Friday, November 16, 2012

Four Horses of the APOCALYPSE

THE 4 HORSES OF THE APOCALYPSE by ~outofmypen on deviantART

 Revelation 6

 "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."

What do the horses and their colors represent? 
I listened to a spellbinding lecture the other day by a prominent "end of times" preacher.  Though his interpretation of the apocalyptic horses was much different than that of other preachers I had heard and accepted, I found his reasoning very sound and thought-provoking. Let me share what I remember.

(left) The Four Horsemen
Of The Apocalypse

The horses signify strong belief systems throughout the world.
The white horse represents Catholicism.  It is true, the Pope traditionally wears white; and if the Pope were to ride a horse today, what color do you think his choice would be? 
The red horse represents communism. 
The black horse represents capitalism.
For years, the preacher said he had been puzzled by the pale horse.  Then one day, he looked up the Greek word that had been translated into "pale."  He found it was "chloros," a word which can also be translated as green.  "Pale" was selected as the more sensible choice for the English interpretation because whoever heard of a green horse?  And if the future horse is indeed green, then the preacher believes that horse represents Islam. 
See "Rapture Ready," which warns about I.Baxter to "use great caution regarding his very personal interpretations of Bible prophecy."

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