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The Army of the Supernatural Horsemen in the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ
Psalms 12:6-7 "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
1 Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."
The Army of the Supernatural Horsemen in the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ
Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2021 Richard St.James
The Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ - Chapter Ten, Verse One
Verse one: “And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:” [Revelation 10:1]
This angel is described as being mighty, and being clothed with a cloud. And something else, he has a rainbow upon his head. This seventh angel will be awesome to behold!
This clothing of a cloud takes us back to the appearance of a pillar of a cloud in the miraculous exodus of the people of Israel from the land of Egypt. [Remember, Egypt is a type of the world].
Look with me in the second book of Moses called the Exodus, chapter thirteen, verse twenty-one:
“And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:” [Exodus 13:21].
This an appearance of Jesus Christ.
And look at this in this next verse:
Verse two: “And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,” [Revelation 10:2]
Notice: This angel has a little book open in HIS hand. This little book may refer to the BIBLE. The BIBLE is a little book because it does not contain everything it could contain.
Now, the same man tells us this much in the close of the Gospel according to John in chapter twenty-one. This same apostle being the Apostle John:
“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.” [John 21:25]
We all have here this little book! Imagine the power of this little book.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” [Hebrews 4:12]
The little book is the word of God. Amen!
The word of God in the hand of this angel is to judge men in that great day of God Almighty. See chapter sixteen verse fourteen:
“For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” [Revelation 16:14]
Remember what was given earlier, when we were commenting in chapter nine, verse seventeen.
These spirits of devils are the supernatural locusts from the bottomless pit, and they enter into the people of the armies from the east.
Comment: It would be accurate to say, that this horde from the east will be a devil-possessed army.
Now, for verse three in the book of Revelation, chapter ten.
Verse three: “And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.” [Revelation 10:3]
This lion is the none other lion but the Lion of the tribe of Juda … Jesus Christ!
Who, or what, these seven thunders are, or more importantly, what these seven thunders said, or uttered, we do not know. It is more important to believe God’s words even if we cannot understand God’s words. The Spirit of God in time will reveal what those words were that were uttered.
We just need to rest upon the promises of God. Here is the promise of God:
John 16:13: “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”
So, there we have it!
Verse three: “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, and to loose the seven seals thereof.” [Revelation 10:3]
The only PERSON throughout the entire universe strong enough to PREVAIL to OPEN the BOOK, including in the third heaven, which HEAVEN is to the utter most north of EARTH, is the PERSON of the SON of GOD, Jesus Christ. Amen! Amen! Amen!
Verse four: “And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.” [Revelation 10:4]
“Seal up those things”
Not everything spoken, from Heaven above, is revealed to us, here below. Some things are kept secret, and are locked up, or sealed until God Himself wants us to know these things.
The fifth book of Moses, called Deuteronomy, chapter twenty-nine, verse twenty-nine, is a perfect explanation of the secret things as opposed to the things revealed:
“The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.” [Deuteronomy 29:29]
We had better focus on the things revealed so that we may do what we ought.
Verse five: “And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,” [Revelation 10:5]
The mighty angel [in verse one] clothed with a cloud, is now pointing to Heaven, and swears by the God of Heaven, it is time to pull the switch.
Verse six: “And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:” [Revelation 10:6]
There is a time when time shall be longer. So as to speak: It is the end of the road! The times of the Gentiles is over.
Six thousand years has now elapsed since the created things were created by the God of creation, even by Jesus Christ. In a short, short, moment, almost in the twinkling of an eye, the restitution of all things will occur. But first, this must come, even the WINEPRESS!
The time of winepress of the WRATH of God is come.
“…when he shall begin to sound”
Verse seven: “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” [Revelation 10:7]
Very soon [in this very 21st century] the army of the supernatural horsemen will swarm from the land of the east, and head west to the meeting place [Armageddon] to conquer the world.
Now, this army of supernatural horsemen has an oceanic, universal ruler. This universal ruler will be the king of the people of the east. [See for this: Revelation 9:11]
What is more; this king will possess a kingdom that will comprise the largest contiguous empire in all the history of the world.
Further, this king possesses a magnetic personality, which thing inspires an awe, and a power, to the union of the many peoples of Asia.
Now, this king [who is over the kings of the people of the east] has already been identified earlier in this commentary as being Judas Iscariot.
[For this see our comments on verse eleven of chapter nine]
Judas Iscariot is the Beast. He is the ANTICHRIST! He is Satan incarnated in the body of Judas Iscariot.
To repeat what was said earlier.
We see here a beast that was. This was when Judas was on this earth as one of Jesus’s disciples.
We see here a beast that is not now. This is Judas now interned in the bottomless pit. He went to his place.
We see here a beast that will return to life by his ascension out the bottomless pit to become the global universal ruler [along with the ten kings who receive power as kings one hour with the beast, and their armies] leading the two hundred million men of the people of the east.
Revelation 9:16: “And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.”
For reference to the ten kings, see Revelation, chapter seventeen, verse twelve:
“And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.” [Revelation 17:12]
What we have here, is a vast alliance encompassing THE BEAST with his subordinate ten kings along with the kings of the peoples of the East.
We are now ready to turn to the eleventh chapter of the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ starting with verse fourteen.
Verse fourteen: “The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.” [Revelation 11:14]
We saw the first woe in Revelation, chapter nine, verse ten. To review: The first woe was for men to get stung, and thus, to get hurt for a duration of five months.
Verse fifteen: “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” [Revelation 11:15]
Now, John sees in the vision the LORD OMNIPOTENT moving into the scene. Is everybody ready?
For this action we need to turn to the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, chapter nineteen, verse eleven, to see the events as they unfold: