Saturday, December 11, 2010

The four horsemen of the Apocalypse

 Ever wonder about these ghastly riders? wonder when they will ride? or are they already? 
 Many people have no belief in even a concept of God, or believe if there is such, Man cannot understand or even prove the existence of such. to such people I  have little to say but to let God speak for Himself. I quote Psalms 14. 

(Psa 14:1)  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
 Not only Does God say such people are fools, but it would seem God is saying he IS knowable. but how does one get to know God? after all, if you look the world over and see God's self-proclaimed representatives, the Church, what knowledge of God do you find there? For one church teaches one thing and the next church down the street teaches another. where then are God TRUE representatives? the Catholics? Lutherans? Baptists? Mormons? the Jehovah's Witness knockin on your door? who? all churches have some statement of faith or book of discipline or catechism members have to abide by or be shown the door, or receive the left foot of dis-fellowship if by chance there is one point or another where you might disagree with the accepted "truth" as the leadership would put it. some might wonder why I've only listed only Christian churches here? well one thing Christianity and Judaism have is a book as it's foundation, claimed to be inspired by God. but what about Islam you ask? it has a book claimed to be inspired by God! yes it does, but two obvious differences are that the Quran was written by just one man, obviously AFTER the Bible, that was written by 44 people, yet with amazing continuity. obviously twisting and perverting what the Bible, that was written before it, says. which, if you were to accept that, you would have to say God changes his mind and/or is wishy-washy like charlie brown, or lies, one of the two. any time I find a lie, I assume the liar is not God, but human. so the quran was obviously written by a lying human. read it yourself, to be intellectually honest you would have to come to the same conclusion.  The other big difference  is the Bible is chock full of prophecy. even if you don't want to use prophecy for it's predictive value you do have to look at the phenomena of prophesies written centuries before the events they described having been fulfilled literally in the past. that rules out not just Islam but Judaism too, for Judaism Ignored a heaping pile of prophesy by it's own prophets where Jesus is concerned. that pretty much leaves Christianity. One has to wonder about the state of the Church though. look around and there are all kinds of people claiming to represent the Lord, and many contradicting each other (and sometimes themselves) and fighting amongst themselves about this bit or that bit. none seem to represent like the early church of the first century that were under the disciples do they? I read somewhere a survey that said about 5% of the people claiming to be Christians actually read the whole Bible. kinda sad, when you think about it. how many are placing their faith in Christ directly? or placing their faith in some construct of their mind they hang Jesus' name on? each person will have to decide for themselves. back to the Horsemen:

(Rev 6:2)  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.
 This white horseman is trying to look like somebody, who? Jesus himself said "many will come in MY NAME", this gent surely does not look like the Lord on the white horse described in Rev 19., an impostor? many have done horrible things in Jesus' name, many pogroms of time past and the inquisition come to mind, I'm just trying to note that not all who come in Jesus name are true. one best study scripture in order to know the real from the fake.

(Rev 6:4)  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.

  This kinda looks like the spirit of Islam to me, there is no place either in history or currently that Islamic evangelism is not violent, this religion was quite literally spread with the sword, despite what the current batch of history reformers want you to believe today. even in Europe we see the coercion and the fear engendered by this rider today.

(Rev 6:5)  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.
(Rev 6:6)  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.

 Looks like the current economic structure to me, the pair of balances, the trade of money for goods, bible scholars say this "penny" here is a day's wages, so the average joe spends his whole day's work for a days worth of groceries. notice today how most families both husband and wife work ever longer hours to make just enough to get by. taking all their time just to work, not being with their families or having the time to teach their kids, work is everything, money is everything. no time or effort for much else. "hurt not the oil or wine" save this for the wealthy folks, look at the dirty underbelly of our world economy and you see a mere few families holding most of the wealth of the world. I'm not talking of the wealthy you see in the papers, the wealth of Bill Gates or even the Kings and Emir's  of the middle east are a pittance to those who hold the keys to the fractional reserve banking establishment hiding in the shadows and pulling the strings behind governments of the world today.

(Rev 6:8)  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.

 this one is kinda obvious, It is no secret we can kill each other with an efficiency today never seen before in the not to distant past. most folks thing these prophecies are of some long distant future, to me it looks like these riders are making their travels today. Do you think perhaps God wrote scripture for our benefit? Do you think that only some scripture is worthwhile while other scripture is not? does some scripture scare you? how many times does the phrase "fear not" show up in the Bible? I think prophecy is written for a reason, much of the reason is to confirm the word, all scripture is worthwhile. Most people, If they want to know what someone is thinking, would go to THAT PERSON. why is it that when so many want to know what God is thinking, go to someone else to tell them what God is thinking, rather than go to the closest source to them, the BIBLE.

 UPDATE: I may have been hasty in just what spirits these horses relate to, the red horse may very well be the spirit of communism/socialism. and the pale horse at the end the spirit of Islam. all the powers of the earth merge into a final human government. while Islam got it's start before communism it is only just recently become a real world-size power.


Simokie said...

Well put Mark. Odd how things go when you get old strange thoughts go through your head all of the time. How many times have you been in a Church and you know that the pastor is preaching off the seat of his pants? Or even worse when you get one that doesn't know when to quit. When you are talking to a child you have about 2 minutes to get your message across. I think for an adult it is a tad longer but that is why adults will take notes so they can go back and refresh their minds. Now the thing that just blows me away is the people that say they don't believe in God. Well what do you believe in? One thing I can tell you is man is geared for worship. Now what he worships is up to Mom and Dad to teach a child. When your Child is not with you they are getting input from some one else. Your child is your responsibility the more love you show them the more love and respect that they are going to show you, after all it is a two way street. If you want to change the future you have to start with the children. We have a society that wants to move backwards when all of the time they are telling us we are going forward. I don't see any forward thinking in taking God out of Schools and Government. Just look at what goes on in Washington some time and you will see a classic display of people that need leadership and don't have any at all. When in times of hardship and difficulty were do you turn to when you don't turn to God for answers?

Anonymous said...

Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

- Daniel