Echoes From the Campfire

The past is a memory, the future is a dream and we only live in the moment.  It is how we live in the moment that matters…  It [the future] is determined by the will of God and the choices we make.”
               –Dan Arnold (Bear Creek)

     “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should liver soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.”
               –Titus 2:11-12 (NKJV)
I noticed a few days ago where a woman questioned whether or not the Four Horsemen of Revelation had already been released.  The answer is “No!”  What we are seeing now in this country is petty compared to the havoc they will release. 
     I wrote of them a few months back, but I want to take time to review a little.  First, however, I need to give you two Scriptures from
1 Thessalonians.

          “And to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.”
                    –1 Thessalonians 1:10 (NKJV)

          “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
                    –1 Thessalonians 5:9 (NKJV)

The people of God are not to face His wrath.  Jesus is to deliver us from that, hence what we know as the Rapture of the Church.  Salvation comes and that means salvation also from the wrath of God.
     Remember the scene in heaven:  no one was found that was able to open the scroll until, “Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne (5:7).  The “Lamb” took the scroll and began to open the seals.

          First Seal:  The Conqueror on the White Horse–the Antichrist.  This is the “lawless one” that Paul writes about in 2 Thessalonians 2.  “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2:9-10).
          Second Seal:  War–Conflict on Earth.  The rider of the Red Horse was granted power to take peace from the earth.  Yes, there will be wars, but people also will be killing one another.
          Third Seal:  Scarcity on the Earth.  The rider of the Black Horse will bring famine and economic collapse.
          Fourth Seal:  Widespread Death.  The rider of the Pale Horse will bring death to kill a fourth of the earth.  He will do it will hunger, pestilence and by the beasts of the earth.  Perhaps pandemic after pandemic.

Put these together and you have the rule of Satan.  Think of the riots now, people killing people.  Think of the troubles and shortages now, but when devastating pandemics strike, that will bring more animosity of man toward his neighbor resulting in more killing.  There will be no law and order on the earth.  What the people in places such as Seattle are clamoring for will in truth be fact.  This will lead to the ultimate police state ruled by the “lawless one.”  It will take a lawless person to rule a lawless world.  It will take the man of confusion and chaos to rule the world that is now thrust into confusion and chaos.
     Folks it has started.  It starts when people begin to declare good, the things of God–evil.  And to call the things of darkness and Satan–good.  This is the beginning of confusion.  This is the work of the devil, for he was a liar from the beginning.
     The “Horsemen” have not been released.  Woe unto those who are the earth when they are released.  They are just the beginnings of the sorrow that will come upon the earth.  Evil, chaos, and the works of the devil will continue until that dreadful day of the Lord that will culminate at Armageddon.
     Take hope, therefore, in this day, the day of salvation.  Look up, be ready, for the hour of His coming is soon.  The wrath of God has not yet come upon the earth, but we “are looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13, NKJV).