—1st 4 Seals & 4 Horsemen
—Part 11 of "The Garden Of Eden"
—Revelation Chapter 5 & 6:1-8
DFO 1179France, 29/4/81
1. "AND I SAW IN THE RIGHT HAND OF HIM THAT SAT ON THE THRONE A BOOK WRITTEN WITHIN & ON THE BACKSIDE, SEALED WITH SEVEN SEALS. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, & to loose the seals thereof? And no man in Heaven, nor in Earth, neither under the Earth, was able to open the book‚ neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open & to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me‚ Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David‚ hath prevailed to open the book, & to loose the seven seals thereof.
2. "AND I BEHELD, & LO, IN THE MIDST OF THE THRONE & OF THE FOUR BEASTS‚ & IN THE MIDST OF THE ELDERS, STOOD A LAMB as it had been slain, having seven horns & seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the Earth. And He came & took the book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne. And when He had taken the book, the four beasts & four & twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps & golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sung a new song, saying‚ Thou art worthy to take the book, & to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, & hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred, & tongue & people, & nation; & hast made us unto our God kings & priests: & we shall reign on the Earth.
3. "AND I BEHELD‚ & I HEARD THE VOICE OF MANY ANGELS ROUND ABOUT THE THRONE & THE BEASTS & THE ELDERS: & the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, & thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, & riches, & wisdom, & strength, & honour, & glory, & blessing. And every creature which is in Heaven, & on the Earth, & under the Earth, & such as are in the sea, & all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing‚ & honour, & glory, & power be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, & unto the Lamb for ever & ever. And the four beasts said, Amen, amen, amen & amen. And the four & twenty elders fell down & worshipped Him that liveth for ever & ever‚"
4. HALLELUJAH! TYJ! PRAISE THE LORD FOR THIS WONDERFUL SCRIPTURE, THIS WONDERFUL REVELATION, this wonderful passage that we have read to you tonight.—A very mysterious passage to some, but after all, when you understand who the Lamb is, Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God then it's not difficult to understand. And if you realise that this seven-sealed book—called book, actually a scroll—was actually the Book of the Future, the Book of the Revelation which God had promised to give to John, & herein, in this marvellous throne scene, we find Jesus. When no other man could be found worthy to open the Book of the Future, the Book of Prophecy, only Jesus‚ the Lamb of God who was upon the throne was found worthy to open the Book.
5. AND WHEN HE TOOK THE BOOK‚ THEN THE FOUR BEASTS & THE FOUR & TWENTY ELDERS HAD TO PRAISE HIM & SAY, "AMEN, AMEN!" & to praise God, fall down & worship Him & so on. And every one of them had harps & golden vials full of odours which are the prayers of the saints. We've seen this in visions, you remember, in some of the dreams that we've had, that prayers were like beautiful vases or golden vials full of perfume rising unto the Lord like beautiful flowers & angels & fragrances to God in Heaven for His nostrils. And they sang as Jesus opened the Book, they sang that He was worthy: "For thou wast slain & hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred & tongue & people & nation."
6. THANK GOD, PEOPLE EVERYWHERE‚ FROM EVERYWHERE, SOME OF EVERYBODY IS GOING TO BE SAVED! We're doing our best right now to reach the whole World with the Gospel. Our Family is doing its best to go into all the world & preach the Gospel unto every creature just as Jesus commanded. (Mk.16:15.) and we've succeeded very well, more than most! We've already preached it on six continents to over 100 nations in 40 languages, & we have been distributing literature to 40 million souls a year & winning about four million souls to date—one little Family of only 8000 missionaries in 2000 missionary Homes. I think that's a pretty good record! PTL? TYJ!
7. SO THEY SANG THIS SONG PRAISING JESUS & PRAISING THE LORD, for He had made Himself worthy by shedding His blood. "And Thou hast made us unto our God kings & priests: & we shall reign on the Earth." We are already kings & priests unto God‚ as far as He's concerned. We may not look like it to you, we may not look like it to the world, but we are already kings of this Earth, & priests of our people unto God, because we're already in the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of God that is within us in our hearts, the Kingdom of God composed of His saints, His children everywhere‚ His Family of Love throughout the World!—All those who love Jesus, all those who have received Him as their Savior, the Son of God, & His sacrifice on Calvary for the punishment of their sins, & His forgiveness & His cleansing from sin.
8. AND HE BEHELD & HE HEARD THE VOICE OF MANY ANGELS! Oh my! First of all the beasts & the four & twenty elders & the saints, & then many angels are singing! This is a real praise service up in Heaven!—A great victorious session in the great throne room of Heaven! Praise God! There before that crystal Sea through which God can look upon all the Earth & see everything that's going on in the Earth. And the number—how many angels? How‚ many beasts? How many elder? How many saints?—Ten thousand times ten thousand, & thousands of thousands!—From everywhere—billion& millions! Hallelujah! TYJ!
9. WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE THE POOR LITTLE PERSECUTED HOUNDED FEW OF THE POOR LITTLE BEDEVILED SECTS OR CULTS or whatever they want to call us, we are going to number them in the billions & the millions & we are going to rule the Earth with Jesus Christ over our God-damned enemies who have tormented & persecuted us & hounded us from one country to the other & throughout the Earth, until finally they virtually drive us clear off the Earth! Hallelujah! Stop the Earth, I want to get off!
10. JESUS COMES! HE STOPS THE EARTH, HE STOPS THE HISTORY OF THIS WORLD & HE LETS US OFF right in full plain view of our enemies. We rise in immortal victory over the forces of the Devil & of the Antichrist & right before the eyes of our enemies, now out of their reach forever to rise to be with Jesus in the air. Well, this hasn't happened yet here, but this is going on up in Heaven while John is being lifted up there to see what was going to happen in the future. And he's shown that Jesus opens this Book of the Future, this Book of prophecy, sealed with seven seals.
11. BUT IT'S SUCH AN AMAZING & MARVELLOUS WONDERFUL OCCASION THAT ALL HEAVEN IS REJOICING! All the angels are rejoicing, the beasts‚ the four & twenty elders & the billions upon millions of saints! Beloved, you are not alone! "Wherefore seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us run the race that is set before us!" (He.12:1.) Hallelujah? What a cloud of witnesses! Never in the history of this World has there been such an audience for such a performance as You are putting in on the stage of God's history—His story, history, right now! You are surrounded with literally billions & millions of witnesses who are watching your act, who are watching your performance!
12. YOU ARE THE GREATEST STARS ON EARTH!—AND THE GREATEST MOST SHINING LIGHTS & STARS THAT EVER LIVED IN THESE LAST DAYS! You are the stars putting on this final performance! And you have an audience—not of a few hundred, a few scores you have now on the streets, not just a few hundred in some school or auditorium‚ not even of a few thousand as we've had on radio or television, not even a few million as our show "Music With Meaning" in radio & television is now reaching throughout the World, a few paltry millions!—You literally have billions upon millions of souls & saints & angels watching you from Above in those Heavenly galleries while you perform here on the stage of God's history, His story, in this last final act of His Story, history, praise God? Hallelujah? What a show! You are the greatest show on Earth! Hallelujah! Thank God! Isn't that wonderful?
13. YOU'RE THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH & ALL HEAVEN IS WATCHING YOU!—All the saints of God that have gone on to be with the Lord, all the angels of God that have ever been created, including even Satan & all his angels have to watch your grand & glorious performance & your great stardom & your final victory in the biggest hit that ever hit this world!—That is going to involve millions of you, a cast‚ not of a half-a-dozen or a dozen or a score or two, not a cast of hundreds as some movies boast, or a cast of even thousands, but a cast of millions upon billions acting out the last scene of God's marvelous drama here on Earth.
14. AND IN JOHN'S VISION HERE, THEY'RE ALL WATCHING IN HIS DAY‚ WHILE JESUS BEGAN TO OPEN THE BOOK OF PROPHECY, OF HISTORY IN THE FUTURE, of future history, & future history began to unfold—that's what it's about here! Wow! What a story! Huh? What a play? What a performance! What a cast! What an audience! No play or movie or television series on Earth, no matter how many millions, ever had such an audience as you have right now‚ & as Jesus had as He began to open this Book of the Future History of the World in the day of John—a history which encompassed from John's day, right down to our day, right on through to the End! So Jesus is about to open the Book now, back to the Scripture, Chapter 6!
15. DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT HE FOUND IN THE BOOK? Do you want to know what the history was? The Future? Remember, it began in John's day. All right, here we go. Let's swing out into space & travel into the Future, shall we? We are time travelers, space travelers! We travel even beyond the realm of space & time in this marvelous Book! Chapter Six of the Revelation of God to Jesus Christ & His angel unto John, unto us, praise God! Have you got your Bible? Did you bring your textbook to class? All right, let's read it together, shall we?
16. FIRST VERSE: "AND I SAW WHEN THE LAMB OPENED ONE OF THE SEALS, & I HEARD, AS IT WERE, THE NOISE OF THUNDER, one of the four beasts saying‚ Come & see. And I saw, & behold, a white horse: & He that sat on him had a bow; & a crown was given unto Him: & He went forth conquering, & to conquer." Now begins the marvelous revelation of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!—These four mysterious horsemen of the Book of Revelation, or the Apocalypse, depending on whether you want to use the Catholic name for the book, the Greek name Apocalypse‚ or you want to use the Protestant name for the Book, the Roman Latin name, Revelation.
17. THE FIRST HORSEMAN OBVIOUSLY IS JESUS, WITH A CROWN, ALL IN WHITE, GOING FORTH CONQUERING & TO CONQUER! What was the first thing that happened in John's day? What was happening in his day? Jesus was going forth to conquer the World with the Gospel through His saints & His apostles & the early Christians & the early Church in a mighty conquering of the Roman Empire—more powerful in its message of Love than all the legions of Roman force cruelty & war! Jesus is this mighty Conqueror on the white horse in verse 2.
18. VERSE 3: "AND WHEN HE HAD OPENED THE SECOND SEAL I HEARD THE SECOND BEAST SAY, COME & SEE. And there went out another horse that was red: & power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the Earth, & that they should kill one another: & there was given unto him a great sword. "This second horse of the Apocalypse was obviously the Horse of War, & there have been nothing but wars ever since the time of Christ & the Early Church & John's great Apocalypse or Revelation of the Future.
19. THE WAR HORSE OF THE APOCALYPSE, THE RED HORSE, IS THE HORSE OF WAR, & CERTAINLY NOTHING COULD HAVE BEEN PREDICTED MORE TRUE of the centuries, & yea, two millenniums of history which followed from John's day to ours! There has seldom been a day in the World's history that there has not been a war going on somewhere with slaughter & massacre & killing & wounding & maiming & the horrors of Hell! What does it matter whether they kill with stones & clubs & bare hands or knives & swords & spears or planes & guns & tanks & atomic bombs?—It's all the same horror in the sight of God, the same horror of man brought on by the Devil's inspiration to inspire man to kill one another & destroy each other!
20. —THE DEVIL, SATAN, TRYING TO DESTROY THE CREATION OF GOD! He is the Destroyer, he is trying to destroy man. He tried to destroy man from the very beginning in the Garden of Eden by telling him God was a liar, he should disobey God & eat of the tree of the knowledge of good & evil, vainly. And he did, he disobeyed, he believed the Devil instead of God. He disobeyed & ate the fruit, & then the Devil began to deceive him & destroy him!
21. SINCE HE WOULDN'T BELIEVE GOD ANY MORE, THE DEVIL TOLD HIM ALL KINDS OF LIES, dirty lies‚ such as the first thing, that it was bad to be naked‚ & then that sex was evil, & he's tried to stop nudity & sex & procreation & the having of children in order to break the first commandment of God, which was to be fruitful & to multiply! The Devil attacked at the very root of that multiplication by trying to destroy sex & procreation & the birth of babies & the multiplication of man!
22. IF HE COULDN'T STOP GOD FROM CREATING MAN, HE WAS PLANNING TO DESTROY MAN, or at least minimize the increase, stop the multiplication, cause them to be less fruitful if he could. So God had to make as a part of the punishment & the curse upon Eve that she should conceive more often & have more children because the Devil was going to try to kill'm off so fast! She had to conceive, & women had to conceive & bear children faster, capable of bearing children every year, so that they could replenish the Earth & prevent the Devil's damnable heinous horrendous horrible scheme trying to stop babies & stop sex, stop births.
23. EVEN IF SATAN COULDN'T STOP THAT, THEY'D THROW'M INTO THE MAW OF THAT HORRIBLE HELLISH FIENDISH IDOL MOLOCH filled with a bonfire & place their babies there, a means of birth control, in the hands of the awful idol, hinged at the elbows so that when the priest got the fires hot within that gigantic maw, that great giant mouth‚ they placed their babies in those hands & this idol would open its mouth & the priest would move a lever which would cause the activation of those arms & hands of the idol to cast the baby right into the jaws of Hell, into the idol's mouth!
24. GOD GOT SO ANGRY, HE SAID, "BECAUSE YOU'VE CAUSED YOUR CHILDREN TO PASS THROUGH THE FIRE, I'M GOING TO WIPE YOU OUT!"—And He did, in the Flood! He only saved one man & his family‚ one man's family, Noah and his wife & three sons & their wives—eight souls, that's all—& cleansed & purified the wicked filthy Earth with a flood of water. But still man had not learned his lesson! Time had hardly gone more than a year that they were in the Ark & got off the Ark when the Earth dried up again‚ & immediately man began to sin again!
25. BLACK HAM—HAM IS THE EGYPTIAN WORD MEANING BLACK—THE BLACK SON OF NOAH COMMITTED SODOMY AGAINST HIS OWN FATHER one of the most disgusting, sickening‚ homosexual sins against his own father when his father lay drunk from wine!—And as result, was cursed for, & his son [Canaan] cursed for it, & [Canaan's] whole progeny from that time on were cursed! ...
26. SIN WENT ON & MAN GOT WORSE, BUT PRAISE GOD‚ GOD HAD A PLAN! God had a remedy, & He finally sent Jesus to take the punishment of the sins of all mankind from the Beginning to the End! He sent His Son, Christ, to die on the cross in order that He could take your punishment for you. Your Big Brother volunteered to take your punishment for you, & so the Father God allowed Him to take that punishment. All you have to do is receive Him & thank God for it, & you will be saved from the punishment of your own sins & from the death that you deserve for them, just by believing in Jesus & receiving Him in your own heart, & loving Him & the Father, & loving thy neighbor as thyself.
27. GOD HAD A PLAN, & NOW THE PLAN BEGINS TO UNFOLD HERE AS JESUS OPENS THE BOOK OF THE FUTURE, much of it now past. The second horse was the horse of War, the War Horse, the Red Horse. Perhaps you can even take that down to the present & all of its Reds who are leading the world into its final great horrible war of man! And now we go back to the Scripture, the sixth Chapter again, fifth verse: "And when he had opened the third seal"—Jesus opened the third seal, He opens another chapter in the book—"I heard the third beast say, Come & see. And I beheld, & lo a black horse, & he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
28. HERE COMES THE HORRIBLE HORSE OF FAMINE & THE HORSE OF COMMERCE, THE HORSE OF MONEY, THE HORSE OF COMMERCIALISM, THE HORSE OF CAPITALISM, & THE HORSE OF PLENTY‚ FEAST & FAMINE, BOTH! "And I beheld this black horse, & he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, & three measures of barley for a penny; & see thou hurt not the oil & the wine." Doesn't that sound like your typical salesman‚ your typical merchant? Your typical high-pressure Madison-Fifth-Avenue TV commercials, always hawking their wares? So this next horse was to become one of the curses of the Earth: commercialism, moneymaking, capitalism, making precious every little bit of material & food & so on. Now that's the third horse, we've had three horses now of the Apocalypse.
29. SEVENTH VERSE: "AND WHEN HE HAD OPENED THE FOURTH SEAL‚ I HEARD THE VOICE OF THE FOURTH BEAST SAY, COME & SEE. AND I LOOKED, & BEHOLD‚ A PALE HORSE." The actual meaning here is a pale yellowish-green horse, like that horrible little cat in our vision & dream of "The Frog" (No.275), the little frog. The frog was green, but the cat was that horrible sickening deadly deathly color. "And his name that sat on him was Death, & Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the Earth, to kill with the sword, & with hunger, & with death, & with the beasts of the Earth."
30. HERE THE FINAL HORSE, THE FOURTH HORSEMAN OF THE APOCALYPSE‚ WAS DEATH HIMSELF IN EVERY FORM! Death not only in war, but death from beasts & death from plagues & death in every conceivable form‚ death from famine & hunger. And haven't we had that kind of death ever since the days of John? Haven't we had commercialism & trading & capitalism & money-mad greed ever since the days of John?
31. BUT PRAISE GOD, HAVEN'T WE HAD JESUS?—CROWNED WITH MANY CROWNS, THE KING OF KINGS RIDING ON HIS GREAT WHITE HORSE OF VICTORY! Have we not had him riding throughout the Earth for the past 2000 years, conquering nation after nation & tribe after tribe & people after people with the wonderful message of the Gospel, until half the world at least has become Christian! Half the world at least confess Christ & are at least nominally Christian. Praise God? Hallelujah!
32. AND SO THERE YOU HAVE THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE: First Jesus‚ the Son of God conquering the Earth with His Gospel of Love! Second, War, almost the most horrible thing—the opposite of love—hate & killing & death! And then commercialism, capitalism, greed‚ trading, moneymaking, one of the curses of the Earth that deprives the poor & makes the rich! And finally, the fourth horse, Death in every form, from war & beasts & famine & plague in every way‚ slaughtering men ever since the days of John!
33. HAVE WE NOT HAD ALL FOUR OF THESE HORSES RIDING RAMPANT AROUND THE EARTH FOR THE PAST 2000 YEARS SINCE JOHN? Have we not had Christianity spreading throughout the World?—War throughout the World?—Commercialism throughout the World, the Commercial System, Babylon?—And all forms of Death & destruction? We've had them all, & they have ridden rampant across the Earth for 2000 years since John until this very day!
34. AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO RIDE RIGHT UNTIL THE END WHEN JESUS COMES & TAKES US OUT OF THIS HORROR OF HELL ON EARTH into the heavenlies, while He pours out His judgements upon the Hell below!—Until we come again in the Armageddon War & we conquer the forces of Hell & Death & Satanic power & wipe out the Antichrist & all of his God-damned Mark-of-the-Beast forces & destroy his Image & destroy the wicked who follow him, & we cleanse & purify the Earth, & set up the Kingdom of God upon this Earth to be ruled by us & Jesus Christ with a rod of iron!
35. BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO FORCE THE WICKED TO BE GOOD, THEY'RE NOT VOLUNTARILY GOOD! They've had thousands of years to choose to be good ever since the days of Adam & Eve when God gave man free choice, free will to choose either good or evil, & he chose evil, & it seems he's been usually choosing evil ever since. The vast majority of mankind have chosen evil ever since then, and God is allowing man to go his way & have his day & choose his evil to the very End,
36. UNTIL HE WILL CHOOSE THE MOST EVIL GOVERNMENT THIS WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN, run by the most evil man this Would will ever know—the Devil-man‚ the superman, the Antichrist man, this man possessed by Satan himself, who will be worshipped as God by his followers, who will conquer & rule the Earth & cause the world to worship his Satanic Image, this cybernetic robot, computerized so that it can speak & talk & move & even act like it's alive & command that all should be slaughtered who will not worship him, & all shall die or starve who will not receive his Mark in their forehead or hand! We'll tell you more about that later! Those are the horrors to come!
37. BUT THEN WHEN WE COME BACK & CONQUER THE WORLD FOR JESUS, IT'LL BE HEAVEN ON EARTH FOR A THOUSAND YEARS OF THE GLORIOUS MILLENNIUM of the Kingdom of Christ on Earth for us who love Him & follow Him today! We will be saved & raptured out of this horrendous horror of Hell on Earth, at the end of that terrible time of Tribulation, & meet with Him in the heavenlies for a glorious wonderful beautiful Marriage Supper of the Lamb‚ this Lamb, that opened the Book of the Future. We will be there & we'll have one great party, one beautiful time with Him!—Jesus!
38. ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU READY TO GO IN SPITE OF THE HORRORS OF HELL? (Sings: )
"When Jesus comes,
The Earth will shake
And hearts will quake,
When Jesus comes,
His face we'll see‚
Has your soul been filled with the fire & Holy Ghost?
Are saved & ready to meet the Lord of hosts?
When Jesus comes,
Don't be too late,
Will you be ready?
39. YOU'LL BE READY IF YOU'LL JUST TAKE HIM INTO YOUR HEART RIGHT NOW! Ask Him to come in right this minute & forgive you for your sins, love Him‚ & live for Him, & love & live for others for the rest of your life‚ & you'll be saved now, here & now, & hereafter & forever! For (sings: )
"Heaven is here, is here right now!
Heaven is here & I'll tell you how!
Jesus to know is Heaven below!
Heaven is here‚ is here right now!"
Wow! I didn't know I could get that far up in the heavenlies! Hallelujah! TYJ!
40. WELL, THAT MIGHT HAVE WAKED UP THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD OR THE WHOLE CAMP OR THE WHOLE FAMILY, I DON'T KNOW! But I hope most of all it wakes you up, & you'll be ready by receiving Jesus Christ into your heart! That's all you have to do is ask Him in, while I sing this little song, you sing it with me or pray it with me:
"Into my heart,
Into my heart,
Come into my heart,
Come in today,
Come into stay!
Come into my heart,
41. LORD‚ WE TRUST THEY'VE INVITED YOU IN THIS NIGHT, & WE KNOW YOU'VE COME IN. You said, "Behold, I stand at the door & knock. If any man open the door, I will come in." (Rev.3:20.) You've promised, so if they opened the door of their heart, You have come in & You're in them, right now, Jesus, & they are ready, no matter what comes or what happens—Hell on Earth or Heaven Above!—They're ready with You in their hearts. Help them to tell others about You‚ Jesus. Help them to invite other folks to read Thy Word & come & watch these videos about the wonders to come, in Jesus' name, amen. TYJ! PTL! Hallelujah! Amen? XX!
42. GBY! ILY! COME BACK AGAIN TO OUR LOVELY TROPICAL ISLE HERE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN where we study these beautiful Flowers of Revelation of God's Word regarding the marvelous Future Yet to come! We're only covering a little bit now, but if you'll come back, you'll get some more!—More & more revelation! Kind of like those pretty girls, they keep showing you more & more! And if you keep coming back, you'll be here for that glamorous ending! Hallelujah? Praise God! GBY! ILY! TYJ! Bless & keep them & make them a blessing, in Jesus' name, amen. Good night!