Revelation has been chock full with great acts of power. We’ve seen giant locusts, great dragons, hailstorms, earthquakes…all manner of powerful acts throughout the book. So, here we are at the climax. Jesus and the powers of light are set up head to head with the monster and the powers of darkness. Here it is, the confrontation to end them all.
Jesus does it with a word. Literally. Jesus speaks and the armies fall over dead. No swords, no hailstones, no plagues, no giant insects. He speaks, and it’s done. Just like that.
Just like God speaks creation into existence at the beginning. Just like God speaks the incarnation. Now God speaks judgment, and it is done. Just. Like. That.