in white and clean, fine linen, and following Jesus on white horses. Which people constitute the armies of heaven? Jude 1: 14-15 (NKJV) says, ‘ Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints,  to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” This means, the Saints, including you and me, who will be in heaven during that seven-year period, will descend from heaven with Jesus; and we will land on Mount Olivet. How do I know we will land on Mount Olivet?
Jesus ascended to heaven from Mount Olivet, and the record says, “And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;  Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.  Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey” (Acts 1:10-12, KJV).
Prophet Zechariah specifically mentions the feet of Jesus on the Mount of Olives, which is the same as Mount Olivet: “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.  For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.  Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.  And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south” (Zechariah 14:1-4, KJV).
Jesus’ descent to the earth, together with ten thousands of His Saints, will shift the battle line from defeat of Israel, to the destruction of the antichrist and his false prophet, as well as the destruction of all the armies of the enemy nations that will besiege Israel.
This is what has been termed, “the battle of Armageddon”, and that will be our next topic for discussion.