Chapter 5



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(Rev 19:11)  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

1.       Commentary: Horses are very interesting creatures. They are different than God's other creatures and we subconsciously acknowledge that difference all the time. How so? Well, don't we frequently hear and speak of a horse as having spirit or being spirited? How often do you say or hear a statement such as: that pig has spirit, or, that dog has spirit, or that cat or cow or chicken, wolf, bear, lion, elephant, alligator, etc., etc. has spirit? I would confidently guess, never. Horses are unique among God’s animals; we say that horses have spirit, and so does man. God has repeatedly revealed to us that there are horses in heaven. I ask you, are these horses wild or tame? What do you think? Let us draw upon a common mental picture most have of a wild horse. He is the supreme and unquestioned leader of a large herd of very nervous mares. He is a majestic black or white (your choice) stallion mounted high atop the ridge of a rugged promontory in the badlands of the desert. His long mane snaps in the wind as he rapidly surveys the distant horizons of his domain, eyes flashing, neighing defiantly as he rears up to full height on his powerful back legs and paws at the air, while his enraptured harem submissively mills about below. End of mental picture. This horse is truly untamed. He is self-willed and unrestrained. He does whatever he wants, whenever he wants. He is proud. He is unbroken. He is lawless. This horse is his own master. He is imperious, arrogant, vain, proud, disdainful, and he exalts himself up upon the lofty crags. He is wild. Can this wild horse enter the Most Holy Place heaven? What do you think?

(John 14:1-4)  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

1.       Commentary: How do you envision that the residents of heaven think and act? Heaven is God's home. Let us suppose that you suddenly had access to unlimited wealth and decided to build a brand new beautiful city of many mansions for yourself and your closest relatives, friends and neighbors with all of whom you share mutual love. The city has every conceivable (and inconceivable) luxury and is decorated with perfect carpets and perfect curtains, perfect furniture, buildings, streets, etc., etc. It is perfect. The people you invite to live with you in this city are perfect, and deeply love and respect you and each other. They are family. They are the joyful inhabitants of a glorious city without spot or wrinkle.

(Rev 21:4)  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

1.       Commentary: There is only joy, delight, exultation and rapture. Oneness is harmony in perfect accord. These are a blended perfectly balanced orchestra in timeless concert. Their song flows gently on and on as the never-ending outpouring of a great clear river of living waters. Glory to God in the Highest. Is there place here for the wild horse?


(Deut 17:16)  But he [your leader] shall not multiply horses [symbol of power] to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way. 

1.       Commentary: Interestingly, for hundreds of years the Israelites were prohibited by God from multiplying (owning) horses. “Return no more that way,” what way? Natural power. Horses were a symbol of power and strength in biblical times. The Lamb of God entered Jerusalem on an ass (Matt 21:7). The Lion of Judah will enter Jerusalem on a white horse (Rev 19:11). The children of Israel had to grow up, mature, into the men of Israel before God would allow them access to spiritual power. This extremely wise growth principal continues to apply to us today. This power which is the fullness of the Holy Spirit was secured by the matured King David.

(2 Sam 8:1)  And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them [as wild horses]: and David took Methegammah out of the hands [power] of the Philistines.

1.       Commentary: Methegammah in Hebrew means “the bridle of a cubit, the bridle reins of the mother city, the bridle of bondage.” We speak now of power and horses and horsemen. Please recall that a cubit is essentially undefinable. Methegammah was the mother city of the Philistines who at that time reigned over Israel. David “took Methegammah,” the reins of the bridle, out of the hands of the Philistines. David immediately began to wield the power of the reins as he smote the Moabites and then took horses from the king of Zobah “for an hundred chariots.” (2 Sam 8:4). From that time, horses began to proliferate in Israel. King Solomon had approximately 14,000 horses (1 Kings 10:26) and thousands of stables built all over Israel. Of course, king Solomon is an example of the misuse of the power of the Holy Spirit. King David is our Millennium king, not King Solomon.


(Luke 2:7-16)  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger [a type of the Ark of the Covenant]; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the [Shekinah] glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy [Gr: cheerfulness, delight] [Heb: Eden], which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David [now called Bethlehem], a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 

1.       Commentary: The birth of our Lord Jesus was foursquare on the horse trail of power leading from Old Testament through the New Testament and concluding insofar as we are presently given to know with The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Where was Jesus born? In a stable, which is a type of the Tabernacle. A stable is a house for horses. Jesus was laid in a manger which is a box or trough in a stall from which horses eat. Jesus is indeed food, but why a horse manger? Power. Because He was embedded in power, and is the power provider. Horse food that men who eat might become horse men. Horsemen of horse-power. As we eat Jesus we receive and are empowered with the spiritual power of horses, we become horsemen (Joel 2:1-11).


(Joel 2:1-11)  Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness [for the unsaved], as the morning [Heb: dawn, sunrise] spread upon the mountains [for the saved]: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations [probable reference to the conclusion of the 1000 year Millennium]. A fire devoureth before them ["our God is a consuming fire," Heb 12:29, and so shall we be]; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways [the Army of God], and they shall not break their ranks: Neither shall one thrust another [i.e., they are not denominational, but unified, "as one man" Judg 6:16]; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining [Rev 6:12, the 6th Seal, the Day of Atonement, the Second Coming of Christ Jesus]: And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word [the Word of God]: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?



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