The Apostle John reveals that this figure in verse 2 is Jesus. (Revelation 1:13-15) Notice John calls Jesus Son of Man, just as this figure calls Ezekiel. Jesus is truly and totally human. Idolatry brings a historic reward – see 2 Kings 10.
It is good to be reminded that the Lord does not grow angry without cause, in a vacuum.
Our sin is a stink!
And too, we are reminded of the white-hot fury of the Lord.
“Your eye shall not spare, and you shall show no pity.”
The rider on the white horse in Revelation 19, our King Jesus, at the appointed time will complete this fury and wrath.
“He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.”
And so we come to Paul in 1 Corinthians 15, “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
We have the victory in Christ! God’s wrath was poured out on Him!
* Surely Lord, we are sinners, saved only by Your grace.
Please fix within us a holy fear of You.
Show us Jesus, the rider on the white horse, our King and Lord and Saviour.