Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
By Paul McGuire
According to DEBKAfile, in an article entitled, "Iran plans one-kiloton underground nuclear test in 2012," Tehran is preparing to show the world that is has a nuclear bomb. This coming event will change the balance of power in the Middle East and the world forever.
Most Americans do not seem to realize that we are on the verge of World War III in the Middle East. World War III could bring about the collapse of the European Economy and like a domino effect, the American economy and the economies around the world. It would bring about a global economic collapse that would require a new, one world economic system.
"God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind." God has your life and the world under His control. Even now the grace of God is being poured out, so that hundreds of millions of people can come to Christ. Those people who are faithful and following the will of God, God has promised to supernaturally protect, provide and guide you. You must learn how to be sober and yet filled with the joy and peace of the Holy Spirit, at the same time. In a sense, if you are walking in the Spirit, God will almost seem to make the world move in slow motion. God's grace is upon you and you are to continue you serving Him, pursuing your career, getting yourself and your children educated, invest wisely, plan for the future and your children's future and live life.
I am not here to argue about when the Rapture of the Church happens. I personally believe it will happen before the Tribulation Period and that God will remove His people from the earth before the wrath of God is poured out. However, if you believe Christians will go through the Tribulation or that there is no Rapture, just the Second Coming, you do believe God is going to supernaturally protect His people and pour out His Holy Spirit. As my friend, Jack Hayford said, "First bus that comes I am out of here!" God promises to protect and deliver His people! You still have a hope for the future because God is with you. Guard yourself against fear and boldly live the life God has called you to live! Again, do not surrender to fear or despair. God is always faithful! Always!
The damage caused by a global thermonuclear war which would involve Russia, China, Israel, Iran, America and Great Britain, along with other nations of the world affect every aspect of human life on planet earth. It would literally release the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse predicted in Revelation Chapter 6.
I believe we are rapidly approaching the Great Tribulation period. However, I believe that God has called you before the foundation of the world for such a time as this. Remember God knew you before you were conceived in your mother's womb and He has given you certain talents and abilities that He expects you to use for His Kingdom. Each one of us will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ and give and account of how we used our time and gifts, especially in the area of winning souls. Not everyone is called to be an "evangelist." But, you can partner with a ministry like Paul McGuire Ministries in winning souls. At the Judgment Seat of Christ, the Lord will reward those who have been faithful, especially in the area of soul winning. Although, you are saved by faith and not of works, you are guaranteed entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven, if you are truly born-again. But, at the Judgment Seat of Christ, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth by believers who chose not to obey God about winning people to Christ. I am not telling you this to lay a guilt trip on you. But, as a Bible teacher and minister, I must tell you the truth about what God's Word says.
In Revelation Chapter 6:1-2, we read about how the Lamb upon the throne (Jesus Christ) opens the first of the Seven Seal judgments:
"Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, "Come and see." And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer." Notice that the rider on the white horse has a bow, a crown and he goes out to conquer. This makes this rider on the white horse completely different than Jesus Christ riding a white horse in Revelation 19:11-16, where Christ does not have a bow or a crown, but a sword and a robe dipped in blood. The rider in Revelation Chapter Six is the Antichrist and it is Jesus Christ who rides a white horse in Revelation 19.
The implication in Revelation Six is the Antichrist is expanding his empire during in what is called the Great Tribulation period. When the Second Seal is opened, a red horse comes forward to bring war to the earth. After that the Third Seal is opened and a black hose brings economic collapse where people cannot afford to buy food. When the Fourth Seal is opened a pale horse brings disease, plagues and death on a global scale. Immediately one thinks of a "zombie apocalypse," where biological warfare weapons spread deadly plagues across the earth killing one fourth of the population of planet earth.
That is why I believe the time is now to win people to Jesus Christ all over the world. I have produced the 3-DVD series, "Are You Ready for the Coming One World Government, One World Economic System and the Coming One World Religion?" to inform people about what is about to happen and an invitation to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. People all over the world are ordering this DVD series and holding "Are You Ready?" events in their homes and churches that will win large numbers of people to Jesus Christ. The Bible says, "He who wins souls is wise," and you can use this as an evangelistic tool to win people turned off by Christianity. People are coming to Christ all over the world. If, the Lord is speaking to you about using the "Are You Ready?" DVD series to win the lost, than act now on what the Lord has told you to do!
"When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, "Come and see."Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.
"When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come and see." So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A quartof wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine."
"When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see." So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth. "
"When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.
I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold,there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moonbecame like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders,the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"
When Jesus Christ opens the Fifth Seal, we see under the altar the souls of those believers who were slaughtered by the Antichrist and False Prophet for not accepting the mark of the beast and the satanic one world religion. With the opening of the Sixth Seal there is a great earthquake, and the sun becomes black and the moon like blood. There appears to be global thermonuclear warfare and we are told, "For the great day of His wrath has come." After that there is the opening of the Seventh Seal, the Seven Trumpet judgments and the Seven Bowl judgments."
But, the point of Revelation is that we win! You and I receive eternal life and life forever with God in heaven!