The Precision of Prophecy-Week-37

We dig deeper into the prophecy of Daniel’s seventy weeks, drawing on the book The Coming Prince by Sir Robert Anderson (who Sharon has decided to include as a character in her next installment of The Redwing Saga). Anderson, who was Assistant Superintendent of Scotland Yard during the Jack the Ripper murders as well as a theologian, calculated that the prophecy foretold the arrival of the Messiah in Jerusalem on the very day that Jesus entered the holy city.

Sixth Seal Resurrection-Week-35

Earthquakes are sometimes connected to God’s judgment, especially in the book of Revelation. However, we also find them connected to the act of resurrection—for example, in Matthew 27:52 and 28:2, and when the two witnesses are taken up into heaven in Revelation 11:13.

This is why we believe the “great earthquake” of Revelation 6:13 will be the result of the resurrection of the dead in Christ described by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:12-55.

For more on that idea, we recommend the excellent book Earthquake Resurrection by David W. Lowe.

Horses-Week-33

Before we return to Revelation 6 and pick up with the fifth seal, we take a brief look at horses in the Bible. In the cultures around ancient Israel, horses were animals of war. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are certainly riding to war, but the rider on a white horse called Faithful and True will put an end to their reign of terror at Armageddon

Zechariah, the Watchers, and Babylon-Week-31

We continue our comparison of the horsemen of the Book of Zechariah and find a fascinating link between the Old Testament and a popular story from ancient Babylon, the Erra Epic.

Erra was a warlike and violent deity, also a god of plagues. He was identified with the god Nergal, which means he was known to the Canaanites as Resheph and to the Greeks and Romans as Apollo. We explain how the Erra Epic connects the apkallu of Mesopotamia to the Watchers of Genesis 6, the “craftsmen” of Zechariah 1, and end times prophecy.

The Chariots of Zechariah-Week-30

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse bear a striking similarity to four chariots in Zechariah 6 pulled by white, red, black, and dappled horses. We discuss those chariots and the mountains of bronze from which they emerged and how they connect to the riders in Revelation 6.

Then we bring in context from Psalm 68, the “many-peaked mountain of Bashan,” and Isaiah 14:19, contrasting the Branch of Zechariah 6:12 to Isaiah 14:19 to explain why Isaiah’s “loathed branch” was really a dead god—Lucifer.

The Rider on the Pale Horse-Week-29

This week’s program is eerily appropriate as the world grapples with a viral pandemic that has infected more than a quarter-million people in less than two months and shows no sign of slowing down.

We discuss the pale horse rider, Thanatos, explain why Hades is a Greek version of the Canaanite death-god, Mot, and connect Revelation’s riders of the Apocalypse to the judgment God decreed against Judah in the days of the prophet Jeremiah and Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.

The Rider on the Black Horse-Week-28

The Third Horseman of the Apocalypse carries scales, representing trade and commerce, but the Greek word is translated elsewhere in the New Testament as “yoke,” a symbol of slavery and oppression.

We connect the economic system of the Antichrist to the first global government, Nimrod’s kingdom of Uruk, and explain why we believe the rider on the black horse was the Babylonian god Nabu—better known to us as Hermes or Mercury.