The Four Horses of the Apocalypse (Part 4)

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March 2024
  This is Part 4 is a series of studies in Revelation 6 related to the Four Horses of the Apocalypse. See Volume 24, Issue 7 of Wisconsin Christian News for Part 3 in this series.

   The risen and glorified Christ breaks the second seal and upon that breaking the second of four living creatures, a cherubim, speaks a one-word command “Come.” As with the first seal and first horse, a second horse steps forward immediately and goes to the earth to take its peace.

   Isn’t it ironic that the peace the first rider brought, whom we believe to be the Antichrist, will quickly disappear? I shared in the last chapter what the apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonians. Here is the fuller passage.

   “Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, ‘Peace and safety!’ then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;  for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; 6 so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. And sober.” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6).

   When most American Christians read these words in Revelation 6:3-4, they read them within a context of world wars and wars that happen in other places like Ukraine, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. This horse and its rider reveal much more than that. 

   Americans have a very narrow and limited perspective on geopolitics. We could say that most don’t pay a lot of attention to things the rest of the world knows. We are in the grips presently of what I am calling the Tik Tok generation. The mantra of this current generation is that fortune and fame await every person if they can just get enough follows, likes, and up votes. This is demonic deception. Too many Americans think life is a perpetual stroll through the park. Many believe that life will go on tomorrow just like it did today; and we will always have the best, most advanced technology offered to consumers.

   We can also say that Americans, generally speaking, do not know their own history. For example, did you know that the United States government has orchestrated the documented overthrow of at least 14 sovereign nations, beginning with the sovereign nation of Hawaii? 

   Author Steven Kinzer in his award winning and highly acclaimed book, Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq,” opens with these startling words in the Introduction.

   “The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was not an isolated episode. It was the culmination of a 110-year period during which Americans overthrew fourteen governments that displeased them for various ideological political, and economic reasons. Like each of these operations, the ‘regime change’ in Iraq seemed for a time – a very short time – to have worked. It is now clear, however, that this operation has had terrible unintended consequences. So have most of the other coups, revolutions, and invasions that the United States has mounted to depose governments it feared or mistrusted.

   “The United States uses a variety of means to persuade other countries to do its bidding. In many cases it relies on time-honored tactics of diplomacy, offering rewards to governments that support American interests and threatening retaliation against those that refuse. Sometimes it defends friendly regimes against popular anger or uprisings. In more than a few places, it has quietly supported coups or revolutions organized by others. Twice, in the context of world wars, it helped to wipe away old ruling orders and impose new ones.”

   Did you know that the United States orchestrated the overthrow of Hawaii for sugar? Again, this horse and its rider are saying much more than we realize. 

   The evidence for evil is all around us and is overwhelming when you utilize the supernatural eyesight that Jesus said His people would have. We hear about evil every day regardless of what internet sites, television channels, radio programs, podcasts, or videos we watch or listen to. It is unwise to tune it all out. Jesus has not called us to be ostriches, sticking our heads in the ground and pretending that what is happening in our world is not real or will disappear if we ignore it. That reaction is exactly what the enemy of our soul and his pawns want us to do.
Nor should we focus exclusively on the evil in our world. We are required to understand the times in which we live and as we are made aware of evil, we are to expose it. The apostle Paul, writing to the believers in Ephesus, said this:

   “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.  Therefore do not be partakers with them;  for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),   trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.  Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;  for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.  But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.” (Ephesians 5:6-13).

   Notice from this passage in Ephesians that all of this is within a context of telling people that there is salvation in no one else but Jesus, Yeshua ha Mashiach. Jesus spent a lot of time warning people about the evil to come. I believe we are living in the days that Jesus warned His disciples about in the Gospels. 

   We read in 1 John 4:1-6 the power behind the evil in the world. “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.  By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”

   The animating spirit of antichrist has been operating for thousands of years. It has perfected its craft so that today most people around the world disdain even the mention of a malevolent entity that hates humanity. Even here in America, the most prosperous nation in the world, where once lived the most active Christians in the world in terms of evangelism, we find a blindness to the reality that this evil spirit has manipulated our government and politicians for centuries.

   Let me give you a quick, albeit unsavory, historical review of recent American politicians and government shenanigans. I won’t go too far back into our history which is littered with outrageous behavior. I’ll keep it relatively current.

   In 1997, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette exposed the “Tuskegee Experiment.” It was conducted for forty years, from 1932 to 1972. According to the Associated Press, “The government withheld treatment from 399 black men with syphilis so they could study how it spreads and kills.” That’s not an “experiment;” that’s genocide. Whether it happens to one Black man or ten Eskimos or three Hispanics, it is wrong and violates everything this country stands for.  

   In 1977 during the Senatorial Select Committee on Intelligence hearings (reported in “Project MK-Ultra; the CIA’s Program of Research in Behavior Modification”), the CIA revealed that over forty universities and institutions were involved in extensive testing and experimentation using covert drugs on unwitting citizens at all social levels. In 1977, the University of Maryland newspaper reported that during the 1950s and 1960s, forty-four colleges, fifteen research foundations, twelve hospitals, and three prisons knowingly participated in MK Ultra experiments, but people that were experimented upon were never informed or asked to consent to be “guinea pigs.” 

   Project MK Ultra was one of the biggest military experiments (there were one hundred forty-nine sub-projects) and lasted for years. It included human drug and biological testing by the Department of Defense (DOD) under the direction of the CIA over entire American communities. The Bureau of Narcotics and even the IRS participated in MK Ultra. When you see these government documents, they are more frightening than the rumors because our government actually admits to participating in these experiments. 

   In 1950, the UNITED STATES government released bacteria – “serratia marcesens” – that cause pneumonia and urinary tract infections into the San Francisco Bay. The bacteria were “aerosolized” by the surf and blown inland to study how effective an offensive biological weapon would be against the people of San Francisco. According to the report, it blew fifty miles inland. People died as a result of that experiment. Incidentally, the amount of “serratia marcesens” still remaining in San Francisco is three times the national average. It follows that we can legitimately ask how much of the syphilis that we have in the South today is a direct result of conducting the Tuskegee experiment for forty years when they could have stopped it? How much of today’s other diseases are a result of government “experiments?” Is it possible, as some have published, that AIDS is a product of one of these government experiments? 

   At the U.S. Army Biological Weapons Research facility at Fort Dietrich, Maryland, “weaponized” mosquitoes were developed. They actually grew viruses inside mosquitoes, placed the mosquitoes in balloons, released the balloons from aircraft over American communities and infected people. They had to infect people to tell how far the disease went and how far it would spread. How many of today’s diseases are direct results of those experiments? 

   Tuskegee was not a one-time anecdote; it’s just the tip of an iceberg that indicates they’re still doing experiments on the American people. 

   “MK Action” was funded with CIA money through the Geschicter Foundation at Georgetown University. In the 1977 congressional hearing, Dr. Geschicter testified that during the Vietnamese War, the CIA didn’t know if various Vietnamese nationals were double agents. Therefore, the CIA included a material in the anti-cholera vaccine given to pro-American Vietnamese, which made them glow when they were exposed to an ultraviolet light and helped identify those who rejoined the Viet Cong. This may be a clever wartime strategy, but it illustrates that as early as the 1960s, our government used vaccinations for purposes other than the prevention of disease. 

   The 1977 Senate Hearing report (Biological Testing Involving Human Subjects by the Department of Defense) actually says that unwitting American people were involved in open air testing. For example, it says, “The Army was using live organisms which we know can infect human beings.” The Food and Drug Administration allowed it; entire cities were involved in the testing of these biological agents. 

   Our government even placed biological warfare agents in the New York City subway to see how many people would be infected. They did the same thing in Pennsylvania’s Kittatinny and Tuscarora turnpike tunnels. You would drive through and receive aerosolized bacteriological agents. 

   “MK Naomi” – a biological project from the 1950s through 1969 which exposed six entire towns (including Ft. McClellan, Alabama; San Francisco, California; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and St. Louis, Missouri) to biological warfare agents dropped out of aircraft to see how many people would become ill. They say MK Naomi ended in 1969. Why should I believe them? 

   On page 160 of the 1977 “Human Drug Testing by the CIA” Senate report (S. 1893), they discussed “EA3167” – a compound they could rub up against you and it would absorb into your skin and kill you. They tested it in Pennsylvania and Kentucky prisons. It was applied to the skin through some type of adhesive tape. They also did this on military and civilian people without telling them what they were exposed to or getting their informed consent. As if anyone would volunteer! 

   The primary excuse for nearly going to war again with Iraq in February 1998, was the suspicion that Iraq had been conducting biological experiments on its own prisoners. If those experiments are evil for Iraq, how then can they be legal, moral or ethical, in the United States of America? Have you clones of hydrocarbon base gone completely insane? 


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