Salvation in Symbols and Signs

The Black Horse

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript

Participants: James Rafferty (Host), Ivor Meyers (Host), Yvonne Lewis, Jason Bradley


Series Code: SISS

Program Code: SISS000021A

00:30 So we are moving right into our next horse.
00:34 There's four of them.
00:35 You got the white, the red, the black and the pale.
00:38 And all of these colors symbolize significant actions
00:43 or reactions that are working in the earth today.
00:46 So these four horses are riding through earth today,
00:48 but we've identified them
00:50 primarily first of as historic epics,
00:54 historic timeframes in the era of history,
00:57 going back to the apostolic age,
00:59 white horse, the purity of the gospel
01:01 and then coming into the persecution,
01:03 the red horse, the persecution that took place
01:06 as the gospel spread out throughout the world
01:08 and it became an issue with pagan Rome.
01:10 And now we're moving to a time of darkness,
01:13 a time when another transition takes place
01:16 in relation to Christianity
01:18 for Satan to try to work in and up and destroy
01:23 the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
01:25 So the black horse is gonna take us,
01:26 it's got another epic of time.
01:28 And we won't understand all the symbols here.
01:30 What we gonna find here as we read these verses is,
01:33 there's a little bit more here.
01:34 There's a little bit more for us to chew,
01:36 to bite often chew here, it might take us little longer
01:38 to get through some of these symbols and understand them.
01:40 But they will be, they are understandable.
01:43 So Jason, can you lead us out with the word of prayer
01:46 and then we get right into these verses,
01:48 read these verses.
01:49 Sure.
01:50 Dear heavenly Father, we ask that you be here with us
01:52 as we study about the black horse,
01:54 Lord, please bless the study
01:56 as You have all of our other ones,
01:58 in Jesus' name we pray, amen.
01:59 Amen.
02:01 Okay, let's read.
02:03 Jason, would you read for us verses.
02:05 What is it five and six, five and six.
02:08 Okay.
02:10 "And when he had opened the third seal,
02:11 I heard the third beast say, Come and see.
02:14 And I beheld, and lo a black horse,
02:18 and he that sat on him
02:20 had a pair of balances in his hand.
02:23 And I heard a voice
02:24 in the midst of the four beasts say,
02:26 a measure of wheat for a penny,
02:28 and three measures of barley for a penny,
02:30 and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. "
02:34 Okay, so this first symbol that we want to look at here
02:38 I think is the symbol of the color.
02:39 We've been doing that all the way through.
02:42 The white we connected in about a dozen places there,
02:45 it's connected to the righteousness of saints,
02:48 the righteousness of God.
02:49 So saw that in relation to Revelation 19:11
02:52 the white horse and its rider is Christ.
02:54 So we identified the horses.
02:55 Christ, His people connected His church,
02:58 connected with Him.
02:59 And then the red horse, we connected the red
03:02 with the dragon in Revelation 12:3,
03:04 the great red dragon, persecution again,
03:07 the connection was made there.
03:08 There are number of Bible verses
03:10 that we want to look at here.
03:12 And I'm thinking may be we can just kind of look at a couple.
03:15 One of them is found in Acts 26:18.
03:22 Acts 26:18.
03:24 The other one that I want us to look at is in John 3:19-21.
03:30 So, Yvonne, do you have the Acts one?
03:33 Yeah, Acts 26, which is that?
03:34 Yeah, Acts 26:18.
03:37 John 3. Okay.
03:38 John 3:19 to 21.
03:41 Okay, and...
03:43 As soon as you get there just, you just go ahead.
03:45 26:18 you said? Yeah.
03:47 Okay, "To open their eyes and to turn them
03:50 from darkness to light. "
03:52 Do you want me to do 17?
03:53 Yeah, do 17, you get it.
03:55 "Delivering thee from the people,
03:56 and from the Gentiles,
03:58 unto whom now I send thee, to open their eyes
04:01 and to turn them from darkness to light
04:03 and from the power of Satan to God,
04:06 that they may receive forgiveness of sins
04:08 and an inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith
04:12 that is in me. "
04:13 Okay, so just real quick one, you want to comment on that.
04:16 Paul here is speaking about how the gospel,
04:19 the white horse is symbolizing the gospel is turning people
04:22 from darkness to light.
04:24 So here if we borrow this,
04:26 we bring this over to Revelation 6,
04:29 we have darkness and we have light.
04:32 And Jesus is saying that
04:34 this color is symbolic of the darkness
04:37 of not understanding the gospel of Jesus Christ.
04:40 Satan is going to try to keep us in darkness.
04:44 Now let's read John Chapter 3.
04:46 Verses 19 to 21.
04:48 "And this is the condemnation,
04:50 that light is come into the world,
04:52 and men loved darkness rather than light,
04:55 because their deeds were evil.
04:57 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light,
05:00 neither cometh to the light,
05:01 lest his deeds should be reproved. "
05:03 Okay, so...
05:05 Oh, is that? Verse 21.
05:06 "But he that doeth truth cometh to the light,
05:09 that his deeds may be made manifest,
05:11 that they are wrought in God. "
05:13 Now, do you noticed something significant here?
05:16 These verses are talking about people.
05:18 Talking about people specifically.
05:20 So we've already identified the horses
05:22 as representing people works.
05:24 So in this particular epic of time,
05:27 we've got horses.
05:29 The black horse representing people
05:31 who are rejecting light and moving into darkness,
05:34 who are rejecting light and holding on to darkness.
05:37 Basically that's what's taking place.
05:38 You've got people...
05:40 See every one of these horses represents people
05:42 and choices that we make.
05:44 And we'll see this even more as we get to the end of this
05:47 whole symbol or symbols summarize it all
05:50 in this incredible application of parallel
05:53 to one of the parables.
05:55 A parallel to a parable of Jesus in Matthew 13,
05:58 but right now we just want to emphasize
06:00 that sometimes when we think about horses,
06:03 we think all these horses, they must represent,
06:05 you know, these earthly beast
06:07 and the other that's going on in the earth and it's,
06:09 you know, the red horse that must be communism,
06:11 you know, and they come down and they kill,
06:12 you know, and take piece from the earth
06:14 and then disperse.
06:15 No, these horses represent people
06:17 and they represent very practical decisions
06:19 that we make in relation to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
06:23 And so here we have people who are represented
06:26 as loving darkness rather than light.
06:28 And we have the gospel trying to take us
06:29 out of darkness into the light.
06:31 And these Bibles verses are helping us
06:34 to unravel that and understand,
06:36 you know, how that applies to this, to this age,
06:38 but we want to see it in relation to history.
06:41 How do we connect this to the churches
06:44 and the history that's taking place there?
06:45 What's happening in this period of time?
06:48 Let's test our students here.
06:51 Oh no.
06:53 Quiz? I'm serious.
06:54 We hate our quizzes. We hate that.
06:57 So but this one should be pretty easy.
06:58 Okay.
06:59 So this is seal number what?
07:04 This is number two, isn't it?
07:05 Number three. Three, three.
07:07 Right so, if we're looking at seal number three then,
07:09 if we need something that we can check it again,
07:13 so we can get a general idea
07:15 of what period we are talking about,
07:17 where would we go.
07:22 Would we look anywhere else in the Book of Revelation
07:24 for something that we have covered before?
07:27 The churches. The churches.
07:28 Excellent, you are doing great. The churches!
07:30 Yay!
07:34 The churches. Right.
07:37 And what church specifically
07:40 would we seek to find some kind of connection with?
07:44 What number? Three.
07:46 Number three, church number three.
07:47 And if we go back to the list of churches,
07:50 church number three is a church of Pergamos,
07:52 which is where we found compromise taking place.
07:55 And we saw that that time period
07:57 was beginning roughly around 321 A.D,
08:02 with the introduction of the Emperor Constantine,
08:06 and the compromise that began to happen
08:10 right after the persecutions of the second church period.
08:14 Okay.
08:15 So now we know, okay, this third horse,
08:19 this black horse would represent
08:21 compromise occurring
08:25 really at the time of this agreement
08:32 that is about to be made between Rome
08:36 as a nation and Christianity.
08:39 They began to come together
08:42 and mix paganism with Christianity
08:46 which would point us to the scales
08:48 that the rider on the black horse is holding,
08:51 balance, false balances.
08:52 False balances.
08:53 Yeah, we have a scale and you're trying to,
08:55 you know, you give a little and you take a little.
08:57 Right? Right.
08:58 Make it and that's what's going on here.
09:00 Hey, you know what?
09:01 We'll make some concessions, we'll make some agreements.
09:04 We'll mingle paganism with Christianity
09:06 so that everyone can be happy.
09:10 That's what begins to happen.
09:11 Yes.
09:12 And this is really interesting because as you bring that out,
09:15 there's a couple of other Bible verses
09:17 that I want us to refer to in relation to this.
09:19 The word balance here also means a yoke
09:25 or a burden or bondage, and it can refer,
09:28 you know in Mathew Chapter 11,
09:30 it talks about being yoked up with Christ.
09:33 But in other Bible verses, there's a negative connotation
09:37 to this yoke or this balance that's identified here.
09:39 And I think it's in a negative that we're seeing this.
09:42 Just like peace can refer to,
09:45 you know, the gospel of Jesus Christ.
09:47 The sword is negative in the last one.
09:50 It's a sword of persecution
09:52 but Jesus also can represent the sword.
09:54 So we have to understand the context,
09:56 that's why these principles are very important in layering
09:58 with the churches and the seals and then the trumpets,
10:01 helping us to make the connection.
10:02 So look at these Bible verses.
10:05 Look up Acts Chapter 15.
10:07 Yvonne, can you look up Acts 15:10?
10:10 And then, Jason, would you look up
10:12 Acts or Galatians 5:1?
10:15 Galatians 5:1 and Acts 15:10.
10:19 And as you're looking up Galatians 5:1,
10:23 I want to give a little bit of background
10:25 to what's happening in Galatia.
10:26 Do you have Acts 15 already? I do.
10:28 Let's start with that.
10:29 Okay, "Now therefore why tempt ye God,
10:31 to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples,
10:34 which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?"
10:37 Okay, Paul here is dealing not only with the yoke
10:41 that the Jews were trying to bring in
10:44 to the Christian church,
10:45 the yoke of the ceremonial, listen to the ceremony laws,
10:49 that they even themselves
10:51 were not able to keep and follow,
10:54 but he is also talking about legalism in a sense.
10:57 He is talking about the Judises,
10:58 they were coming in a sense undermining
11:01 the gospel of Jesus Christ
11:02 and wanting to force the Gentiles to be circumcised
11:05 and they keep these certain ceremonial laws
11:07 that really had been fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
11:10 And Galatians 5:1?
11:12 Galatians 5:1, "Stand fast therefore in the liberty
11:15 where with Christ have made us free,
11:18 and be not entangled again with a yoke of bondage. "
11:21 Okay, so here, the yoke of bondage
11:26 is again coming in suddenly to the church
11:29 through this Judisers,
11:31 where they're wanting to observe
11:32 in the context of Galatians'
11:34 years and months and days,
11:37 all of these different holidays and formalisms.
11:41 Christian formalism that was trying to come in
11:44 to the early church
11:45 and that's exactly what we see taking place
11:47 during this darkness.
11:48 We see a mixture of paganism and forms and ceremonies
11:53 with the pure gospel of Christianity.
11:56 And so it's truly significant here
11:57 because the balance actually deepens the symbolism
12:01 of the black horse because in this case,
12:03 it is referring to these forms of legalism
12:06 that are eroding the gospel of Jesus Christ.
12:09 Slowly eroding, eating away at the gospel of Jesus Christ.
12:12 And end up coming to this fruition
12:15 in this incredible edifice of forms and ceremonies
12:20 that the church becomes down
12:23 toward the end of this period of time,
12:26 and something that the gospel has to break through
12:28 point by point.
12:30 We'll be looking at this point by point
12:31 and recover the brightness
12:32 and the purity of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
12:34 And its freedom. Yeah, and the freedom.
12:36 Because the holy yoke, the whole idea
12:38 that there is a yoke here and legalism is a yoke, it is.
12:44 And so many people are just so bound up in legalism
12:49 that they don't know the freedom that comes
12:51 with actually knowing Christ in that.
12:53 And not having to be just so...
12:59 heavy-laden...
13:01 Yeah, havey-laden. With the burden.
13:02 Yeah.
13:04 And what's interesting about this is that, you know,
13:06 that the Bible here is talking about these pair of balances.
13:10 These are false balances, and let's just made that word
13:15 singular, false balance.
13:17 So this idea of, you know, hey, let's be balance man,
13:23 be careful because sometimes, you know,
13:25 whose definition of balance.
13:27 Right. You know what I'm saying.
13:28 So now in the early church you have this.
13:31 Look, you know, we don't have to keep God's law the way
13:35 that He wrote it.
13:36 Let's compromise a little, you know,
13:38 let the pagans do their thing, be balance.
13:40 You know, don't be so, and so, you know,
13:43 on a very practical personal level.
13:46 White horse, you're on fire,
13:49 you know, they have the gospel.
13:51 But then the red horse comes along,
13:52 persecute you, oh, man,
13:54 and so the tendency when we become persecuted is,
14:00 what can I do to stop this persecution,
14:03 I know, I'll compromise a little bit.
14:05 Let me just kind of cool that,
14:08 and that's what the devil is trying.
14:10 You know, on a very personal level,
14:11 devil wants to get you connected
14:13 with that dark holes.
14:15 So that now you're balancing, I mean, your false balance,
14:18 you're compromising,
14:20 and this is exactly what is happening
14:22 in this church period,
14:24 where they begin to compromise with paganism,
14:28 and the mansion here
14:31 that actually speaks about in that verse 6.
14:36 "I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts
14:39 saying a measure of wheat for a penny,
14:41 and three measures of barley for a penny. "
14:44 Okay. Yeah.
14:45 So what are bread,
14:48 you know, indeed barely and wheat
14:49 are ingredients for bread.
14:51 What is bread symbolized in the Bible?
14:54 Jesus often.
14:55 Symbolizes Christ, and it symbolizes His word.
14:58 Man does not live by bread alone,
15:01 thy words were found and I did eat them.
15:03 So you've got the table of showbread,
15:05 remember in the sanctuary symbolism,
15:07 and the table of showbread represents,
15:09 you know, you got the live witnessing,
15:10 you got the altar prayer,
15:12 you got the table of showbread,
15:13 partaking of the word of God.
15:15 Two stacks of 6, 66 books in the word of God.
15:20 So God is bringing these symbols alive
15:22 and He is pointed out, He will make a connection again
15:24 with the sanctuary in the sense with the bread.
15:27 What does it mean for a penny?
15:29 See, a penny was like a day's wages.
15:31 So it was costly to maintain that connection
15:35 with the word of God
15:37 and to have the word of God was costly
15:39 as this compromise began to take place.
15:41 Yeah, I see those two loaves, you know, I mean two stacks,
15:46 six loaves each as true balance.
15:49 Perfect true balance, you know,
15:51 so something by attacking the word of God
15:55 and creating a false balance with the word of God
15:59 has much significance
16:01 when we come back to the table of showbread,
16:02 where there's all these seals are unfolding.
16:05 So you think about the book of...
16:06 you know, it talks about this,
16:08 how much it cost for this bread and if there is a famine,
16:12 there is a famine and guess what,
16:13 Amos Chapter 8, I'm going to read it.
16:16 Amos 8: 11, it says
16:17 "Behold, the days comes say the Lord God,
16:20 that I will send a famine in the land,
16:22 not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,
16:25 but of hearing the words of the Lord.
16:28 And they shall wander from sea and sea
16:29 and from the north even to the east
16:31 they shall run to and fro
16:33 to seek the word of the Lord and shall not find it. "
16:36 What began to happen in this time period is this.
16:40 Taking away of the word of God to where the word of God,
16:44 the true word of God becomes scarce.
16:47 Now, want you to think about this.
16:50 Remember we talked about,
16:51 because something very specific happened in 321 A.D.
16:56 And that was actually the first Sunday law
16:59 that was passed by Constantine.
17:00 I remember we talked about how the table of showbread
17:03 was changed out every Sabbath.
17:07 So we saw that look,
17:10 the things that are going to be the focus of the seal,
17:13 of the seals are the word of God,
17:15 the mount of the congregation and the Sabbath.
17:18 So under the white horse, white horse goes forth
17:22 with the true word of God and the Sabbath, you know,
17:25 that's what set Christians aside in the yoke
17:28 so they were actually persecuted under the red horse
17:31 because they were keeping the Sabbath.
17:33 It was a heavy Sabbath persecution
17:35 and because of this, some Christians began to say,
17:38 we need to distance ourselves from the Sabbath
17:40 because it's bringing persecution
17:42 and so under Constantine,
17:45 you have this compromise, right?
17:47 Now remember this, I want to show this,
17:49 let's get back to the third church,
17:52 which is what you guys pointed out, okay.
17:54 Remember how we talked about how Lucifer wanted to sit
17:57 on the sides of the north,
17:59 over the mount of the congregation.
18:01 Well, this is third seal.
18:03 I want you to go back, let's just go back
18:05 very quickly to the third church,
18:06 Revelation Chapter 2
18:09 and let's look at verse 12 and 13,
18:12 and let's see 12 and 13.
18:17 Could you, one of you read that for us verse 12 and 13.
18:20 "And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write,
18:22 These things saith he which hath the sharp sword
18:25 with two edges, I know thy works,
18:28 and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is. "
18:31 All right, stop right there.
18:32 Even where what?
18:34 Satan's seat. Satan's seat.
18:36 Third church, third seal,
18:39 Sunday law, historically.
18:42 So Satan is attempting to take his seat
18:47 over the mount of the congregation.
18:50 Worship. Wow.
18:51 Worship.
18:52 Wow.
18:54 He is sitting in a sense we can say
18:56 he is attempting to sit on the sides of the north
18:59 over the mount of the congregation,
19:02 and using his authority to change the Sabbath.
19:08 Yeah.
19:09 It was the priest that changed the table of showbread
19:12 every Sabbath.
19:13 So now when he sits, saying, yeah,
19:15 I have authority to do this.
19:16 I'm sitting over the mount of the congregation.
19:18 I have authority to change God's law,
19:22 which brings us right back to the Book of Daniel,
19:24 which we will get into later, but you see this connections
19:27 that let you know this is definitely
19:29 where we are in history,
19:30 the fact that Satan's seat would be mentioned
19:32 in connection with the third seal
19:36 is absolutely profound
19:37 and important for us to understand.
19:39 It really is, and you know that history
19:41 again informs us today.
19:43 When we look back at the history we say,
19:44 okay, here's where it applies.
19:46 Then we take the principles and we apply to us today.
19:49 We don't necessarily see Satan doing the same thing exactly
19:54 but we see the same principles taking place.
19:56 So Sunday law, famine for the word of God,
20:01 the true word of God is scarce.
20:03 And there's this famine and people aren't understanding
20:06 really what the word of God teaches
20:07 because we have these transition taking place
20:10 and the word of God
20:11 doesn't become the centre any longer.
20:13 So how does that apply to us today?
20:15 Now, I want to share with you a couple of
20:17 bible worship versions
20:19 that I think bring this home to us, in our time.
20:23 What we see taking place today, by the way,
20:24 this is really interesting
20:26 because recently I was given a bible to read,
20:30 it's called the...
20:35 I'm now forgetting the name of it,
20:36 but it's the bible that's written in sequence,
20:39 everything is in, kind of like the Chronological Bible,
20:41 Chronological Bible.
20:43 And I was like, this is great, you know.
20:45 'Cause when you reading Mathew,
20:46 you don't just read Mathew, you have Mathew, Luke, John,
20:48 Mathew, Mark, Luke, John.
20:49 First chapter, second chapter.
20:51 It puts it all in there,
20:52 everything's in chronological order.
20:54 So I started Genesis, start reading through,
20:55 and it was filled with footnotes,
20:57 and I was like, oh.
20:58 And so I'm reading through, and reading these footnotes,
21:00 and I started noticing, wait a minute,
21:04 theses footnotes are actually undermining the word of God.
21:09 They're actually undermining the word of God.
21:11 I'm thinking, why are they doing this?
21:12 So I stopped reading the footnotes.
21:14 And then I realize as I went through there,
21:15 I realize, you know the bible is the best selling book
21:21 in the world.
21:23 Yes, still, right. Still.
21:26 It's not on the New York best sellers list
21:27 because it be there,
21:29 it be on the topsy all the time.
21:30 It's a best seller.
21:32 And because of this, it's a really good way
21:34 for people to make money who publish books.
21:37 However, in order to make money on the bible,
21:40 we have to have your own version,
21:41 because every version is copyrighted
21:42 and you can't make money on someone else's.
21:44 So this is one of the reasons
21:46 why there are so many new versions of bible.
21:48 So the Chronological Bible, it's not that these guys,
21:51 these people are really interested in,
21:53 its a new way to make some money on the bible.
21:56 Here's a new Bible.
21:57 And we'll put whatever footnotes in there
21:59 we want to put in there.
22:00 They can be skeptical footnotes,
22:01 they can be undermining God's word,
22:03 but this is a Chronological Bible,
22:04 'you got to get this bible and read the... '
22:06 That's the point. Wow.
22:07 Okay now, here's the danger.
22:10 Satan is very subtle the way he works.
22:12 Another version of bible, another version of bible,
22:14 another version of Bible, has to be changed
22:16 10 to15 percent from previous version.
22:17 You can only change the bible so much
22:19 before you're going out of the Greek,
22:20 and you are going into whatever.
22:21 So let me just, not long ago,
22:24 I really got interested
22:26 in a version of the bible called The Message.
22:28 Yeah.
22:29 Oh man, down to earth,
22:31 easy to read, easy to understand.
22:32 I was preaching, I was telling people,
22:34 "You got to get this version, you got to get this version. "
22:36 And then you know, I mean, this was something that...
22:39 'cause I used to be King James only,
22:41 you know, and I kind of balance,
22:43 I am hoping balance from that, you know.
22:45 But now I am swinging over here, I am going,
22:47 "Whoa, whoa, wait a minute. "
22:48 And so I said, "I'm going to put this to the litmus test. "
22:51 So I decided to go in The Message Bible
22:53 to some of the verses that I used to test
22:56 it's authenticity.
22:58 So I went to, first verse I went to is Revelation 1:10.
23:03 Revelation 1:10,
23:04 "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day. "
23:06 So let me read it to you from The Message Bible,
23:09 "I was in the Spirit", excuse me,
23:12 "It was Sunday
23:14 and I was in the Spirit, praying. "
23:16 It was Sunday.
23:19 We brought out this idea of this transition to Sunday,
23:23 scarcity to the word of God.
23:24 Today, there is no scarcity of the word of God,
23:26 it's every where.
23:27 Isn't it?
23:28 I mean, you can get the Bibles Galore,
23:30 you can get The Chronological Bible,
23:31 you can get The Message Bible.
23:33 But when you get these bibles, what are you reading,
23:35 and is this really what the bible is teaching?
23:37 Now I quoted The Message Bible.
23:39 By the way, The Message Bible now sits on the heretic shelf.
23:41 Everyone should have the heretic shelf.
23:43 Student of the Bible,
23:44 you need to have a heretic shelf.
23:45 I still utilize it, but I've got this caution.
23:49 But as I started studying this,
23:51 I want to just, I want to find
23:52 any and every bible version I can find
23:55 and read this verse in there.
23:56 So the Expanded Bible, "It's the Lord's day,
23:59 probably a reference to the first day of the week,
24:00 which is Sunday. "
24:02 That's the Expanded Bible.
24:04 And then I found another version of bible
24:06 which is called the Holman Christian Bible,
24:10 "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day. "
24:11 Footnote: Sunday.
24:13 Then I found the English translation of The Voice,
24:15 "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day
24:17 (the first day of the week)," which is Sunday.
24:19 Then I found another five,
24:21 no, six translation of the bible,
24:24 including the Spanish one,
24:25 and I won't embarrass my Spanish teacher
24:28 from high school in trying to read that.
24:30 Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, first day of the week,
24:32 first day of the week, first day of the week.
24:33 So what we see in that history of that transformation
24:36 that took place by Constantine's law,
24:38 we see the same thing taking place today,
24:40 a subtle transition, pluralism.
24:44 So that when I do a bible study now with someone and they say,
24:47 "Oh, the Sabbath, well, I go to church on Sunday."
24:50 "Well, Sunday actually isn't in Bible."
24:51 "Oh, it's in my Bible.
24:53 It's in my Bible, Revelation 1:10."
24:54 "Well, Revelation 1:10, you know, The Message Bible,
24:56 that's not really based on the Greek."
24:58 "Well, there were scholars, the scholars did that.
25:01 They know what they are talking about.
25:03 I trust the scholars.
25:04 If they think that's a good translation,
25:05 I got six other translations by the way.
25:07 If all these people think,
25:08 if all these bible have Sunday in there,
25:10 the first day of the week in there,
25:11 its good enough for me.
25:14 That's where we are today. Yeah.
25:16 So that history is coming forth.
25:17 Now, notice what it says here, in a context of this says,
25:20 "Hurt not the oil and the wine."
25:22 I know we're not going to have enough time
25:24 to cover the oil and the wine,
25:25 but we need to cover this in detail
25:26 because this connection here between the oil and wine,
25:30 and the importance of the bible,
25:33 the word of God and the authority of that word,
25:36 and the fact that it should not be alter.
25:38 Because when you get to the end of Revelation,
25:39 you remember, let's read those bible verses.
25:41 Jason, can you read for us
25:43 Revelation 22:18?
25:49 Sure.
25:53 "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words
25:55 of the prophecy of this book,
25:57 If any man shall add unto these things,
25:59 God shall add unto him the plagues
26:02 that are written in this book."
26:03 And 19.
26:04 "And if any man shall take away
26:06 from the words of the book of this prophecy,
26:09 God shall take away his part out of the book of life,
26:12 and out of the holy city, and from the things
26:14 which are written in this book."
26:16 That is serious. Wow.
26:18 That is serious.
26:19 God is saying, don't add, don't take away.
26:22 You add words to this, you take words away from this,
26:25 well, here we have six bible versions,
26:28 six modern bible versions and all of those versions
26:30 by the way, are post 2000.
26:32 All of them were translated after the year 2000.
26:34 Interesting.
26:36 Okay, so they are all modern, that are changing,
26:40 that are adding to the word of God.
26:42 They are putting in definitions of the Lord's day
26:45 that aren't actually in the text,
26:47 they are not in the Greek.
26:48 But they are in their now,
26:49 and now people are reading bibles
26:51 that basically saying,
26:52 as never before that Sunday is in the Bible,
26:56 it's the Lord's Day.
26:58 So we're moving now back toward this compromise
27:02 that we saw in those dark ages.
27:04 The black horse is still riding.
27:05 The black horse is still riding and we're there.
27:07 And people, we need to be aware of this,
27:08 we really need to be aware of this.
27:10 So we're under a minute and we got a close out.
27:13 But we want to remind people...
27:16 What do we remind people?
27:17 If they have any questions,
27:19 just send their emails to
27:23 as a Salvation, and Symbols, and Signs.
27:25 Salvations, and symbols, and signs.
27:27 Close this out, Yvonne, with the word of prayer,
27:29 would you?
27:30 Father, we just thank you so much
27:32 for this studying lord
27:33 and this Revelation of your spirit,
27:36 your love for us.
27:38 And we just thank you Lord God
27:40 for all that you do and for being in our lives.
27:43 Continue to bless, guide, and direct us.
27:45 We pray in Jesus' name.
27:46 Amen. Amen.
27:47 Amen. That went very fast.
27:49 It did.
27:50 We got to hit the oil and wine.
27:51 Now, just real quick, before we go though,
27:53 the oil and the wine,
27:54 oil represents the anointing of the Holy Spirit
27:56 and wine represents the blood of Jesus Christ.
27:58 We're going to look at some bible versus,
28:00 but we really need to emphasize that because this is the key
28:03 to escaping the darkness, the compromise.
28:06 It's to be annoyed with the Holy Spirit
28:09 and not letting men teach us but the God teachers, 1 John,
28:11 and then to be depending on the blood of Christ,
28:14 because that's also
28:15 what the compromise came in with,
28:16 with the compromise and the gospel.
28:18 Sweet.


Revised 2016-06-23