How many times do we pray for Jesus to come?
As John sees the horses released upon the earth. Deception, war, death and the pandemic causing suffering to so many in the world. What is the prayer he is hearing in chapter 6?
I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” v1
When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” v3
When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!”v5
When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” v7
But look at the revelation …
John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne 1:4
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” 1:8
Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. 2:5
Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 2:16
except to hold on to what you have until I come.2:25
Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. 3:3
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. 3:20
Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.” 4:8
“Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.” 16:15
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. 22:17
He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. 22:20
The four living creatures, representing all of creation (human and animal) are not calling for the horsemen to come but for the Lamb, Jesus Christ to come. It is the prayer of Revelation and it is surely our prayer today, Come Lord Jesus!