Who is the Red Horseman of the Apocalypse?
Revelation 6:3-4 (KJV)
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.
What if the Horsemen of the Apocalypse are not symbolic references pertaining to war in general, but perhaps something else? What if these Horsemen were world leaders right here and now? Not symbolical, but actual leaders, that appear to be engaged in wars and proxy wars.
Who is Barack Hussein Obama?
- The 44th president of the U.S.
- First African American president
- First President born outside the contiguous United States.
- Former community organizer from Chicago
- He became a U.S. Senator and gave a keynote address at the DNC.
- He ran against and defeated John McCain in the General Election
- He was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
- Re-elected as President, defeating Mitt Romney in 2012.
There seem to be many questions regarding Obama's background, his birthplace, his family and upbringing, his sexuality, his faith, and his very name. He claims to be a practicing Christian and yet indicated that he is Muslim during multiple interviews.
How can a professing Christian claim "we are no longer a Christian nation"?! Doesn't this undermine our country's very foundation?
He has demonstrated continued Muslim bias against Christians and staffed his administration with Muslim brotherhood members. While ISIS has been committing genocide against Christians in Syria, and while 10% of Syria is Christian, less than half of 1% have been allowed into the U.S. while more than 13,000 refugees resettled are Muslim. All under the Obama administration.
Regarding Foreign Policy, Obama is attributed to ending US military involvement in the Iraq War, increasing troop levels in Afghanistan, signing the New Start arms control with Russia, and ordering the military operation resulting in the death of Osama bin laden. He ordered military intervention in Iraq after gains were made by ISIL. Obama continued his process of ending US combat operations in Afghanistan, promoted discussions leading to the 2015 Paris Agreement on global climate change, and he brokered a nuclear deal with Iran and normalized US relations with Cuba.
However, Obama also became the first Nobel prize winner to bomb 7 countries -
(Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, and Syria). He supported the
Muslim Brotherhood during the Egyptian democratic revolution, helped NATO overthrow Gaddafi (an unauthorized war in Libya), armed Libyan rebels, and backed the Kurds during Syria's Civil War. He may have also provided military support and intelligence for the Turkey coup.
The U.S. has also led policies of regime change and election interference in countries such as Libya, Iraq, Egypt, and Ukraine. We've attempted funding money and providing propaganda to smear Netanyahu and interfere with the Israeli election.
The U.S. was also involved in the coup of (ex-Ukrainian president) Victor Yanukovych from the start. The Ukrainian president was replaced by a U.S. selected administration. Questions arose of the legality of what had taken place, ultimately resulting in Crimean's voting overwhelming to join Russia.
The U.S. and Nato appear to now be provoking Russia over Crimea by activating missile defense systems in Poland and Romania and the US has recently sent 4,000 troops on Russia's border, as well as hundreds of tanks, and fighting vehicles in a NATO build up intending to increase tensions. Russia has declared a state of Emergency over the U.S. military buildup in Poland.
Then there is the ongoing efforts to forcibly overthrow the President of Syria by funding Syrian opposition and terrorist groups. During the Syria Civil war - Obama was weighing the option to strike Assad in Syria. The military was told to prepare for tactical nuclear exchange with Russia in Syria and the Pentagon set their nuclear weapons at Russia with the DEFCON warning system raising to Defcon3.
"And there was given unto him a Great Sword"
Could that "great sword" be a nuclear weapon? Or perhaps the nuclear deal with Iran with the fear that it may result in a nuclear arms race in the Middle East?
Iran has banked billions by the U.S. lifting sanctions from this deal by curbing it's nuclear programs. Both the U.S. and Iran have claimed that each other have violated the agreement, the U.S. Congress has voted to extend 10 year sanctions on Iran. As a result, Iran has warned of retaliation. They have conducted massive war drills and are now working on nuclear ships. In spite of these tensions, and naval aggression where Iranian vessels are frequently harassing U.S. Navy ships in the Strait of Hormuz, Obama has helped Iran received new planes that were used for smuggling weapons to Hezbollah, and he recently approved a deal giving Iran enough uranium for 10 nuclear bombs.
Or could the "Great Sword" be ISIS?
A top U.S. Army General has recently attributed the rise of the Islamic State group to President Barrack Obama's premature withdrawal of U.S. Military forces from Iraq. Indicating Obama was too quick to withdrawal our troops from Iraq in 2011 allowing ISIS to build their strengths and become larger and more dangerous. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has indicated that "the people we are fighting today (ISIS) we funded 20 years ago"(Al-Qaeda). ISIS emerged from the remains of the Al-Qaeda organization in Iraq. The Obama Administration and it's supposed "anti-isis" coalition has actually been arming, funding and training ISIS. With it's jihadist ideological message to lure many new recruits and it's highly sophisticated methods, ISIS has now become a global terrorist network. The current Syrian war has created a flood of refugees in Europe and America. Both and especially Europe are now incurring ISIS terrorist acts routinely. There are also reports of these terrorists drinking the blood of their victims, which brings in a satanic element beyond simply trying to acquire the territories from Iraq and Syria. ISIS has declared war on Christians everywhere and are frequently killing many by beheading with the SWORD.
The Syrian war has also created animosity between NATO, the U.S. And Russia. Coupled with a now diminished U.S. role in the Middle East while Russia has increased and built strong alliances with Turkey and Iran, which together have liberated the city of Allepo and brokered a cease fire and conducting peace talks while omitting the U.S.
Obama has also accused Russia of hacking election, has ordered sanctions, and expelled Russian intelligence agents and diplomats. These are usually first steps that occur prior to war.
Just prior to Obama leaving office, former President Jimmy Carter had urged President Obama to divide the land of Israel before January 20, the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
Obama orchestrated the anti-Israel UN Peace Conference in Paris. It was an attempt to divide the Nation of Israel and roll back it's borders to 1967 boundaries and declare Palestinian Statehood per UN Resolution 2334. This was done without the leaders of Israel or the Palestinians present. This resolution demands that Israel stop settlement activity in areas that are considered "occupied territory" and also East Jerusalem. For the U.S., this represents a betrayal of our long standing democratic ally and could have easily lead to more Middle-Eastern wars. Obama also transferred $221 million to the Palestinian Authority in the final hours of his Presidency.
Is Donald Trump the answer?
The U.S. is surely a nation of war and may very well have taken peace from the earth. It is estimated that the U.S. has killed more than 20 million people in 37 "victim nations" since WW2 and the question remains, will this trend continue under president Trump?
He won a very contentious election, through which much corruption was revealed and not just by the Democratic Party, but also the Republican Party, the main stream media, and various intelligence agencies.
Many Christians believe that God answered prayer and a miracle was performed as Trump is anti-political establishment with an anti-globalist agenda that represents dramatic change. He has won the election and is now our 45th President. Plenty of Christians believe that we may have been granted a reprieve, and delay of the judgement that was surely coming to our nation. I hope this is the case, however, we are still facing confrontations with many nations such as North Korea, Russia, Iran, China, etc..., and war, at times, does appear to be imminent.
There is also great anxiety associated with these nations. North Korea is threatening to launch ICBM's at any time, and China is moving missiles to the Russian border in fear of a U.S. / Russian alliance, Iran has launched ballistic missile test near Tehran in violation of the UN Resolution, with both nations warning and threatening each other. We are also aware of the threat that ISIS constantly presents, and very likely after Trump has signed Executive Order banning refugees from 7 Muslim Countries for 90 days. Trump is experiencing domestic protests, criticism, violence and even death threats daily.
Then there is the warning to Christians from the Pope to beware of the kind of populism that Trump might bring and that populism is what brought Hitler to power.
In light of where we are prophetically speaking in the "end times", and with the realization that the god of this world, the Prince of the power of the air (Satan), can come at us from the Nationalism of the right just as easily as from the Globalist New World Order position on the left, It is clear that we are living in times that are mired in deception. Times where men call good evil and evil good.
Are we to put our trust in Trump or in God and His word?
Matthew 24:35 (KJV)
35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
If this is a reprieve, then it may be short lived. We know that the things that are written in the book of Revelation are about to occur. Therefore, we must continue to pray for our nation and it's leaders, and ultimately place our trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is God that loves us and who is not willing that any should perish and that all should come into the saving knowledge of Him through His plan of redemption and realize that He also promises to never leave us or forsake us.
For we know that heaven and earth shall pass away but His word will not.
We must repent quickly, ask forgiveness for our sins, and seek Him while He may still be found.