The Apocalypse

Revelation 6:2-6:8.I will bring thee down, saith the LORD.

Revelation: Something disclosed, especially something not previously known or realized: disclosure, exposé, exposure, and revelation. Apocalyptic eschatology is marked by the conviction that God will intervene decisively in the present evil age and vindicate his suffering elect over their oppressors, raising the dead, consigning the wicked to eternal destruction, and establishing a new creation. In the Bible, apocalyptic elements are present in the books of Ezekiel, Isaiah, Joel, Zechariah, and Daniel. The collection known as the Pseudepigrapha

[1. Spurious writings, especially writings falsely attributed to biblical characters or times.

2. A body of texts written between 200 b.c. and a.d. 200 and spuriously ascribed to various prophets and kings of Hebrew Scriptures. ETYMOLOGY: Greek, from neuter pl. of pseudepigraphos, falsely ascribed: pseud s, false; see pseudo?+ epigraphein, to inscribe (epi-, epi- + graphein, to write]

Contains a number of early Jewish apocalypses, including 1 Enoch, 4 Ezra, and 2 Baruch. In the New Testament the book of Revelation is often called the Apocalypse. ( pok´ lips), allegorical figures in the Book of Revelation in the Bible. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse; the rider on the white horse has many interpretations?one is that he represents Christ;

[This view has its skeptics thou, for the rider on the white horse was Given a Crown, meaning that He had no power until after it was given to Him, as with the other three horsemen, the second point here is that whenever Jesus is mentioned, He is always mentioned having a Sword and never a bow. This is my interpretation of this.], the rider on the red horse is war; on the black horse is famine; and on the pale horse, death.

The Apocalyptic nature of man has come from years of indecisiveness in the worshiping of the creature instead of the creator. The spiritual battle ground is Israel and especially Jerusalem, lets read; Tuesday, July 27, 2004 TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran will wipe Israel "off the face of the earth" if it dared to attack the Islamic republic's nuclear facilities, a spokesman for Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying. "The United States is showing off by threatening to use its wild dog, Israel," the public relations head of the Revolutionary Guards, Commander Seyed Masood Jazayeri, was quoted as saying by the Iranian student news agency ISNA.

Rev 6:2-8; 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.

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. Here we see that the writer John, stated that he saw a Great Sword, not just a sword. A great sword is to signify, great death was inevitable.

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 (An average daily wage, penny, not to be misunderstood, At this time a days wages will be needed to sustain food for the people); and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. Olive Oil (trees) and Grape wine (Vineyards), two main commercial staples of Israel.

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 followed with him. (Death was the rider but after the rider came Hell, speaking of the destination of those who met Death.) 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.

If you notice in Revelations 6:2-8 , there are the words ; power or crown was given unto, them, him, and orders of see thou hurt not the oil and the wine, who was giving these things power, crown and stipulations of what to leave unhurt? God. Because of the totality unrighteousness of man, God will have His day of Vengeance.

Rev 6:16-17 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: [God is the one on the Throne and Jesus is the Lamb] { But Jesus is not returning here in the tenderness of a Lamb but as a roaring Lion and Vengeful King of Kings.} For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? Fire and smoke, mingled with blood, none will be able to stand, all of mans posturing and great swelling words will fall on deaf ears as the Son of God breaks thru the eastern sky. And the elements shall melt with a fervent heat.

Many still today are saying that a righteous God would never destroy men, because He loves us. This is a misconception on their behalf. Gods' word is true and not a lie. His prophecies will come to pass and His judgments on man are righteous judgments. Blood will flow to the bridle of the horse for 200 miles, this is fact and a promise from the Almighty.

Death, Hell and the Grave are never satisfied, they always hunger for more and more, and only thru Jesus can we escape the torment that is to come upon a lost and unrighteous world. Hell enlarges its boarders daily, and is never satisfied and never complete. Idle threats from man have never nor will ever concern our Lord and savior, but man is headed for the Apocalypse with swift feet and greed in His heart. The blood will flow and the beasts of the fields and the fowls of the air will devour the bodies of many. An Eagle is a bird of prey as are the vulture and others. They shall be filled with their flesh.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are the representation of the four plagues that will consume the enemies of Israel and the Israeli people. This is an international plague that will touch the lives of all people on the earth and none shall escape. Oba 1:4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD. This prophecy is against Edom. Its destruction seems to have been typical, as their father Esau's rejection; and to refer to the destruction of the enemies of the gospel church.

All the enemies of God's church shall be disappointed in the things they stay themselves on. God can easily lay those low who magnify and exalt themselves; and will do it. Carnal security ripens men for ruin, and makes the ruin worse when it comes. Mans laws and mans statutes will come to no avail when the Great Day of the Lord comes, and it will come. So, is there hope yet for man?

Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

For the saved yes, and about the lost, yes, we as Christians must do as Christ has demanded; " John 9:4, I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work." We all must work while we still have the light. Those whom are lost must come to Jesus while there is still a light shining otherwise the night will come upon you to everlasting darkness.

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