Revelation 6:1-8 "
1And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given to him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. 3And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given to him a great sword. 5And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and see a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6And I heard a voice in the middle of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see you hurt not the oil and the wine. 7And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth."
The four horsemen have already begun, and roughly correspond to the "birth pangs" of Matthew 24:4-12. They precede the 3 1/2 year Great Tribulation. Though Islamic terrorists had bombed many embassies worldwide, it was the attack on September 11, 2001 (Rosh HaShanah was a week later) which awakened the world to the "peaceful" white horse of Islam attempting to conquer the world without "arrows" (nukes). To view Islam's toll of conquest, visit http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/ which keeps track of each attack worldwide. This leads us to the red horse of terrorism which has "taken peace from the earth." Not content to just kill infidels, the Muslims also kill other Muslims ("they should kill one another"). On September 11, 2006 a 12-year-old boy was among six people murdered by a suicide bomber at a funeral for a previous victim of a suicide bombing in Afghanistan; thirty-six were wounded.
Joel 3:2,9,12 "I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. Proclaim you this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about."
"On September 11, 2008 US Consul General Jacob Walles admitted during an interview with a Palestinian newspaper that there were secret negotiations taking place to divide Jerusalem. The US State Department and Israeli officials were quick to deny such negotiation. Consul General Walles is second in command under the US ambassador to Israel and knows what is going on. I feel he let "the cat out of the bag." Walles statement was in perfect agreement with Secretary Rice's actions.
This admission by the Consul General was on Thursday, September 11. At the very time of this admission, Hurricane Ike was rushing toward Texas. This was a massive hurricane 600 miles wide! It struck late Friday and the eye went directly up Galveston Bay. Entire towns were destroyed and Houston was crippled. The rippling effect is not known at this time. The damaged is estimated now at $20 billion and counting. This was bad enough but then Lehman Brothers, one of the largest Wall Street banks, collapsed right on the heels of the hurricane. Then the domino effect hit the stock market." [John McTernan from http://johnmcternansinsights.blogspot.com/ ]
Again it was during the "days of awe" between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Sept. 29 and Oct. 9, 2008) that the black horse of economic ruin traveled the globe. (Was it just Democrats causing runs on banks to create economic uncertainty to shift the focus off of the war in Iraq so that their candidate would be elected? Or were rich terrorists making large computer transactions ½ hour before closing for twelve days? Who are the private owners of the Federal Reserve Bank?) There may yet come a blight on wheat and barley until it gets to the point where "daily bread" will cost a day's wages (Rev. 6:6). Israel has a native plants conservatory which will help them replant.
Then comes the pale horse of Death. Currently Islam has a majority in one fourth of the world. [http://abuusamah.wordpress.com/2008/01/18/world-muslim-population/] Russia still has a large Muslim population even after all the "-istan" secessions. Current Muslim world population is estimated between 21% [http://www.geocities.com/richleebruce/b/islam.html] and 27% [http://www.islamicpopulation.com/]. And in those parts of the world in which Islam has power, it is killing through war and famine. All this chaos before the 3 1/2 year clock of the Great Tribulation even begins.
Jesus, the Lamb of God was born on Rosh HaShanah, September 11, 3 B.c. and He will return after the Great Tribulation as the Lion of the tribe of Judah to rescue the righteous and to destroy the wicked. His Bride needs to wake up and live righteously and lovingly, and proclaim the good news of grace in Jesus while there is still time.
For information on Christ's birth, see Biblical Astronomy at