two white horses, two very different riders
two very different times
First white horse appearing.
THE ANTICHRIST IS GIVEN A WHITE HORSE
Jesus, the only One who is worthy to open Scroll with the seven seals, and the living creatures command John to watch as these four go and fulfill their jobs. There are four horses with riders, who are part of the 7 Seals (of first ½ of the tribulation) - (this is the first one of the seven seals).
"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."
This horse & rider represent the Antichrist & the authority given to him to conquer at the beginning of the Tribulation.
The horse is "white" because he is "imitating good." The crown was given to him. He did not earn it. He with bow in hand, goes out to conquer and to continue to conquer. He represents "given authority, allowed deception and being allowed to conquer."
"The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months. He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation."
Second white horse appearing.
JESUS CHRIST & HIS WHITE HORSE (and not alone, there are other white horses and the armies of heaven)
Read & see leading up to the Battle of Armageddon. Heaven opens & Jesus comes forth with His white horse.
"Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and "His wife has made herself ready."
"And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!' " And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God." And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
The "Marriage Supper of the Lamb" takes place during the last half of the seven years.
Jesus Christ getting ready for Armageddon
"Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Nowout of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS."
Notice, no one had to give Jesus His crowns (unlike the Antichrist of the first horse who was given everything to do his job). The Lord's crowns were and are His. He was not "given" His horse or His authority, power or His armies. All was and all are His.
"Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, "Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great." And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army."
Conclusion of the Battle of Armageddon
"Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh."
This is clearly – Armageddon & the “end of the age.” The Lord has fire in His eyes and a sword in His mouth. His Word will accomplish all. He treads a winepress of the fierceness & wrath of God. Now He rules with a rod of iron. (the rod of iron is for the humans and evil ones still on the earth; not the saints in heaven)
Conclusion in closing: This is important to know. Jesus said not to be deceived and He has warned us repeatedly in the Gospels, and by way of the the books of Daniel, Thessalonians & Revelation. He said the deception would be great and many would fall. We must be grounded in the Word of God and when some global hero comes on the scene seeming greater than human and doing amazing things, we must realize who he is and not get sucked into his lies.
OTHER MISCELLANEOUS RAPTURE ARTICLES
ANCIENT JEWISH WEDDING CUSTOMS & JESUS CHRIST, HIS BRIDE, THE CHURCH
Amazing correlations such as, only the Father of the groom could say "go, call the wedding" when he felt all were prepared according to him and much, much more.
AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT
Understanding this idiom, its real meaning and how it correlates with other Scripture.
AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH
Taking a deeper look at what Jesus said in this verse.
CAN THE RAPTURE REALLY HAPPEN TODAY?
When all the events line up according to prophecy, the Rapture will happen. So what is left that is necessary for the Word of God to be fulfilled?
CONSIDERATIONS FOR REAL REVELATION UNDERSTANDING
Help for greater revelation understanding.
EVERY EYE WILL SEE HIM
Jesus is coming for His bride. And He is not eloping. The Rapture is so much bigger (and the events that surround it) than we can even know. It will be a huge event.
EVERY KNEE WILL BOW
The Father will see His Son glorified. The lost will not only bow but they will also confess He is Lord.
IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE
One of the most misquoted verses of all time. Consider this message & see the true meaning of this verse.
JUDGMENT DAY & THE GREAT WHITE THRONE OF JUDGMENT
Understanding that the Judgment Seat of Christ is not the same at the Great White Throne of Judgment.
SOME KEY COMPONENTS TO THE BOOK OF REVELATION
An overview to help organize one's own thoughts.
THE APOSTASY - THE GREAT FALLING AWAY
Many people have declared that most of the world will turn to Jesus before the Rapture. The Bible in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 says it will be more of the opposite that will happen.
THE BIGGER PICTURE, UNDERSTANDING GOD, THE DEVIL AND THIS DAY AND HOUR
Stop and consider the bigger picture and develop a strong stand for this day and hour.
THE LAST TRUMP
There are many trumpets in the Bible. There are 7 special ones foretold of by the Apostle John; but which one happens at the Rapture?
THE LAST TWO GREAT BATTLES BETWEEN GOD AND SATAN
See the biblical truth that Armageddon happens at the end of the 7 years and the battle of Gog and Magog at the end of the Millennium.
THE LORD WILL RULE WITH A ROD OF IRON
This article explains how the Lord will rule with a rod of iron.
THE OPPORTUNITY OF SALVATION DOES NOT LAST FOREVER
Once the Rapture happens; it will become a time of God's wrath & all opportunity for salvation will be gone.
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