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ACP, The Church for the American Christian who is a Patriot
Pro-Christ, Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution.
34 Duck Pond Road
Harrison, Maine, USA
Pastor Rev. Robert Celeste ACP/MCAC
Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
First, to refresh your memory this is what I originally wrote: (This entire series can be found at: ChristianPatriot.com/revelation_with_commentary.htm ) Which as of 27 December, 2011 has been corrected to read:
Revelation Chapter Six
Weekend of February 9th&10th, 2002
1 And I saw when the Lamb(Yeshua) opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, "Come and see." 2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he(satan) that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
The rider of the white horse, while I had originally determent that it was Christ, it is not, it is, as the vast majority believe, the devil. Why? Why is it satan and not our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus? Read carefully with me, " and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him:" Notice, the rider of the white horse has a bow, but no arrows. A man with a bow and no arrows is like a man with a gun and no ammunition, a fake, a man with a bluff, a man who has nothing but a fancy club. That would be the devil, not God Almighty.
The devil is a faker, he is a bluffer, he is a demon, while more power than you and I, he is a nothing compared to God.
When Christ returns riding a white horse, He is not unarmed, He is not carrying an empty weapon, a fancy club, He is armed to do battle, armed to do battle and win."
And I saw when the Lamb(Yeshua) Weekend of February 9th&10th, 2002
1 And I saw when the Lamb(Yeshua) opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, "Come and see." 2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and He(Yeshua) that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto Him: and He went forth conquering, and to conquer. Now we are about to see the beginning for the seven years of tribulation, starting with the Lord coming and gathering, rapturing, His bride, those who are Born Again Washed in His Blood Christians, the church of Philadelphia. By His coming first and taking His people and the Holy Spirt, He has already defeated satan. For as we here on earth today know, there is nothing satan likes better than to persecute us. A great example of this persecution is about to become very apparent to every Christian in the USA, if not on earth. It appears that President Bush is about to start putting Christ first. He seems to be moving towards rescuing babies in the womb and lifting unjust and severe restrictions on the Born Again Christian clergy of the USA. If he does, watch how satan uses his forces within the media and the leftist satan worshiping community of politicians to attack the president with lies, innuendos and worse.
3 And when He (Yeshua) had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, "Come and see." 4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. Now, here is the beginning of what happens the instant after the Lord comes and rescues all of His, first the dead and then the living. This rider of the red horse takes peace from the earth and people kill one another. Keep in mind, now is the beginning of satan's unrestricted reign on earth. For other than those very few who will get the holy Spirt, satan has no restrictions placed on the horror he can rain upon the people of the earth..
5 And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, "Come and see". And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, "A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine." As if having peace taken from the earth were not enough, here we see that the next rider brings prices of goods that are so unbelievably high that a man will work all day for what will be worth the purchase of a loaf of bread. Things such as wine, steak and other foods we now take for granted will be so expensive that they will be beyond all but the dreams of the average person.
7 And when He had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, "Come and see." 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. The rider of the fourth horse comes and kills 25% all air breathing life on earth, man and beast. Now take a moment to think for a minute, to this point in time and it is really just the beginning of the seven years of tribulation, every real Christian has been raptured, graves are open all over the place where those who were dead, but had died as true Christians have risen from their graves. There has been a tremendous number of deaths and injuries due to the sudden disappearances of those driving cars, busses, planes and trains when the Lord raptured His. Now comes along something, maybe a sudden disease, maybe war, who knows what, but one out of four air breathing creatures, man and beast are dead. Talk about a mess, talk about a stench. And it is just the beginning.
Now, this is how, the most credible argument I have heard to date makes a case for the rider on the white horse being the anti-Christ.
If you look at Matthew Chapter 24 you find some distinct paraleels between Revelation 6:1-8 and Matthew 24:4-7.
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in My name, saying, 'I am Christ'; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
The case they make is the first rider is the anti-Christ on the white horse because verse 4 &5 say:
Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in My name, saying, 'I am Christ'; and shall deceive many.
The rider on the second horse, the red horse parallels what Jesus said in Matthew 24:6 &7a read: And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
The rider on the third horse, the black horse has it's parallel in the first 5words of verse 7b: And there shall be famines
That they fourth horse, the pale horse is spoken of by the Lord in the balance of verse 7b: and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Now, I put this out for you to judge, but, judge ye by Scripture and asking yourself questions. Questions like this: What in the world is the anti-Christ doing in heaven that he can get on the white horse? Before chapter six, John goes into great detail about who is in heaven, no where is there any mention of pond scum. And is there any other place in Scripture where any other than Jesus is riding a white horse? Not a white mule, but a white horse. I find none.
Guys I have a tremendous amount of love and respect for the one who brought this idea to me, for if I didn't this would never appear on the pages of ChristianPatriot.com. But, I am staying with what I first wrote. The rider on the White Horse is the Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus. I may be wrong, but the argument for it being The Christ is much stronger and leaves many less questions than the idea that the rider of the white horse is satan or the anti-Christ.
How many times have I told you, put your faith in Christ and the word of God, the Holy Bible, not me, not your pastor, not some guy on the radio or televison asking for money. None of us went up on the cross for you, none of us is among those whom God spoke to as articulated in Second Peter chapter one. We are but fallible human beings doing our very best to bring Scripture to you. But, when you come right down to it, your salvation is dependant upon what you do, not what I or any other writer of commentary says, writes or does. We will be judged by how accurate we were an our intentions, you will be judged for, amongst other things, what you do with our commentary. Don't follow anything or anyone but the lord Jesus and His word blindly.
The Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus be with and bless you all. Now get out there and do something today that will put a smile on the Lord's face. Get in the war guys, it is a ton of fun.
Lord God of Creation, please be with Steve's family and keep his mom in law out of pain, and Lord be with Joan too, for she is making Bob pretty worried, Your will be done Lord, but, if there is really not a good reason that either have pain, please relive both of them of it. Amen.
PLease pray for Danny Calhoun, Danny and Theresa Gilpatrick, Seth Winslow, George Robert and this ministry and all involved with it.
Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!
Lord Jesus, please give women a love for their babies, from the moment of conception on, let them love them I pray Thee. Amen.
The Lord bless you all and may He heal Mel's eyes and Myra's ears. May You be with Colby as he is now out of boot camp and into Fleet Marine Corps, A Christian babe amongst many a wolf.
And Lord I ask You to bless those who bless me and mine tenfold for the blessing they are to me.
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May the Lord understand the importance of Mac, Cecily, Steve, and Rev. Jim Marstaller to this ministry. Lord I need them both healthy and able to continue to hold up their ends. Lord this cancer of Mac's is starting to get in the way, this ministry needs him whole, just a thought Lord, is all it will take, just a thought on Your part.
There is a young man, a veteran who suffers from some kind of chemical weapon exposure, in a Veterans hospital in Colorado, he is young, and he is Saved, yet his wife just abandoned him. Please pray for him, Lord, help him and deal with her and those who hurt him, we ask this of the Father in Your name Lord Jesus, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with and bless you all, amen.
The difference between a true preacher and a false preacher comes down to this. The true preacher uses God's word to convict of sin, the false preacher twist God's word to justify sin. The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you always, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with you all and please keep your pastor and me in your prayers. Amen. My prayer daily is "Lord please bless those tenfold who bless me."
Pray for the President, pray for Attorney General John Ashcroft, pray for me, pray for all those who open their mouths or take pen in hand in an effort to sway public opinion.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
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