The Four Horsemen Have Been Loosed – Written Version

The racial protests, coronavirus pandemic, economic downturn, famine, and locust invasions are a sign that the end-times are upon us. At the very least, they are setting the stage for the tribulation to come: severe economic depression, waves of murderous violence, acute food shortages, ecological disasters, and severe weather. All of which will lead to the one-world government described in Revelation 13.

A long time ago, the New World Order folks had three specific objectives in mind: 1) take control over the world’s financial systems; 2) take over the media; 3) take over education. This they have accomplished. Now, the New World Order, (or what I call the Deep World, which is so much more than just an-anti-Trump Deep State), is using the media to incite panic in order to institutionalize totalitarian laws that would have once seemed unthinkable in the land of the free.

Using ‘peace and safety’ as the seemingly logical rationale for such draconian action, the initial foundation of the one-world government is being established right now, right here. However, the Bible warns that: “When they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.” (1Thessalonians 5:3)

However, the ‘Day’ of judgment that will come upon them won’t happen until after the 7-year Tribulation, which is getting closer but is not yet here. In this time Jesus called, “the beginning of sorrows,” the forces of evil are laying the groundwork for their one-world government, which on the surface is not necessarily a bad thing, but we know from Scripture that Satan will be pulling the strings behind the scenes.

All of this current turmoil will induce a severe economic downturn that will call for more control over the finances of each and every one of us. Digital currency, vaccination certificates, contact tracing, will be positioned as the seemingly logical basis for controlling the spread of the virus and preventing financial disaster. However, these measures will also lay the foundation for tracking individuals in an invasive way that violates human rights and freedoms, and set the stage for the Mark of the Beast to come.

None of this is a surprise to God, In fact, it’s all part of His plan. That doesn’t mean He is causing the virus, racism, famine and locusts, but rather that they are a consequence of the law of sowing and reaping: sow to the flesh, reap corruption; sow to the Spirit, reap everlasting life. (Galatians 5:7-8)

In addition, God is allowing sin to reach its fullest extent before He wipes it out completely once and for all, as prophesied in Daniel 8:23 – “And in the latter time of their kingdom, When the transgressors have reached their fullness, A king shall arise, having fierce features, who understands sinister schemes.” This king is, of course, the anti-Christ who will head the one-world government.

None of this will happen all of a sudden. Prophecies that were seen in full by the prophets in the Bible most often occur over time. It took many years for the fall of Judea and Israel to occur despite the Old Testament prophets seeing it happen in visions that made it look like it would happen quickly. Some end-time prophecies, however, will occur in one day and even one hour, as the Scriptures prophesy, but most will evolve over time.

What is happening now is a result of the Four Horsemen of Revelation chapter six having already been loosed upon the world as Jesus opened the first four seals of the scroll, which is the property deed to earth that he reacquired from Satan when He sacrificed Himself on the cross to bear our sins and then rose again to stand at the right-hand of God, having forged a path for us to be reconciled back to God the Father.

The first horse is white, usually the color of goodness. But this one is a fake, and that’s all Satan knows how to do, imitate the things of God and then corrupt them. As a fallen angel, Satan does not possess the creative powers of the Lord God Almighty who established the earth and the heavens and everything in it. This white horse emulates the one Jesus will ride into His second coming as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, as described in Revelation 19:11-16)

“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”

The fake rider of Satan’s white horse has a crown and a bow and comes to conquer, as described in Revelation 6:2. But he has no arrows, he’s essentially powerless. Instead, he conquers through deception, as the anti-Christ will when he takes over a one-world government through diplomatic means while appearing to be a ‘man of peace.’ With the help of the second beast, the so-called False Prophet, the entire world will worship the aanti-Christ as described in Revelation 13:4,8,14:

“So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?’… All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life… And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast.”

Daniel also saw the deceit of the anti-Christ in his vision in Daniel 8:25: “Through his cunning, he shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule.”

The second horse is red and it’s rider has come to take peace away from the earth. This is not through war, but rather by getting people to turn on each other, and that, “people should kill one another” as it says in Revelation 6:4. Through this rider, Satan is stirring up anger, hatred and division, and we see the beginning of this even now, not only with anarchists taking advantage of the racial protests to stir up violence, but also in the day-to-day angry confrontations between those who choose to wear masks or not to wear a mask to fend off the coronavirus.

The third horse is black whose rider carries a pair of scales which represent the dark economic times to come in which food shortages and famine drive up the cost of food, saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius.” (Revelation 6:6). This is essentially eight to ten times higher prices than normal, a product of scarcity. The command “do not harm the oil and the wine” is thought by most scholars to represent the rich elites not living in want while the masses struggle to even obtain bread. Still others see the oil and the wine representing the things of the Spirit, meaning the saints will be supernaturally protected.

The fourth pale horse represents death: “And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.” (Revelation 6:8)

This means that, even in the runup to the 7-year Tribulation, a quarter of the earth will die due to murder, war, famine, and pestilence (i.e. the beasts of the earth, like the coronavirus).

Like the martyrs under the throne of Heaven shown when Jesus opens the fifth seal, we too will be crying out as in Revelation 6:10, “How long O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” But the Lord’s answer tells us that this is not yet the end of things to come: “It was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.” (Revelation 6:11)

And so today we are under the dark cloud of the Four Horsemen, but not yet to the time when Jesus opens the sixth seal which foretells of a “great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.” (Revelation 6:12-13)

This cataclysmic event might be the result of nuclear war, volcanoes, earthquakes or even a meteor strike, which obviously hasn’t happened yet. But it is coming because it is part of God’s plan. However, this awful event is still only a harbinger of the even worse things to come when Jesus opens the seventh seal bring forth the Trumpet Plagues of Revelation 8-9 and the Bowl Plagues of Revelation 16.

Since this has been foretold in Scripture and represents God’s plan, there is nothing we can do to prevent it from happening. Much as we might try, we cannot prevent the one-world government from forming. Our energy is better spent evangelizing instead of getting caught up in the atrocious politics of the day.

Nor should Christians expect to not be affected by all these terrible things. Jesus tells us that “the rain falls on the just and the unjust.” (Matthew 5:45) He also says that “in this world you will have tribulation.” (John 16:33). Many believe they will be raptured out of all these looming catastrophes, but the Bible says otherwise.

Christians will be martyred and killed, as prophesied. Matthew 24:9 says, “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.” And Revelation 13:7 says, “It was granted to him [i.e. the anti-Christ] to make war with the saints and to overcome them.”

Therefore, there will be saints around when the anti-Christ is enthroned as the leader of the one-world government and he will be actively persecuting Christians. There will also be saints around when the anti-Christ institutes the so-called “mark of the beast” which will be necessary to buy and sell, that is to survive. The Bible warns the saints not so succumb to taking the mark of the beast in their wrist or forehead because doing so will forfeit their salvation, as described in Revelation 13:16-17 and 14:9-11.

Scripture says all this will happen, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. However, we do have a choice as to how we will respond to the turmoil and persecution. Will we respond with love and compassion or with anger and hate? Just as Jesus had compassion on the sinful in His day, so too do we need to show love and compassion in order to win souls for Christ, and to save people from eternal damnation.

We need to clothe ourselves in God’s ‘agape’, unconditional love. Only when we are filled by the Spirit and reflecting God’s love into the world will we be fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah 61:1-5: “Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”

And when they come to us, we need to show them compassion, because compassion is putting love into action, just as Jesus did when he felt compassion for the large crowd that followed him out into the wilderness. He then miraculously healed and fed the multitude as described in Matthew 14:13-21. So, too, must we get prepared to offer Christ’s love and compassion to all who will suffer in the days to come, and not just those we agree with or approve of.

This is the time of which Jesus spoke when He said the harvest was plentiful but the workers are few (Luke 10:2). Our job in the end-times is to win souls, especially those who are closest to the precipice of hell. Don’t waste your time and energy fighting in vain to prevent God’s plan of judgment from unfolding, but rather be filled with His love and light and hold out the hand of compassion to a dying world.

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