The Antichrist is on the world scene. He appears to come with the answer of peace and stability in the midst of chaos. He will influence, persuade, and deceive people, telling them he can save the world. He will do this with the abilities God gave him to accomplish God’s purpose and the world will be looking for a savior. The Antichrist will convince the leaders he is their man. He will in the beginning conquer with no bloodshed as the leaders of the world hand over power to him.
First Horse – False Hope
Speeches on Hope will be no more
Deceive people – click to read more about the first horse
Revelation 6:2 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.
The rider on the white horse has been sent by Christ to conquer or prevail. The word prevail means to be greater in strength or influence, triumph. To use persuasion or inducement successfully. (yourdictionary.com)… read more
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,
In Greek the word truth means – not merely truth as spoken truth of idea, reality, sincerity truth in the moral sphere, divine truth revealed to man (bible hub) —-> In the Greek culture the word truth (Alethea) was synonymous for reality as the opposite of illusion (HELPS – Word-studies)
To a believer the word of God is their reality. God’s word will continue to come to pass as all the prophecies have in the bible. God does not need mankind to validate He is the Truth. God’s Truth is validated in the hearts of believers…. read more
Ephesians 6:12-13 12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. 13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].
Believers are to put on the whole Armour of God, which God supplies. It is having God’s Armour on that enables us to successfully stand up against all of the devils deceits and strategies. As believers we are wrestling against the rulers, the authorities, the powers who govern darkness in this world, and evil spiritual forces. They engage in war against all true believers and the battle is close up and personal.
What Does God Mean We Are Wrestling
These rulers and authorities are spirits and we wrestle with them. This battle is very different than a physical battle on the field…. [read more]
There is a book by A. W. Tozer called The Pursuit of God and in a chapter he spoke on shallow logic. This book was written years ago and yet it was as if he wrote it with today in mind. Influence is the power someone has over another. The influence of others has the power to effect us.
Effect – bring to pass, accomplish
Shallow – lacking depth of character, intellect, or meaning; superficial
Logic – (art) of reasoning, way of reasoning whether correct or incorrect (yourdictionary.com)
The church today, for the most part, has departed from the purpose God intended, which is to preach the message that came from the lips of Jesus Christ. Today the church is influenced by those who preach and teach shallow logic. That is, the message of man’s wisdom and philosophy. This is the message of gratifying self… [read more]
First Seal – White Horse – To Conquer
Revelation 6 is the beginning of the Tribulation and one by one the seven seals will be broken. The seven seals are as follow:
First Seal – To Conquer
Second Seal – War
Third Seal – Famine
Fourth Seal – Death
Fifth Seal – Martyrs
Sixth Seal – Terror
Seventh Seal – Silence
We will start with the first seal, which is to conquer the earth. Do believers have to endure the wrath and judgment God will send upon the earth at this time? No, you can come to Jesus Christ right now.
Revelation 6:1-2 Then I saw as the Lamb (Christ) broke one of the seven seals [of the scroll initiating the judgments], and I heard one of the four living creatures call out as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” 2 I looked, and behold, a white horse [of victory] whose rider carried a bow; and a crown [of victory] was given to him, and he rode forth conquering and to conquer…. [read more]