Focusing on the Persian ram and the bear with three ribs in its mouth, we can sometimes forget the second horseman.
Just as the ram of Daniel 8 and the bear of Daniel 7 are symbols of the Second Signpost, we must not forget the third symbol, the rider of the second horse, the red one, of Revelation 6:4. It is the horseman that tells us that there will definitely be an awful, global, economic side effect.
We now have a little preview of what Revelation 6:4 says regarding the second horseman, the rider on the red horse. That preview that God is giving us, I believe, comes from the mouth of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia.
Just as the drone attack was a preview of the ram butting and shocking and showing that the oil, the lifeblood of the world economy, could be cut off just like that, we now have a statement from the Saudi crown prince, suggesting/prophesying that the second horseman could be endowed anytime now with the power Revelation 6:4 says it will have.
Of the second horseman, Revelation (6:4 NASB) says, “It was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another.” The slaying would occur in the one-quarter of the earth, the Islamic quarter as Revelation 6:8 says, but the peace would be taken from the whole earth.
How is that possible?
The word for “peace” is the Greek word iraynay, which means stability and peace of mind, not absence of war (that’s not to say that wars cannot break out across the world). If the Second Signpost is given only by the bear and the ram we could say it might be bad enough for the Middle East, but the second horseman shows us that the whole world will be affected, such that people will want to scream (Jesus told us not to do that in Matt. 24:6).
What would make the whole word scream? What would take away the peace and stability of the whole world? It would be the loss of affordable oil.
Almost like a prophecy, we have out of the mouth of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman that, “We will see further escalations that will threaten world interests.” And those world interests boil down to the need for affordable oil. MBS continued, “Oil supplies will be disrupted and oil prices will jump to unimaginably high numbers that we haven’t seen in our lifetimes.” (My own prediction given in my books is $400 per barrel for a time, assuming all Mideast oil production is stopped.)
Furthermore, in the West, this would have the domino effect of ending the US petrodollar, and likely the western banking and credit system, so cash, gold and barter would be the methods of payment for a time.
Just as we had silence and slumber across the world as Iran or its allies took out 6% of the world’s daily oil supply at the drop of a hat, the leader of the Mideast nation producing much of the Mideast’s oil has just said that the world “interest”, that is, its welfare, is now threatened by oil reaching unimaginable prices, giving us a preview of the effect of the second horseman. And the slumber continues.
This is another warning. We now have a “preview” of both the ram and the horseman. The Second Signpost is likely almost here.
Unfortunately, the church and the world will not likely wake up until it occurs. You, however, can continue to be the watchman for your own church and community.
Don’t forget to download the free pdf of Iran’s Great Invasion to share with those around you.