Revelation 19:11-16 NKJV Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. (12) His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. (13) He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. (14) And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. (15) Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. (16) And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
I was texting with a pastor from Kirkland, Arizona about sheer grit and determination in the face of obstacles. Pastor Greg Poole responded, “You’ve got to have sand to take dominion in the land.” He sure wasn’t kidding. Whether you’re in the pastoral ministry or a follower of Jesus in home or market place, you’ve got to have some “sand” to walk in the power and authority you’ve been given in the face of whatever the circumstances might look like.
Praise God, Jesus has some serious sand. He showed that fearless determination when, “He gave up His divine privileges;” taking, “the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being… (Philippians 2:7 NLT).” Throughout His ministry the fearlessness of Jesus to face the problems and challenges of life was continually evident. He endured difficulties, disastrous weather, demonic forces, incredible opposition and temptations from Satan himself, yet never once fell into fear. Once again His grit was seen at the crucifixion as he willingly laid down His life and became sin for you and me (1 John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:21). Then here in Revelation 19 as we read of His glorious return to defeat the beast and the armies rallied against God at Armageddon prior to setting up His Earthly Kingdom. I’ll say it again, Jesus has some serious sand.
You’ve got to have sand to take dominion in the land… and Jesus has sand. But so do you. You’ve been re-created in His image (2 Corinthians 5:17). Not only that, but He is always with you (Hebrews 13:5) and He is greater than any problem or fear that you face (1 John 4:4). In addition to that, He WINS. We don’t have to be afraid to face the any thing in life or the problems at hand. We are like Jesus and we’ve got sand, not just to survive, but to take dominion in the land. Fear Not!