This is Part 3 is a series of studies in Revelation 6 related to the Four Horses of the Apocalypse. See last month’s Wisconsin Christian News for Part 2 in this series.
Perhaps you are one who needs further proof of the intentions of those I’ve just named. Here are two video clips that express the goals of this globalist elite. The first one is from a discussion that Yuval Harari had with someone during a visit to Google Headquarters. The second one is a lecture that Harari gave at a university in which he claimed that a new religion would be a techno-religion.
First video – www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6BK5Q_Dblo
Second video – www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfE9pqdbqIk
(Links may change or video may be removed by the time you read this).
Unfortunately, some will disregard this information, choosing to call those of us who sound the alarm conspiracy theorists and worse. The proponents of this new religion, based on technology, are being frank and blunt about what they have done, are currently doing, and intent to force upon the rest of humanity across the earth. We ignore them at our own peril.
Notice also that a crown is given to this rider of the white horse in verse 2. The word for “crown” here is “stephanos” not “diadem.” What is the difference? The stephanos was given to those who competed for a reward. Think of the Olympic Games. Originally, medals were not given, but laurel wreath crowns, to signify the athlete’s victory in an event. This rider is given a crown because it comes to the earth and brings peace. The world will reward the Antichrist with their obedience and subservience because he brings peace. The cult I’ve been describing will manifest on the earth under the banner of peace. Peace is therefore crowned. But it is a false and tenuous peace.
Peace will come, but it will not last. Jesus told us the exact sequence of events that the people of the earth should expect. Turn with me to Matthew 24 and I will show you how it lines up with Revelation’s four horsemen.
I will develop this more fully later, but Matthew 24:1-4 gives us the context of what follows. What Jesus is describing here in verse 2 was fulfilled in 70 AD when Titus Vespasian and the Roman Fifteenth Legion destroyed Jerusalem. Then in verse 3 the disciples ask Jesus if this is related to His return and the end of the age. In verse 4, Jesus says, “see to it that no one misleads you.” This is where Preterism and Dominionism or Christian Reconstructionism breaks down. Between 32-33 AD when Jesus was crucified and risen, and 70 AD when Jerusalem was destroyed, the disciples were not deceived at all.
Verse 5 sets the parameters – “do not be deceived by many false Christs” that will come on the scene. There simply was no such occurrence of false Christs that arose in Israel or anywhere else where the message of the Gospel spread. It did not happen. So, what period of time was Jesus talking about when many would come in His name to deceive and mislead? Remember Jesus is answering the questions of the disciples. Look again at verse 3. Is it not clear that Jesus is referring to many false Christs arising as a sign of His return and the end of the age? That is exactly the time He is speaking of.
What do false Christs and false prophets (verse 11) always promise? Don’t they always speak of peace? This is what every demonically inspired leader has promised in order to secure the favor of the people. Then when they come to power, they reveal their true selves.
The apostle Paul said the same thing. Right up ‘til the time of the end of the Tribulation, and the Second Coming of Jesus to destroy His enemies, people are going to be crying for peace.
“Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, ‘Peace and safety!’ then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3).
It has always been the case when Yahweh’s judgment is about to fall upon the earth, that His faithful witnesses will warn, and the false deceivers will speak of peace. Jeremiah 6 gives us this picture.
“Flee for safety, O sons of Benjamin, from the midst of Jerusalem! Now blow a trumpet in Tekoa and raise a signal over Beth-haccerem; For evil looks down from the north, and a great destruction.” (Jeremiah 6:1).
Did the people of Jerusalem and Judah listen to Jeremiah? They did not listen. Do you know why they did not listen? Jeremiah 6:14 tells us why the people refused to listen.
“They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ but there is no peace.”
Yahweh says the people did not believe My word because the false prophets lied to them and assured them, they would not be judged. Jeremiah 8:11 says the same thing: “They heal the brokenness of the daughter of My people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ but there is no peace.”
In Jeremiah 14:13-14 Yahweh is even more explicit.
“But, ‘Ah, Lord GOD!’ I said, ‘Look, the prophets are telling them, You will not see the sword nor will you have famine, but I will give you lasting peace in this place.’ Then the LORD said to me, ‘The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name. I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility, and the deception of their own minds.’”
The point here is that false Christs and false prophets who claim to be or speak for Yahweh do neither. They are deceivers who mask their deception with peace. They cloak themselves in the stephanos of peace, but it is a lie. That is the New World Order, the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, the World Parliament of Religions, and every other global organization preaching peace.
So, the end of the age and the time of the return of Jesus will be marked by a worldwide outcry for peace. But it will be a false peace built on a false messiah who manages to deceive the world by brokering a peace treaty between Israel and her Muslim neighbors that is never intended to last.
What follows the false peace of the false Christ in Matthew 24:5? Verse 6 tells us that war will break out. Then in Matthew 24:7, we see famines and earthquakes following war. What always follows war and famine? Pestilence always follows war and famine. Disease and death are the results of war, famine, and pestilence.
In 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, we read about the Antichrist once again. The apostle Paul describes in detail what will take place just before the Second Coming of Jesus.
“Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.”
I have brought this information to your attention because what we see in the seals is what Jesus prophesied in His Olivet Discourse, particularly what I have covered here. The first seal brings a false peace. That is Matthew 24:5. The second seal brings the red horse forward, which is war. That is Matthew 24:6. The third seal brings the black horse and famine. That is Matthew 24:7. Famine always follows war. The fourth seal brings an ashen horse which is death. That is Matthew 24:9.
These are exciting times in the sense that we are witnesses to the unfolding of biblical prophecy. This means the return of Jesus is drawing near. It also means the fields are ripe for harvest. Pray Jesus will call and empower more laborers to tell the lost and perishing that Jesus is Lord and that there is salvation in no other name.
Are you ready to take your place in the fields of our Lord which are ready for the harvest?
TO BE CONTINUED
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