Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 14 (The Four Horsemen of Revelation 6, Part 1: “How To Understand Revelation”)

By admin On November 24th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 14

 

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The Four Horsemen of Revelation 6, Part 1: “How To Understand Revelation”

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The great cardinal rule to understanding the holy Scriptures is this: the entire Bible, both Old Testament and New Testament is only concerned with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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In today’s Christian community, this princible has been lost sight of, to a great degree. Many theologians and Bible teachers do not understand that the Old Testament (and The Revelation) is merely the Gospel of Christ, howbeit veiled in types and symbols.

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“THE SCRIPTURES ARE…THEY WHICH TESTIFY OF ME”

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But if Bible students can hold fast to this principle, that the entire Bible is about the Gospel of Christ, they will have a much easier time of rightly dividing the Word of Truth.

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BIBLE, ITS OWN INTERPRETER

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One of the greatest errors now being committed in Christendom is to attempt to dicipher Bible prophecy, either by using history books and/or newspapers. By so-doing, the theologian or Bible teacher is guilty of adding to God’s Word.

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Listen…“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Newspaper_vendor.jpgthis book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:” Revelation 22:18

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Yes, the Bible warns against adding anything to Bible prophecy. And by allowing Scripture to be interpreted by history events or current events is a grievous error and sin!

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COMPARING SCRIPTURE WITH SCRIPTURE

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But what must be remembered is that the Bible is its own interpreter.

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Scripture must be compared with scipture, and spiritual things compared with spiritual to gain a proper understanding of God’s Word.

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There is no need to search other books or writings to interpret the Bible.

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Oh yes, there is a time to look out into the world. But that should only be done after all one’s homework has been completed.

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In other words, when any Bible truth has been arrived at, it can readily be seen out in the world, primarily in the Church-world.

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ABOVE PICTURE – Adding to or taking from God’s Word, the Bible

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“LINE UPON LINE…HERE A LITTLE, THERE A LITTLE”

Isaiah 28

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But even then, the Bible student’s work is never finished! There is always more truth to discover. And so, the diligent Bible student is constantly adding to his knowledge and modifying his understanding on any given Bible topic.

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“COME AND SEE!”

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Now as far as the Four Horsemen of Revelation Chapter 6 is concerned, there is another giant clue to keep in mind when attempting to understand what these four horses and horsemen represent.

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This clue is given prior to the emergence of each horse, by the announcement by each of the four creatures, “Come and see!”

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This proclamation given prior to the emergence of each horsemen is a statement found a total of 10 times in Scripture.

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“COME AND SEE THE WORKS OF GOD!”

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For instance, “Come and see the works of God: He is terrible in His doing toward the children of men.” Psalm 66:5

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Here in Psalm 66, the Psalmist uses this little phrase, “Come and see”, in connection with discovering the works of God.

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“COME AND SEE”, WHERE JESUS DWELLS

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And again, this little phrase is used in the same way, concerning Jesus as His disciples asked Him…“Master, where dwellest Thou? He saith unto them, ‘Come and see.'” John 1:38, 39

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And so, in the spiritual context, this little phrase is connected with understanding where Jesus dwells. After all, the Lord tells us, “I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.” Proverbs 8:12

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Yes, Jesus’ dwelling place is found in discovering the knowledge and wisdom of God’s Word, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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“THE REVELATION OF JESUS”

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And let’s face it! The Book of Revelation names its own self as…“The Revelation of Jesus Christ.” Revelation 1:1

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Yes, the Book of Revelation is the revelation of Jesus Christ. And even though this truth has been lost sight of to a great degree in today’s theological circles, the Bible student must keep this always in mind when attempting to understand Christ’s Revelation.

 

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“THESE THINGS IN THE CHURCHES”

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Another great error within the apostate portion of the Church is to assume that because the word “Church” is not found in chapters 4-21 of Revelation, that the Church must have been removed from the earth prior to Revelation’s unfolding prophecies.

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Therefore they conclude that Revelation must only be concerned with Jews living at that time.

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But what they are ignoring is that in the last chapter of The Revelation, the following statement is made…“I Jesus have sent Mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.” Revelation 22:16

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This over-arching truth reveals that the prophecies of Revelation are defined as “these things in the churches”.

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THE CHURCH VEILED IN TYPES AND SYMBOLS

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And truth-be-told, the Church is spoken numerous times in the 18 chapters, howbeit veiled in types and symbols, just like the various symbols found throughout the Old Testament!

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For instance, the Old Testament speaks of “Jerusalem”, “Israel”, “Judah”, “My people”, etc… And yet, these names, while referring to the Old Testament people of God, are actually parabolic references to Christ’s New Testament Church, made up of both Jews and Gentiles.

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And so, Revelation indeed makes continual references to the Church, yet in types and symbols.

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REVELATION 12 WOMAN, SYMBOL OF THE CHURCH

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For instance, Revelation, Chapter 12 is centered around a great sign in Heaven, a woman who gives birth to the Christ child. And so, this woman can only be the heavenly, “Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” Galatians 4:26 Yes, this woman represents the City of God, His eternal Church.

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And so, even though the name, “Church” is not specifically used in those 18 chapters, God definitely includes the Church, howbeit veiled in types and symbols.

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Revelation 12 Woman with Eagle Wings

 

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“STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED”

2nd Timopthy 2:15

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And so, the four great principles examined in this devotional need to be confirmed and held fast to, by any and every truth-seeking Bible student.

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And by prayerful and careful daily study, it might be said concerning that Bible student, that he or she is…“a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2nd Timothy 2:15

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TO READ PART 2, GO HERE…June 15 (The Four Horsemen of Revelation 6, Part 2: “The 2nd Horse”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, help me to fully understand these things…

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… October 3rd (The Revelation of Jesus, Part 1, Seeing Jesus in Prophecy) or you can also read… January 24th (The True Message of Revelation!)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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 “for the LORD of hosts has visited His flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his GOODLY HORSE in the battle…

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And they shall be as mighty men which TREAD DOWN their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: 

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and they shall fight, because the Lord is with them.”

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Zechariah 10:3.5.

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GOODLY HORSE CONSTELLATION

 

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BIBLE VERSES PICTURED IN THE HEAVENS

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“With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.” Ezekiel 26:12 

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THIS STAR-CHART: Notice how the right front hoof is trampling on the tail of the Dragon. Also notice his eye is a star.

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It’s best seen when in the western half of the sky. It is found in mid-sky traveling from east to west. In January, it is in the west after midnight. As winter progresses, it can be seen earlier and earlier in the evening.  a dark sky with good star-visibility is best, but not absolutely necessary to see this constellation.

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It is found on the opposite side of the Dragon Constellation from Orion. And as already stated, this Glorious Horse Constellation can be seen best in mid-winter when it is in the western side of the sky, and you are looking at it while you are facing west.

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The nose and head of this horse is partly made from the Perseus Constellation.

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The tail and rear end is partly of the Cassiopeia Constellation. The hind-leg is made partly of stars from the Andromeda Constellation.

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Above Star-chart – Winter Constellations – www.signsofheaven.org

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Goodly Horse in Battle Constellation 

 

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TOMORROW…

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June 15 (The Four Horsemen of Revelation 6, Part 2: “The 2nd Horse”)

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