posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 07:45 PM
Good evening folks,
It seems that ever since the U.S. Presidential Election of 2008 entered its' primary season, people have been posting threads and videos proclaiming
Barack Obama as being the Antichrist, to the point of a sticky being necessary at the top of this forum to remind people not to make new threads about
it. Although I admittedly see the charisma and personality that the President-elect has, I have always been against the notion of him being the
Antichrist. I'm not afraid to say that I even voted for him (But I usually go to the left anyway). That is not what this thread is about whatsoever.
But I do feel that he IS a figure from the end-times book of Revelation, authored by John of Patmos. Which figure do you ask? Well is it not
In Revelation, Chapter 6, Verse 5, it describes the four horsemen of the apocalypse. It gives the order in which they appear, and it gives their
description to allow clues as to what they mean and symbolize so that the faithful may discern whether or not they are present. First allow me to say
that I do not think the horsemen are literal people, but represent the entire era of a particular person. The symbolism goes far beyond the
individual, yet there is an individual present whom matches the description of each horseman themselves, respectfully.
The first horsemen is described as being on a white horse, having a crown, and a bow, riding forth to conquer. However, one small detail most miss is
that he is carrying no quiver of arrows, nor does he have a single arrow notched in his bow. This symbolizes military strength, particularly in
projectile warfare of a larger scale (aircraft, missiles, etc), but not the actual use of it. Conquering through other means whilst having the
showpiece weaponry. The crown symbolizes nobility and the part of the world this horseman would be occurring in. To me, it's obvious that the
formation of the European Union, spearheaded by the governments of countries who represent monarchies, former monarchies, and other royalty was the
start of the era of this horseman. Also, the ancestral homeland of whats commonly known to be 'white' people. The world leader on the scene at the
time who has the horseman's features? Quite a few, but just to throw one out there, President Clinton was relatively peaceful with the capability to
not be (bow w/no arrows). He made the U.S. integral to the Bosnian conflict's resolution, but did it through NATO, not through his own nation acting
alone. A bow with no arrows.
The second horseman is described as being on a red horse, and makes war with all the nations. This horseman symbolicly represents the U.S. led 'War
on Terrorism' since it began on September 11th, 2001. This is the horseman we've been living under the influence of ever since, but are about to
pass finally. We're currently in the last portion of this one's influence. The Terror War has involved countries all across the World, of all types
of government, all types of religion, friends and foes alike, no nation has been excluded. Who is the man embodying the characteristics of the
horseman during this period of time? Again, quite a few, but I'd have to say President Bush OR Osama Bin Laden, or both. Some used to think the red
symbolized Communism but as we see, it has nothing to do with it.
The third horseman is described as being on a black horse and carrying a scale. The hosts of God tell John the bit about wheat and barley costing a
certain amount of denarius each, and do not touch the oil or wine, meaning those are extremely expensive or not available. This symbolizes famine as
we all know who have looked into this at all, even watching one show about it on TV would tell you this. The economy problems the U.S. is facing RIGHT
before and during the inauguration of the next President Barak Obama is quite telling of the change thats occurring from Horseman #2 to Horseman #3.
So while Obama is President we will have to deal with this economy fallout, potential collapse, or the potential creation of the American Union, or
even a new currency. The rest of the world follows suit and their markets suffer when the U.S. markets suffer. This is the horseman we will be under
from the moment of the inauguration onward, and the man on the world scene that embodies some of the physical traits of the horseman is obviously
President-elect Barak Obama. Being the 'first black President' of the U.S. seems to be quite the big deal, even across the world. Black is
symbolized perfectly. Black President + Economic problems like never before seen in our era = 3rd horseman.
The fourth horseman is on a pale horse and represents the Antichrist and Death. Some leading interpreters of Revelation think he symbolizes plagues
and viruses, or chemicals unleashed on the people of the planet. This essay has little to do with the final horseman, and his appearance is still a
ways away in the opinion of the author. These riders 'Herald the Apocalypse'. This means that they bring it in, that they introduce it, that it
begins when theyve made their appearance. This would mean we are one horseman away from full-out tribulation according to the Book of Revelation. We
draw ever nearer, particularly with the next horseman era looming on the horizon. Within a week we will be under the influence of the next horseman. I
pray for us all, even those who'd wish against being prayed for, that we can make it through the upcoming times as the financal AND food/medicine
situations worsen, and I advise people to start doing without a little bit more all the time, so that when hardship strikes, it slides right off of
God bless you all!
[edit on 1/14/2009 by runetang]