THE FIRST SEAL
Matt. 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Rev 6:1-2 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. (2) 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.
The rider of the white horse goes forth conquering and to conquer. This rider is spreading the Gospel throughout the world. He has been given a crown. He has been given all power. authority to do as He will, wherever, and whenever He will. His will is that the Gospel is to be proclaimed to all Nations. He has a bow but no arrows. His commandment to His church is “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen”
The saints are His arrows as they are led by the Holy Sprint to proclaim the Gospel to all nations. One saint to one lost soul at a time the arrows are released into the nations. This Rider had already been working since the Morning of Pentecost when John saw the vision. The Gospel had been proclaimed to every nation represented in Jerusalem that morning and three thousand souls were added to the church that morning.
This then should be seen as the pattern for proclaiming Gospel. Preach the Word in LOVE! Baptize those who believe. Trust that seeds have been planted within all who have heard. Go forth sowing. Believe that those seeds will be watered until they sprout. Allow Jesus to reap the harvest. Believe that Godhead is unwilling that any should perish, but that all should be saved. Trust that the Holy Spirit is convicting the lost of sin, of righteousness, and of Judgment. Let the Lord set them in the body where he will. We do not need to convict them of their sin. The Holy Spirit has been doing that every moment of their lives, but they are in rebellion.
You have only one arrow in your quiver, the Gospel. And the sharp point of that arrow will pierce the hardest of hearts. That sharp point is LOVE. Sharing the Gospel, gently with love to the lost is how the household slaves in the Roman Empire led their masters to Jesus. The world was turned upside by those who shared the Gospel with LOVE. Love, not Lust. Learn the difference. Even the church has forgotten how to love as Jesus loved, as Peter loved, as Paul loved, as the early church loved. Love like Godhead Loves - the determined act of the will to do good to others.
Jesus will continue riding this white horse over the earth until one day he will split the eastern sky, riding it back to earth in victory. Millions of millions of His Saints riding on like steeds behind him. As the time of this event draws ever closer, Jesus is urging his mount ever onward. Awake Church, The time is drawing nigh. Do you not care if millions die. Let your hearts be broken for the lost around you. Go in the Spirit. 2 Cor. 10:3-6 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (4) (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) (5) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (6) And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
The purpose of the assembling of the saints together is not for Beer, Bingo, Bizarres or Bungee Jumping. We assemble together to celebrate The Resurrection and to check our moorings. If we do not thrill every time we hear the Gospel ourselves and want others to know Him, we are adrift. Our moorings have slipped. The tides are carrying us out to sea. We have lost our first Love. We need to be renewed into the bonds of Love. We must recommit ourselves now to be a straight arrow in His bow as He rides forth into our Nation, and the world. Are our hearts not broken for America? America is now so lost that it can only be reached through love.
The Power to Love
1 Pet. 4:8-9 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall
cover the multitude of sins. (9) Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
Rom. 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath
fulfilled the law.
John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. (23) I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Isa. 45:22-23
1 Cor. 12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
1 Cor. 13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.