White Horse – Deception
To understand the White horseman we need to understand who the horsemen are. The coloured horsemen appear in first not in Revelations but in Zechariah 1. Red, Green and White Horsemen and they patrolled the earth seeing that everything was at peace. If the white rider was the Antichrist he would have to date back to Zechariah’s time and that would make him very old. So clearly these horsemen are angelic beings. These horses appear again in Chapter 6 but this time there are teams of horses pulling chariots. Once again they are patrolling the earth but given certain areas to patrol. They are given control over the four winds of heaven. This is not meteorological winds but more like control of the winds of change. For example when the USSR was collapsing you could say the winds of change were blowing though Russia. These four horsemen now go out to create the winds of change that put in place the conditions for the end of the age. The first to go out is the White horseman and as we have seen from the age of Laodicea that this was around eighteen forty. If the White rider was the Antichrist it would make him the last rider and not the first. Know for certain the White horseman is not the Antichrist. In Matthew 24 Jesus is asked what will be the sign of your coming. He replies 4“See that no one leads you astray. 5For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. (The time of the white horseman) 6And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.(red horseman) 7For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom,(black horseman) and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.(green horseman) 8All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
The white rider has a bow and a crown. The crown is a symbol of authority and leadership. So he has a sign of leadership in organisations. He has a bow which is a symbol of victory but also of deception or deceit. A bow is a weapon used for hunting. He rides a white horse that is the same colour as the horse Jesus and the angels ride in Rev 19. The same colour as the garment that the saints receive. So I read this as the horseman is hunting the leaders of organizations that are Christian. Once captured he leads their organizations or churches astray with deception. The deception is going to be so good that you well struggle to find the difference. Even the elect would be deceived it it was possible. It is only by the spirit of God that we will be kept safe. If we look through our human eyes we will call evil good.
From our look at Laodicea we have seen he started his mission in 1844. His first target was the Catholic Pope. We see a change of Pope in 1846 and a change from a conservative pope to a liberal pope. To put this in different term we saw a change in the authority of the pope. Pope Gregory believed that divine authority was past on to each pope using the same system that God the father past authority on to Jesus and Jesus on to man. This was Gods authority to pass these rights on as he saw fit it was divine, unquestionable and done with love and always trustworthy. Pope Pius believed in the rights of men and these rights were unalienable. So he set up various groups to control the different aspects of the church. The result of this change were that everything is questionable and so the rot set in. Over the centuries so many wicked popes and incorrect doctrine had already damaged the Catholic church that it was not hard for the white rider to practice his deception. He was very successful in crippling the the Catholic church with sexual sandals being a regular occurrence. Popes continued to become weaker in faith and power with a few exceptions. Today we have reached the point were we have a non Christian Pope. This Pope is a Jesuit and if you do a little research you will find the doctrines the Jesuits adhere to is not that of Christ. A Christian is a follower of Jesus and the ways he taught us to live. The Jesuit doctrines follow the way of man. He then turned his eyes on his next victim the Protestant churches. He had already started with the set up of Pseudo Christian churches BaHai and Mormon churches had foundations in 1844. Did not take him long to get going. Later came churches such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Christadelphians and Darbyism to name a few. Darbyism and the pre tribulation rapture doctrine came from this period. Also at this time we started to see new variations of the Bible started to appear. The Scofield and Darby versions being among the most evil. Some people had started to become extremely wealthy because the industrial revolution was producing a great deal of wealth. Wealth is the enemy of man and they were looking for every opportunity to remove the guilt of increasingly wicked behavior. The doctrine of the church was also being attacked by evolution and Marxist doctrines. The priesthood started to have pressure on them to change their teachings to suit modern ideas. The education of the priesthood started to show signs of becoming worldly. This was not reaching over to the average person in large numbers until after World War 11. In the 1950's and 60's there stared to be a rapid deterioration in the faith of people attending main stream Protestant churches. The devastation of some of the denominations has been quite mind boggling. The Anglican church in Canada and the USA are utterly devastated. The doctrines they have been following is an abomination before the Lord. If any of the people attending these churches make it to heaven I will be utterly amazed. Happy, but amazed. Saints have left these mainstream Protestant Church in droves. You have to hand it to the white rider he has been very very good at what he set out to do. We can see how the White horseman has told man that he is more important than what he really is. That he has inalienable rights and that everything is up for question. The horseman was attacking the church from all directions. He created in the world a challenge to the Christian belief. Firstly, Darwin puts out his theory of evolution. The doctrine is one of science and is given God like reverence and is unchallengable. Darwin's theories have their upside because if you apply open science to it, it fails miserably and also fails on a more holistic view point as well. But the seeds of doubt are sown. Secondly, Marxism comes along and challenges the authority of God with statements like “religion is the opium of the people”. It is openly preaching there is no God. What chance did the mainstream churches have against the white horseman. The Churches had none but that does not mean all the saints within these churches have fallen. For the most part there is still a core of saints who have not fallen away. With the collapse of faith in the mainstream churches leadership saints turned to the more alive churches in droves. The names like Pentecostal, Apostolic, Charismatic, New Life and a endless list of others bloomed as the mainstream churches suffered defeat after defeat. Even in these defeats there has always been a group of faithful servants who have held on tightly to Jesus.
How has the white horseman faced this fight back by the people of faith.
The period we need to look at is after WW11. The 1950's, and we do see a new phenomenon. This is the Crusade and tent crusades. A new type of preacher was making a name for himself. Oral Roberts and Billy Graham were two of the most famous. They also had another thing in common, they were both accused of being Freemasons. They were preaching a gospel that was not unsound but there was something missing from it. They were taking the principal of consequences and just need look at some of Billy Grahams teaching on hell to see how these people were starting to weaken the foundations of the word. It was not just hell be every aspect of the gospel. I would not be surprised to find they had no idea this is what was happening. These preacher were prizing open the opportunity for the next generation of bad preachers to take things even further away from the truth. However these preacher were far more aware of what they were doing.
There was a plan the horseman had for the masons got them into positions of power to fore-fill the plan. The plan was to introduce a new gospel. Billy Graham may be the most beloved preacher of the modern era we hope he was unaware of his part in the the rise of the new Gospel. So the crusaders started dilute the Gospel and their place was taken by the Christian television networks. The White horseman quickly got control of these networks and started making household names of preachers who preached the new Gospel.
What were they doing with these crusades to breakdown the new church. This poison is very subtle and I hope I can find the words to express it. Up until 1950 the attack has been to peoples faith and the priesthood. Now we have the introduction of the new gospel. The one Jude goes to great length to warn us about. What happens at one of these crusades with the Gospel? These events are highly charged with emotion and the faith of people rises up and miracles happen. The preaching must be positive and inspiring. It can not be too technical or cover negative aspects of the Gospel such as judgment. This was the standard formula used by these crusaders and the people loved it and miracles happened. It made them feel good about God and about themselves. These preachers as with the modern televangelists rarely said a thing that was scriptural incorrect. Where the crusaders left off the new preacher, the Televangelists took their place. The TV networks were lost to white horseman and the televangelists had easy picking. The new Gospel led to the rise of the mega church. Using the same formulas individual preachers were able to raise large churches. However, from Satan's point of view this was much more hit and miss. A lot of these large churches kept preaching the full Gospel.
One of the by products from White horseman's point of view was these new gospel preachers pulled in huge amounts of money that would normally gone to helping the poor and people in need at the local churches. Joyce Meyer sucks a hundred million dollars out of the gospel being preached with what is little more than a bunch of ingratiating platitudes. But lets not pick on Joyce alone as many of these TV preachers sucked in endless amounts of money needed for the Gospel. What exactly is the new Gospel how does it work in destroying the modern church. We will next look at Revelations 12 and the seven thunders in the last section called The New Gospel. The new gospel has three cornerstones. If you are doing well financially and in the world in general you are blessed by God so closer to God. God is love and love covers everything and because of this there are no real consequences to your actions. Once saved always saved. If you are doing good works or giving generously you are closer and blessed by God.