The winds are blowing stronger each day away from God in this world. It is like the start of a hurricane. Each hour the winds creep up in their strength, the trees and buildings sway, then bend, then often crack under the relentless push.
Ahead of us are stronger and stronger winds that cause more and more to fall away from orthodox doctrines, then a remarkable and deceptive calm that is momentary (seal number 1), then the winds build to epic proportions until the whole world seems to worship the Lie-maker, Satan’s protégé the Antichrist: instead of the Way, the Truth & the Life, Jesus Christ. That is the result of:
The White Horse of Deception
Follow along in your Bibles again as we stand and hear God launch the end of the world countdown with these words from Revelation 6:1-2 (NKJV):
Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
Jesus came and was the Truth. Satan comes as the Anti-truth, the replacement truth, the deceiver.
The First Seal is the Global embracing of the Lie. Last time we saw that each truly born-again person is first and above all else a:
Lover of the Truth
Here is a quick review of this key teaching that is what Christ emphasized more than any other description for us of the future.
Revelation 6:1-2 tells us that God is launching a white horseman to rapidly fill the earth with a false and deceptive peace. In a very short time almost all of the earth will follow this emissary of Satan in human flesh called the Antichrist.
But God is in control as we see that the Lamb, Jesus Christ, who died on the Cross, is the one that opens the seal releasing this global deception.
This white horseman is also a reminder from God, who us that the coming Antichrist initially conquers, not by military warfare but by lies and deceit energized by Satan. God deploys this force for deception, this first seal, and this global pervasive delusion.
Remember in Rev. 6:2 that God grants, allows, and gives to Satan’s plans, the power to deceive the world. God is Almighty, and allows nothing that does not fit within His plan as He actively works all things together for good.
The lesson is in that phrase that a “crown” was given. This is God granting authority. Nothing can move without His allowance. God is in control. God rules the affairs of the Universe, nothing escapes His notice.
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3. Grudem Systematic Theology: https://amzn.to/3y1M1iu
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12. The Larger Moleskin Notebook I use: https://amzn.to/3biMwLh
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