Jesus Returning in 2033?

Four Horsemen and the years from 2022 to 2025

Down to Davy JonesWhile researching the underworld and Hell for my latest pirate novel, Down to Davy Jones, I came across these End Time warnings from Jesus in the book of Matthew—and later when Jesus, on his throne, opens the seven seals. Turns out according to Jesus it will get a lot worse—and maybe sooner than we’d like.

Only the Lamb Jesus is worthy of opening the seals and launching the events that follow. When we overlay Matthew 24 with Revelation 6 we get a compact summary of how events might play out in the years ahead.

EVENTS

Lies Trump Truth—Time Becomes Compressed—Changes Come Quickly

Watch out that no one deceives you,” Jesus says.For many will come in my name (representing Jesus) claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ (and perhaps ‘I am with the Messiah’) and will deceive many.” (Matthew 24:4-5) Many false prophets (teachers, preachers, leaders—a person chosen to speak for God and to guide the people) will appear and deceive many people.” (Matthew 24:11) For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” — Jesus (Matthew 24:24)  “But for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:22)

One example of how lies trump truth comes from judicial rulings. Recently California’s Third District Court of Appeals ruled that bees are fish. In education some teachers now teach men can get pregnant. Such false teachings and proclamations will increase with a proliferation of signs and wonders of demon spirits that go out among the whole world. (Revelation 16:14).

White Horse—First Seal:  Global War

“Before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.” (Revelation 6:2)

Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”(Matthew 24:7)

Wars and conflict began soon after Adam’s fall and continue to this day. But with the opening of the First Seal global conflicts will escalate.

Red Horse—Second Seal:  Revolts, Riots, Protests, Conflict

“Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other.” (Revelation 6:4)

At that time many will betray and hate each other.(Matthew 24:10) Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. (Matthew 24:12) You will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death. You will be hated by all nations because of me. (Matthew 24:9)

From mass shootings to genocide to the killing of infants, each year our culture becomes increasingly toxic and hate-filled. Love is called hate and hate is called love. Watch for this trend to continue.

Black Horse—Third Seal: Famines, Inflation, Scarcity

“Before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” (Revelation 6:5-6)

“There will be famines in various places. These are the beginning of birth pains.” (Matthew 24:7-8)

“Compounding the damage from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has magnified the slowdown in the global economy, which is entering what could become a protracted period of feeble growth and elevated inflation, according to the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report. This raises the risk of stagflation, with potentially harmful consequences for middle-and low-income economies. The recovery from the stagflation of the 1970s required steep increases in interest rates in major advanced economies, which played a prominent role in triggering a string of financial crises in emerging market and developing economies.” – worldbank.org

Pale Horse—Fourth Seal: Death by Disease, Starvation, Murders, Wars, and Beasts

“There before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague (a contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever and delirium and sometimes infection of the lungs) and by the wild beasts of the earth.

From January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 the COVID-19 pandemic caused approximately 14.9 million deaths. COVID killed a mere 0.75% of the world’s population. Consider what would happen if a quarter of the world’s population were killed over the next decade.

Sixth Seal—Heavenly Calamity 
He opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.” (Revelation 6:12-13)

“Immediately after the distress of those days . . .

“‘the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'” — Jesus (Matthew 24:29)

Not saying any of this will happen right away. Simply suggesting that reading the Scripture can be a great way to get ideas for a novel—and plan for life after this life.

“What you have whispered in the ear…”

Luke 12

"What you have whispered in the ear..."“This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God. This very night your life will be demanded from you.” Luke 12:20-21

My Father, you are in heaven. Your storehouse is in heaven. Today help me to have your view of what matters most.

“He who disowns me before me will be disowned before the angels of God. Anyone who blasphemies against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” Luke 12:10

Lord, this is a hard saying. A terrifying word. I cannot stand before you, but through your strength I can stand in you. Please give me the strength of your Spirit. 

“There is nothing concealed that will not be made known.” Luke 12:2 “What you have whispered in the ear in the inner room will be proclaimed from the roofs.” Luke 12:3

May my secret prayers and petitions for others be fulfilled in You. Today, Lord, please help me to keep my tongue and avoid saying anything that does not honor you.

 

Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. Oswald Chambers.

The Dead Are Raised…

Luke 7

The Dead Are Raised...“The dead are raised.” Luke 7:22

“Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.” Luke 7:23

Lord, please give me your strength to stand firm for you. May I see life sprout from the grave. Protect me today. Keep me from sin. Keep me from harm.

“The seed is the word of God. 11 “But the devil takes away the word from their hearts so that they may not believe and be saved.” 12 “In the time of testing they will fall away.” 12 “But those of a noble and good heart, by perseverance, will produce a crop.” Luke 7 :11-15

Lord, there are motives I cannot discover, dreams I cannot realize. Help me to persevere and push on to produce a good crop for you.