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Four Horsemen and Your Journey

Posted 17 Mar 2010 at 12:46 PM by spanner

Four Cannot Ride Until The Church Is Raptured And In Heaven

"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" - Many people and leaders have conjectured that the four horsemen of the Apocolypse are riding now spreading disease and war, but this cannot occur until the church or the "bride" is in heaven, safe in the arms of Christ, the groom with His bridegroom. Foreshadowing is the event that as the Sun is behind a person you see the shadow in front of that person, aftershadowing or sunset shadowing is that same person when the Sun is in it's descending mode, or the earth is rotating away from the Sun's ray, the shadow is behind the person. Foreshadowing is all we can see as a person in the realm of the future as we will not be here during or in the rotation of the events of the Tribulation, look closely to the point of where the church is located in Revelation.

"Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints." Revelation 19:7-8

The church which is also called the "Bride" of Christ is in heaven and is given white linen which is the righteousness of the saints and is joined into the marriage supper of the Lamb to celebrate and receive it's reward for it's activities on the earth. Christ does not hate the church but gave His life to "save" His church or His Bride and does not give His wife "out" to other men or fallen angels to toy with or to rape and make sacrilege. Nor does Christ cast His Bride into the "wrath" of God as Christ has taken the wrath of God at the cross to surrender Himself for the bride or the church. Note that which Moses did in the wilderness:

"And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also." Numbers 20:11

Moses was told to "speak" to the rock and out of it would come forth the water to sustain the Israelites, however, Moses chose to "smote the rock twice" and in doing so Moses was prevented from going forth into the promised land and Moses "died" having seen the promised land from afar or the mount of Nebo, but keep in mind that while Moses died or his soul left his body, his body, however, "his eyes were not dim, nor his natural force abated". Here it is necessary to take a "break" and explain the event of Moses. Man/womankind have two systems currently that we live under and those are the Law and the Grace of God, God gave the 10 Commandments unto Moses and instituted something new at that time, a system by which mankind would be ruled called the Law. What Moses did by "smoting" the rock twice was indicating that Christ would die twice for the sins of the people, however, God covered this with the verse in Hebrews,

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:" Hebrews 9:27 and "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins," Hebrews 10:26 (and note that Hebrews states, "Knowledge" not that they were saved but they knew by whom they could be saved and then they willfully engaged in sin without salvation)

So the Law was one system to bring Man/Womankind to the knowledge of their sin and it stands to reason that the second system is Grace, the law then brought us unto the recognition of sin and Christ brought us unto grace, the second system:

"For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." John 1:17

"For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression." Romans 4:14-15
"For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him." 1Thessalonians 5:9-10
"The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law." 1Corinthians 15:56

The law was a "foreshadowing" of Jesus Christ and the second system of Grace:

"For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect." Hebrews 10:1

You must bear to memory that the law is not of faith, now if it were belief, this statememt would not be true as we can see the law at work in everyday life and know that if we speed in our cars we will be placed under arrest, but faith is that which comes from God and not by law, faith cannot be seen. Least we digress, we were talking about the four horsemen and believe or not, we still are, and in Revelation concerning the two witnesses we see that both are put to death after 3.5 years and after 3.5 days they are received "up" unto heaven in a "Cloud". In this event when both Law and Grace are killed the only thing that remains is the Wrath of God which has already begun in order to convince the remainents of man/womankind to turn from their wickedness back unto their Creator.

"For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" Revelation 6:17

This occurs in Revelation 6 and we will not see the death of the two witnesses until Revelation 11, so the Wrath of God has already been put in place and how do we recognize this? Look at the beginning of Chapter 6 and we find the riders of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, so where then is the church? The church has already been delivered up unto heaven by a cloud, and the church is found in:

"And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." Revelation 5:9-10

The church are the "redeemed" of the blood of the Lamb and they come out of every kindred, tongue, people and nation and take note of the wording as it states, "we shall reign" not that we have already or that we are now reigning but we "shall" which is future from this point and takes place "after" the Wrath of God is completed with the arrival of Jesus Christ back unto the earth in Revelation 19, now this is why I love the KJV as it is meticulous in it's wording and if you look at the verse in Joel:

"And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call." Joel 2:32 and in Acts 2:21 "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Note the difference between that of Joel and that of Acts and they are the words "delivered and saved" and Christians are "saved" but Israel shall be "delivered" from Tribulation's finality. The Christian does not look to Mount Zion or Jerusalem for deliverance or salvation but we look to Jesus Christ for salvation and.. "deliverance"? Yes! Notice in the verse that the word is in it's past tense form of "delivered" as an event that has already taken place before the "Wrath" is come.

"And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come." 1Thessalonians 1:10

I am constantly amazed how easy it is to convince Christians to part from the Word of God by the so-called leaders of the day as they convinced them to lay aside the King James Version of the Bible as he was an adulterer, sinner, prostituted himself and all other non-sensical claims as though the purity of a "man" would determine God's using that man for His own benefit. Do you know of anyone other than Jesus Christ who is pure in history or alive today? King James did not write the Bible, he authorized the writing of the Bible by other men this is why it is called the "authorized" version and it has stood the test of time for over 400 years, why do you think it to be the "only" version of the Bible that is constantly under attack today, is that not what Satan does, is attack the truth? I am no thumper nor do I care what a person reads it is his/her choice, but if you want consistent truth and the correct wording then you must go to the KJV, it is the only one that is correct and without error. Christ knew all to well how you can never convince a "religious" person of anything, irregardless how much you show them the undaunted truth as they will not receive it over their religious view, as though that view can save them, they have actually made religion their god instead of Christ the Word of God. A religious person will make the Bible "fit" their belief even if they have to change the dictionary or the Bible to fit their view or resort to symbolic interpretation that only they and them can interpret. The Jewish people, the Christian and many other religions pray to a rock or a wall and to statues or other objects rather than to God in the name of Jesus Christ, and if you wonder if man will soon worship a statue just look around they are worshipping everything, especially themselves. When Christ returns at the end of the Great Tribulation Period He will fight against the nations from mount Zion,

"Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee." Zechariah 14:3-5

"For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof. As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it." Isaiah 31:4-5

It is evident that someone must go through the Great Tribulation Period and if the church is already in heaven who then is going into that time period? These are those whom are "born" out of the GTP and must give their life to secure their salvation, and these are noted in Revelation, however, there is a stark warning that if you know that Christ is the Savior and the only way to heaven and the rapture of the church or the "caught up" for those who do not like the word rapture which means the same thing, then if you remain you cannot be saved, in fact you will probably be one of those who "hunt" down the Christians and put them to death. Irony is, the very people who do not like the word "rapture" have no problem with interchanging the words of the Bible from English to Greek and Hebrew or the words faith/belief.

"And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:" Revelation 6:9 "And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 2Thessalonians 10-12
"After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;" Revelation 7:9

And while we are speaking of numbers a very interesting one is found in Revelation and might be noted that China today has over a 200 Million man army.

"And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them." Revelation 9:15-16

In conclusion, if you are a Christian today you will not be here when the riders actually begin their ride, but you will see the foreshadowing as we are viewing it today as they get prepared for their journey. They cannot take their ride until the "Seals" are opened by Christ Himself in Revelation 5 and the church is present when Christ is announced to open the seals.

"And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;" Revelation 5:9
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