Seals 1

​Under Roman law, scrolls were required to be sealed seven times, and it is known that the scrolls of Roman Emperors, such as Augustus and Vespasian, were sealed seven times. The point of similarity, here, is that the content would be a secret or a mystery until it was opened following the death of the Emperor. Some of this also seems to apply to Revelation five: Only the Lion-Lamb was qualified to open the seven-sealed scroll, as only God the Son had shed His blood and died; this seems to be emphasized in the statement describing the Lion-Lamb as “though He had been slain.” Though Roman practice may have been of some influence in John’s writing, I think the Jewish background fits it better. However, it is possible that John used both concepts here.

The First Seal: Rider on a White Horse

1And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

STRONGS NT 3022: λευκός leukos (dead) white

In ancient Egypt and ancient Rome, priestesses wore white as a symbol of purity, and Romans wore a white toga as a symbol of citizenship.

White horses have a special significance in the mythologies of cultures around the world. They are often associated with the sun chariot, with warrior-heroes, with fertility or with an end-of-time saviour, but other interpretations exist as well. 

From earliest times, white horses have been mythologised as possessing exceptional properties, transcending the normal world by having wings (e.g. Pegasus from Greek mythology), or having horns (the unicorn). 

In Zoroastrianism, one of the three representations of Tishtrya, the hypostasis of the star Sirius, is that of a white stallion (the other two are as a young man, and as a bull). The most commonly used proper name of this star comes from the Latin Sīrius, from the Ancient Greek Σείριος (Seirios, “glowing” or “scorcher”), although the Greek word itself may have been imported from elsewhere before the Archaic period, one authority suggesting a link with the Egyptian god Osiris.

He that sat on the horse; this rider sets forth at the beginning of the Tribulation therefore it seems best to understand this rider as representing a movement which ultimately culminates in the one whom Jesus described as the Antichrist. 

STRONGS NT 5115: τόξον. Toxonoften for קֶשֶׁתa bow

This is the only time this Greek word is used to describe this bow. 

The Hebrew word commonly used for bow means properly to tread ( 1 Chronicles 5:18 ; 8:40 ), and hence it is concluded that the foot was employed in bending the bow. The bow is a symbol of victory ( Psalms 7:12 ). It denotes also falsehood, deceit ( Psalms 64:3 Psalms 64:4 ; Hosea 7:16 ; Jeremiah 9:3 ).

They bend their tongue; their bow is a lie, and not for truth, they are grown strong in the land; for they have gone forth from evil to evil, and have not known Me (Jeremiah 9:3).

That the bow is the doctrine of falsity is plainly shown for it is said, they bend their tongue; their bow is a lie, and not for truth. 

“The Antichrist is seen riding a white war-horse, and with bow in hand, but with no arrow fitted to it. The symbol suggests bloodless victories.” He would “come in peaceably, and seize the kingdom by intrigue . . . and after the league is made with him he shall act deceitfully” (. Dan. 11:21-23).

STRONGS NT 4735 stéphanos – properly, a wreath (garland), awarded to a victor in the ancient athletic games (like the Greek Olympics); the crown of victory NOT to be confused with 1238 /diádēma, “a royal crown”

[4735 (stéphanos) is used of a plaited wreath (“crown”), like the one made of thorns placed on the head of Christ at His trial (Mt 27:29, Mk 15:17; Jn 19:2,5).]

1238 /diádēma (“a royal crown”) is used three times in the NT – referring to: 

  • the pagan empires of ancient history which opposed God (Rev 12:3); 
  • the end-times coalition led by Antichrist (Rev 13:1); and 
  • the infinite majesty (kingshipof Christ (Rev 19:12).

I have loved but one flag and I cannot share that devotion and give affection to the mongrel banner invented for the League of Nations. – Henry Cabot Lodge

    1919

    The forerunner of the United Nations was the League of Nations, an organization / movement conceived during the first World War, and established in 1919 under the Treaty of Versailles “to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security.”  The League of Nations ceased its activities after failing to prevent the Second World War.

    Its primary goals, as stated in its Covenant, included:

    The League lasted for 26 years; the United Nations(UN) replaced it after the end of the Second World War on 20 April 1946. 

    And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their fullness, a king shall arise, having fierce features, who understands sinister schemes. His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; he shall destroy fearfully, and shall prosper and thrive; he shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. Through his cunning He shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; and he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without human means. And the vision of the evenings and mornings which was told is true; therefore seal up the vision, for it refers to many days in the future. (Dan. 8:23-26)

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    Enoch 18

    1. I then surveyed the receptacles (hollow object used to contain something/storerooms )  of all the winds, perceiving that 

    • they contributed to adorn(embroider)  the whole creation, and 
    • to preserve the foundation of the earth.

    2. I surveyed the stone which supports the corners of the earth/(the cornerstone of earth) 

    3. I also beheld the four winds, which bear up the earth, and the firmament of heaven.

    4. And I beheld the winds 

    • occupying the exalted sky/ (ride the heights of heaven) 
    • 5. Arising in the midst (stand between) of heaven and of earth, and 
    • constituting the pillars of heaven.

    6. I saw the winds 

    • which turn the sky, 
    • which cause the orb of the sun and of all the stars to set; and over the earth 
    • I saw the winds which support the clouds.(souls carried by the clouds) 

    7. I saw the path of the angels.

    8. I perceived at the extremity of the earth the firmament of heaven above it. 

    he South Pole experiences a six month period of darkness in winter and a six month period of sunlight in summer.

    Then I passed on towards the south;

    • 9. Where burnt, both by day and night,
    • six mountains formed of glorious stones; 
    • three towards the east, and 
    • three towards the south.

      10. Those which were towards the east were of a variegated stone; one of which was of margarite, and another of antimonyThose towards the south were of a red stoneThe middle one reached to heaven like the throne of God; a throne composed of alabaster, the top of which was of sapphire

      78°35’S, 85°25’W. Part of the Sentinel Range and 1200km (746 miles) from the South Pole.

      Synonyms custodian, guardian, keeper, lookout, minder, picket, guard, sentry, warden, warder, watch, watcher, watchman

      I saw, too, a blazing fire hanging over all the mountains.

      11. And there I saw a place on the other side of an extended territory, where waters were collected.

      12. I likewise beheld terrestrial fountains, deep in the fiery columns of heaven. 13. And in the columns of heaven I beheld fires, which descended without number, but neither on high, nor into the deep. Over these fountains also I perceived 

      • a place which had neither the firmament of heaven above it, 
      • nor the solid ground underneath it; 
      • neither was there water above it, 
      • nor anything on wing; 
      • but the spot was desolate.

      14. And there I beheld seven stars, like great blazing mountains, and like spirits entreating me.

      21:1 And I went around to a place where not one thing took place.21:2 And I saw there something terrible, no high heavens, no    
      21:3founded earth, but a void place, awful and terrible.21:3And there I saw   
      21:4seven stars of heaven, tied together to it, like great mountains, and flaming as if by fire.

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      15. Then the angel said, This place, until the consummation of heaven and earth, will be the prison of the stars, and the host of heaven.

      16. The stars which roll over fire are those which transgressed the commandment of God before their time arrived; for they came not in their proper season. Therefore was He offended with them, and bound them, until the period of the consummation of their crimes in the secret year.

      Chapter 19 

      1. Then Uriel said, Here the angels, who cohabited with women, appointed their leaders;

      2. And being numerous in appearance made men profane, and caused them to err; so that they sacrificed to devils as to gods. 

      For in the great day there shall be a judgment, with which they shall be judged, until they are consumed; and their wives also shall be judged, who led astray the angels of heaven that they might salute them.

      3. And I, Enoch, I alone saw the likeness of the end of all things. Nor did any human being see it, as I saw it.

      Who are they?  They are the Fallen Angels,  not to be confused with the rebellious angels.  

      Lion of Judah

      ​Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.

      9Judah is a lion‘s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

      10The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

      Original Word: רָ֫גֶל
      Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
      Transliteration: regel
      Phonetic Spelling: (reh’-gel)

      Short Definition: feet

      Shiloh:From shalah(shalah or shale: to be quiet or at ease)   ; tranquil; Shiloh, an epithet of the Messiah — Shiloh.


      11Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; 

      he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:

      Revelation 19: And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

      12His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

      RedBy reduplication from an unused root apparently meaning to be dark; darkly flashing (only of the eyes); in a good sense, brilliant (as stimulated by wine) –

      April/May hem 

      April 19th is also known as the Feast of Moloch (Ba’al), the owl-headed Canaanite god celebrated in antiquity by the sacrifice of living infants. Undoubtedy it is connected to the effigy of Moloch, which is worshiped at Bohemian Grove festivals every year by the rich and powerful.

      April 19th 2016 was the date of the raising of the 48-foot tall Ba’al temple archway reproduction in London’s Trafalgar Square coincides with the first day of a very important period known as the 13 Days of Preparation, or the Blood Sacrifice of the Beast. 

      The astrological sign of the Bull (Taurus) normally begins on April 19th and ends on May 20th, a time of year when the Northern Hemisphere is being infused with the life-giving energies of spring. Therefore, this house of the Zodiac is representative of the time when the light of spring is being carried or bared by the Sun, associated with the symbol of the bull. 

      April 19 – 25 
      Sacrifice preparation: kidnapping, holding and ceremonial preparation of person for human sacrifice. 

      April 25 – 

      The Da Muer ritual: Grand climax. Sex rituals, and sacrifice of a woman, or young girl. 

      April 30 – 

      Walpurgis night/Beltane: One of the most important nights on the satanic calendar. Blood rituals and human sacrifice take place. 

      Mount Moriah

      The importance of Mount Moriah is established by a key historical event which have taken place there: Abraham Offers Isaac – It was here where Abraham’s faith was tested when God instructed him to offer up his son Isaac in sacrifice (Gen.Gen. 22:1). 

      11-13 Nisan

      ​12 Nisan

      2Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

      3Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,4And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him5But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

      13 Nisan 

      17Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?

      14 Nisan

      … and they made ready the passover.

      20Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve. 21And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

      13 Nisan = Preparing for Passover 

      On this day from sunrise till sunset Passover preparations were made as the start of Passover were 14 Nisan at 6 pm, the Passover meal had to be observed. (the Hebrews’ days according to YHWH S calender starts at sunset and ends at sunset).  

      In the 13th many things are done :

      • The house were cleaned 
      • All leaven were removed (symbolic of removal of sin) 
      • The dishes had to be exchanged for Passover dishes
      • The father puts on his white priestly robe (signifying ongoing righteousness) 

      Preparing the lamb

      Exodus 12; 6And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. 

      8And they shall eat:

      • the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and 
      • unleavened bread; and 
      • with bitter herbs they shall eat it.