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The Four Horses


   Scripture, it is often said, speaks for itself. Let's examine a number of revealed verses from Scripture to see what is said about, what is commonly called, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
   Revelation 6:1-2 says,
   And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, as one of the four beasts called out, “Come and see.” And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown which was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
   The above is not Messiah! The following is.
   Note Revelation 19:11-16, which says,
   And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a Name written, that no man knew, but He Himself. And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His Name is called The Word of Yahweh. And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it, He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of El Shaddai. And He hath on His vesture and on His “thigh” a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND SOVEREIGN OF SOVEREIGNS.
Yahshua answered them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. For many will come in My Name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah!’ and they will lead many astray,” Matthew 24:4-5.
   For the mystery of iniquity (this mysterious conspiracy) is already at work. But the evil work is held in check, and will be held back until the time when He Who now restrains will step aside and let it be. (ALREADY AT WORK!) And then shall that representative of wickedness appear in person, whom Yahweh shall destroy with the Spirit of His Mouth and shall put a stop to his operations by the Brilliance of His Coming. The appearance of that lawless one, shall be in the cunning strength of Satan’s influence. Using all manner of mighty works, and signs and deceptive wonders.
To those involved in this worldly system he will come with Satan’s undiluted power to deceive, because they refuse love of the Truth, therefore shunning the opportunity of salvation. (Jer. 8:32, 14:6 ). For this cause Yahweh shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. (They have placed their faith in falsehood). That they all be condemned, who refuse to believe the Truth, but had pleasure in having preferred to disobedience. But we are duty bound to give thanks always to Yahweh for you, who are beloved of Yahweh, because from the beginning He has chosen you through the purifying influence of the Spirit, and your belief in the Truth. It was to this end that He called you, through the preaching of the Good News to you. Therefore, brethren, Stand firm, and hold on to the instructions which you have received from us, either by word of mouth, or by letter. Now our Master Yahshua the Messiah Himself, even Yahweh our Father, Who has shown such love toward us, has given us eternal comfort, and a good ground of hope, through His free pardon. Comfort and strengthen your hearts, in every good deed you do, or say, 2nd Thessalonians 2:7-17.
But I fear, that by any means, as the serpent deceived Eve, through his subtlety, so your thoughts would be corrupted from the pure simplicity that is in Messiah. For if someone comes to preach of another Messiah, whom we have not preached, or of another spirit which you have not had before, or another doctrine which you have not accepted. You would do well then, to be patient and faithful to Yahweh’s Word, 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4.
   “Apostles!” They call themselves! They are counterfeits of the truth, being dishonest practitioners. “Apostles !” Only by their own appointment! No wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his ministers also masquerade as ministers of righteousness. But they will get their deserts one day, 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15.
   Now we see that this white horse in verse 2 of Revelation Chapter 6, is the false Messiah sowing the seed of deception.

Discerning the Other Horses
   And when He had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 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, Revelation 6:3-4.
   This red horse is representing war.
And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet, Matthew 24:6.
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. 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. Revelation 6:5-6.
   The black horse is a symbol of famine.
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places: all this is but the beginning of sorrows, Matthew 24:7-8.
And when He had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell (the Grave) 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 (pestilence), and by the beasts of the earth. We see that this pale horse named DEATH, represents, hunger, pestilence, and finally death. And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the Word of Yahweh, and for the testimony which they held, Revelation 6:7-9.
   What testimony? A statement of a witness under oath: open decla- ration, as of faith: evidence in support of a fact, or statement.
   Why was Satan angry? No doubt, because of what the saints hold to be true:
   And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keeps the commandments of Yahweh, and have the Testimony of Yahshua the Messiah, Revelation 12:17.
Then they will hand you over to be tortured and will put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of My Name, Matthew 24:9.
   He shall seduce with intrigue those who violate the covenant; but the people who are loyal to their Elohim shall stand firm, and take action. The wise among the people shall give understanding to many; for some days, however, they shall fall by sword, and flame, and suffer captivity, and plunder. When they fall victim, they shall receive a little help, and many shall join them with flatteries. (Praise which is insincere: not true to heart. THIS IS A WARNING THAT THERE WILL BE “MANY” INSINCERE PEOPLE JOINING ASSEMBLIES All OVER THIS EARTH, ESPECIALY AT THIS END TIME.) Some of the wise shall fall, so that they may be refined, purified, and cleansed, until the time of the end, for there is still an interval until the time appointed, Daniel 11:31-35.
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Yahweh, holy and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? (Revelation 6:10).
   There is poetic Hebrew language in the following, as it is not literal that blood speaks:
Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let us go out to the field.” And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and killed him. Then Yahweh said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” And Yahweh said, “What have you done? Listen; your brother’s blood is crying out to Me from the ground! And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand, Genesis 4:8-11.
And white robes were given unto everyone of them, and it was said unto them, that they should rest for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled, Revelation 6:11.
Then many will fall away, and they will betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because of the increase of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this Good News of the Kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to all the nations; and then the end will come, Matthew 24:10-14.

The Lesson for Us
   What do we learn from this? These horses are an ongoing program that recurs throughout history of mankind on this earth, when religious or secular deception takes place between people and nations down through the ages, where they become so corrupted they cannot obey the Commandments of Yahweh.
   Watch out!! Be not deceived!! Know Yahweh’s Word. We are to test all things with His Eternal Word, through Yahshua Messiah, Who is not out to trick us, as long as we are obedient to His Commandments.
   Also, know Satan is waiting for the slightest chance to do just that. Yahshua warned us that the devil is the father of lies.
   We are witnessing this happening to nations all around us today! May it be a warning to All Yahweh’s people to be spiritually prepared when those horses gallop over the very land Yahshua gave us! Stand on His Promise that He will answer all those who call upon His Name!

   In this article on the four horses in Revelation chapter 6, I have paraphrased the quotes from Scripture, leaving the reader to check everything themselves. I especially desired only to cover the sequence of events as to what horse follows which.
   We are to read Revelation through Yahweh's Revealing Spirit as John wrote everything down according to Yahshua’s instructions. Many churches teach that the letters to the Assemblies are church eras, BUT THEY ARE NOT!
   Those letters, by the order of Yahshua Messiah, have still to be read in ALL the Assemblies worldwide, right up until Messiah's Return. History shows none of those Assemblies ever changed because of these letters.
   Yahweh intended the words of those letters to work through His Sacred Spirit on the minds of "individuals" within the different Assemblies, calling them out of the false teachings within those assemblies, and be OVERCOMERS! Even now to this day, just try to send one of those warning letters to any of the established worldly churches, I am sure you will know what the result will be if they don't listen. Therefore, there is no time setting to these letters. The letters are just as important now as they were in the days they were written to the Assemblies in Asia.
   Now we get to the opening of the seals which, as we are clearly told, can only be opened by the Messiah, the LAMB.
   These Seals are what the world would call mysteries. And they are still mysteries to the worldly churches to this day! Again, not until the fifth seal is there any time setting.
   Yes, these horses are a sequence of events that lead to the downfall of people, tribes and nations, no matter in what era they existed. Only looking back can the human brain see how Yahweh CONTROLLED the history of man through the ages, always showing that man's way always end up in death and destruction.
   Warnings are placed before us down through history as we see the fall of Gentile and Israelite nations as the symbolic horses of Revelation trample down the nations. It is only a matter of time for the complete fall of USA and Britain, for we see that the first horse is already doing its job of deception. Look at the chaos from all facets of education to religion, and now, the promotion of a New World Religion;
   Yahweh's Word to them is too old fashioned to ever think of going back to Sacred Scripture. After all, they falsely teach that all the Old Scriptures were nailed to the stake! And they shall believe a lie to their utter destruction! Therefore, Yahweh calls in the other "horses" to do their job!
   These Horses (sequence of events), we are told, as we get close to the end of man's rule, will get far more intense. Our only hope of salvation will be Yahshua Messiah's return. Sadly so, this world being so deceived will even attempt to fight our Saviour at His Coming.
   Will He find faith when He comes? Revelation chapter 7 ties in with Zechariah chapter 6. Then Yahweh's final Judgments on earth begin with the seven trumpets, chapter 8. We, who are called at this period, cannot be complacent, for judgment HAS BEGUN with the House of Yahweh. There is no second chance as Scripture explains, "Messiah did not die twice for us."
   As time goes by, this deception in all facetts of Life on this earth will become stronger than ever before as Yahweh’s Day approaches. It is all leading up to the Great Tribulation, very soon to begin, where Satan will have full control of the forces of this earth in order to make war with anyone, or anything, that will not comply with the evil Satan and his demons create. Many will fall into this deception.
   What wonderful mercy Yahweh has for His people that He has warned us through His Word of these days to come! Keep close to His Word in faith and obedience, and always be ready to call upon His Name through His Son Yahshua Messiah.

-Elder Lionel Gets (South Africa)

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