And the rider on the pale horse rode…darkness overshadowed the light, millions died. The fate of the nations? The future of the world?
I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!”
I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!”
Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.
When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand.
Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”
When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!”
I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague...?
As days grow darker, and they will, our light must shine ever brighter – it must. A great disaster is coming to America – even now it is slowly eroding the very fabric, the foundation of the nation. The disaster – the absence of God among us.
Disaster has been long in the making within America, but now;it has become a force for evil. Hearts and heads are hardened. The disaster can only be averted through prayer; if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Will you repent of your false religions, will you repent in sack cloth and ashes or will your heads and your hearts remain stubborn and lifeless? We must not allow fear, unbelief, discord or depression to extinguish our light. The flame of our faith must become a blaze that engulfs the entire world with the presence, the wonder and the glory of our God.
The world, the flesh and the devil would have us believe we are defeated, hopeless; causing panic, peril and pandemonium.
Voices of unrighteousness would make it appear as if all is lost. The naysayers, the trouble-makers are among us, overwhelming any who will listen, attempting to cast doubt, declaring doomsday has arrived. All the while the evil one is prowling around ‘like’ a roaring lion looking for easy prey. Yes, we are heading into enemy territory Yes, there will be times of great turmoil that will indeed try the souls of men and surely there are giants in the land; but our God has called us to come up higher, to stretch our faith to believe His Word. He is asking us to make our im-possibleourHIM-possible.
We win the battle through prayer – no prayer, no power. Pray from a position of victory; there is no winning without warfare, there is no opportunity without opposition, and there will be no victory without vigilance. The day you came to Christ – you became an enemy of satan. Satan does not bother those who don’t bother him. Regardless of what we see, what we hear or what we might think – the LORD is in control; The LORD God is my strength, and He has made my feet like hinds’ feet. He makes me walk on my high places.
The LORD would say: My ways are not your ways nor your ways My ways. Faith must be tested, purified as if by fire; faith must be stretched, strengthened and tried. Through much trial and tribulation you will enter My kingdom. Do not shrink back, do not become discouraged. You have been called for such a time as this. Many are the evils of the world but I alone have dominion over them all. Do not become downcast, put your hope in God…fear not. Hard times are coming – the weak, the weary the faint of heart must hear truth. Put all your hope, all your faith, all your trust in Me for I AM alone is worthy of all glory, honor and praise. Will you speak to the masses a message of healing and hope or will your faith waiver when it is needed the most?
Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.