“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.”
–Book of Revelation 6:8
A stable international order requires almost constant tending and certainly constant vigilance. Worryingly, these qualities seem to be almost as lacking today as they were in the fateful year of 1914. Nothing in the time that has passed since can be properly understood without a real accounting for the tragedy of the Great War. Unbiblically, there are three primary horsemen riding presently that could upset the global applecart; the lessons of 1914 cry out in each of these cases to be learned.
The First Horseman: An Unstable Multipolarity
The Second Horseman: Shackling Alliances and Blank Checks
The Third Horsemen: Slaughtering Dangerous Sacred Cows
Realism and the Apocalypse of 1914 | John C. Hulsman Enterprises
The article opens up with a quote from the 4th seal in the book of Revelations:
6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Well, I think a war involving the US, Russia and China probably would take out about one fourth of world’s population. Does that mean we really are near the opening of the 4th seal? And what happened to seals 1 to 3? I have covered this extensively here: America in Bible Prophecy: Three Biblical Signs of Impending Doom on America. My interpretation of the seals is substantially different than mainstream interpretations. I view the seals as a road-map for the entire end-time period that started around the time of Israel’s creation. Additionally, each seal is a shock – they open with a bang. For example, 9/11 was the opening of the 2nd seal in my view. The 3rd seal is nuclear war in the Middle East which subsequently starts a great-power war – the 4th seal.
It turns out you don’t have to believe any of my prophecy interpretations. We already know that a great-power is entirely possible right now between the US and an alliance of China and Russia. A great-power war is at a tipping point where a small event could make it happen. In the past I have shown how the meeting of two separate civilizations is the place where great-power wars start. Maybe that will be between China and the US in the South or East China Sea, but it is also possible between Israel and its neighbors like Syria. Given that Iran is already threatening to take out Israel if Iran is bombed by the US or Israel, and Israel is threatening to do just that, then it shouldn’t take a genius to figure out that the Middle East could easily tip into a massive war where the use of nuclear weapons by Israel is possible. If Israel were to take out its neighbors (in self-defense) with nuclear weapons, then do you think that might be enough reason to start a great-power war?
Why do you think there are only 4 horsemen of the apocalypse? There are 7 seals. Why not 7 horsemen?
There are three groups in the seals: 1-4, 5-6 and 7-7. Seals 1-3 are the lead up to 4. 5 is the lead up to 6. 7 is the lead up to 7.
The world continues pretty much normally until seal 4. Everything changes after seal 4. Hence, only 4 horsemen. A small nuclear event (nuclear terrorism instigated by Iran) in seal 5 is the lead up to a big nuclear event in seal 6 – Europe is taken out by Iran. Seal 7 opens with no bang as we are explicitly told in Revelations. That is our warning. The bang comes shortly thereafter – China and Russia are taken out again (this time for good).
A note about “the day of the lord.” Take a look at Joel 1:15:
Alas for that day!
For the day of the Lord is near;
it will come like destruction from the Almighty.
Joel 1 refers to Israel. “The day of the lord” refers to destruction from the Almighty. Israel is going to get it, and it is going to get it on “the day of the lord.” This is where God is smashing somebody. And he is doing it over and over in the seals of Revelations. He is doing lots of smashing. That is why the Bible keeps telling us to watch. Watch so you do not end up getting smashed along with everyone else. Get ready because God is going to use certain countries to smash other countries. “Get ready” means you have to do a lot more than just read your Bible.