This Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible article focuses on the false prophecy teachings of Pastor Dean Odle, who also teaches the false flat earth theory.
Pastor Dean Odle’s teaching is in black, my comments are in red.
Having established the foundation, lets look at the first four seals or the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
His ‘foundation’ is on faulty ground! Read Flat Earth Pastor Dean Odle False Teaching On Revelation Part 3
Here’s the passage:
“And 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. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And 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 unto him a great sword. And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale (green) horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto 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” (Revelation 6:1-8).
Let the Bible Interpret the Bible
In the vision, the Lord Jesus shows John these four horses and their riders. Each horse is a different color: one white, one red, one black, and one pale or chlo¯ros which means green. If we let the Bible interpret the Bible instead of men’s private interpretations, then the Bible will tell us what these first four seals/horsemen REALLY are.
That sounds great, but then he proceeds to give his private interpretations, which are wrong!
The prophet Zechariah had a very similar vision recorded in chapter 6 of his book. Zechariah saw four groups of horses pulling chariots 1) white 2) red 3) black 4) griseled and bay. And when he asked the angel what they were “…the angel answered and said unto me, These are the FOUR SPIRITS OF THE HEAVENS, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth” (Zechariah 6:5).
So, with help from this passage and the fact that the Apostle John stated that the spirit of antichrist was already in the world in the first century, we have to conclude that the four horsemen of Revelation 6 are FOUR EVIL SPIRITS that were released on the earth to influence people with certain ideologies and beliefs that would result in the death of many people. “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world” (1 John 4:3).
It amazes me that he just condemned men’s private interpretations, but then he fails to give a verse by verse explanation, and he then shares his interpretation, saying “We would have to conclude.”
The First Seal: The White Horse – The Quest for a One-World Government
The traditional view of the first seal or the white horse and his rider is that this is the actual man who will be the final antichrist. They believe this because they assume that he is trying to mimic Christ’s return on a white horse at the end of this age. And though this sounds plausible, the Word of God does not state anywhere that this white horse and its rider is the actual man who will be the final Antichrist.
Pastor Dean Odle fails to understand that the prophet Daniel pointed to four beast kingdoms, the last one of which is the Roman beast, which would endure until Messiah returns. Read The Beasts Of Daniel 2 and Daniel 7
The Apostle John is telling the narrative of the historical battle between the Satan-empowered leader of the Roman beast, against Messiah and His saints.
So the context of the seal judgments is the pagan Roman Empire, which Satan had used to try to wipe out Messiah’s Church, killing millions of saints.
This assumption has caused a lot of people to see this passage incorrectly. I contend (based on Zechariah’s vision) that this white horse is the evil spirit of antichrist and deception that has been riding the earth for centuries. Its’ deception is to set up the worldly system that would bring about the one-world government of Satan in the last days.
That is why the rider of the white horse has a bow and no arrows yet he is seen as going forth to conquer. This “white” evil spirit is the spirit that manifests itself through organizations that try to appear good and as if they are working for peace when they are really serving Satan’s plan for world domination.
Revelation 1:1-3 pointed to these things taking place shorty, for the time is at hand; not over a thousand years later!
His explanation of the white horse, the bow, the crown, and going forth and conquering; is all his interpretation, and the timing is totally out of context.
You can see that this “white” evil spirit of Antichrist has been working for years through the Roman Catholic Church, the United Nations, and groups like the Council on Foreign Relations to bring about Satan’s end-time world government. We see the color white in each of these satanic organizations.
For instance, the Pope wears white and rides in a white car, a white plane, and a white helicopter. The UN vehicles and tanks are all white. And the Council on Foreign Relations has a logo of a white horse with a rider on it. Sadly, these organizations will soon accomplish their goals to conquer the world states and bring them into Lucifer’s world government.
He points to the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church, but he doesn’t tell you who they are; the antichrist beast Pope who leads the harlot church of Rome which is called “Mystery, Babylon the Great.”
Then, the Man of Sin, the Antichrist will take his place as the leader of this world government by promising peace, but later, he will massacre Christians, Jews, and all that resist his New World Order. Amazingly, thousands of white UN vehicles have been spotted on US military bases and on tractor trailers being transported on US highways. They are going forth to conquer America in the near future.
The office of the papacy fulfills Bible prophecy as the man of sin, the Son of Perdition; who sits in the temple of God, who has already proclaimed to be God, to forgive sins, and to provide salvation; all of which is blasphemy. Read Son Of Perdition Of 2 Thessalonians 2
By pointing to a futuristic Man of Sin and antichrist, Pastor Dean Odle is deflecting blame away from the antichrist beast Popes.
Here’s the historical fulfillment of the 1st seal; which lines up with the context of the Revelation Fulfillment Timeline
Rome is the fourth kingdom of the prophecies in Daniel 2 and 7, and it was at the height of its power, when white horses were used in victory parades, and the Cretan Emperors wore a wreath, representing a crown. The Early Church would have been familiar with those symbols, so they would have understood that the seal judgments were about the Roman Empire.
John couldn’t say that the seals were about the fall of the Roman Empire, as that would have invited severe persecution from the Romans, so he used symbols to convey the message.
John was given the Revelation in 96 A.D., and in Revelation 1:1 Messiah told him that these things would take place shortly.
The white horse represents the conquering Roman Empire, from 96 – 180 A.D., as it was a time of its greatest expansion and their military conquests were celebrated by riding white horses in their victory parades. Cretan Roman Emperors Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, each had a bow as their symbol. The crown represents the laurel wreathes of victory that were worn by the Caesars after their armies had won a military battle.