Power Over The Fourth Part Part III
he prior installments of the present work have emphasized the identity of the twin factions of power during the Pale Horseperiod. In those previous efforts, I examined the fusion of "Death" and "Hell," as the infernal engine which empowers "the fourth part" to devastate the balance of the population.
Parts I and II also showed how the Islamic world now totals one fourth of the world's populace and, accordingly, is the instrument of death and destruction during the prophetic phase of the emblematically color coded "Green" Horse. Unfortunately, most believers have been taught false prophetic systems for so long that they are practically incapable of hearing this truth – thus illustrating "the snare" which was predicted to capture the entire world has already been activated:
"For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth" (Luke 21:35).
The threat to the end time's believer is, of course, not Islam, nor is it the tyranny of our times. The Scriptures plainly tell us it is the Spiritual wickedness which has increased to the point where the LORD removes the last of His restraint, and allows all constructs to be given over to their final desolation:
"…only he who now letteth [restrains] will let [continue to restrain], until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth…." (II Thessalonians 2:7,8).
At this point in time, the so called "church," which was formerly a chaste bride, has now been transformed into the fabled whore of Babylon, and she is fully, and irrevocably, corrupted:
"The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal [grain], till the whole was leavened" (Luke 13:21).
The metaphor of leaven as a symbol of sin, is easily demonstrated, for Jesus repeatedly told us to beware the twin polarities of leaven, found in both the religious (the Pharisees), and the political (Herod):
"Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod" (Mark 8:15).
When Jesus tells us the "whole" meal is to be completely corrupted, He was echoing the same thought He communicated when He told how the "wheat" field was compromised by the "tares" [weeds which look like wheat]; and most know that since the disciples were forbidden to pull up the tares, it was only a matter of time until the entire field was compromised. Thus, the LORD predicted the total apostasy of the "church" would be consummated in the end times.
Predictably, the reactionary reader, fully programmed by the Spirit of the age to defend their relationships through the diminishment of the absolute truth, will exempt themselves, their individual churches, and personal prophetic interpretive systems from this sweeping prediction. "Yes, but not at mychurch," they squeal. "Of course, that's the big denominational harlot of Babylon," they bleat – "but my [pastor, priest, prophet, non-denomination] has the truth." Thus, the problem is perpetuated.
The next step is to send the author of the present work a request to be removed from the mailing list – as though throwing fiery darts at the messenger will somehow invalidate the veracity of the facts just stated. This silencing of the messenger who brings you the bad news is a recapitulation of the ancient Jewish apostasy, wherein the priests covered their ears so they wouldn't have to endure any sound doctrine:
"Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord" (Acts 7:57).
In the sequential prophetic cycle being described in the modern timeline, the "Christian" institutions of our day are all run by "salt" which has lost its savor, and the LORD also predicts the result of that pattern as well:
"…if the salt have lost his savour…it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men" (Matthew 5:13).
The fourth horseman -- the Pale Horse animated by Death and Hell – is synonymous with the fourth beast of Daniel, and that entity also tramples the savorless salt, and the "residue" thereof:
"The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms…and shall tread it down…and stamp the residue with his feet" (Daniel 7:23,19).
Few have stopped to notice that it is in the very sequenceimmediately following the emergence of the Pale Horse – the very entity we've been describing in which the LORD ceases His restraint of the power of Death and Hell – where we find the true believers who have fled the institutional constructs of our time, in order to be harvested in Him:
"And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God [as opposed to martyred on behalf of their incorporated fellowships], and for the testimony which they held" (Revelation 6:9).
--- James Lloyd
(To Be Continued)
A further look at the Four Beasts of Daniel 7 is seen in the James Lloyd book entitled THE LION, THE BEAR, AND THE LEOPARD.