This is the third and final part of the Doomsday Prep series!
Before moving on, have you checked our previous articles in this 3-part series?
However, if you already enjoyed reading the previous articles, then this last one will better arm you to the teeth as we are going to talk about surviving the 4 Horsemen Of The Apocalypse!
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are depicted by John of Patmos in his Book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament. The chapter recounts a “‘book’, or ‘scroll’, in God’s right hand that is fixed with seven seals”. The Lamb of God, or Lion of Judah, (Jesus Christ) opens the initial four of the seven seals, which summons forward four creatures that ride out on white, red, dark, and pale horses.
Although there are many interpretations, in many records, the four riders are viewed as symbolizing Conquest, War, Famine, and Death, individually. The Christian apocalyptic vision is that the four horsemen are to set a heavenly apocalypse upon the world as harbingers of the Last Judgment.
The White Horse
I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come and see!” I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. ( Revelation 6:1-2)
The Red Horse
When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come and see!” Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword. (Revelation 6:3-4)
- The Black Horse
When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” (Revelation 6:5-6)
- The Pale Horse
When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come and see!” I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine, and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:7-8)
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How to survive the Four Horses
The white horse, as portrayed at Revelation 6:2 and 19:11, symbolizes clean, righteous warfare under Jesus Christ’s direction.
In the above mentioned scripture the “Lamb” was given a “crown.” This is talking about Jesus becoming King over the earth. The bible writer Daniel foretold this in Daniel 2:44 “And in the days of those kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall the sovereignty thereof be left to another people; but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
Daniel was talking about earthly kings, or human governments, being displaced by the Kingdom of God under the direction of his King-designate Jesus Christ. This is the same Kingdom that Jesus taught his followers to pray for. “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.” Matthew 6:10
“The seventh angel blew his trumpet. And there were loud voices in heaven, saying: “The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will rule as king forever and ever.” Revelation 11:15
It is under this kingdoms rule that this prophecy will be fulfilled: “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it.” Psalm 37:29
“Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there.11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” Psalm 37:10,11
Do not be deceived by a counterfeit Messiah! The one who acts and claimed to be the savior could actually be the Trojan Horse.
The red horse also represents war as it can be seen holding up a sword. Men will kill each other. It will be a disastrous time for mankind. To survive the red horse, be prepared for war. Have your ammo and other protective gear ready.
This final time of war will ultimately rest in the hands of God. Remember that Revelation 5 shows us that it is the Lamb, Jesus Christ, who unlocks the seals. Christ is in charge of history, and He will bring this trial to a conclusion that will at long last result in peace for all peoples. But genuine peace will not come without a terrible cost in human suffering.
The final war of this age will serve to humble mankind to the point that people finally will obey God and become willing to live the way that will produce peace.
The black horse represents famine. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary explains regarding this passage: “This amount [of money] suggests food prices about twelve times higher than normal … and implies inflation and famine conditions (Matthew 24:7). A quart of wheat would supply an average person one day’s sustenance. Barley was used by the poor to mix with the wheat.” Food shortages cause inflation in food prices. And higher prices make the remaining food harder to afford.
Oil and wine, though, are typically symbols of plenty. The reference here could indicate there will be pockets of abundance in the midst of famine. Christ’s reference to famine “in various places” (Matthew 24:7) indicates the same possibility.
To survive the black horseman, you should stock up on food and water. Have a cellar where you store food for yourself and your family. Learn some skills that will help you gather nourishment. Such skills would include hunting, gardening, and gathering.
Lastly, the fourth horseman represents death. Pale is normally what the skin color of a dead person looks like. The rider on this horse took the lives of a fourth of those who lived on the earth and Jesus mentions the fact that many will be delivered up in a “tribulation” and be put to death which seems to be a severe worldwide persecution of Christians. No wonder then that what follows next in Revelation (6:9) mentions “the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne.”
To survive the Pale Horse, your faith should come with preparedness. You should prepare Bug-out medical supplies and become your own doctor. Learn the use of different medicines as well as natural cures such as analgesic essential oils, aloe vera, Epsom salt, honey, echinacea, camphor and more. There are powerful natural antibiotics that you may want to consider learning and be familiar with. Ultimately, prevention is better than cure, so make sure to prepare your body with a balanced diet, exercise with proper supplementation.
We know that God will judge the world in righteousness someday and that everyone will have to give an account for what they did in their lives. Revelation 20:12-15 tells the fatal outcome for all who refused to repent and trust in Christ.
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