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The Revelation of Navi Y'shua
By John of AllFaith © 9.16.09 (last update: 10.24.2011)
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We pray to HaShem, the Holy One of Israel, to fill our hearts with wisdom and understanding as we continue this study into the Revelation of our chief rabbi, Navi Navi Y'shua.
The Seven Seals and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
There is very little in this Revelation that we have not seen before in the earlier prophets, especially Daniel. The Book of the Revelation however ties all the other prophecies together and establishes how the final fulfillment of HaShem's Plan of Redemption will take place and how the Kingdom will be established "on earth as it is in heaven." It is therefore essential reading for those seeking to understand not only the prophecies but the entire Bible. The following reference to one of Daniel's prophecies will help us place the Seven Seals and the Four Horsemen in their proper biblical context:Daniel 7:2 Daniel spoke and said, "I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of the sky broke forth on the great sea.
Or as the KJV has it: Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
These four winds striving upon the great sea refers to the same influences referenced as the Four Horsemen at Zechariah 6:2-5 and Revelation 6:1-8. Nabi Zechariah shares this:Zechariah 6:1 Again I raised my eyes, and I saw in front of me four chariots coming out from between two mountains, and the mountains were mountains of bronze.
2 The first chariot had red horses; the second chariot, black horses;
3 the third chariot, white horses; and the fourth chariot, spotted gray horses.
4 I asked the angel speaking with me, "What are these, my Lord?"
5 The angel answered me, "These are the four winds of the sky that go out, after presenting themselves before the Lord of all the land.
6 The one with the black horses is going out toward the land in the north, the white [horses] have gone out after them, and the spotted have gone out toward the land in the south."
Much could be noted about these horses! They are spirits that oversee the nations and peoples across the span of time. Torah tells us that HaShem appointed 70 nations (people groups) to rule the earth throughout history and that each of these nations has a presiding spirit that guides them according to HaShem allowances. Some nations wield more influence than others. These four horsemen referenced here represent spirits that will be active at the End of Days. We should understand their identities spiritually as well as literally. The colors signify which powers will be predominant in which hardship and offer fascinating opportunities for further study. For our present purposes, their essential symbolism is as follows:
- White Horse: False prophets, deception, religious hypocrisy
- Red Horse: War and social unrest
- Black Horse: Famine
- Pale (or Grizzled) Horse: Death
As discussed previously, the Great Sea refers to the sea of humanity. This is confirmed at places like Isaiah 60:5, Matthew 13:47, Revelation 4:6 (as the sea of glass) and so on. So we know that these forces will be striving in the world of humanity. These prophecies are not speaking (primarily) of events that will happen in the celestial planes, but right here, in our own world, right before our eyes. Those alive at this time will experience these things. As discussed previously, there will be no escape such as that envisioned in the Rapture false doctrine. Each of us need to prepare spiritually what is coming.
These four powerful influences are like uncontrollable winds that blow wherever they wish. They are likened to mighty war horses that charge ever onward, seemingly unstoppable. These destructive influences have been the bane of mankind since the beginning of the age. It is of such powerful forces that we read:I John 2:18 Little children, these are the end times, and as you heard that the Anti-Christ is coming, even now many anti-Christs have arisen. By this we know that it is the final hour.
These forces have been present in the world since the beginning of the Age, but now, at the End of Days, they will appear in their ultimate and unveiled forms! Indeed, the word apocalypse comes from Middle English (through the Late Latin apocalypsis and the Greek apokálypsis meaning not only "revelation" but more specifically, from apokalýp (tein) "to uncover" or to "reveal" something previously hidden. During the final seven years of the age humanity will behold naked reality for the time in history. No longer will they be shielded from the true consequences of the Luciferian Rebellion. We will experience the ongoing War first hand and 3/4 of us will not survive the experience!
In his End Time prophecies found in Matthew 24 Nabi (Prophet) Y'shua speaks of the increase in these conditions as the world approaches the End of the Age. Today these forces are seemingly spinning out of control as we, like moths, rush headlong into the fires of Armageddon!
The Opening of the Seven Sealed Scrolls
The Opening of the First Sealed Scroll: The White Horse: Rex MundiRevelation 6:1 I saw that the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as with a voice of thunder, "Come and see!"
6:2 And behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow. A crown was given to him, and he came forth conquering, and to conquer.
In chapter five we saw the appearance of the Moshiach, depicted as a lamb. It is he who opens these seven sealed scrolls. Therefore it is obvious that the figure seated on the white horse can not be the Moshiach as some maintain. This horseman is an imposture who goes forth to spread evil! Those who identify this rider as Moshiach make a grave error.
Nabi Zechariah gives us an important clue to this rider's identity when he says that the black horsemen go out unto the north and that the white horsemen go with them (Zechariah 6:6). We know that the black horse also represents the "kings of the north" (Daniel 11:6, Job 37:9, Ezekiel 38:3, Revelation 20:8) that arise from the Russian steps (which is to say, from the land of Magog with its chief prince of Meshech and Tubal). The White Horse also comes to and from the north, but from a different northern area! From the Dark Prophecies of the Bavarian Illuminati as well as the biblical records it is clear that while the Black Horse comes from Moskva River area (Moscow and Smolensk Oblasts in Russia), the White Horse will rule from Bavaria as we discuss elsewhere in some detail. Bavaria of course is the true capital of the Merovingian Roman Empire that rules the world through its royal families. From this powerful cabal the Rex Mundi or Global Potentate, the Son of Perdition, will arise as though seated on a white horse.
As we will see as we continue, the Rex Mundi will first appear as "an angel of light" so to speak. He will seem like a great humanitarian, a wonder man and a peace bringer! The entire world will praise him as he rides onto to the globalist stage as a daring knight astride a white horse! Terrified by the advancing Islamic Ummah (the foretold kings of the South) and China (kings of the East) with their economies and infrastructures failing, with the rise of global fascism and uncertainty everywhere growing, this man will appear as the world's last and only hope for freedom and peace. This is why and how he will deceive the masses into accepting his Novus Ordo Seclorum ("New Order of the Ages"). As Rav Paul explains:II Thessalonians 2:1 Now, brothers, concerning the coming of our Master Y'shua the Anointed, and our gathering together to him, we ask you
2:2 not to be quickly shaken in your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by letter as from us, saying that the day of Christ had come.
2:3 Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come until the falling away come first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
2:4 he who opposes and exalts himself against all that is called God or that is worshiped; so that he sits as God in the temple of God, setting himself up as God.
2:5 Don't you remember that, when I was still with you, I told you these things?
2:6 Now you know what is hindering him, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season.
2:7 For the anti-Torah mystery [KJV: the mystery of iniquity: i.e. anomia: "anti-Law"] already works. Only there is one who restrains now, until he is taken out of the way.
2:8 Then the enemy of Torah [KJV: lawless one: anomos] will be revealed, whom the Lord will kill with the breath of his mouth, and destroy by the manifestation of his coming;
2:9 even he whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2:10 and with all deception of wickedness for those who are lost, because they didn't receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2:11 Because of this, God will send strong delusions that they should believe a lie;
2:12 that they all might be judged who didn't believe the truth, but took pleasure in unrighteousness.
People and nations around the world will accept the lie that this New World Order Elitist is a righteous savior. They will submit everything to his authority even as the German people did with Hitler – with even worse consequences! As Rav Paul warns:I Thessalonians 5:3 For when they are saying, "Peace and safety," then sudden destruction will come on them, like birth pains on a pregnant woman; and they will in no way escape.
Here then we see the rise of the Rex Mundi (or Antichrist) seated upon a white horse.
The Fig Tree
As for when these things will occur we can not say specifically. Navi Y'shua tells us plainly that we can know the "watch" but not the precise hour (Matthew 24:23). There are several factors that lead us to believe the time is near. The Zionist Movement of the late 1800's, the dawn of the Laodicean period circa 1914 with the two world wars, the increased earthquake activities etc. There is one earth shaking event however that points to this generation:Matthew 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree. When its branch is still tender and puts out leaves, you know that summer is near.
24:33 So you, likewise, when you see all these things, shall know that it is near, at the doors.
24:34 Truly I say to you, This generation shall not pass until all these things are fulfilled.
24:35 The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away.
The rebirth of Israel in 1948 and/or the return of Jerusalem to God's people in 1967.
Israel had to return and exist as an independent nation. Today it does and the nations of the world are doing their best to destroy Israel again.
The Great Falling away
Another sign is the falling away. When will this Son of Perdition arise? Note that he will not appear publicly until after God "vomits out" the "Laodicean Church" (Revelation 3:14-19). Religion today is more lukewarm and hypocritical than ever before in history.
Most Christians openly celebrate Pagan holidays, deny the Oneness of God, disregard the Torah, claiming it has been "nailed to the cross," and most demonstrate no real faith in anything. Most are believers in name only. Likewise most Jews today do not practice the religion of Avraham and Moshe anymore and a large percentage are openly Atheists. The same is found in most religions (other than Islam, which is now the world's largest religion). The prophets tell us that the time is coming when HaShem will vomit all such religious people our from His presence, even as he did the ten lost houses of Israel. Until that happens the Rex Mundi still has not come.
While we can plainly see that this "vomiting out" is now underway, it may not be entirely obvious when this process is complete. We now have a large percentage of Nicean Christian churches that have become so "liberal" and eclectic that Y'shua and HaShem might as well be mythical figures to them! AND we have countless "conservative" and "fundamentalist" churches that have become little more than judgmental, hate filled dens of hypocrisy, focusing more on excluding people and celebrating their own supposed righteousness than anything else! These "religious" people are likened to white graves filled with dead men's bones! Indeed it is very difficult to find an assembly of sincere and loving people who invite "whosoever will" to come. BOTH types of churches are now common place and surely BOTH are being "vomited out" even now.
As this process continues towards the final ichabod state (i.e. the point at which God will finally abandon the Nicolaitan, Nicean Church completely) preparations for the appearance of the Son of Perdition are even now advancing fast. As the world's religions (other than Islam) fall into further heresy and irrelevancy and the signs of Rex Mundi's appearance begin to manifest, we expect to see a somewhat gradual and developing embrace of the coming ruler as the "Second Coming of Jesus." Those who mistakenly interpret the rider of the white horse as Y'shua will doubtless use this to support his appearance and universal acceptance!
Some Christians will doubtless embrace him quickly while others will hold back for a while. But at some point the majority of Nicean Christians and denominations will embrace the Rex Mundi and his False Prophet under the banner of the Universal Church. As this happens all true Believers need to heed this warning:Revelation 18:4 I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, that you have no participation in her sins, and that you don't receive of her plagues,
18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
18:6 Return to her just as she returned, and repay her double as she did, and according to her works. In the cup which she mixed, mix to her double.
Is your congregation in "the Body of Christ" or has it abandoned biblical religion and truth? It is vital to determine this and to act accordingly! There will be more on this topic in later chapters!
For now understand that the appearance of the Antichrist or Rex Mundi on the world stage will signify the opening of the First Sealed Scroll. Note too that the first six of the seven scrolls are opened at about the same time. Therefore as we see these things happening know that all six will soon follow.
Next: The Opening of the Second Sealed Scroll: The Red Horse: War!
Proceed to Chapter Six part 2 of the Revelation of Navi Y'shua
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