The Four Horses of the Apocalypse

The first four seals; and what they mean.

 

The Four Horsemen of the ApocalypseThe first seal One (1) Denotes unity: and commencement. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/stars.htm

 

And I saw when the Lamb [Jesus] opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, “Come and see.” And I saw, and behold, a white horse: and He that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto Him: and He went forth conquering, and to conquer.

 

Revelation 6:1–2 (KJV) And I saw, and behold a white horse: and He that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto Him: and He went forth conquering, and to conquer.

 

The first horseman, who wears a crown and goes forth to conquer, is obviously Jesus. What was happening at this time in world history, in about 90 AD?—> from the spiritual realm, the resurrected Jesus was going forth to “conquer” the world with the Gospel through His apostles and the early Christians—and they would eventually conquer the mighty Roman Empire. Jesus’ message of the love and forgiveness of God would prove more powerful than all the legions of Rome! Jesus is this mighty Conqueror on the white horse.

We find another picture of a white horse in Revelation chapter 19: “And behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True. ... His name is called The Word of God”

 

Revelation 19:11—13 (KJV)

11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon Him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself.

13 And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God.

 

We know from John 1:14 that “The Word of God” is Jesus: “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

 

And following Jesus are the armies of Heaven, the resurrected saints who are also riding white horses as they come down from Heaven to defeat the forces of the Antichrist and take over the world at the Battle of Armageddon.            http://www.godsplan.org.uk/armageddon.htm

 

 Revelation 19:14 (KJV) And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

 

The second seal Two (2) Denotes difference. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/oneworldsystemwithout_God.htm

 

And when He had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, “Come and see.” And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

 

Revelation 6:3–4 (KJV)

3 And when He had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, “Come and see”.

4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

 

What takes “peace from the earth”?—War! This red horse symbolizes war, the military and their war machines.

 

The horse’s colour, red, is appropriate because it represents all the bloodshed in man’s hellish wars—wars for which God is not responsible, but which come from the pride, prejudices, and avarice of man’s heart. “From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?”

 

 James 4:1 (KJV) From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

 

The “great sword” given to the rider of the red horse seems to suggest the great “improvementsin weapons of war and the vastly greater devastation bought on by war since this prophecy was given in John’s day.

 

The third seal Three (3) Denotes completeness. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/armageddon.htm

 

And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, “Come and see.” And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, “A measure of wheat for a penny; and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.”

 

Revelation 6:5–6 (KJV)

5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, “Come and see.” And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, “A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.”

 

This black horse’s rider with the pair of balances in his hand symbolizes the rich capitalists that have a major impact on world conditions through their manipulation of national economies. Only one other verse in the Bible pictures a man with balances, or scales: “The merchant uses dishonest scales; he loves to defraud”

 

Hosea 12:7 (KJV) He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.

 

Another prophet, Amos, also said that the merchantsthe wealthy capitalists of his day who were robbing the poor instead of helping them—“set forth wheat, making the ephah [unit of measure] small, and the shekel [price] great, and falsifying the balances by deceit ... that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail”

 

Amos 8:4–6 (KJV)

4 “Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,”

5 Saying, “When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the Sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?”

6 “That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?”

 

The black horse, then, represents famine and poverty perpetrated by the rich who refuse to share with those in need. This horse is largely responsible for today’s economic situation. Oil and wine, throughout the Scriptures, symbolize abundance or luxury. The fact that the oil and wine were “hurt not” indicates a situation where wealth and luxury exist alongside famine and povertyand the gulf between rich and poor is only growing.

 

The fourth seal Denotes creative works. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm

 

And when He had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, “Come and see.” And I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with the sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

 

Revelation 6:7–8 (KJV)

7 And when He had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, “Come and see”.

8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

 

The fourth and final horseman of the Apocalypse is death itselfdeath not only from war, but also from beasts and plagues and famine and death in every other conceivable form.

 

Death has always been with us, of course, but death by famine, natural disasters, new plagues such as AIDS, and new pestilences such as the Ebola virus have reached unprecedented levels, just like Jesus said they would immediately prior to His return: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places” (Matthew 24:7).

 

Matthew 24:7 (KJV) For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

 

The fifth seal Denotes Divine Grace: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/necessityofgrace.htm

 

And when He had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the Word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?” And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

 

Revelation 6:9–11 KJV

09 And when He had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?”

11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, “that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”

 

First comes the white horse, the proclamation of its rider’s message, and the “conquest” of many souls. Then comes the open rejection of that message by the unbelievers, Those in league with the other three horsemen on the red, black, and pale horses, which crystallizes into persecution and the martyrdom of “them that were slain for the Word of God.” This is the way it has been throughout all history. These martyrs, though, are actually the exception. Most of Jesus’ followers have usually escaped martyrdom and lived on to help carry on His work.

 

War, greed, and death—the characters that were revealed when the second, third, and fourth seals were opened—are almost as old as the world itself, but the Biblical picture both here and elsewhere is that each of these forces has taken on greater power since the time of this revelation.

 

Again, Jesus predicted this in His famous End time discourse, Matthew chapter 24, and said that it would culminate in “great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened”

 

Matthew 24:7, 21–22 (KJV)

07For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”

21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”

22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.”

 

In other words, Jesus was saying, one day man would reach such an impasse that if God were to let him continue unchecked, he would annihilate himself. However, when man finally reaches that suicidal point, Jesus said that God would step in and stop man. And the way God will stop him is at the Battle of Armageddon that happens shortly after Jesus’ Second Coming and the Resurrection. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm

First the Saints will go to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb

 

Revelation 19:7-9 (KJV)

7 “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.”

8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

9 And He saith unto me, “Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And He saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.”

 

Then return with Jesus probably sometime near the end of Wrath of God to defeat the Antichrist and his forces at the Battle of Armageddon. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/armageddon.htm

 

Revelation 19:11-21 (KJV)

11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war.

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself.

13 And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

15 And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

16 And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.

17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army.

20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

 

Revelation 16:16-21(KJV)

16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

 

Only within the last 60 or 70 years has the human race developed the potential to destroy itself. The military (red horse) now have their nuclear bombs, intercontinental missiles, chemical and biological weapons, and other lethal technologies.

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/leadcontainer.htm But it was ordained when Adam and Eve were expelled from Paradise http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm

 

The rich, on their black horse, were complicit in the last century’s great wars, and their hoarding and misuse of their riches is threatening another one. The rich also, in their relentless pursuit of greater wealth, are finally succeeding in polluting the entire earth—a by-product of modern technology.

 

And following the others comes the fourth horseman, on the pale horsedeath in every form.

 

So there you have the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. They will continue to ride until the End, when Jesus returns to take us to heavenly places with Him, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm before pouring out His judgments on the perpetrators of the hell on earth below. Then He will come back once more—He and all the saints of God—to wipe out the Antichrist and all of his forces at the Battle of Armageddon. God will then cleanse and purify the earth and set up His eternal kingdom, ruled by Jesus Christ & His Saints. http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm

http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm

 

 

There are 12 (government perfection) constellations in the Zodiac and it takes over 2000 days for the Precessional cycle of the sun to pass through each constellation. This is called The Precession Of The Equinoxes. A slow westward shift of the equinoxes along the plane of the ecliptic, resulting from precession of the earth's axis of rotation, and causing the equinoxes to occur earlier each sidereal year. The precession of the equinoxes occurs at a rate of 50.27 seconds of arc a year; a complete precession requires 25,800 years; divided by 12 (constellations). = 2150 years for the sun to pass through one constellation. Starting with Virgo; and ending with Leo, we are now very near to the end of the cycle and therefore in what is termed the, “end days’’. (See The Stars also) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm

 

 

 

Revelation 13: (Denotes rebellion, apostasy, defection, disintegration, and revolution,) verse 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (666).

 

It is very important to know and understand that the Anti-Christ 666 will arrive on earth prior to Christ our Lord.

 

Revelation 6:12:   -   Sixth Seal. 6 (Denotes the human number) 12 Denotes Government perfection, which have to do with government in the heavens and the earth.

 

Revelation 9:13   -   Sixth Trumpet. 6 = man   9 = (Denotes Finality of Judgment). 13 Denotes rebellion, apostasy, defection, disintegration, revolution.

 

Revelation 16:12   - Sixth Vial. 6 (10+ 6 =16) - (10 Denotes ordinal perfection. 6. Denotes the human number).  12. Denotes Government perfection, which has to do with government in the heavens and the earth. (Goliath, Nebuchadnezzar, and Antichrist) are all emphatically marked by this number (6). Old Testament events serving as "ensamples" for the latter day events, how does this historical blueprint fit for our future? Instead of flesh pagan kings coming upon Jerusalem to siege and physically destroy, the latter day king of Babylon will be Satan and his angels as thorns and briers treading upon Jerusalem to do a spiritual destruction. According to Revelation 12:6 (note the numbers) forward, Satan and his angels will be booted out of Heaven down to this earth for the future tribulation; and that latter day working by the king of Babylon will be one of great deception. That is the type of devastation upon Jerusalem for the latter days.

 

 

 

Followed by Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (Second Advent) 777 http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm

 

   Revelation   8:1   - Seventh Seal (7)      (8) - (Denotes resurrection, regeneration, a new beginning or commencement). (1) Denotes unity, and commencement. http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm

 

   Revelation 10:7   - Seventh Trumpet (7)   (10) – (Denotes ordinal perfection, after the ninth digit, when numeration commences anew.)  (7) -- Denotes spiritual perfection. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm

 

   Revelation 16:17 - Seventh Vial (7)      (16) – (Denotes 10 + 6; ordinal perfection + the human number. (the MAN Christ Jesus)  (17)  Denotes a combination of spirit and order (10+7). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gifts.htm

 

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/significanceofnumbers.htm

 

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm

 

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Gathering knowledge from the Holy Bible; which is a full history of man; wherefore men, today are ignorant of the truth; while going about life as though they had all the time in the world. However; time is running out rapidly http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Orion.htm and knowing where to start, and what to look for, is a matter for you. The image portrayed on the left indicates the fall from Eden, although this has been buried so deep by the enemy, that you have to dig to find the TRUTH. The story begins at the top left of the image which shows a painting of the ceiling at the Denderah Temple, in Esneh Egypt. The whole story of God’s Word the Bible, and the history of man from the beginning. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gathering.htm 

 

2 Timothy 3 (KJV)

01 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

02 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

03 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

04 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

05 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

06 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

07 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

08 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds reprobate concerning the faith.

09 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.