The First Four Seals Are Now Open
By Thomas Taylor
The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse Are Loosed
Part 1 – Table of the first four seals
|The First Four Seals of Revelation
White Horse=The power of the spirit of Antichrist Over Religion
Red Horse=The power of the spirit of Antichrist Over Government
Black Horse=The power of the spirit of Antichrist Over Economics
Riders = Spirit of Death and Hell
Pale (Green) Horse=The power of the spirits of Death and Hell Over Nature
|White is the color of false religion; white represents the bricks heated in fire to make the Tower of Babel.
|Red is the color of government (and incidentally Communism and Socialism.)
|Black is the color economics.
Green is the color of nature.
(The macro: spans about 2,000 years)
|Rev 6:1, 2 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.
|Rev 6:3, 4 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.
|Rev 6:5, 6 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; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
Rev 6:7, 8 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. 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.
|How the Seals will materialize in the final generation (Matt 24:34)
(The micro: spans only one generation – the final generation)
|Mat 24:4, 5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
|Mat 24:6, 7 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom…
|Matt 24:7 ….and there shall be famines…
Matt 24:7 …and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
|The Birth Pangs (Contractions) Increasing in Frequency and IntensityMat 24:8 ESV All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
|4th Century: Christian Syncretism begins (the combining of contradictory beliefs). The rise of the Roman Catholic Religion which mixes Christianity with Paganism.
|Late 19th Century: The world moves toward religious pluralism (all religions are equally true).
|19th Century: The rise of Socialism and Communism/Marxism
| Early 20th Century: The Ecumenical Movement, compromising Christian doctrine among Protestants for the sake of unity, takes root.
|Early 20th Century: The Russian Revolutions gives power to the Socialists/Communists of Russia. Also, the first world war led to the creation of the League of Nations.
|Early 20th Century: The rise of Corrupt Banking and Commerce. Greed steers Capitalism (instead of principles of honesty and biblical ethics upon which Free Market was founded).
Early 20th Century: Great natural disasters and plagues
|1930’s and 1940’s : The Ecumenical Movement gains unity.
|1930’s and 1940’s: Communism takes over China. Second world war leads to creation of the United Nations which replaced the League of Nations.
|1930’s: The Great Depression consumes the world.
1930’s and 1940’s: More large-scale natural disasters
|1960’s: Universalist doctrine spreads.
|1950’s to 1970’s: War and unrest.
|1970’s: stock market crash
Around 1960’s and 1970’s: Increases in natural disasters and plagues
|1980’s: Homosexual agenda promoted by Uniterian Universalists
|1980’s: An estimated one-third of the world’s population lived in Communist states. But in 1989 the Berlin Wall comes down dealing a damaging blow to Communism in Europe. However, Socialism remains strong in Europe.
| 1980’s: Market upheavel leads to recession.
1980’s: deadlier disasters and plagues increase.
| 1990’s: World religions become more homogenized.
| 1990’s: The European Union is formed with Socialists and Liberals controlling many of the seats.
|1990’s: Asian Financial Crisis
1990’s: deadlier disasters and plagues increase.
|2000’s: Large moves toward Progressivism/Socialism.
|2000’s: Global Financial Crisis.
|RESULT SINCE 2008
|Anti-Christian religious mind-set dominates among the nations. World religions unite excluding fundamental Christianity. Fundamental Christianity is persecuted in the attempt to eliminate it and its influences from off the face of the earth. False Christianity, willing to compromise with the world, is on the rise through Universalism, Syncretism, Pluralism, and Ecumenism.
|Anti-Christian governmental mind-set dominates among the nations. The world governments, particularly the guiding forces of the United Nations, are uniting under the Progressive/Socialist ideology.Wars and rumors of wars abound as the U.N. tries to police the world against any non-conformity to their Socialst-Democratic domination of the world. We are heading toward a one world government under the banner of Socialism.
|Anti-Christian economic mind-set dominates among the nations. The love of money has led to many financial disasters causing financial hardships worldwide. The Socialistic governments of the world believe they can control Capitalism through government intervention in the markets but this will cause more economic woes. We are moving toward a one world economic system that is a form of Capitalism manipulated by a one world Socialist government.
Great natural disasters and plagues increased in frequency and intensity.
Additional Notes on symbolic colors in the Bible:
The color white – Using the Bible hermeneutical Law of First Mention, we discover that the color white is first mentioned in reference to burning bricks white in the construction of the tower of Babel, hence false religion. Gen 11:3 NASB “They said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.”
The color red – The name in Hebrew “adam” means red, inferring Adam was made from red clay or dust. Using the Bible hermeneutical Law of First Mention, we discover the first mention of the man Adam was in Gen 1:26 speaking of authority or rule Adam has over the earth, hence government. Gen 1:26 NASB “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
The color black – Using the Bible hermeneutical Law of First Mention, we discover that the color black is first mentioned in reference to the wages paid to Jacob from Laban, hence economics. Gen 30:32 NASB “let me pass through your entire flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted sheep and every black one among the lambs and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and such shall be my wages.”
The color green – Using the Bible hermeneutical Law of First Mention, we discover that the color green is first mentioned concerning green plants, hence nature. Gen 1:30 NASB “and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. ” Notice also the mention of beasts of the earth just as those mentioned in Rev. 6:8 concerning the Fourth horse and its rider, Rev 6:8 NASB “I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.” The beasts of the earth may also include the microscopic types such as viruses and diseases. Also this horse has an association with the fourth horse of Zec. 6:3, being speckled or dappled. The Hebrew root word for speckled is hail, implying storms.