Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 15 (The Four Horsemen of Revelation 6, Part 2: “The 1st Horse”)

By admin On November 24th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 15

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The Four Horsemen of Revelation 6, Part 2: “The 1st Horse”

To read Part 1, go here…June 14 (The Four Horsemen of Revelation 6, Part 1: “How To Understand Revelation”)

 

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“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!’

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.”

Revelation 6:1, 2

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This above passage from Revelation, Chapter 6, has everything to do with the Gospel, as do all Bible passages.

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This passage speaks of Christ as He goes out conquering Satan’s death-grip over the lost souls in the world.

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And this rider goes out to conquer the forces of evil, which oppose the government of Heaven.

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1st of four horsemen of Revelation 6 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

 

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WRESTLING WITH THE SCRIPTURES, UNTO DESTRUCTION

(see 2nd Peter 3:16)

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Those who desperately attempt to confine the prophecies of Revelation to a literal 7 year period at the very end, must assign this 1st horse to Satan, as he sends out his false gospels.

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But the Bible does not support such an idea, since Revelation speaks of this white horse once again in Revelation 19… “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war.”  Revelation 19:11

 

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Here is a symbolic portrayal of Christ as He rides triumphantly upon His white horse, the Church in battle. The Bible never speaks of Satan riding a white horse!

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1st of four horsemen of Revelation 6 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

 

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CHRIST & HIS CHURCH

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And so, in Revelation, Chapter 6, Christ goes out with His Gospel, riding His white horse: this white horse representing the Church in battle.

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Now once again, the apostate portion of the Church tries to prove that Satan is this rider on the white horse by saying that the bow given is from a Greek word meaning “poisonous”. Hence, this could not be speaking of Christ, since only Satan could possibly be shooting a poisonous bow.

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1st of four horsemen of Revelation 6 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

 

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POISON ARROWS OF GOD

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Well, even if it was truly speaking of a poisonous bow, just listen to this passage from Job 6:4… “For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, THE POISON WHEREOF drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.”

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So here in this above verse, Job complains that the Almighty does indeed shoot poison arrows.

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So even if the apostate portion of the Church’s theory about a poison bow was correct, Job here complains about the poisonous arrows of the Almighty!

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So that would only further confirm that rider on the white horse is Christ, and not Satan! After all, where does the Bible speak of Satan ever having a poisonous bow or poisonous arrows.

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Job rebuked by his friends – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

 

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“O MOST MIGHTY…RIDE PROSPEROUSLY!”

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The next proof that Christ is the rider on the white horse is found in Psalm 45:3-https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apocalypse_vasnetsov.jpg5…“Gird Thy sword upon Thy thigh, O Most Mighty, with Thy glory and Thy majesty. And in Thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and Thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; whereby the people fall under Thee.”

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Here again is seen that Christ is the one who rides with a bow and arrows, as He goes out conquering His enemies, bringing us to Salvation!

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1st of four horsemen of Revelation 6 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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FOUR DISPENSINGS OF THE GOSPEL

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The great portrait that God paints in these four horsemen is the four aspects of the Gospel, as Christ goes out to battle the forces of evil which had taken control of this world since the days in which Lucifer first became “the god of this world”. 2nd Corinthians 4:4

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But these four horsemen are also a metaphorical picture of the four eras of the Gospel throughout the church-age. And this idea will be developed as the other horsemen are discussed in the next three devotionals.

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THE BIBLE: THE MIRROR FOR MY SOUL

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But as with many other Bible prophecies, the Bible student can bring these revelations right down into the personal pilgrimage of each and every true worshiper of God!

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Yes, the Bible was written for our benefit. And the Book of Revelation is not a mere prognostication about future political and world events. No, The Revelation of Jesus Christ is just that: The Revelation of Jesus Christ, howbeit veiled in types and symbols.

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And as the next three horsemen are looked at, the Gospel of Christ will begin to shine brighter and brighter through these allegorical types and symbols!

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TO READ PART 3, GO HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 16 (The Four Horsemen of Revelation 6, Part 3: “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…January 24th (The True Message of Revelation!) or you can also read… May 29 (New Revelations!)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING THE ARCHER

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“He hath bent His bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow. He hath caused the arrows of His quiver to enter into my reins. I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.” Lamentations 3:12-14

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Orion travels through the night skies, starting about late September in the pre-dawn hours. This 1st office which Orion holds, as an Archer, is fairly easy to see. His bow is pointed and bent as if ready to shoot his arrows. But why astronomers have never noticed this Dragon to his left, is truly a puzzle! It’s so obvious; at least his crocodile mouth is obvious. (Perhaps God is sending the message that Satan (the real Dragon) is so obviously real, and yet so few in this world are ready to recognize him.)

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This Archer-Orion corresponds to the 1st Horseman of Revelation, Chapter 6, speaking of a rider with a bow who goes out conquering. 

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And so this article is dedicated to show just what Orion the Archer is speaking of, in Scripture, and how this all relates to you and me. So read on and observe…

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Orion courtesy IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine & Wikipedia share-alike license

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Orion the Archer

 

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TOMORROW…

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June 16 (The Four Horsemen of Revelation 6, Part 3: “The 2nd Horse”)

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