FOUR HORSES of REVELATION CHAPTER SIX

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I've been enjoying a Bible Study taught by my friend, Melba Kinnin and because of this study I've changed my mind about some of the interpretation of coming prophecy. 
 
History follows true Biblical prophecy and not the other way around since God's word is powerful and true.  Not until something happens do we realize that there was a connection with what we read in the Bible. For example when Israel became a nation in 1948 believers of the time understood that this was a pivotal event predicted in the pages of the Bible that was also connected to "end times."  The wisest practice is to let the Bible interpret itself since nothing in scripture is an isolated principal or teaching, but a consistent thread of continuity and blessing.
 
Here is a link to my interview with Melba Kinnin if you would like to go on line and listen. 
 
Also on Prophecy - Blood Moons / Spirited Debate
 
We'll look at the four horses of Revelation chapter six (also predicted and recorded in in Zechariah 6: 1-8.)  I now see this in a slightly different light, certainly not radical, but a little more in keeping with what history has revealed.  What I now believe is that two of the horses (White and Green) represent two religious systems that will function  in the one world government which is the goal of the last coming Antichrist and also the goal of many satanic groups working toward this aim. This last satanically possessed vehicle of violence and evil will rule with more cruelty than any other despotic narcissist ever has; even worse than Hitler or Stalin. 
 
The other two horses (Red and Black) represent two political systems which we'll get to further along in this blog. (thanks for reading!) 
 
THE WHITE HORSE AND THE GREEN (PALE) HORSE
 
"Come," I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer (Revelation 6: 2). 
 
"Come," I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth (Revelation 6: 8). 
 
The white horse is thought to be singular... the antichrist and symbolically it is... certainly in partnership with the last antichrist of history. But I believe the teaching points to two religious systems, both operationally controlled by an antichrist figure or figures. Both are corrupt.  Now I don't want to be simplistic here, but here goes.  
 
Whatever forces come together to represent the one world religious system will be under the umbrella of the Catholic government/church which is today represented socially and culturally by the color white.  There have been predictions of the last pope who will be evil and some believe he will be the false prophet of last days.  
 
Right now the Catholic faithful are our brothers and sisters. The Holy See at the UN, which has observer status, is under intense, strategic pressure to reverse their position on many moral issues that run counter to the UN agenda.  The Catholic faithful have taken very admirable outspoken and public positions. They have done this as many protestant denominations have forsaken their roots and become more and more like the culture. The religious system, represented by the White Horse will include corrupt Protestant and Catholic structures under one umbrella... the Catholic system of government.
 
This will include all of self described Christendom (caving and taking the mark of the beast); aligning themselves with the Catholic-Protestant corrupt religious system, but under Catholic (one church) governance seated in Rome.
 
This religious system will be controlled by the antichrist through a false prophet leader (some believe a last pope).  To succeed the antichrist will need a powerful church structure. This world church is collectively described in the last days in the following way. (Read in context) I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold I will spit you out of My mouth (Revelation 3: 15, 16). 

This passivity and over riding desire not to offend or by doing so, risk social and financial ostracism and political retribution, means that many people will be absorbed into this world religious order which mimics, but has no real connection with Biblical Christianity. This system will even absorb groups now outside the pale of Christian orthodoxy like Mormonism and Scientology. It will be unrecognizable as the Catholic Church of today and many faithful Catholics will be persecuted for holding to their faith when they stand up to defend their principals.  Hey, let us be real. All over this world, including the US, many are even now persecuted; Catholic and Protestant, for their faith in Jesus Christ.   
 
This last world religious system (white horse) that postures  a false and corrupt  Christian message is juxtaposed with the other huge world religion whose agenda is death.  Death aligns with paganism and the goal of satan to cut life short at every opportunity; requiring human sacrifice as in suicide bombers. This is the Fourth Seal - Death, Revelation 6: 7, 8) represented by the Green Horse which may be called the ashen or pale horse in your Bible.
 
We know that there is always a remnant and these are the men and women who will refuse the mark of the beast and remain faithful to Jesus Christ.  And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death (Revelation 12: 11). 
 
This remnant will cross all religious-denominational, social, cultural, ethnic divides. They will come together with the indwelling Holy Spirit (the seal of righteousness) and covered by the blood of Jesus Christ, staying faithful and true to Biblical Christianity during this time of coming apostasy and world wide judgment. After these things I looked and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands; and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb"  (Revelation 7: 9, 10).
 
Getting back to this second horse which represents a Geo-religious system  is... this can only be Islam. The word applied to this horse is usually "ashen" or "pale." This was mistranslated from the Greek word chloros which means "green."  Today the color green is associated with Islam. This system will unite to attack Israel in the Euphrates River War and according to prophesy great numbers of them will die.  
 
The two world political systems are represented by the colors red and black.  Red is Communism and Black is Capitalism.
 
There is lots of room for studying end times prophesy, but when we stick to what we interpreted and believed twenty years ago, failing to apply facts from the current historical record we may find that we've failed to grow as we should. In prophecy we have an area upon which our salvation does not depend. In other words, end times interpretation is not an essential element of our faith. We can agree to disagree. Discussing and applying our God-given critical thinking skills to this topic is a good thing.  
 
However, the book of Revelation does proclaim that there is special blessing for all those who read and study this book; a promise associated with no other.  In my interview with Melba (link above) she describes seven blessings meant for believers that heed and read Revelation. Jesus wants us to be watching for His return. He told His first followers to do so and He says the same to us. Luke 17, Mathew 24, and Mark 13 went into some detail about this.   
 
Technically the "End Times," are the Church Age.  The church age is the time after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ - or - after Pentecost and up to the start of the seven year Tribulation period when the corporate church will become more and more corrupt / no longer salt and light.  
 
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near
(Revelation 1: 3). 
 
I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star
(Revelation 22: 16).
 
Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end
(Revelation 22: 12, 13).
 
Behold I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me (Revelation 3: 20).
 

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