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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Revelation Chapter 6:1. And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2 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.

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.

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.

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 book of Revelation is the last book of the bible and it may be fair to say that it is the most dramatic, the most technological, and the most supernatural of all the books of the bible. The imagery in the book is more suited to a modern day HD X-Box or Playstation video game than it would be for a normal pastoral biblical setting. Whereas the rest of the bible is like a gently flowing stream viewed in two dimensions, viewing the book of Revelation is like watching a Technicolor three dimensional Star Wars movie while traveling at the speed of light. The very word Revelation is a translation of the Greek word Apok├ílupsis from which we derive the English word Apocalypse. Although the word ‘Apocalypse’ conjures up images of nuclear annihilation, of scorched, blackened Earth and Mad Max landscapes, in a biblical context the definition of the Greek word is somewhat different. The word Apocalypse or Revelation literally means to ‘Take the lid off’, as for example from a pot to reveal that which lies within. The purpose for which Jesus Christ gave the apostle John the revelation that he did was to first of all, prepare all believers for the end of the current age, and secondly as a warning to the entire world of the horrifying events that would precede and herald his second coming. Having studied the book of Revelation, and having been made aware beforehand of the things that must come to pass, no man will be able to plead ignorance that he did not know what was happening, and what was going to happen.

Over the next several days, weeks or months I will compare current events to the book of Revelation on this blog with the intent of proving to the readers that we are indeed witnessing the end of the age of man. I make no claim that I can give you an exact date or time for the return of Jesus Christ which is the exact time at which this age will end and a new chapter in the history of the Earth will begin. However if current events do start paralleling the future events recorded in the book of Revelation then it stands to reason that those events are no longer in the future but have overtaken us in the here and now. Man’s entire history has been one of delusion, and more importantly of self – delusion but the days ahead will give a whole new meaning to the word delusion. I am very confident that the majority will either not be interested or not believe anything I write here so this blog, so this blog and the articles on my website are directed to the remnant minority, the few that still retain their God given faculty of logic and reason. The few that have not been dumbed down through so – called ‘education’, or hypnotized through ‘mass media’, TV in particular, or have not had their brains lobotomized through ‘legal’ prescription drugs. The few that still retain their powers of reason to conclude that whatever is wrong with this world; it is not that which their leaders constantly attempt to convince them is wrong with the world. The search for truth begins by questioning commonly accepted paradigms, and by questioning all authority beginning with the authority of God. Had God not wanted us to question him, he would have made us robots that would follow his every command unquestioningly. True authority is not fearful of being questioned because it will stand and not fall if indeed it is true. False authority on the other hand needs to be enforced. People who do not question authority whether it be religious, political or even familial are prone to being sold a bill of goods that will keep them mentally, financially, and spiritually enslaved for their whole lives. False authority is based on deception that begins rather early in life with one’s parents, continuing in school and church, accelerating in institutions of higher education that may more appropriately be identified as institutions of higher indoctrination and coming full circle as the next generation is lead down the same path followed by previous generations. To be continued…

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Signs of the End

Matthew 24:3 And as he (Jesus) sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

This blog has been created to give a biblical perspective on the soon coming end of the world. This may sound sensational yet the fact of the matter is that the coming real world events will be far more incredible than anything we can presently foresee. When the disciples questioned Jesus about the end, they phrased the question as a two parter: 1. what shall be the sign of thy coming? 2. What shall be the sign of the end of the world? So we conclude that the second coming of Jesus Christ is inextricably connected with the end of the world. The second coming of Jesus needs little in the way of explanation in that it simply means that Jesus Christ will once again appear on the Earth in bodily form as he did 2000 years ago. In subsequent blogs I will discuss in greater detail the exact implications and the methodology of Christ's return to Earth as Lord of lords, and King of kings to assume the government of this Earth from the present day wicked usurpers that presently rule and reign upon it as the appointed representatives of Satan whom the bible identifies as the god of this world. However, the phrase 'the end of the world' as quoted in Matthew 24:3 needs must be clarified since in no way, shape, or form does it imply the end of the Earth itself.

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. The apostle Peter did forewarn us that one day this present Earth will indeed be burned up with fervent heat and destroyed. As an aside the bible teaches that God is Energy through which all matter was created. In this act, as described by the apostle Peter, of the burning up of the elements by fervent heat the process is reversed whereby matter is once again converted back into energy form which it originated. The fact remains that one day in the future this Earth will indeed be vaporized, literally! However, that day is not the same time as when Jesus Christ returns and of the end of the world. What we need to understand is what the disciples meant by the phrase, and of the end of the world?

The word 'World' in the context of the above scripture does not mean an end of the physical Earth but rather the end of a system or systems that govern this present age. This present age may be defined as the period of time that began with the fall of man in the Garden of Eden to the time when Jesus returns and wrests control of the government of this world from Satan. Satan is identified in the bible as the god of this world: what that means is that he is the god of the system (s) that governs this world. The system can be simply identified as the system of commerce that began back in the days of Babylon after the flood of Noah. In the present day this system is enshrined in merchant banking or investment banking as it is presently called. The merchant bankers of this world are literally the representatives of Satan since they control commerce on this Earth through a system devised by Satan himself. This is becoming very clear in these days because of the Economic chaos that is now engulfing the whole world. This orchestrated economic collapse is an early warning sign that Christ Jesus will indeed soon be returning and this system will forever be destroyed; the world will literally end as we presently know it. Under the rule and reign of Jesus Christ, commerce will not reign supreme; the insidious or rather satanic system of economic enslavement through perpetual usury, as devised by the merchant bankers, will be forever eliminated. This present economic turmoil is a necessary first step in tying all of the economies of the world together by first destroying all of the economies of the world together. This world economic destruction must be centered upon the economy of the United States, which is the biggest economy of this world. This is the real reason for the globalization and internationalization of banking and trade all throughout the 20th century but over the last 30 years in earnest. Therefore no matter what the rhetoric coming out of Washington or London or Ottawa, there will be no solution presented that will take the world back to where its was at the end of the last century, or even at the end of last year (2008.)
Matthew 24:21 “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Jesus did forewarn us that in these last days when the whore of Babylon system (Revelation 18) that has tormented mankind for almost 5000 years will be in its death throes there will be great tribulation upon the entire world. The word TRIBULATION in the above scripture means 1. To crush, 2. Press down upon, 3. Compress, squeeze, as in a vice, 4. Trouble, 5. Affliction. How many people worldwide are feeling economically crushed, squeezed, and in trouble, turmoil and affliction? I regret to say that things will only get worse, and worse, and worse… The four horsemen of the apocalypse are 1. Economic collapse, 2. Warfare, 3. Pandemic disease (s) and famine. 4. Complete breakdown of social order. Once again I regret to inform my readers that it is not just the economy! Collapse of the social order is brewing across the globe as witnessed by recent protests in Greece, France, England, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia and other Eastern European nations. The Times has predicted a ‘summer of rage’ across England and Europe as more and more people lose their jobs and livelihood. Economic collapses always lead to social upheavals that are frequently masked by the powers that be by starting a war to divert attention from domestic problems. The scale of this fully orchestrated economic collapse suggests a coming war that would involve the whole world since this economic problem is a global one, and on a scale that has never before witnessed in history. Do the words of Jesus not ring true now, that there will be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world? The vice has only just been begun to be tightened, wait and see what’s coming over the next months and years. To be continued…