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Thursday, 5 September 2013

Apocalypse Today – The Four Horsemen

By Barbara H. Peterson

I had a dream around two weeks ago. I saw four horses milling around together, rearing, snorting, and charging. The most distinct one was the white one, with the red, black, and pale ones in the background. Then I saw a tank come straight at me, and then I woke up. When I saw the horses I thought Apocalypse. When I saw the tank, I didn’t know what to think. I do now. I believe that this dream foretold what is to come. The four horses are here, they are active right now, and the war machine is rolling that will take out a good portion of the earth. No, I was not afraid in my dream, and I am not afraid now.

If this is Scripture coming to fulfillment, then I will trust in my Creator to safeguard me through it all and lead me to do what is necessary. I write this to those who have ears to hear and eyes to see. Prepare….

Apocalyptic Times

As a student of Scripture, it has become quite apparent to me that the question of the day is, are we living in Apocalyptic times as envisioned by the writers of ancient texts such as the Bible, or are the series of events that are unfolding as I type just mere coincidences with no connection to Scripture or significance to what is known in Biblical circles as end time events?

If you believe like I do that Biblical Scripture has significance and is not simply a book to be cast aside as having no useful value, then you are probably asking yourself that very same question. So, let’s take a little stroll down Scripture lane and compare what we see to what is happening right now. Are the four horsemen of the Apocalypse here, or are they awaiting some future time to appear?

The Four Horsemen

The following verses are taken from the KJV (King James Version) of the Bible:
Rev. 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.
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 horse represents a position of power and leadership – One that is equipped to engage in war and conquest). 
Rev. 6:3 – And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, come and see.
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 horse represents the ability to make war and remove peace from the earth. How long have we been hearing that in order to have peace we must bomb the life out of everyone and everything anywhere people exist that disagree with our politics? Just how long have we as a country been engaged in war for peace?)
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.
Let’s go to a word search for the meanings of the words “measure” and “penny:”
Penny: Strong’s NT 1220: denarion – from Latin – a denarius, or ten asses.
Measure: Strong’s NT 5518: choinix – of uncertain derivation; a dry measure
So, the exact measure of wheat is uncertain, but in the NIV (New International Version) of the Bible, it is translated as “quart.”

According to these verses then, a quart of wheat goes for an amount equal to the price of ten asses, and three quarts of barley for the same amount. Pretty spendy. Although not quite there yet, it appears that food prices are on the rise, and with the impending war on Syria, we can expect them to go even higher.
Rev. 6:7 – And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, come and see.
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 [Strong’s 615: to kill outright or figuratively to destroy] with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
That is self-explanatory. There will be lots of destruction going on, and a fourth part of the earth will be destroyed along with its inhabitants.

Okay, let’s see what we have so far – Four horses, and four pronouncements:
1. The White horse, representing leadership – one that is equipped to engage in war and conquest.
2. The Red horse, representing the power to engage in war and take peace from the earth.
3. The Black horse, representing a huge increase in price resulting in a shortage of food for those who cannot afford it.
4. The Pale horse, destroying a fourth part of the earth with sword, hunger and death.
Connecting the Dots

Now let’s connect a few dots, assuming that these verses are prophecy.

We can already see that the White and Red horses are working amongst us. We are poised on the brink of yet another war for conquest in Syria, which is merely another nation that the U.S. government has decided needs to be bombed into oblivion, and we are on the fast track to do that now. The plan is in motion, and the only thing needed is the order to do it. We have been in a constant state of aggressive warfare for years, and it is only getting worse.

The Black horse has been steadily increasing its influence in the realm of food freedom grabs such as Monsanto’s grip on the food supply via seed patenting, people facing huge fines and jail time for merely attempting to grow some of their own food, bans on raw milk and its distribution, and the war on clean, organic food grown without deadly pesticides and GMOs (genetically modified organisms). We can also face a huge increase in prices of everything due to the pending war in Syria.

The Pale horse has entered the gate also, and is steadily gaining momentum through food shortages, food monopolies, wars, water pollution, and catastrophes such as Fukushima.

So, are we merely waiting for these prophecies to start, or are we already there, smack dab in the middle of them? I think we are already there, and it is only a matter of time before the Pale horse is fully out of the gate and on its way to the finish line.

The time for preparation is now. If you believe in Scripture and are waiting for these prophecies to begin, you are too late. They are being fulfilled as I type, and are on the ground running. If you don’t believe in Biblical Scripture as anything but an historical book, then you will still find the revelations contained therein strikingly similar to current events. In any case, it is time to take a good, hard look at what is going on around us and do some planning for future survival.

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