If only to dance away from a hot comment thread on an unexpectedly hot topic (swine flu vaccinations; see especially Evenshine’s comment from Noon today (Wed.), I bring the oh-so-happy news that any Bible-literate Drudge reader has probably already figured out: the second seal of Revelation 6 seems like it is about to be broken — and no I don’t mean that they’re clubbing them in the arctic for pelts again.
Verses 2-4 read as follows (ESV):
And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that men should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.
But, as a friend asked me yesterday on e-mail: “Do you believe the first [seal] has already been broken?” I wasn’t sure. I’d made some vague associations between seal #1 and BHO’s election, but I wanted to do more research to be sure before I answered. It didn’t take long, as some more astute prophecy buffs will no doubt already know. Short answer: yes, IMHO. Once again, the signs point to BHO. Here’s what I wrote back:
I try and keep a ‘light’, semi-agnostic mind about the particulars on this stuff so I can remain open to other possibilities… [however], read in context of his heading the UN Security Council next week, one could argue that the horse has already been “beheld” and now he/it is marching out. Remember the DNC convention in Denver? (the USA’s very own urban “high place”) at Bronco Statium?
If you’re in a hurry, see this (and scroll down a bit). For a slightly deeper dive, see this. Or if you want to burn the entire afternoon and learn more than you ever wanted to know about horses in prophecy, see this, (pdf) especially page nine. FWIW, Vladimir Putin was photographed (shirtless) riding a red horse (seal #2) this past summer.
Short take on the white horse: Not only might the DNC have fulfilled Christian prophecy (Rev 6:2) but Muslim prophecy also. (Forgive me, prophecy buffs… I’m catching up.)
Why did Barack Obama hold the last night of the Democratic Convention in the Denver Broncos Football Stadium? Was it just a coincidence that the mascot of the Denver Bronco’s was an Arabian white stallion named Thunder?
In A.D. 621, at the age of 51, Mohammed laid down at dusk and curled up in a plush carpet at his cousin’s house, only to be abruptly awakened by the archangel Gabriel, who invited him to come outside.
As he stepped through the door, he was introduced to a huge white horse with giant wings like an eagle. Gabriel told him that the horse once belonged to Abraham, and that his name was El Barack meaning, “White horse” and “Thunder”
Allah told Mohammed that in the end of days, when the “day of recompense” arrives, the flying white horse will return for the resurrected Mohammed to mount and ride again.
Is it just a coincidence that President Barack has the same name as Mohammed’s horse? Also, is it possible that Mr. Obama was sending a message to the Muslim world? Perhaps he was saying, “El Barack has returned! It is time for Mohammed to ride again across the world!”
So as the results of seal #1 begin to unfold next week, we see the faint early glimmers of seal #2 — war. Even Drudge seems to ‘get’ that something is funky with the timing of BHO announcing that the U.S. would withdraw from its commitments to provide a missile shield to the Czech Republic and Poland on the 70th anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Poland, after Stalin colluded with Hitler to squeeze-play both countries.
I think of the move as a kind of anti-Reagan: Evil empire? What evil empire? I don’t see no stinking evil empire. Besides, what is evil? For that matter, what is truth?
The justification for the commitment, under the Bush administration, was to shield both countries from a burgeoning threat by Iran (with news news on that front emerging today also) — one of Russia’s clear allies and largest arms-buyers and clearly no friend to Israel. Argue the shield as you like. I’m not sure they were aiming at Eastern Europe. We’re broke and over-extended. That’s not what I’m on about.
At the very least, it’s horrendous diplomacy for a man who campaigned on the promise that he’d make the world ‘like’ us again. (Which parts of the world, exactly?) To offend and enrage 38.5 million people just by the timing and with a mere hand-wave is the height of insensitivity (sorta like giving Old Glory a dirt nap on D-Day). Causing the last Pope to virtually spin in his grave at the betrayal is another. But I’ll let other bloggers deal with all that.
My main question is: Why this day? I mean really — seventy years to the day. It doesn’t take a Biblical scholar to recognize that it’s a highly significant prophetic number (“7 x 10 signifies perfect spiritual order carried out with all spiritual power and significance”). Note that “perfection” in spiritual terms can be either positive or, in this case, negative. If BHO is not the antichrist, then he’s either, 1) remarkably ignorant of history, 2) deliberately out to antagonize Poland or 3) super-aware of his timeline, task-master and prophetic role. The 100-days/maitreya thing (X77) says as much.
Russian emboldened. Putin on a roll (on his way back to formal leadership… on the verge of supplying game-changing ground-to-air missiles to Iran, forcing Israel’s hand). The U.S. president seeming to almost be in cahoots with both against Israel. (Who ever said the white horse doesn’t train with the red one?).
It’s not hard to see how treachery and betrayal of longstanding, democratic, peaceful allies Poland, the Czech Republic and Israel, (i.e., the Jewish people) in favor of an increasingly cozy relationship with Russia and by extension, Iran doesn’t represent a kind of wayback machine to… 1939.
Those three became pivot points for WWII. The players then were Hitler and Stalin. Their non-aggression pact came just nine days before hostilities broke out when Germany invaded Poland. This may not be a formal pact, but it might as well be.
Last time we gave the green light to a rapacious dictator it took just seven days for him to act. In WWII, one could argue any number of timelines, but the most conservative would trace a line from October 3, 1938 when Neville Chamberlain gave his “Peace in our Time” speech to September 1, 1939 when German tanks rolled into Poland.
Seven days? Nine? Eleven months? I don’t know who’s going to start it, but as the sober-minded Bret Stephens outlined in the WSJ (H/T: AA), U.S. policies seem curiously aimed at painting Israel into an untenable corner. In light of Iran’s clearly stated goals and rapidly evolving capabilities, the BHO administration is effectively forcing it to resort to military actions that all agree will have dire, unpredictable and domino-like-awful consequences. Could it be that that’s what BHO wants? If he’s the ac… if he’s the rider on the white horse, in cahoots with the red-horse rider, it would make tons of sense.
Entertained? Intrigued? Upset? What are you going to do about it? Other than prayer, I don’t have the answer, folks. This is real and more importantly, it’s happening fast. The red horse is chomping at the bit.