By Robert R Barney
Misunderstood: The 4 Horseman of Revelation
For years many religious experts and ministers have taught that the plagues described in the Bible (Matthew 24 and the Book of Revelation) as already happening. However these experts have made a serious error concerning these prophecies. They are correct to say that we are living in the "end times" but honestly the first century Church and the epistles of the Bible tell us that! We have been living in the "end times" now for about 1900 years! Jesus, in his famous Olivet prophecy (Matthew 24) gave exact clues to help us pinpoint the times right before he returns to earth. Although he goes on to say that no man (including Jesus) would know the exact time, if we look for certain signs, we will have an idea about when these times are very close.
I have been warning people that many things must still occur before the return of Jesus. Here is a short list of what HAS NOT happened yet:
1) The rise of the King of the North (Assyria)
2) The rise of the end time King of the South (Saudi Arabia and the entire Muslim world)
3) The rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem
4) The near destruction of Israel.
5) The revealing of the false prophet and the beast (as a part of this King of the North)
6) The plagues of Matt 24 and Revelation
Many think that famines in Africa, or Asia are a result of Bible prophecy being fulfilled. This is a series error. The Bible deals with the nation of Israel. Only nations and events that have anything to do with Israel are mentioned in the Bible. The key that so many have overlooked is the identity of who Israel is. If you do not understand who Israel is, you can never understand Biblical prophecy because it concerns physical Israel and the spiritual Israel (the Church). If you ask people today, who is Israel, most would say right away, "The Jews." It is understandable. Most people get their religion from theologians and not the Bible. Do yourself a favor. Look up the word "Jew" in www.blueletterbible.com. Read the chapter. You will be surprised to see that the Jews were at war WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL! Now how can that be, aren't the Jews Israel?
Your Bible Says NO!
If you read on, you will see that the Bible says that the Jews are not the House of Israel. Although they are one tribe of Israel, the Jews homeland in the Bible is called Judah. Israel belongs to only one people of the twelve (really 13) tribes making up the House of Israel! Israel was the name God gave Jacob. The name Israel is the personal name of a single man named Jacob. Jacob gave his name ONLY to the two son's of Joseph. Read it for yourself:
Gen 48:16 the Angel who has delivered me from all harm—may he bless these boys.May they be called by my name "
The name Israel belongs to the tribe of Joseph. They are known either by "Jacob" or Israel. If you see the name Jacob in the Bible, referring to a nation, it means Joseph. That is the single most important lesson you can ever learn to understand what the Bible says about YOU and prophecy.
"A Time of Jacob's Trouble"
When Jesus warned of the plagues that were coming in Matthew 24, he was not talking about Aids in Africa or famine in South America. He was referring to a time when Israel (Jacob, or the sons of Joseph) would be experiencing these plagues. This is what Jesus says. (Mat 24:21) "For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now– and never to be equaled again"
Now compare this to:
Jer 30:7 "How awful that day will be! None will be like it.It will be a time of trouble for Jacob,but he will be saved out of it."
Notice that this is the same event being discussed! A time like no other in History, nor ever again. A time of Jacob's trouble! The nation of Jacob (Joseph or Israel) will be seeing the plagues of Matthew 24 and Revelation.
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