THE DUTY OF A WATCHMAN

by Rabbi Hector Gomez on October 11th, 2011

(DIVIDING THE LAND OF ISRAEL AND THE RED HORSE)

Ezekiel 33:1 Again the word of YHVH came unto me, saying,

Ezekiel 33:2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:

Ezekiel 33:3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

Ezekiel 33:4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

Ezekiel 33:5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.

Ezekiel 33:7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me

WATCHMAN UPON THE WALLS OF JERUSALEM


Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

Isaiah 62:6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of YHVH, keep not silence,

Isaiah 62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

O WATCHMAN, WHAT OF THE NIGHT ?

Isaiah 21:11 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night?


O WATCHMAN, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?

(ISRAEL CRACKS DOWN ON GAZA DISENGAGEMENT PROTESTORS)

Police Riot - They were only following orders. When the police and military follow orders of corupt evil leaders, they must know one day they will have to answer to the people for their actions. Thousand of Police Break into Kfar Maimon; Serious Clashes Reported 16:41 Jul 19, '05 / 12 Tammuz 5765 (IsraelNN.com) - Soldiers and police broke into Kfar Maimon a short while ago in an attempt to stop the marchers. Serious clashes have broken out. Zviki Bar Hai, head of the Har Hevron Council and head of security in the Yesha Council has been arrested. - Posted by Yoni Tidi Maj. IDF Intel. ret. at July 19, 2005 07:30 AM - http://www.yoni4knesset.com/mt/archives/000864.html

Israeli marchers besieged - Massive chain of soldiers blockade protesters, leaders vow to march on --WND - http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=45348

Sharon orders 10,000 anti-retreat protesters penned by 15,000 police and army troops at Jewish village - Joel Greenberg Thursday, July 21, 2005 05:04:43 AM EDT - http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0705/penned_in.php3?printer_friendly

300 pullout protestors arrested; government considers earlier expulsion - Updated 07/21/05 10:38 Israel time - Police on Wednesday night arrested several hundred anti-pullout protestors for entering the "closed military zone" of the Gaza Strip to reach Gush Katif. One soldier was lightly injured by protestors at the Kissufim crossing. According to settler leaders, who vowed to continue infiltrating Gush Katif "little by little", some 1,000 nevertheless succeeded to get in. The government considers moving forward the mid-August expulsion date. - http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Politics/6079.htm

Prison Service announces it can absorb 2,300 pullout foes - Prisons Service director Ya'akov Ganot released the number at a special Knesset meeting, as part of a plan for the absorption of potential detainees. - http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Briefs/6072.htm

VOICES OF THE ROAD-MAP FROM HELL!... "I want arrests and I am telling you to use water cannons without holding back. Don't call me, just use the cannons. Shit on them. Let them burn. Use the cannons and batons. Hit them on their lower body and work the way you know how." Negev police commander Brigadier-General Nisso Shacham, who was summoned to a disciplinary hearing for inciting police to use violence against anti-expulsion activists. 07/24/2005 - Israel Insider

SHIMON PERES CONDEMNS SETTLERS AND THOSE WHO SUPPORT THEM - Democratic values with no freedom of assembly, speech or movement with arrests in the middle of the night. Peres stay pimping for the PLO, PA for you know nothing of democracy or freedom. Peres: Security Forces Are Defending Democracy 10:59 Jul 20, '05 / 13 Tammuz 5765 (IsraelNN.com) Vice Premier (Labor) Shimon Peres told members of the Ministerial Disengagement Committee Wednesday morning that "security forces are defending our democratic values". Mr. Peres added, "The settlers are attempting to lead us to anarchy and as such, they are endangering the laws and legal structure on which the State of Israel relies". Peres called "on the entire nation to condemn the path they have chosen, those who benefited from IDF protection, who must now surrender and retreat to their homes". Posted by Yoni Tidi Maj. IDF Intel. ret. at July 20, 2005 07:08 AM - http://www.yoni4knesset.com/mt/archives/000867.html

SUPPRESSING FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN ISRAEL - Their is no freedom of speech in Israel. Sharon = Stalin - Civil Administration Offices Forbid Entry to Cars With Orange Strips 12:45 Jul 20, '05 / 13 Tammuz 5765 (IsraelNN.com) As of this morning, the Judea, Samaria and Gaza Civil Administration offices in Beit El are not allowing vehicles flying orange pro-Gush Katif strips to park in the building's lot. The guard at the entrance to the lot and building is removing all orange strips on cars belonging to those seeking to go to the Civil Administration offices. The Civil Administration is meant to serve the civilian needs of all the residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Posted by Yoni Tidi Maj. IDF Intel. ret. at July 20, 2005 07:06 AM - http://www.yoni4knesset.com/mt/archives/000866.html

IDF chief Halutz increases penalties for refusing orders - Refuseniks will no longer be able to serve as combat soldiers, and they will be sent to prison. - http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/602683.html

WATCHMAN COMMENT: The Israeli government crackdown on those who support the settlers and suppression of freedom of expression indicates that they are fully committed to the withdrawal from the Gaza so therefore the withdrawal from the Gaza is inevitable. The Bible says that Gaza is forsaken in the 'Day of the YHVH'

Zephaniah 1:14 The great day of the YHVH is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the YHVH: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.

Zephaniah 1:15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

Zephaniah 2:4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.

O WATCHMAN, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?

(ISRAELI GOVERNMENT IS FULLY COMMITTED TO THE WITHDRAWAL FROM GAZA)

Knesset Rejects Disengagement-Delay Bill - 07/20/05 - By a margin of 69-41, the Knesset rejected a bill proposed by MK Zevulun Orlev to postpone the expulsion/withdrawal plan by three months. Likud government ministers voted against the delay. - http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=86193

TOP ISRAELI MINISTERS SAY WITHDRAW FROM GAZA EARLIER…Two of Israel’s most senior government ministers are calling for the Gaza withdrawal to take place earlier than planned. Shimon Peres and Ehud Olmert have raised the idea after unprecedented confrontations between Israeli police officers and opponents of the pullback. Israel is scheduled to withdraw all civilians and soldiers from the Gaza Strip in an operation slated to begin on August 15. - The Media Line Israel - 07/21/05 - http://www.themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=10704

Last political maneuver to postpone disengagement fails - Jerusalem Post Wednesday, July 20, 2005 08:49:32 AM EDT - http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/Printer&cid=1121796128233&p=1119925650407

UPDATE: Israel Plans Surprise Early Withdrawal - JERUSALEM [MENL] 07/24/05 -- The government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in an attempt to prevent massive resistance, has ordered the military to prepare for an early withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. - http://www.menewsline.com/stories/2005/july/07_24_2.html

Voices in Favor of Condensing Expulsion Process - Army officers and officials now say that the expulsion should not be carried out in four separate stages, as per the Cabinet decision, but rather in one fell swoop of between two and four weeks. - http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=86454

IDF to blow up 30 synagogues in Gaza - Sharon had vowed to dismantle,... religious buildings -- London Times - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0%2C%2C251- 1703493_2%2C00.html

Army Likely to Blow up Katif Synagogues - The Defense Ministry acknowledges that one of the possibilities under consideration for the synagogues and yeshivot in Gush Katif is to blow them up. Army officials say this is the likely choice. - http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=86319

Army to Residents: Some of Your Property Will Be Left Behind - An outstanding issue in the ever-so- complicated disengagement/expulsion issue is what to do with the residents' property. The army's threats represent psychological pressure against the residents. 07/22/05 - http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=86326

WATCHMAN COMMENT: The Israeli government led by Ariel Sharon (Prime Minister) and Shimon Peres (Vice Premier) and Ehud Olmert (former mayer of Jerusalem) are fully commited to the withdrawal from the Gaza. Seeing the large protest by those who support the settlers by Zionist Jews in the land of Israel has created concern within the Israeli government to not allow the opposition forces to continue to gain strength and thus has decided to move up the withdrawal from the Gaza.

For the same reasons (concern that those opposed to the withdrawal from the Gaza and ultimately a PLO state will be able to unify and gain strength against the Israeli governments policies), the Israeli government will seek to create a PLO state in 2006. A PLO state is now inevitable given that the state of Israel is committed to it.

O WATCHMAN, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?

(ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS A PLO STATE AND THE DIVIDING OF JERUSALEM)

Peres: Divide Jerusalem and hand over Hebron - Vice Premier Shimon Peres said on Sunday that there is no chance for peace with the Palestinians unless Israel partitions Jerusalem and cedes Hebron. - http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Briefs/6100.htm

Envoy Ayalon: Expulsion Part of US-Israeli Policy - The Sharon government's plan to expel Jews from Gaza and turn the area over to the PA is part of an overall Israeli-American agreement, according to Danny Ayalon, Israeli ambassador to the U.S. 07/22/05 - http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=86336

WATCHMAN COMMENT: When the vice premier of the government of Israel (Shimon Peres) indicates that Jerusalem should be divided (which means support for a PLO state), a PLO state and the dividing of the land of Israel is inevitable. This is also the policy of the US government. BOTH the Israeli government and the US government is committed to a PLO state and a divided Jerusalem. It is a done deal. All that remains is the timing for the implementation of the policy.


The Bible says that the land of Israel will be divided duirng a period of time known as the 'day of YHVH'.

Joel 2:1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the YHVH cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

Joel 2:2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

Joel 3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.


O WATCHMAN, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?

(PLO TERRORISM WILL INCREASE WHEN A PLO STATE IS CREATED)

Shin Bet Chief Reveals Some Painful Facts of the Oslo War - But we still want to give these terrorist scum our land, the Land G-D gave us. - 10:43 Jul 20, '05 / 13 Tammuz 5765 (IsraelNN.com) Addressing members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee on Tuesday, Shin Bet Director Yuval Diskin presented some facts regarding Arab terrorism during the period since October 2000 until today, the Oslo War, referred to by the Government of Israel as the Second Intifada. There have been 25,375 terror attacks including 142 suicide bombing attacks in which 1,048 persons were murdered and 5,600 injured. 18,000 Palestinian Authority (PA) residents and 225 Israeli Arab citizens played a role in the perpetration of the attacks. This number includes 83 women of which 67 were suicide bombers. 90% of the 18,000 terrorists are males between 16 and 35. Posted by Yoni Tidi Maj. IDF Intel. ret. at July 20, 2005 07:11 AM - http://www.yoni4knesset.com/mt/archives/000869.html


WATCHMAN COMMENT: The Oslo accords signed in 1993 did not bring peace to the Israel / PLO conflict. On the contrary, there have been more terrorist attacks after the Oslo accords than any period since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 prior to the Oslo accords. In like manner, a PLO state will bring about greater terrorism and a regional war to the Middle East between Israel and her neighbors who want to destroy her.

For this reason, the prophet Joel tells us that when the land of Israel gets divided, the nations of the world are to prepare for war.


Joel 3:6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.


Joel 3:9 Proclaim ye this among Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.


O WATCHMAN, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?

(AFTER A WITHDRAWAL FROM THE GAZA, THE USA IS COMMITTED TO ESTABLISHING A PLO STATE)


McClellan: Gaza EVACUATION 'historic opportunity' - Spokesman says important disengagement plan succeeds --WND - http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=45380

RICE URGES RETURN TO ROAD MAP … United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Israel on Friday for meetings with top government members. During a meeting with her Israeli counterpart Sylvan Shalom on Thursday evening, Rice urged Jerusalem and the Palestinians to return to the peace Road Map as laid out by the international Quartet: Russia, the United Nations, the European Union and the U.S.... - The Media Line Israel 07/22/05 - http://www.themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=10718


Rice Visiting Israel; PA Wants More Concessions - Condoleezza Rice set up a two-day visit Thursday and Friday to Israel to keep the PA-Israel talks from collapsing, but Abu Mazen is counting on her to back him for more Israeli concessions. - http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=86282


DEBKAfile Exclusive Report: Visiting US Secretary Rice warns Sharon. No extra US economic aid for evacuations and IDF redeployment without coordination with the Palestinians - July 22, 2005, 2:36 PM (GMT+02:00) - She spent Friday morning, July 22, on Sharon’s Sycamore Farm before flying off to Beirut for a surprise visit. Secretary Rice returns Saturday for talks with Palestinian leaders. Our Washington sources report the Bush administration is furious with the Israeli prime minister for holding back final answers to Egypt and the Palestinians on key issues.... - http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=382


WATCHMAN COMMENT: The punishment for dividing the land of Israel and Jerusalem is NUCLEAR WAR against those who do so. What this means is that nuclear bombs will come upon cities in the USA.


Zechariah 14:1 Behold, the day of YHVH comes, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.


Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.


Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.


O WATCHMAN, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?

(A USA CONFRONTATION WITH IRAN)


The Iran War Buildup - Story posted by Research2 - Repeating what was said at the outset, there is no evidence that President Bush has already made the decision to attack Iran.But there are many indications that planning for such a move is well under way--and if the record of Iraq (and other wars) teaches us anything, it is that such planning, once commenced, is very hard to turn around - Michael T. Klare/The Nation - http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20050801&s=klare


US Military Ordered To Prepare Nuke Attack On Iran? - Off Libertyforum The American Conservative - transcribed from hard copy page 27 7-22-5 - ...The Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney's office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States. The plan includes a large-scale assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons. Within Iran there are more than 450 major strategic targets, including numerous suspected nuclear-weapons-program development sites. Many of the targets are hardened or are deep underground and could not be taken out by conventional weapons, hence the nuclear option. As in the case of Iraq, the response is not conditional on Iran actually being involved in the act of terrorism directed against the United States. Several senior Air Force officers involved in the planning are reportedly appalled at the implications of what they are doing - that Iran is being set up for an unprovoked nuclear attack- but no one is prepared to damage his career by posing any objections.... - http://www.libertyforum.org/



WATCHMAN COMMENT: The fall of the USA (the spiritual land of Babylon) as a world superpower (as a result of WW III) will be triggered by a confrontation with the Medes (Iran). This happens during a period of time known in the Bible as the 'day of YHVH.



Isaiah 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

Isaiah 13:6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

Isaiah 13:17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.



Jeremiah 51:11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: YHVH hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.

Jeremiah 51:28 Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion.



O WATCHMAN, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?

(WHO IS THE RED HORSE ??)



The following analysis comes from Rick Taylor. In the last few years, Rick has become a 'Messianic believer' in Yeshua. The original article was written by Rick after 9/11 but prior to the USA invation of Iraq. At this time, Rick wasn't a 'Messianic' believer in Yeshua but a 'traditional Christian'.



The article that follows the first article was also written by Rick after the USA invasion of Iraq as an update to the original article. Rick is now a 'Messianic' believer in Yeshua and has a congregation in Wellsville, NY.



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While Rick was given a thought (by YHVH) after 9/11 but before the USA invastion of Iraq that the USA might be the white horse and the red horse was an attack against the USA in response to the events of the white horse, this thought only entered my mind (Eddie Chumney) in June 2005. I was NOT aware that Rick had written these viewpoints and this article until THIS WEEK. Since Rick mentioned these articles in an e-mail that I received from him this week, I asked him to send to me the original articles that he wrote. The following is a copy of those articles.



Eddie,

I was able to find these articles faster than I had supposed. Since I had written them, I had a computer completely crash and needed to replace it, and wasn't sure if I had transferred them to my current computer. I did, and am present them to you. The first article was before I was sure where I stood asa Messianic and was written for a ministry outreach called The Potter's Wheel, the reprint reflects the changes in my life.

Dear Ministry Friends,

Four Horsemen Today?

I recently wrote a book on Revelation titled “Revelation: Coming Soon to an Earth Near You,“ which took me about a year. I wrote it while I was teaching it. I wish that I had taken longer time to write the Revelation book, because events are happening now that make me think I was wrong in part of it. I had always thought the white horse was the anti-Christ, because it is the popular idea. However, now I think I might be wrong. I’m not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet, so this is not a “Thus saith the Lord,” but it is a concept that is worthy of consideration. Follow me in this, and I’ll share with you what came to me the other evening.

Open your Bible to Revelation 6:1-8, and ask the Lord to speak to you concerning what I am about to say:

The White Horse and Rider -

Before we look at this one, we must note that many have interpreted this to be the anti-Christ, as I have myself, and it still may be. However, as I have been considering this prophecy, it came to me that in order for the prophecy to be consistent, that it not refer to a specific person, or else each of the horses and riders must represent a specific person. Therefore I came to the conclusion that while the events by the white horse and rider may usher in the anti-Christ, they do not represent him.

The white horse and rider represents a person or event that comes across as heroic, defending the rights of others. The bow represents battle from a distance, and this is what we are doing with Afghanistan at the moment, fighting a war primarily with bombs and missiles. The Living Room War as some call it, with American’s watching it from their TV or computer screens.

The crown represents authority. The rider on the white horse is representative of one who is given authority to go forth and conquer. This horse and rider is perceived at least at first, to be a rescuer. Here we have the scenario.

On September 11, 2001 the United States came under attack by terrorists. Suddenly the US knew what it meant to be a victim. We moved to the international community, stated our intentions to war on terrorism. We drew a line in the sand and asked who was on our side. We made alliances, determined we would find those guilty, and punish them. Our alliances became a coalition against terrorism, however ill defined the goals. We are now battling in Afghanistan, suffering from a limited attack by anthrax, and preparing to possibly go to war with Iraq. We, along with our allies, have authority to wage war on the terrorists granted by the United Nations. We are commissioned to conquer and to continue conquering terrorism.

I believe that this coalition and war against terrorism could possibly be what the white horse and rider represent.

The Red Horse and Rider -

The red horse and rider represent blood from warfare. Remember the disturbing pictures on television, newspapers and on the net which showed Muslims from all over the world cutting themselves to make themselves bleed, and rejoicing by dancing in the streets over the attack on the US? When the coalition wages its war on terrorism, its major enemies are those of the Moslem world. Already there is a call from Osama bin Ladin for Jihad (holy war) against the US and its allies. In life he is now a legend, in death he will be a martyr. When we expand our war into Iraq and possibly other areas, the call for Jihad will take on greater significance, and the world will be plunged into war from the Islamic front. If we take the time to notice, we will see that red is a primary color on the flags of many Islamic nations. Red is also the primary color of many communist countries. I believe that it is possible that some of these communist countries will change sides and join the Moslems (with the hope of gaining oil reserves), and this war may also include the Gog/Magog war of Ezekiel 36,37. I believe the great sword is also the symbol for Islam. Islamic nations and individuals will begin to attack the US, the coalition, and the people as individuals (also and especially Israel).

The Black Horse and Rider -

When war occurs the land is decimated and with it crops are destroyed. Food reserves are used up quickly and famine occurs. The scales call for an exact measure, since there will not be an abundance. What we see during this time is that a days worth of food (just the basics) will cost roughly a days wages. A penny in the Bible in the first century was often a day’s wage (worth about 15 cents today). Food lines will grow, setting the stage for the next horse and rider.

However, for some there appears to be hope during this time. The command from heaven is to not hurt the oil and the wine. Oil and wine were very expensive, so this may represent the rich that have enough to live on for awhile, but more than likely it represents something else. Oil is symbolic of the Holy Spirit and wine symbolic of the blood of Yeshua. When a person was anointed with oil in the Bible, that person was set aside by God for a special ministry, whether it be prophet, priest or king. I believe that God is saying that during this time he will provide protection for those who are bought by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and who are living a life consecrated to him. I do not believe that God’s protection will be available for those who are saved but living carelessly without giving thought to their responsibility before God. I think that if we wait until war is upon us, it will be too late.

Pale Horse and Rider -

The word pale is from the Greek word ‘chloros’ and means “pale green.” It is also the word from which we get our English word cholera. This horse and rider represents death. Hell is the companion of death, for the majority of these people will be unbelievers. (There will be a great number of believers martyred, but this will be during the fifth seal. When world war ensues, there will be wide spread destruction with massive food shortages and famine. Pestilence and disease from contaminated food and water, increasingly poor sanitary conditions, as well as corrupted air from biological, chemical and nuclear weapons, will add to the death toll. With the ensuing chaos, wild animals will become more bold as they forage for food, but the worst threat will be domesticated animals that have lost their caregivers and have to forage for their own food. They have already lost their fear of humans, and humans will make an easy prey. The pale horse and rider will usher in the death of one/fourth of humanity. (Not just Jews.)

I realize that this is a pretty bleak forecast, but I am beginning to believe that this is where we are in God’s timetable. The good part is, we are that much closer to our redemption and our redeemer.



UPDATE TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE AFTER THE USA INVASION OF IRAQ

The Four Horses and Riders

Revelation 6:1 – 8

There seems to be a lot of confusion on what the four horses and riders represent, and most of it is shadowed in the error of pre-tribulationalism. This error alone makes it difficult for people to properly interpret the meaning of the riders and their horses. It is my attempt to show what they are in light of recent world events.

“1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

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.”

When the Lamb opened the first seal, it opened with a sound of thunder, and the first beast / living creature cried out, “Come and see.”

At the opening of the first seal. There came a white horse and rider. The rider had a bow (but no arrows are mentioned) and was given a crown. He went forth conquering and to conquer.

There are different opinions about who this white horse and rider might be. Many believe and teach this is Yeshua (Jesus), while others believe it is the anti-Messiah (anti-Christ). I do not want to lead anyone astary, and so cannot speak dogmatically on this, but I do not believe the rider is either Yeshua or the anti-Messiah. Let me explain, but seek the guidance of Ruach haKodesh (the Holy Spirit) on this.

As I have been studying this prophecy, it came to me that in order for this portion of prophecy to remain consistent with the rest of the prophecy, that it must not refer to a specific person, or else each of the other riders must also represent specific persons. Therefore I came to the conclusion that while the white horse and rifer may usher in the anti-Messiah, they do not represent him.

Neither can the white horse and rider represent Yeshua, because it is Yeshua who is opening the seals. It is true that the rider arrives on a white horse like Yeshua does in Revelation 19:11, but it is there the similarities end. Conquerors have often rode white horses. In early westerns the good guy often rode a white horse. The white horse and rider represent a person or event that comes across as heroic, defending the rights of others. The bow represents battle from a distance, and this is what we are doing in Afghanistan at the moment, fighting a war primarily with bombs and missiles. The Living Room War as some call it, with Americans watching it from their TVs and computer screens.

The crown represents authority. The rider on the white horse is someone who has been given authority to go forth and conquer. This horse and rider is perceived, at least at first, to be a rescuer. Here we have the scenario.

On September 11, 2001, the United States came under attack by terrorists. Suddenly the US understood what it meant to be the victim. We moved to the international community and stated our intentions to war on terrorism, drew a line in the sand and asked who was on our side. We made alliances and determined we would find the guilty and punish them. Our allies became a coalition against terrorism, however ill- defined its goals. We are now battling in Afghanistan, suffering from a limited terrorist attack by mailed anthrax, and possibly preparing to go to war with Iraq. We, along with our allies, have authority to wage war on terrorists. We are commissioned to conquer and continue conquering terrorism. I believe this coalition and war on terrorism is what the white horse and rider represent.

Since I first wrote the above as part of a newsletter, we have expanded our war on terrorism, and have taken it to Iraq. This latest has been declared a victory, but it is far from over, and will likely expand in other directions, maybe Syria or Iran. There is “positive” talk of reinstituting the draft and expanding the draft age to 34, and drafting women. The talk is also that draftees may come from several specialized medical fields. This has an ominous sound to it, from a nation that is not planning an expanded war.

“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.”

The second living creature announces the opening of the second seal. Out from this seal comes a red horse. Its rider had authority to take peace from the earth. The red horse and rider represent the blood from warfare.

Remember the disturbing pictures on television and in newspapers and magazines following the attack on the Twin Towers? In these pictures we saw Muslims from around the world dancing and clapping their hands, cutting and covering themselves in blood to celebrate the attack on America. When the coalition wages war on terrorism, its major enemies are those of the Muslim world. Osama ben Ladin has called for Jihad (holy war) against the US and its allies, and has even recently offered a reward of gold to those who kill key US and Iraqi leaders in the rebuilding of Iraq. When this war expands into other Muslim nations, the call for Jihad will take on greater significance, and the world will soon be plunged into war from the Islamic front.

Since we have become involved in war against Iraq, we have lost major European backing, who have chosen to somewhat side with the Muslim contingent. President Bush has somewhat mollified some of the Muslims by his everchanging stance on Israel, but I believe much of this is a pre-election smokescreen. After the elections, whoever becomes President will make known his stance on Israel, and the Muslims will act accordingly. A pro-Israel stance will argue for US strength and will cause a more cautious response, while an anti-Israel will show US weakness and make us ripe for the picking.

I believe the great sword to be symbolic of Islam. Red is the primary color on the flags of many Islamic countries (as well as Communistic countries with strong ties to Islamic countries). At some future point however, Islamic individuals and then countries, will begin to attack the US and its interests, its failing coalition, and its people. This will blossom into world war (that may be part of the Gog / Magog War of Ezekiel 38, 39).

It is interesting to note that as the support for the war on terrorism is waning, the price of petroleum is increasing. The need of petroleum products is a powerful incentive politically, for the powers to be to continue the war and expand its boundaries, even if those boundaries are limited to the production of oil in a conquered land. The “fuel” to continue many wars that had started out nobly, has been an increasing economic need.

5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

The third living creature announces the opening of the third seal, and coming from that seal is a black horse and rider. This rider carries a pair of balances in his hand, as what may be found in an open air market, or which is carried by Blind Justice. When war occurs, the land is decimated and its crops destroyed. Food reserves are quickly depleted and famine occurs. The scales call for an exact measure, there will not be an abundance. What we see during the time of this horse and rider is that a measure (Greek choinix – dry measure, less than a quart) of wheat for bread and three measures of barley each is worth a day’s wage. A penny (Greek - dinera) in the first century Bible times was often a day’s wage. Food lines will grow, setting the stage for the next horse and rider.

However there seems to be some hope here, for the command is given to “hurt not theoil and the wine.” There can be two possible applications here: 1) the wine and oil can apply to the rich who have bought and paid for their protection – temporarily; or 2) they may refer to believers in Yeshua haMashiach, the wine representing the blood of Messiah, and the oil representing Ruach haKodesh (the Holy Spirit) – this may mean that Yahweh is making provision for His people during this time of famine.

“7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”

The opening of the fourth seal is announced by the fourth living creature. This is a pale horse and rider. The word pale is from the Greek word chloros, from which we get the words “chlorophyll” (the green pigments found in photosynthetic organisms) and “cholera” (a wasting disease). Chloros refers to a pale or sickly green color, therefore the pale horse is probably sickly green. This is the only rider who is named – Death; and his companion is Hell. This horse and rider has the authority to take 1/4th of humanity through violence, starvation, death (of various means), and through the uprising of the wild animals. Many of the deaths will occur from the war that is being waged, while others come from murder or in the struggle to survive. Pestilence and disease will come from contaminated food and water, corrupted air as a result of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons will also contribute significantly to the death toll. Others will simply die from a loss of the will to live. Then there are the animals. When war breaks out and the natural food supply is destroyed, then wild beasts will become bolder and bolder,even attacking humans in the effort to survive. Likewise, domestic animals, without someone to care for them, will grow wild. Having no natural fear of humans, these animals will pack and turn on man as a food source.

There are those who also compare the wild beasts to the Muslim contingent, especially those who came from Ishmael, and say they will destroy most of the world. This may be a good analogy, I don’t know. However, I do believe that one major source for the high death toll numbers will be the wide spread martyrdom of believers.

The above four horses and riders are also the first four seal judgments. The events transpiring today certainly appear to be in line with what has been prophesied. I believe we are near the end of the last two thousand year period of human history. Soon the Tribulation period will begin, with the anti-Messiah making a treaty with Israel. This treaty marks the beginning of the Tribulation Period.



WATCHMAN COMMENT: Selah !! (Think about it)





O WATCHMAN, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?

(THE ATTACK OF THE RED HORSE - WW III)



UPDATE: China Build Up Could Mean Threat To US - Washington (UPI) July 19, 2005 - The Pentagon released Tuesday the long-awaited annual Chinese military power report, painting a picture of a nation bent on building up its military and learning the technological lessons of the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. China's primary military focus remains Taiwan, specifically its interest in forcing the island nation to reunite with mainland China.... - http://www.spacewar.com/news/china-05zzzzs.html



UPDATE - Pentagon: China's Military Strengthening... - http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050719/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_china_8



CHINESE Build-up includes missiles, jets, warships... - http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/ns/news/story.jsp?id=2005071918360002086436&dt=20050719183600&w=RTR&coview =



UPDATE: Russia, Turkey Discuss Defense Cooperation - MOSCOW [MENL] 07/20/05 -- Russia and Turkey have resumed defense cooperation efforts. - http://www.menewsline.com/stories/2005/july/07_20_4.html



UPDATE: Chinese military looking beyond Taiwan, Pentagon says - SF Chronicle Wednesday, July 20, 2005 08:25:32 AM EDT - http://www.sfgate.com/cgi- bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/07/20/MNG8CDQIK71.DTL&type=printable



China Arms Budget Has Tripled, Says Pentagon - Story posted by Research1 - China is spending far more than it admits on its military as part of a modernization process that signals long-term ambitions to extend its power not only over Taiwan but also deeper into the region, according to the Pentagon. -Times UK - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1702139,00.html



China's New Destroyers Feature Aegis Tech Copied from U.S. - July 21, 2005 World Tribune - China's military put its new guided missile destroyers on display last week, disclosing its two new warships that are equipped with Aegis-type battle management systems.... - http://www.stevequayle.com/News.alert/05_Global/050722.CH.Aegis.html

Taiwan's Chen: China A Threat - CNA 21 Jul 2005 -- President Chen Shui-bian said that a US report on the PRC's military power has shown that China's rise has not been peaceful, and that it is not an opportunity, but a threat. - http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/taiwan/2005/taiwan-050721-cna02.htm



Potential cruise missile test-launched in China - Amid continuing reports of several developmental cruise missile programmes in China, new evidence has emerged of a previously unknown long-range tactical missile system. Subscriber Link Non-Subscriber Extract 22-July- 2005 - www.janes.com



UPDATE: Chinese Military Power - Story posted by Research1 - China is moving quickly to develop and deploy advanced missile systems. For example, the Chinese air force (People's Liberation Army Air Force, or PLAAF) is preparing to deploy its first active radar anti- air missile. - Charles Smith/NewsMax 07/25/05 - http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2005/7/24/174404.shtml



How Osama bought bomb - Al-Qaida directs poppy crop under noses of American occupation of Afghanistan -- WND -- http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=45426



Defector: N. Korea has atomic bomb - Man claimed he had been in country's parliament --Agence France- Presse - http://sg.news.yahoo.com/050720/1/3tm49.html



Poll: Americans Say World War III Likely... - http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050724/ap_on_re_us/world_war_ii_poll_4



RECAP: America in The End Times: In the Cross-hairs Of Apocalypse - By Bill Wilson, KIN Senior Analyst - WASH—Jul 19—KIN— A nuclear end to the United States within the next year is predicted by several intelligence analysts if a plan by Osama bin Laden is executed, sealing an apocalyptic fate for the beacon of the free world and Western civilization. Paul Williams, award-winning investigative journalist, former FBI consultant and author of "Osama’s Revenge: The Next 9/11," has conducted extensive interviews with the intelligence community and has connected many reports and news stories that lead to the conclusion that al Qaeda terrorists have nuclear weapons, some of them are in the United States, and they plan to coordinate a simultaneous devastating attack in the near future. His information is given more credibility by a recent book written by House Armed Services Vice Chairman; Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Curt Weldon entitled "Countdown to Terrorism." Weldon references a similar operation dubbed "The 12th Imam" by an Iranian terrorist coordinating committee that gives organizational and strategic direction to al Qaeda, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah and others... {Subscription service} - http://www.watch.org/showart.php3?idx=69970&rtn=/index.html&showsubj=1&mcat=1



Uncle Sam wants you – even if you’re 42 years old - By Rick Maze Times staff writer - The Defense Department quietly asked Congress on Monday to raise the maximum age for military recruits to 42 for all branches of the service.... - http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925- 983408.php



And Then They Came After Us - We’re at war. How about acting like it?! - http://www.nationalreview.com/hanson/hanson200507220816.asp



WATCHMAN COMMENT: While the USA talks 'peace' in the Middle East by agreeing to the original goals of Yasser Arafat (persue terrorism to achieve a PLO state), Russia, China and Al-Qaida is preparing for a nuclear attack against the USA.





O WATCHMAN, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?

(THE END OF THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE USA)



UPDATE: Our merger with Mexico - Exclusive: Joseph Farah hammers elites' plan to establish EU-type union in North America --WND - http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=45352



WATCHMAN COMMENT: If the goals of the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) is to have the USA merge with Canada and Mexico by 2010, I doubt if it will ever happen. The USA will get nuked for the dividing the land of Israel (Zechariah 14:12) prior to 2010.





O WATCHMAN, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?

(AS THE DAYS OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH)



ABOMINATION! - Canada Legalizes Gay Marriage - Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - TORONTO — Canada legalized gay marriage (search) Wednesday, becoming the world's fourth nation to grant full legal rights to same-sex couples.... - http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,163054,00.html



ABOMINATION: U.N. Group Wants Abortion for Girls Age 10 - http://newsmax.com/archives/articles/2005/7/22/103434.shtml



O WATCHMAN, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?

(ANYONE WANT A CHIP IMPLANT ??)



GOP star to get chip implant - Tommy Thompson signs up with VeriChip - Posted: July 22, 2005 9:12 p.m. Eastern - © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com - http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=45409 - Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson has volunteered to get an RFID electronic chip implant to show the world just how safe the new technology is....

The Mark of the Beast Payment System Here - Albertson's, the No. 2 supermarket chain, is one of hundreds of retailers testing biometric payment systems that let customers pay for purchases with a mere swipe of a finger.... - http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/lead-story296.htm



O WATCHMAN, WHAT DO YOU SEE ?

(DO YOU HAVE A HEBRAIC VIEW OF THE END OF DAYS ??)



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