Sluice Box Adventures
Believing Bible Study in the 21st century
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 Nineteen, Verse Sixteen
Verse sixteen: “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” [Revelation 19:16]
It is very important to understand underlying theme of the Bible. The underlying theme of the entire Bible, which is the word of God, is one of kings and kingdoms.
Specifically, ONE KING shows up, over, and over again, and HE is the ONE shown here with a NAME above all names: THE KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
The Spirit of God shows HIM as the ONLY POTENTATE that has ever mattered on the face of the whole planet Earth, or in Heaven. The SCRIPTURE [in the first epistle of the Apostle Paul to Timothy, chapter six, verse fifteen] points to this ABSOLUTE and INFALLIBLE TRUTH:
“Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;” [1 Timothy 6:15] [Revelation 17:14]
The scene is now cast for the most the gruesome gathering of birds soon coming.
Verse seventeen: “And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;” [Revelation 19:17]
“…the supper of the great God”
In the valley of Megiddon, the armies will meet, and it will not go well for the adversaries of Israel, and of Jesus Christ. Blood, guts, and the flesh consume away. This event is described in horrifying detail in the book of the prophet Zechariah, in chapter fourteen, verse twelve:
“And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.” [Zechariah 14:12]
The bloody carcasses of millions of men will serve up as a great supper to the unclean fouls gathered from hundreds of miles all around this valley of DECISION.
Instruction has been given to Israel [and to the world] concerning the unclean, and the clean. God differentiates between the clean, and the unclean, and we should, too. God orders this difference in the third book of Moses called Leviticus, chapter twenty, verse twenty-five:
“Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.” [Leviticus 20:25]
The wicked are the unclean men of the earth. They are the people who refused to get clean by putting their trust in the blood of the LAMB of GOD, Jesus Christ. They instead chose to stand against the Son of God in the great winepress to the north of Jerusalem.
Conclusion: The greatest enemy that man has … is his own self, and this is all to his own hurt, and to own damnation.
So, the Beast, the False Prophet, the ten kings, and their armies, and the kings of the peoples of the east, with all their armies will foolishly think to the very end to break forever the authority, and the power of Son of God, and of all those who followed HIM from Heaven [the Church of Jesus Christ].
Psalm two, verse two, and three, states the situation in this way:
“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” [Psalm 2:2-3]
So the unclean fouls have a feast!
Verse eighteen: “That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.” [Revelation 19:18]
The smell, the sight, and the sound emanating from the broad valley in that day will be both nauseating, and eerie, to the onlooker. Who could imagine this gory scene of the bloody carnage of so many, many of men’s carcasses serving as food to the ravaging vultures?
Yes, those vultures will have a time of it, eating the flesh to the very bone of so many millions who had gathered at the great supper.
Verse nineteen: “And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.” [Revelation 19:19]
This is the last stand for the beast, and for all his confederates. It will be with good riddance!
The PERSON on the white horse, WHO is the GOD of Heaven and Earth, is about to make a short work of HIS enemies, and here we go! It is done!
Verse twenty: “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.” [Revelation 19:20]
We have now, the final dispatching of the cohorts of Satan [THE DEVIL] in the first mention of the existence of a lake of fire.
Both [the beast and the false prophet] are to be cast alive into this lake of fire which burns with brimstone.
Thus, these two become the first residents of the LAKE OF FIRE.
Now, this place [this place of everlasting fire] was expressly prepared by God for the eternal internment of the Devil, and all his angels.
We know this is so, because Jesus Christ, when HE was on this earth the first time, told us of this place in the Gospel according to Matthew, chapter twenty-five, verse forty-one:
“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:” [Matthew 25:41]
This is an everlasting fire: A lake of fire: And it is placed into the OUTER DARKNESS.
The reality of a place called the outer darkness is shown in the Gospel according to Matthew, chapter eight, verse twelve. Jesus declared:
“But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” [Matthew 8:12]
So there you have it. The Beast and the False Prophet are nominated to be the first inhabitants, or residents, of the Lake of Fire.
We will end here, with the sword proceeding out of his mouth of the LORD Jesus Christ in a military mopping up operation of the remnant.
Verse twenty-one: “And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.” [Revelation 19:21]
The Quick List of Events:
1. The Dragon [Satan] is now put into the bottomless pit to be imprisoned for a thousand years. [See for this Revelation 20:2-3]
2. The Beast and the False Prophet are now flung out into the Lake of Fire, which is in the outer darkness. [See for this verse twenty.]
3. The ten kings [that were confederates to the Beast] with their armies go down into HELL.
6. The kings of the people of the east with their armies go down into HELL.
7. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and all the saints of the Son of God, along with all the remaining of the unsaved of the nations of the earth, enter into the one-thousand-year KINGDOM OF HEAVEN to reign with Jesus Christ in Mount Zion in mountains of Israel. Amen!
We have here our happy ending located in the book of Micah, chapter four, verse seven:
“And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.” [Micah 4:7]
We end here, in the Kingdom of Heaven, with the Gospel according to Matthew, chapter eight, in verse eleven:
“And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.”
In the beginning of this commentary I made this declaration about the Bible. And here it is. The English Bible of 1611, or any edition thereof, is the absolute, inspired word of God in the English language.
We found a universal truth in the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, in chapter five, verse twelve:
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” [Romans 5:12]
This condition of all men being sinners requires that we call upon Jesus Christ by FAITH according to the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews, in chapter eleven, verse six:
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” [Hebrews 11:6]
It is pride that keeps away from Jesus Christ. What we need to do is humble ourselves, as children, and come to Jesus.
We saw that the pride in our hearts makes us vulnerable to the Devil or Satan, who is the father of lies.
Thus, we get enticed by the lying spirits.
Next, by way of a history lesson and with little geography we learned of the pitfalls contained within the continent of Asia, and of the land of the peoples of the east.
We learned of the twice coming of an oceanic, universal ruler who is a horseman of the people of the east. The time portal was opened to us through a vision into Jacob’s trouble by way of the Apostle John.
What John saw is conveyed to us by the Spirit of God through belief in the words of God in the normative use of words unless the context points to the figurative use. We are believe God’s words, where they are, and for what they say, and these words will make us ready to COME and SEE.
We began our commentary at the point from within the Trumpet Judgments when the fifth angel sounds. When the fifth angel sounded, we saw a STAR, which we found to be an angel.
We saw this angel falling down to earth with a key. This is key is the key to the door of the bottomless pit, which pit leads to the center of this earth.
This angel then, opens the door to the bottomless pit with the key, and we saw smoke rising up from out of the pit, which smoke came from within a great furnace in the earth. The smoke rises, and the sun, and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
The locusts come out from the smoke, and covered the land. Power was given to them as the scorpions of the earth.
We saw the locusts [that came out from the bottomless pit that were commanded to not hurt the earth, or any green thing] torture the men who had not the seal of God in their foreheads of the earth for the space of five months.
We learned these locusts were supernatural horsemen having the power of scorpions, with crowns on their heads, and breastplates on their chests. These locusts had the faces men but had the hair of women, and had teeth like lions. To top it off, they also had wings.
We saw a king over all these supernatural locusts whose name is Abaddon in the Hebrew, and Apollyon in the Greek. This king is Judas Iscariot.
We determined that Judas is the BEAST “that was, and is not, and yet is”, who also, is the angel of the bottomless pit, and is coming back to this earth as THE BEAST.
Next, we saw the sixth angel sound, and the Apostle John hears the voice of Jesus Christ coming out from the four horns of the golden altar in the third heaven commanding to set free the four angels bound in the Euphrates River.
Next, we saw that the Euphrates River bed was miraculously dried to enable the way of the kings of the east to invade Israel.
Further, we saw the number of these supernatural horsemen as being 200 hundred million.
Next, we saw a detailed description of these horses, and their riders, and what issued out of their mouths was fire, smoke and brimstone, which killed a third of the people on the earth.
We also, saw the significance of the phrase “the third part” by referring to the earlier passages in the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, where a third of the trees burnt up, a third of the sea became blood, a third of the creatures in the sea died, a third of ships were destroyed, a third of the rivers, and a third of the fountains of waters were ruined, and a third of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars.
We saw by the end of the Tribulation only one third of humanity survives the judgments, and go into the one-thousand-year Kingdom of Heaven.
We saw that the vast multitude of humanity repented not of their sin, their hatred of God, and of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
And finally, we saw the moment when the voice of the seventh angel sounded, and hearing the voice commanding to “seal up those things.”
Lastly, we saw when the seventh trumpet began to sound, and the ushering forth of Jesus Christ, WHO appears with all his saints. We even saw HIS eyes as a flame of fire. We saw on his head were many crowns.
Lastly, we saw him treading the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God at the supper of the great God.
“And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”
“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” [Revelation 22:20]