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Watchman Report - The Horsemen - Issue #3

End Times Berean Watchman Report
Watchman Report - The Horsemen - Issue #3
By Dr. Christian Widener • Issue #3 • View online
October 15th, 2021
Welcome to the third issue of the End Times Berean Watchman Report!
Let me help you track the specific trends and events that the Bible tells us to be watching out for.
In this third issue, we will be looking at the signs regarding the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
If we do truly have a Daniel peace treaty, then there must also be a white horse in view at the present, as well as a red, black, and pale horse on the horizon. If you’ve read my post, Coronavirus and the White Horse of Revelation, then you already know that I think it fits the bill for the first seal of Revelation. A year and half into this global “pandemic” I am even more convinced than when I first wrote the blog post.
Coronavirus and The White Horse of Revelation – End Times Berean
The question is then, are we really on the verge of a red horse riding, and if so, what might that look like? Well, first of all, I don’t think it has to mean World War III, but instead, it could be a broad diversity of conflicts, wars, protests, violent crime, insurrections, civil wars, etc. all happening at or around the same time.
Are there signs that any of that is happening? Yes, I think they are beginning to appear all around the world; however, I don’t think it’s fully here yet.
Nevertheless, looking at the Council on Foreign Relations Global Conflict Tracker, it appears that there are a host of developing conflicts around the world that are either steady or worsening.
And that’s not counting protests, violent crime, and terrorist attacks.
And with the loss of personal freedoms, jobs, rising inflation, fear, loss of moral restraint, etc. it is no wonder that protests are mounting around the world.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NIV)
1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
Global Protest Tracker - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
230 significant anti-government protests in more than 110 countries.
230 significant anti-government protests in more than 110 countries.
Global distribution of protests
Global distribution of protests
But some scientists are already trying to explain the increases in violent crime as an effect of global warming. Personally, I find that comical, but I am confident that the rest of the world will find it to be a very rational explanation. Check out this very serious OPEN ACCESS Environmental Research Letters article:
There are also signs that a black horse, bringing global famine and massive inflation in food prices, could follow closely on the heels of a red horse.
Conflict, COVID, climate crisis, likely to fuel acute food insecurity in 23 ‘hunger hotspots’ | | UN News
Global famines of 'biblical proportions' will be caused by coronavirus pandemic, UN warns - CNN
Food inflation heats up with global prices at decade high | The Edge Markets
If these trends continue, not only will we have good candidates for matching the red horse and the black horse in the book of Revelation, we’ll also have the conditions for the arrival of a pale horse…
Final Thoughts
A lot of people may be tempted to think that the Horsemen of the Apocalypse can’t be before us because the Church has not been raptured yet. But of course, the opposite can also be true. If the horsemen are upon us, then the Rapture definitely isn’t going to be before the start of the seven years, but rather at some point within the final three and half years of the Great Tribulation. I’ve laid out my thoughts on the rapture in this blog post, if you are interested:
Connecting the Dots Regarding the Rapture – End Times Berean
Next week we’ll talk about Martyrs and Apostates.
Until then, keep watching!
Maranatha!
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Dr. Christian Widener

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