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The Revelation of Y'shua the Anointed:
A Study into the Noahide Nazarene Way
By Ben Ruach ha Kodesh (John of AllFaith) � 9.19.09
Chapter Six: Part 1
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Note: For ease of reading from this point on I will be using a close revision of the World English Bible for this study. When the study is completed the first five chapters will be updated with this version (on my website, the version on my blogs will not be updated). I still believe the Authorized King James Version of the Textus Receptus is the preeminent version however many have told me they are having difficulty understanding it. I advise reading this study with the King James. This translation however is excellent. I hope this makes this study easier to understand.
The Opening of the Seven Sealed Scrolls
There is very little in this Revelation that we have not seen before in the earlier prophets, especially Daniel. This Book however ties all the other prophecies together and establishes how the final fulfillment will happen and how the Kingdom will be established. It is therefore essential reading for those seeking to understand the prophecies. The following reference to one of Daniel's prophecies will help us place the Seven Seals and the Four Horsemen in their proper biblical context:
As I explained in my study on the Image of the Beast in the Book of Daniel:
Daniel 7:1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head on his bed: then he wrote the dream and told the sum of the matters.
2 Daniel spoke and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the sky broke forth on the great sea.
The "four winds" striving "upon the great sea" refers to the same influences -- only in their ultimate form -- referenced as the Four Horsemen (of the Apocalypse) at Zechariah 6:2-5 and Revelation 6:1-8. These are:
- White Horse: False prophets, deception, religious hypocrisy
- Red Horse: War and social unrest
- Black Horse: Famine
- Pale (or Grizzled) Horse: Death
The "Great Sea" refers to the sea of humanity. This is confirmed at places like Isaiah 60:5, Matthew 13:47, Revelation 4:6 (as the sea of glass) and so on.
These four powerful influences are like uncontrollable winds that blow wherever they wish, they are like mighty war horses that charge ever onward and none can stop. These destructive influences have been the bane of mankind since the beginning of the age.
In his End Time prophecies found in Matthew 24 Prophet Y'shua speaks of the increase in these conditions as the world approaches the end of the age. Today they are seemingly out of control!
As stated before in this study, this Revelation is a continuation and clarification of Daniel's prophecy.
The Opening of the First Sealed Scroll: The White Horse
6:1 I saw that the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as with a voice of thunder, "Come and see!" 6:2 And behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow. A crown was given to him, and he came forth conquering, and to conquer.
In chapter five we saw the appearance of the Moshiach. It is he who is opening these seven sealed scrolls. Therefore it is obvious that this figure seated on the white horse is not the Moshiach! He is an imposture!
This man is the coming Rex Mundi ("Global Ruler") or Antichrist, the Son of Perdition.
As we will see as we continue the Rex Mundi will first appear as "an angel of light" so to speak. He will seem like a great humanitarian, a wonder man and peace bringer! The entire world will praise him as he rides onto to the world stage as a daring knight astride a white horse! This is why and how he will deceive the masses:
II Thessalonians 2:8 Then will the lawless one be revealed, whom the Lord will kill with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nothing by the brightness of his coming;
9 even he whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 and with all deception of wickedness for those who are being lost, because they didn't receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 Because of this, God sends them a working of error [a strong delusion: KJV], that they should believe a lie;
The masses will believe the lie that this New World Order Elite is a righteous savior however as Paul warns:
I Thessalonians 5:3 For when they are saying, "Peace and safety," then sudden destruction will come on them, like birth pains on a pregnant woman; and they will in no way escape.
Here then we see the rise of the Rex Mundi (Antichrist) upon a white horse. Note that he will not arise until after God vomits out of the Laodecian Church (Rev. 3:14-19). Until that happens the Rex Mundi still has not come.
Be aware however that it may not be entirely obvious to everyone when this "vomiting out" (Rev. 3:14-19) is complete. It is obvious however that this process has already begun! We now have a large percentage of Nicean Christian churches that have become so "liberal" and eclectic that Y'shua and HaShem might as well be mythical figures to them! AND we have countless "conservative" churches that have become little more than judgmental, hate filled dens of hypocrisy, focusing more on excluding people and celebrating their own supposed righteousness than anything else! BOTH types of churches are now common place and surely BOTH are being "vomited out" even now. The final ichabod state (the point at which God will finally abandon the Nicolaitane, Nicean Church) however will occur when the Church embraces the Rex Mundi and his False Prophet as we will see later in this study. At that point all true Believers need to heed this warning:
Rev 18:4 I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come forth, my people, out of her, that you have no participation her sins, and that you don`t receive of her plagues,
5 for her sins have reached to the sky, and God has remembered her iniquities.
Is your congregation still in the Body of the Anointed? It is vital to determine this and to act accordingly! There will be more on this topic in later chapters!
For now understand that the appearance of the Antichrist or Rex Mundi on the world stage will signify the opening of the First Sealed Scroll. Note too that the first six of the seven scrolls are opened at about the same time. Therefore as we see these things happening know that all six are occurring.