The Al Smith dinner and the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
In this unique election season I am impressed how prophetic history unfolds before our very eyes. The book of Revelation (also called the Apocalypse) has fascinating reading, and the reader is promised a blessing if he so does. With all the death and destruction in the Revelation this promise always puzzled me. The seals of the Revelation starts the events of the tribulation, or so I thought. There is another view of the meaning of these seals; they show the four dominant world powers that seek to dominate the world.
Let us first take a look at Revelation 6: 1-8
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!” 2 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.
3 When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.
5 When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. 6 Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”
7 When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8 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.
The first horse is white. The rider has a bow and a crown, and he is bent on conquest. The color of the Catholic Church is white, and starting around 600 A.D. or so the Church consolidated its power and tried to dominate the world.
The second horse is red. This represents Communism, socialism and all forms of Statism.
The third horse is black, and the rider represents Capitalism. There was Donald Trump in his white tuxedo. He is a fitting representative for Capitalism.
The fourth horse is most interesting. Most bible translation calls its color pale. The Greek word is chloros as in chlorophyll and in the two other instances in the New Testament the word is translated green
The color of Islam is green, as can be seen in the flag of many Islamic nations. We can see this description fits since Islam by now has about 1,75 billion followers and the world’s population is about 7 Billion. In addition, their highest honor is to die as martyrs in Jihad.
Back to the Al Smith charity dinner hosted by Cardinal Dolan.
Cardinal Dolan is an ambassador for the Pope, he head of the Catholic Church. The traditional color of the Pope is white. He did hold immense power in medieval times, and has influence over about a billion believers. He represents the white horse.
The second horse is red. There was Hillary Clinton in a beautiful red pant suit that for once looked feminine. She is a hawk when it comes to international relations, and was the leading force in the human disaster in making Libya a failed state after arming what was to become ISIS. She voted for the Iraq war, and is an interventionist wherever possible. Socially she is for terminating life of full time unborn babies, for the State having full control of our lives, including our beliefs (“deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed“). She fits the second horseman to a T.
The third horse is black. Donald Trump i a successful business man and a strong advocate of capitalism. He built his wealth partly building casinos, which are exciting but a major poverty generator for losers. Having been involved with a rescue mission not too far from Atlantic City I saw example upon example of formerly well off people losing it all, turning to drinking and other drugs, ending up at the mission. Capitalism is a cruel system with winners and losers, but it is still the system that provides the most equal opportunity with a heavy emphasis on materialism (do not damage the oil and the wine).
The fourth horseman is hinted at in Hillary Clinton’s quip: “And if Donald does win, it will be awkward at the annual Presidents Day Photo when all the former presidents gather at the White House, and not just with Bill. How is Barack gonna get past the Muslim ban?”
It was meant as a barb at Trump but revealed much more. It shows the complete disdain Obama and Clinton have for each other, and after all the Clinton camp were the first to consider Obama a Muslim in the 08 campaign.
His middle name Hussein is an exclusively Muslim name.
His Father was a Muslim.
His Stepfather was a Muslim
He enrolled in school in Indonesia as a Muslim.
Is Obama a Muslim?
To become a Muslim one must simply pronounce the Shahaadatayn (Declaration of Faith) with sincerity and conviction.
The Shahadah can be declared as follows:
“ASH-HADU ANLA ELAHA ILLA-ALLAH WA ASH-HADU ANNA MOHAMMADAN RASUL-ALLAH”.
The English translation is:
“I bear witness that there is no deity worthy to be worshiped but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.”
Barack Hussein Obama recited the Shahada by heart.
Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated, Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
To all Muslims it is therefore quite evident that Obama is a Muslim.
The only thing that can undo this and make Obama a Christian in Muslim minds is if he submits to water baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
If Obama produces a Baptism Certificate dated after the time he pronounced the Shahada , then and only then will I believe he is not a Muslim. .
He says he is a Christian. No devout Christian can refuse to submit to water Baptism and be believed.
I stand corrected if he produces his water Baptism certificate, complete with a renunciation of the Shahada. (The only known exception to this rule as far as I know is if he is a devout Quaker. They only recognize the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.)
With the four first seals opened, the next event is the opening of the fifth seal found in Revelation 6:9-11. 9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. 10 They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” 11 Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been.
This is where we are right now. There are right now more Christians being martyred than in any time in history. The State department is silent about it. But they are concerned about a video that insults Mohammed, and Obama himself has stated that “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
When is the full number complete?