An Old Testament Prophecy which sounds like the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse in REVELATION

It's from Zechariah 6 

Four Chariots

Then I looked up again and saw four chariots coming from between two bronze mountains. The first chariot was pulled by red horses, the second by black horses, the third by white horses, and the fourth by powerful dappled-gray horses. 

“And what are these, my lord?” I asked the angel who was talking with me. 

The angel replied, “These are the four spiritsa of heaven who stand before the Lord of all the earth. They are going out to do his work. The chariot with black horses is going north, the chariot with white horses is going west and the chariot with dappled-gray horses is going south.” 

The powerful horses were eager to set out to patrol the earth. And the LORD said, “Go and patrol the earth!” So they left at once on their patrol.

Then the LORD summoned me and said, “Look, those who went north have vented the anger of my Spirit there in the land of the north.

Here is the sort of picture someone 2500 years ago might have painted, having read the anecdote recorded by Zechariah. Indeed it is the sort of picture still likely to be painted TODAY!

 

What is this vision all about - in terms of modern understanding?

In the first place, the drawing has got one thing right! The horses are flying and this clearly must be the case because Zechariah says "I looked UP and saw 4 chariots.." So the artist has drawn 4 horses and they are flying, each drawing a chariot behind them.

What else could anyone draw 2500 years ago - or even 500 years ago! These chariots are passing between 2 mountains said to be made of bronze but these are not illustrated. 

Now, for understanding the vision as an adult:

Firstly, we know that whatever these chariots were, they were NOT pulled by horses because any 5 year old child will tell you that horses can't fly! And a ten year old will tell you there is no such thing as a mountain made of bronze!

So, assuming Zechariah is being shown a "visual" of an "End Times Event" (and for the moment we have to ignore the obvious questions of HOW and BY WHOM is he being shown the "vision") and we have to ask, WHAT was he actually seeing?

There are FOUR flying objects passing between "twin" mountains, which looked like bronze in the reflected, early-morning sunlight! 

The final clue must be the last part of the quotation which says:

"Those who went north have vented the anger of my Spirit there in the land of the north.”

Some kind of damage was inflicted to "vent his anger". But what damage on what? Perhaps you already have a glimmer of a thought!

Read my explanation of the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse on The Amazing Book of Revelation Website but first, here is a picture of the "twin bronze mountains" to help you on you way!

Sorry, I cant get the 4 "chariots" actually coming through the bronze mountains because all four aircraft didn't actually come through together! But you understand what I'm getting at!

 

 

  

 

 

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