"Invisible Agencies, the Horses"
Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's
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Zechariah 6:1 "And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass."
In this vision of Zechariah, the view is looking towards the two mountains of chapter fourteen, which are the two mountains our Lord's feet will touch upon, when He returns to earth. These two mountains are mount Zion, where the temple of God will sit, and the Mount of Olives, where Christ's feet will touch at his coming. This is in the spiritual sense looking forward to that day.
In an other sense, these two mountains also represent two nations that would be the super powers of the end times. It will be the offspring of the two brothers, Jacob, and Esau. God stated His feelings for each in Romans 9:13; "As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated." This statement is carried forth from Genesis 25, where each of the brothers are told they would develop into great nations.
Today each of these brother's offspring represent the two superpowers of the world, for the root of the Russian [Rosh] people are in brother Esau; while the children of Jacob are the people of United States, along with other Christian nations, as well as the majority of the Jews [not the Kenites]. The name "Israel" was placed on Joseph's two sons, Manasseh [United States], and Ephraim [the British peoples].
These four chariots given here are war chariots, not just riders on horses. In Zechariah the first chapter, the first vision was of men on horses that came as scouts. They came to see the people and the lay of the land. They came to see if the time of the end was at hand and it was ready to start the events of the time of the end.
Now in this eighth vision, these four chariots are coming to earth to do battle.
Zechariah 6:2 "In the first chariot were red horses; and the second chariot black horses;"
Zechariah 6:3 "And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses."
This part of the eighth vision corresponds closely with the sixth chapter of Revelation. The difference between the two chapters, is that the riders are not on the horses, but in the chariots.
The "red chariots" represent war, and bloodshed. The "black chariots" represent deception, and the darkness of Satanic powers. The "white, grisled [strong] horses", and "bay horses" show the strength of these other two teams of horses on the earth. The colors of these horses are not explained by the angel, as having any significance. They have not been explained, probably because they represent things that had already gone forth and happened.
Zechariah 6:4 "Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord?"
Zechariah 6:5 "And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens [four winds of the heaven], which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth."
The "spirits" are the "winds" of heaven. These same "four wind's of the heavens" are talked about in Revelation 7, and it is from these four winds that will bring about the events of the latter days. These four spirits have been standing before the throne of God, and waiting for the order to go forth, and wrap up the events to end of this earth age. They will even be given geographical locations for their actions.
Revelation 7:1 "And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree."
These events are what we must know before the "Day of the Lord". This prophecy has to do with events taking place here on the earth, and not in heaven.
These "four winds" are the "four spirits". These four winds are what marks the end of this earth age. These winds come from all directions and focus on one point. Thus it will be "by nature and natural causes" that the end will come to pass, in a spiritual sense. This is also discussed in Ezekiel 37, and Daniel 7.
Revelation 7:2 "And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea."
The angel from the east is the angel of God. You have heard of the seal, or the "Mark of the Beast"; well this angel is bringing the Seal or Mark of God. This seal from the angel is "knowledge", and that knowledge is sealed, or stored in your mind, which is in your forehead. No physical part of this earth, or the oceans will be harmed.
The subject here is the sealing of God's elect; placing knowledge of the events of the end times in their minds before they come to pass, so that God's elect will not be deceived when those events come to pass. Until each and every soul of the elect is sealed with the knowledge of those events, Satan and his angels will not be allowed to present himself here on earth. It is time for God's elect to stop chasing shadows and playing church and get down to learning the truths from God's Word. When we have the knowledge of the those events of the last days of this earth age, then Satan and his lies and supernatural wonders will not be inviting to us.
Revelation 7:3 "Saying, "Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads."
This is what the angel from the east [God] said to the spirits of the four winds. The saving of the earth, the sea, trees and all that are on the earth is until God's elect are all sealed with these truths. The sealing has nothing to do with going to heaven; but it is the placing of the full knowledge of "How to stand against Satan the Antichrist while he and his angels are here on earth".
Let's go back to the horses of Zechariah.
Zechariah 6:6 "The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country."
The "north country" is "Esau's land"; it is the nation of Russia. The "white horses" will follow the "black horses" into Russia to make sure the job is done right. While the "grisled [strong] horses" or power went to the "south country".
Zechariah 6:7 "And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth."
Did you notice that one of the horses is missing? It is the red horse. The red horse, or war horse did not go anywhere. This phase of the prophecy indicates there will not be a war while all the activity is going on in Russia, Jerusalem, and these events are happening. What will be accomplished in this latter day prophecy, will be done through peace, and negotiation: By treaty, laws, and agreements.
Zechariah 6:8 "Then cried he upon me, and spoke unto me, saying, Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country."
This angel is speaking to Zechariah again, and can you see what this angel is telling us? The anger that existed once before is quieted in the north country, in Russia. This prophecy has already come to pass today. It is interesting that Russia has been quieted now for the past several years. The Satanic stress that was put on the free world through the cold war is gone. All of the walls in Europe and Asia have come down, and Russia is even serving in the army of one worldism, right along side the forces of the United States, England and France. Peace now exists in Russia, to a degree, and her people are allowed to worship God.
Zechariah 6:9 "And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,"
Zechariah 6:10 "Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah;"
This captivity is from those who were deceived in the time of the end by Satan the Antichrist. "Of Heldai" are "all those who lived worldly"; "Of Tobijah" means "of the graciousness of God"; and "Of Jedaiah" are those in "the captivity of Babylon".
Zechariah 6:11 "Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest;"
This verse is one of the verses in the "Massorah" that uses all the letters of the Hebrew language. It is a sign of something extremely important. These "crowns" in the Hebrew text, are referring to the several circlets that form one composite crown. These circlet crowns will be worn by the one True "King of Kings, and "Lord of Lords", Jesus Christ.
This crowning takes place at the seventh and last trumpet, when all flesh is done away with. All souls will be in their incorruptible bodies at this time. This will start the Millennium age of Jesus' reign here on earth.
Zechariah 6:12 "And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man who's name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord:"
Jesus Christ is this "BRANCH', and all those that are saved are the vines that grow out of the Branch. With the "Crown" made, the Lord Jesus Christ is crowned with it. The "temple of the Lord" is made up of the many membered body of Christ.
Zechariah 6:13 "Even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon this throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both."
This verse is happening to describe Jesus Christ ruling in his temple, over His kingdom in the Millennium age.
Zechariah 6:14 "And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of the Lord."
This takes in all the people that are going to come to that temple and receive their rewards for their witness of Christ, in this earth age. The "Hen of Zephaniah" refers to the "grace given to the hidden ones": Those who stood for Christ and knew the true Messiah, and were not deceived. This is speaking of Jesus Christ's kingdom here on earth in the Millennium age.
Zephaniah 6:15 "And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of the Lord, and ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God."
This chapter then, is a vision showing us the carriers [chariots] of action that will bring about the events of the end of this earth age. And as we saw in verse eight, these forces, or spirits of God, will bring the conflicts to an end and bring about world peace without the use of the "red [horses-chariots]", and war with bloodshed.
This prophecy is partly history to us, and in a way current news. The "spirit of quietness" does exist between Russia and the rest of the world. Most nations of the past conflicts are now part of the circle of the crowns, forming one crown. The nations of the world are coming together, preparing for the coming the true Messiah, only that crown will be given to the false christ, and they will all be deceived first. Remember the sixth trumpet sounds before the seventh, and the false Christ must play his role in the events of the end times before the true Christ, Jesus Christ returns. It is all prophesied this way in God's Word and it shall come to pass exactly as God said it would.
Shortly the "BRANCH", our Jesus Christ will return to earth to wear His crown of glory. The last verses foretold of this time coming very shortly, when this age will end and Christ's church will build the Millennium temple. We are told "If ye will diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, we will be part of the Millennium kingdom."
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