Dem Moving Pictorials
By: Sujay, Editor in Chief
2021 started in the same vein as 2020, in the sense that it carried forward the same suffering that the previous year entailed. You could be forgiven for wanting to fast forward a couple of years to get away from these trying times. Plagues, diseases, natural disasters, wars, UFO's, you name it. We are halfway into the year, and we have covered almost every evil thing that the previous decade threw at us.
Let us incorporate all the events of this year into an analogy from the Bible, the four horsemen from the Book of Revelation and try to make sense of it.
The four horsemen are a group of horsemen who will bring destruction upon the earth in the end times i.e., apocalyptic times.
The first horseman is mentioned in Revelation 6:2 - “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.”
This first horseman will be given authority and will conquer all who oppose him. But the thing is that the enemy has not yet been revealed. If you look at how governments across the world have been acting, then you must have noticed a trend. They talk of bringing peace upon the earth again, but they cannot do it on their own. They can try but they just cannot.
The second horseman is mentioned in Revelation 6:4 - “Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given the power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.” The second horseman refers to terrible warfare that will break out in the end times. This one feels like it's been around for a while, doesn't it? The past century has been riddled with wars. Wars like World War 1, World War 2, Russian civil war, Korean war etc. The worst part is that it is only going to get worse. Iran wants to wipe out Israel. North Korea is one switch away from launching the nuclear bomb and the constant war on terror. The end does not seem to be in sight. This is when the antichrist will intervene and try to bring about peace as mentioned above.
The third horseman is described in Revelation 6:5-6, “...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, ‘A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!’” The third horseman of the Apocalypse refers to a great famine that will take place, likely because of the wars from the second horseman. Look around and you will see that this third horseman has been wreaking havoc for a while now. Major countries in Africa are always struck with famine and some parts of Asia as well.
The fourth horseman is mentioned in Revelation 6:8, “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, and by the wild beasts of the earth.” The fourth horseman of the Apocalypse is symbolic of death and devastation. It seems to be a combination of the previous horsemen. The fourth horseman of the Apocalypse will bring further warfare and terrible famines along with awful plagues and diseases. Let's not look further than what happened in the past year and what is happening this year, COVID. The China Virus (as Donald Trump rightly coined the term) has been taking lives at an alarming rate. It should not come as a surprise to anyone that this is a man-made virus and was designed to bring destruction upon the earth similar to that of a world war. Fauuuchi Flu! MZ in cahoots to suppress 1st Amendment.
So when will all this end, you may ask? The answer is I don't know. But if one reads the Bible, they will understand that all that is happening now was predicted a long time ago. Jesus foretold that the earth will be beset by what he called birth pangs (Matthew 24:8 - "All these are the beginning of birth pains."). Isn't that what is happening now? The entire world is stricken down by this virus and nobody knows what the consequences are going to be like. From economy to jobs to food, everything is hit and it will take a long time for things to get back to normal.
Then there is the political unrest that has plagued almost all the major countries. The unrest in America under fake president Biden seems to show no signs of stopping. From the racial division to international relations, the United States seems to be staring down a barrel. The rising oil prices to hackers intruding into security servers, it's just a sad state of affairs. There are of course some voices of reason. People like Florida governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Josh Hawley etc. are the ones that are unapologetically flying the flag for conservative and Pro-American values. Then there is the attack on the second amendment. The one right that separates America from the rest of the world, the right to bear arms. The current administration wants to take away that right and that is not sitting well with the law-abiding citizens. Never has there been a time when America has been so badly divided. Gone are the days when people were judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. The battle that Martin Luther King fought seems like it holds no significance anymore. This, however, is just in the United States.
The United Kingdom is fighting its own battles under the leadership of Boris Johnson who has effectively gone back on his Brexit promises and the leadership there almost resembles that of a dictator with the unnecessary lockdowns and restrictions that are being imposed.
Israel is fighting its civil war with unrest among its citizens. The whole war with Iran and Hamas and the changing of the government with the ouster of their longest-serving prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It's all a mess.
Oh, and before I forget, UFO's have started to show up out of nowhere with the Pentagon confirming their existence. What do you think about UFO's? Do you think they exist? I for one think that they are real. But are they just fallen angels or are they some other life form, only time will tell?
In all this, what is most amazing, or perhaps terrifying, is that the four horsemen of the Apocalypse are just “precursors” of even worse judgments that come later in the tribulation.
But what is the endgame? It's simple. LOOK TO YHVH! YAH is our only hope because we are His children, and He is our father and He has promised to take care of us in the same way he took care of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. So fear not my brother/sister, just get on your knees and pray because the battles that seem to be the most difficult are the ones that are always won when we are on our knees.