‘Beginning of Sorrows – First Three Seals’ Mat 24:6-7a “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”
If kingdom means a country ruled by a king, a President or a Prime Minister, then nation will be a tribe or a group of people. So nations against nation will be civil unrests, protests, wars caused by political, racial, tribal, religious, financial discontentment.
Arab Spring and Uprising
The series of demonstrations and protests across the Middle East and North Africa that commenced in December 2010, became known as the “Arab Spring. Within a short period of three months, almost all Muslim countries were involved in this ‘Arab Spring’
Tunisia Dec 18
Algeria Dec 29
Lebanon Jan 12
Jordan Jan 14
Mauritania Jan 17
Sudan Jan 17
Oman Jan 17
Yemen Jan 18
Saudi ` Jan 21
Egypt Arabia ` Jan 25
Syria Jan 26
Djiboti Jan 28
Morocco Jan 30
Iraq Feb 10
Bahrain Feb 14
Iran Feb 14
Libya Feb 15
Kuwait Feb 18
Many governments resorted to offering economic concessions and removal of some restrictions to resolve the crisis.
By the end of February 2012, rulers were forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen; civil uprisings had erupted in Bahrain and Syria; major protests had broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, and Sudan;
The Arab Spring is an obvious fulfillment of 'nations will rise against nations'.
Unexpectedly, on 3 February 2011, an apparition of a green horseman was found riding in the midst of the riots in the streets of Cairo.
1993 – First Seal White horse, signing of PLO- Israel Peace Treaty
1994 – Second Seal Red horse, the April Rwandan Genocide
1997 – Third Seal Black horse, the Asian Financial Crisis
Rev 6:7-8a When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a pale horse.
The Greek word ‘chloros’ means ‘green’ as found in Mark 6:39; Luke 23:31; Rev 8:7; Rev 9:4.
But in this case, chloros horse (because there is no green horse) is translated as pale horse. It should read a green horse. Green is also the colour of Islam. So these can be deduced as Islamic religious warfares involving Islamic nations.
I am convinced that the fourth Seal will soon be opened in the Middle East. All these civil commotions, revolutions and wars will eventually lead to World War 3 whereby a quarter of mankind will be massacred. Unfortunately, only a handful of Christians believe the soon opening of the fourth Seal or World War 3.
Brethren, time is running out. Let's put aside all excuses and start obeying His words before it is too late. For only He alone can help us to crucify our flesh and also to overcome temptations, deceptions, heresies, the love of the world and Satan himself.