4Remember, The word “Apocalypse” and the word “Revelation” mean the same thing
5Both words mean to “Unveil” and “Reveal” things to come
6This unveiling or revealing of things to come was given by Jesus Christ Himself!
7The Apostle John received it from the Lord Jesus Christ and wrote it down in the book called Revelation
8There is a “Special Promise Of Blessing” given t0 those who read the Prophecies of revelation and keep those things that are written in the book
9The First Horseman of The Apocalypse THE WHITE HORSEDECEPTIONRevelation 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.
10Remember, Not everyone who rides on a white horse is a good guy!
11I believe the one riding the white horse is the anti-Christ
12He is the one who comes in the Last Days, against and opposing Jesus Christ! He’s against that Jesus Christ is the anointed oneHe’s against the ‘God the Father’ and ‘God the Son’ relationshipHe’s against that Jesus came in the flesh to be the “sacrifice” for our sinsHe’s against the prophecy that Jesus will return to rule and reign as Messiah & Lord of all
13Listen to Jesus…Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
21He will be a force to be reckoned with Chaotic world conditions will propel him to the tophis charisma and ability(given by satan) will gain him world recognition and leadershiphe will bring what seems to be real peace to the middle east
26The anti-Christ promises peace, but only God can actually produce peace!
27Isaiah 57: But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
28Open and unimaginable hostility will break out after the false peace Is destroyed
29The second horseman of the apocalypse Revelation 6:3-4 3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
30Listen to Jesus…Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
35Pyrros is the same word John uses to describe the redness of Satan Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
36The color indicates heat and ferocity, like an out of control wild fire
37The horseman’s great sword is the Greek word “Machaira Megalee”
38This is not a normal sword, but a short sword or long dagger
39A Machaira is the knife used to prepare a sacrifice or to slaughter an animal for food
40It was often worn by law enforcers or executioners
41The word “Megalee” or “great” means that it is either a larger, longer or stronger sword and most effective for doing it’s job
42Matthew 24:6-8 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
43The U.S. has troop Presence in 135 countries around the world The world at war todayThe U.S. has troop Presence in 135 countries around the worldAfghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D’lvoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, ZimbabweThat’s 70% Of The World
44The following countries are in military conflicts around the world The world at war todayThe following countries are in military conflicts around the worldAlgeria, Angola, Australia, Burma, China, Colombia, Congo (Zaire), Georgia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Ivory Coast, Korea, Laos, Moldova, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United States, United Kingdom, Yemen
45Countries that have active conflicts The world at war todayCountries that have active conflicts
46Countries with nuclear weapons The world at war todayCountries with nuclear weaponsUnited States Russia / USSR United Kingdom France China Israel India Pakistan North Korea
48A major war in Afghanistan Peace will be taken from the earthA major war in AfghanistanThink about how much our world has changed since September 11, 2001
49A major war in Iraq Peace will be taken from the earth Think about how much our world has changed since September 11, 2001
50Israel is in major conflicts with Lebanon, Syria and Gaza Peace will be taken from the earthIsrael is in major conflicts with Lebanon, Syria and GazaThink about how much our world has changed since September 11, 2001
51Iran seems to be a ticking time bomb Peace will be taken from the earthIran seems to be a ticking time bombThink about how much our world has changed since September 11, 2001
52The USSR (Russia) is re-energized Peace will be taken from the earthThe USSR (Russia) is re-energizedThink about how much our world has changed since September 11, 2001
53Communist North Korea has nuclear capability Peace will be taken from the earthCommunist North Korea has nuclear capabilityThink about how much our world has changed since September 11, 2001
54Communist China has nuclear capability and is a force financially Peace will be taken from the earthCommunist China has nuclear capability and is a force financiallyThink about how much our world has changed since September 11, 2001
55Peace will be taken from the earth Many terrorist nations have become increasingly wealthy because of astronomical increases in oil revenuesThink about how much our world has changed since September 11, 2001
56Peace will be taken from the earth Much of the European countries have become unstable, with significant influences from radical IslamThink about how much our world has changed since September 11, 2001
57Whether of not you’re a believer in Jesus Christ, there should be no doubt among thinking people, for the possibility of a catastrophic “all out war” in the middle east as prophesied in the Bible
58A place the Bible calls BABYLON Even as I speak, there are U.S. Troops going through the streets and alleyways of IraqA place the Bible calls BABYLON
59What should our response be to these ominous war times and even possible end times?
601 Thessalonians 5:1-3 1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
61OUR RESPONSE? Make sure you’re a Christian 1 Thessalonians 5:4-5 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
62OUR RESPONSE? Watch and Expect for Jesus To Return 1 Thessalonians 5:6-7 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
63OUR RESPONSE? Put on the whole armor of God 1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
64OUR RESPONSE? Diligently seek & reach out to unbelievers 1 Thessalonians 5: For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
65OUR RESPONSE? Be an encourager 1 Thessalonians 5: Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
66OUR RESPONSE? Be an encourager 1 Thessalonians 5: And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
67OUR RESPONSE? Be an encourager 1 Thessalonians 5: See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
69OUR RESPONSE? Pray All the time 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
70Give thanks for everything OUR RESPONSE?Give thanks for everything1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
71OUR RESPONSE?Be obedient1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quench not the Spirit.
72OUR RESPONSE? Honor the preaching of God’s Word 1 Thessalonians 5:20 Despise not prophesyings.
73OUR RESPONSE? Keep holding on 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
74OUR RESPONSE? Do your very best 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
75OUR RESPONSE? Remember that God is good and God is faithful 1 Thessalonians 5: And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
76MAKE SURE YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN WATCH AND EXPECT FOR JESUS TO RETURN PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GODDILIGENTLY SEEK AND REACH OUT TO UNBELIEVERSBE AN ENCOURAGERBE HAPPYPRAY ALL THE TIMEGIVE THANKS FOR EVERYTHINGBE OBEDIENTHONOR THE PREACHING OF GOD’S WORDKEEP HOLDING ONDO YOUR VERY BESTREMEMBER GOD IS GOOD AND GOD IS FAITHFUL
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