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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…

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