A white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
The Meaning of “Bent On Conquest” in the Book of Revelation captures the meaning of the First Seal and the phase that is a necessary staging for the inevitable human nature. It is the ground breaking beginnings of collective and powerful constellations that have naturally occurred and continue to occur as necessary for the remaining Seals to thrust forth onto a global scale. This encompasses “globalism” as a characteristic of finality because it involves you and I, and everyone on the face of this earth. The collective image of a rider on a white horse with a bow, with a crown characterizes the immense, end time globality of this conquering archetypal hero, slash warrior image. The latter image is symbolic of a worldly figure and not the pure image of the true warrior and hero archetypes. This energy is a sub catergory of the Shadow archetype. The negative warrior/hero and conqueror that is not in balance with the divine power of Christ, of whom, is the truely crowned King, Warrior and Hero. This is the first of the Seals progressive phases, it’s a modern age calamity, climaxing like never before seen since the Great Flood destroyer during the age of Noah. It is the final staging platform for our inevitable human nature with a profound and unjust conquering characteristic of self righteousness, vanity and pride. It once again rides out destined for destruction as it has done so throughout centuries past. But this time around, what is very unique to our modern age is human natures ability to go “global”. This is the unique “crown” given to him.
The “crown” is the modern ages global culture, bombarded with delusion inducing dramatizations and false heroics of a violent and sinful nature. The purpose of such a nature is “survival of the fittest” style philosophies that dominate the final age. These are heroic rescues that are portraying a masculine image that is physically overcoming their enemies and subduing them in a vain and arrogant display of physical strength. This conquering, shrewd demonstration of pride and self righteousness encompasses the dominant global culture, the dollar currency, the materialism, the “ME Generation”, the climate decline, a culture of death and dark greed marketing. Everything feeds the bent on conquest tendency and the behavior of a society’s erroneously founded political, social, economic and destructively warped version of Democracy.
We rush to the spoils eager to conquer with a presumed trait of righteousness and moral responsibility, yet a mere assumption born from arrogance lacking in diplomacy, tolerance, temperance, morality and proper weighing versus the race and class based accusation of an exploited minority and denial of the driving evil force settling in on a significant national scale like the birthing of a globalized Nazi Germany. The latter is an extreme but extremes is what we’re faced with as this age comes to a uniquily globalized fruition never before seen till now.
Their sole drive and justification for conquest is ripe for a time when no system of moral philosophy, religion or moral disbelief gives justification for war and murder. The circumstances and complexities of the times, seek to justify opportunity and are a direct result of the nature and substance purpose for war. Given mankind is archaically geared to justify survival first before the survival of an immaterial religious system, it is pretty remarkable to justify ones death by voluntarily handing themselves freely to an enemy who presumes you as the enemy as well, and will kill you if the global situation calls for persecution and war.
If a segment of mankind is targeted for persecution, on some basis of rationale, then this is definitely a state of war with that particular segment. This remains as such, even though that segment of the population does not recognize war as a means of resolve. I must here state again that this is not a matter of “resolve” or “diplomacy” because the latter defeats the purpose of God’s plan of judgment and vengeance, of which will be the “resolve”, or the Wrath of God. The goal then is to await the coming of Christ who will resolve this divinely ordered process of tribulation, desolation, judgment, and the new age of Heaven and Earth. This is contradictory to physical survival and the past ways of resolving political issues by diplomacy or war. Conflicting, but yet fitting for a system of belief that is geared toward spiritual survival.
Our goal is “to make it through the tribulation” as Revelation states. The latter is said, not as survival in worldly terms, but rather as a theme of grander proportions and held in a time when the grander theme is under the concept of “Last Days”. This means that the old world is coming to a close and a new heaven and earth are coming of age. So what age should we strive to survive for? Is it the one that is passing away or the new age? To die in the spirit of truth and await Christ as the One Who will handle the resolve, instead of letting the spirit of error and worldly diplomacy be the resolve in this matter of “End Days” and “Judgment”.
Having said the latter, are we to compromise with the world when civilization begins to collapse? Do not go under from atop the roof top where the cock crows to awaken us to a new age, lest you get snared by the world and die spiritually for the sake of physical life and the short time thereafter. Do not compromise with the glamor of this luxurious demon of deception. We have all heard the slogan and Bible verse stating that if you, “Live by the sword, you will die by the sword…” As far as I am concerned, there is nothing morally stated about this statement, other than to state that if you use the sword as a means of defending yourself and your family, in the near future from the persecutors, know that you will face a high possibility of dying by the very means you used against the enemy. War automatically carries the potential of provoking many upon many justifications and acts of vengeance. It will be all encompassing and all engaging, from vengeance, to heroics, to rescuing, to martyrs, to Saints to all that you can think of and relate to an ongoing war between good and evil. The persecution will engage man no matter what religion you belong to. The cause and side your on will make a difference, as one side will be those marked by the blood of the lamb while the other will be marked by the beast. On one side is the spirit of truth and on the other the spirit of error, this side will have many sects, denominations and beliefs seeking freedom from the perceived tyranny of the Church of God. There are a few protestant sects that are professing that the Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon, the revival of the Roman Empire and other similar type rhetoric that will play in the minds of many as motivation to fight against what they will perceive as anti-Christ. In fact they will be anti-Christ themselves.
I say again, the Church will be “perceived” as the enemy of Democracy, a terrorist Church organization desiring world conquest, when in fact God’s calling through the Witnesses will be a gathering for the cause of “division” and judgment. The “perception” will be misunderstood by those who do not connect with the Holy Spirit, by those who did not hear God’s calling, by those who are consciously and unconsciously loyal to Lucifer the beast, by those who want to hold on to the world.
This is finally it, Satan has been kicked out of heaven and he is furious. He will blame and accuse, flood waters will pour forth from the dragon’s mouth. He wants to corrupt and rule amidst the sheep, enslave them and contaminate them, use them to rebuild Babylon etc. Know that our fate and destination after we die is to thereafter “await” until all members are dead or have “made it through the tribulation”; in order to thereafter await in heaven clothed in white robes upon joining the great crowd as is stated in Revelation. Our times are about “all” mankind, all of us. So this concept defeats all attempts at resolution.
Can you imagine if the Christian Church were to be cast into a position above any and all worldly provinces and powers? This would be a means of befriending and compromise in the order of the current world we live in. By way of the Witnesses, we should rule the nations with an “iron rod” and to Shepherd the Flock in an uncompromising manner, in order to protect us from contamination and from compromising ourselves on an individual basis. Many will sell themselves to the world by their own choice. And so this is a filtering process as well, even though many sheep will fall through the cracks in a rightful manner. So does it really matter at what point we die during the second half of the tribulation? No it does not, whether it is by the sword or by voluntary choice. If you make it through the tribulation without compromising yourself and die for God, the Spirit of Truth, you will have made it through the tribulation of those days in proper recognition by God who loves you and wants to preserve you spiritually.
Many an hour will come in the last period before Christ returns. You may be saying, “But what about them, will they die?” I feel that I have said enough to this effect, “all” mankind will come before God. For example, if God were to remove all of the oxygen from the face of the earth, would it not be that “all” mankind were to die? Yes, this is generally an example of the global magnitude of the plagues that will consume “all” mankind who are not marked by the Blood of the Lamb. Please get this concept, this theme of “end days” from here on if you haven’t already. The Tribulation is a time when all men, ALL men will come before judgment. “Everyone will be found…” no matter if they have built elaborate and expensive bunkers or cave dwellings etc for themselves, they WILL be found! The Holy Spirit knows and dwells all around. The latter is a rule of nature and God. It is part of creation that all men be found and brought before God on judgment day. Make no mistake and do not doubt this, but rather “love it” because justice has finally come forever. The latter is a guiding rule that cannot be changed. What will convince the Roman Catholic Church to believe in this sensitive belief that we must now put down surviving for this world, because its purpose and the example of Christ is now wide spread and we are now prepared to lay down our lives just as Christ did. His method was not to come out fighting like a righteous king of the day would but it was extremely revolutionary to see that a king would hand himself over and be killed as a show of conquest. But even amidst a strong spiritual survival theme it becomes necessary and first and foremost to survive physically first along with saving loved ones. So, of which of these is the wiser of the two choices? Christ, for example, believed on the contrary and did as his nature and divine wisdom had him do, which was in total contradiction to the world’s priority belief of physical survival first and spiritual survival second. He defied the rules of human nature. How could we have had a belief system, founded by Christ or Catholicism, survive for 2,000 years if we had just simply given up and died out? This world is for such a belief to survive because this is the way of this world, and amidst this world this belief must survive to attain power and control for the sake of the necessary cause of Christianity.
The cause of Christ would not have prevailed if left to those who did not believe in the one true hope left for this world. It was a necessary conquest to evangelize lands where there was no hope for the Word of God. This was the driving force behind a necessary power and conquest amidst a dark world ruled by non-Christian beliefs, and so it had to be made known in even the most defiant of lands. In an imperfect world man persisted in proclaiming that Christ had come into the world to save us. In modern days, the Church has to take a firm stand amidst an enemy that is “bent on conquest”. The conquerors ideals are rampantly deteriorating mankind as it has been foretold. The First Seal is the building of Babylon process and once it has built a foundation then we see that she begins to define herself as Babylon by taking herself to any and all heights free of moral restraints and boundaries with great “luxury”, “glory” and “boasts”. A conquering ideological and political entity is unrestrained by any set of moral boundaries, even though they may speak of great things of God and gods, they do not “fear” God, but worship survival and power and control as first and foremost before any matters of faith are adopted. They are mere products of “luxury” to be sold for profits and a “bent on conquest” mentality.
They do not consider peace and happiness until they are at the top of the food chain of their self-proclaimed habitat, they are usurious predators thriving amidst the sheep and lambs. And then when their markets and economies die they blame and accuse the innocent sheep and lambs and kill them as food for their god of death and destruction. When their control is threatened they are agitated and produce no more goods. Only then does this idiot of nature begin to profit from death and destruction.
As you can see this animal is the flock of Satan, they do his dealing and diplomacy and compromising within all ranks of business and government which it overwhelms. The ideology becomes enveloped by this poison which is “good” for the time being, the status quo but yet poisonous in the long run. “Bent on conquest” is a disease of agnosticism, greed, power, doubt, the evil fear, hopelessness, and faithlessness which eventually leads to the pale horse, the Seal of Death.
As you see in the order of the Seals, that one must come before the next one comes. They thrive on the going and most profitable market where they converge onto the money making possibilities and churn out every possible cent and penny that can be generated from the newly found market. They taunt and agitate all of mankind with their imbalanced ways. It is a white horseman riding out in glory, a false rescuer of mankind, a want to be god, a fragment of modern day humanity agnostically sailing amidst troubled waters, they ride them like heroes not seeing how they are creating the very turbulence they ride upon, and in turn use for their self-gains and blames. They taunt their own enemies and holler for justice in manners most profound than those of others. The horseman’s ideology is self -proclaiming that which he has made his own, yet calling it Biblically correct, yet politically intertwined with the very times. Yet it is far from it, yet they do not see nor do they care to see because this is not their purpose. It is a product of division and defiance from that which he consciously or unconsciously wishes to contradict and defy. His nature is competitive while holding the Word of God in his hand, the horseman’s bow sort of speak, but not holding it in his heart. He is a defiled heathen bent on conquest by running away with the spoils, takes the rewards of here and now, proclaims Christian things but when he is not in power he does nothing Christian until his power appetite is satisfied. His audacity is the one that will defy the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, because he wants to be the first to make it there, a foretold great glory that is to occur there and that is to ultimately place himself in the middle of it. And when he lands in the middle of it, it will be of his own manipulation to place himself their as it is written by he himself and not as it is written by God Himself.
He has planned and plotted to be first to this glorious moment in history so that he may finalize his great plan of deception and false belief. He thinks prophecy is about him. He calls himself a Christian but is not a Christian.
The horseman is concretized, constant state of protest and cannot be shaped properly to be Christian because his “bent on conquest” mindset must subdue first before considering anything of faith, love and happiness.
Once his god is intact then and only then does he rest assured. Once on top then they begin to profit off of the next available and profitable ideation in the hierarchy of needs. They are like locusts consuming all things wherever it may arise to thrive, whether it be by coveting, owning properties or marketing water, all the land they own and I mean all land they claim where you must even pay a fee. They have mastered the art of opportunism by taking it by any and all means whether it is by way of stealing, murder, covetousness, adultery, and every one of the Ten Commandments they will violate and sacrifice to their demonic god of “profit” and “opportunity”. All for the sake of a love for glory and power but yet an empty glory to serve mere glory for a competitive hierarchical placement.
He means no harm, with a smile he says, but yet he means to harm only if you propose to impose a proper manner of control over their system of control or corrective Christian belief amidst their so called beliefs. Their beliefs are not, at all, consistent or organized or Godly collective, nor are they in line with the Holy Spirit. He is simply unfounded because he simply serves another god, one which he calls a Christian god. But yet he is an abomination with the audacity to proclaim even himself as a god. He is confused and limited in heartfelt capacity but plentiful in mind felt illnesses of pride and arrogance. He is defiant and limited to an “outsiders” version of a proper spiritual mindset because he cannot be changed from his archaic goal. He is of the flock of Satan, of who once defeated in heaven during the witness proclamation, he will be faced with “no option” but to submit to the one and only God. This is the “fury” of the Dragon once he discovers he has been cast out.
Just like God has His beloved flock, Satan also has his flock. This is the “division” that must occur as a cleansing and filtration process that will reach a refinement stage during the 2nd half of the tribulation. If the “bent on conquest” flock cannot withstand God’s control in everyday living, do you really think they will withstand and pass through the tribulation’s patience and endurance requirements? Their nature prohibits them and so their only option is to confide in themselves which leads to the abyss. And then on judgment day they will ask something that goes like this: “But God where have we gone wrong, how could it be, we gave your flock everything from the cup of Babylon, we shared our luxury with them, we gave and gave till they were filled and fattened but yet you treat us like this. We, WE built Babylon, not them!” And so he remains cursed, he remains bent on conquest in order to take any and all means to worship physical survival, remedial carnal ideals and half-wit philosophies and religious beliefs. The all too common consequences is destruction.
This illness has even created a bomb to end all wars, he calls it a “nuclear bomb”, and as such they have justified keeping the peace, or world peace by way of fear. A missile as world peace leaves a frowning question in the mind of the spiritual, moral, ethical and civic community because it also has the potential to destroy the earth. Unusual yet made acceptable; and better yet the Word of God resides immediately accessible for the purpose of possible defensive and competitive argument. In the back of his mind is a form of world peace but not in the foremost of his mind because of the hindrance it would have as he strives for economic and heroic power. All religion is second while the priority is economic in nature, of which in turn, he does not comprehend that a Religious priority can also be a foundation for proper rewards and fruitfulness.
They fear death if ever a religion were to be placed as a first and foremost ideology. He rides a white horse as such, having taken every fragment of Christianity and made it his own, a means through which he empowers himself in the eyes of the world. He is a knight in shining armor, a false hero yet justifiably a hero amidst the world he created for himself. He is a deceptive vehicle for any and all types of ideologies and technologies with which he is determined to take the world with him given his newly found purpose of conquest. His thrives on his so called rights, yet his manners amidst a more proper world is the mere manners of a harlot seducing mankind to look up to his heroic rescuing capacity, the many items of goods and services in excessive abundance and thriving upon every success by way of developing a marketing theory for his success. He does not realize due to his material intoxications the many an error in greed and survival of the fittest ideals that are taking a moral toll on humanity.
He is backwards, he is anti-Christ yet he does not know it. Yet he spends many a time on proving he is not anything of the sort for the sake of ego defensiveness, conquest, power and control. He is but a sick child currently running the world, running and ruining creation and any and all that gets in his way. The white horseman image generally encompasses mankind being his absolute vainly best. A creation on top of another creation which are sold inland and abroad in exchange for this and that until all peoples thrive on it and become dependent upon it as a product or system of necessity but yet it is an addiction of false leadings. This is Babylon the city of riches and exchange, a measure of mankind’s most vain potential, void of fear and God. He strives to all heights without restraint and moderation. He seeks and seeks more and more while his fellow competitive neighbor does the same to keep up with this enriching method. It becomes a method to be exalted above God.
The spirit of Satan easily thrives and creates images of one abomination on top of another. The more the lack of gratitude and grace the more he prospers from the bullying gifts of a hidden beast. The spirit of this beast grows and grows until it becomes a Harlot sitting upon a Huge Red Dragon which is destined to fall. This harlot is mistakenly perceived to be good and attractive, but yet it is very evil once it is at its most glorious heights. But when the Harlot falls, the huge red beast remains uncontrolled by any system of governance, it continues on a course of destruction till all is consumed. This is the locusts. It is a progressive illness that perhaps began a generation ago and snowballed into what society is today.
I must here emphasize that our modern age is uniquely occurring with a drama never before seen. So who is likened by the beast and who will fight against it? Can you let go and let God? Can you do so even if it means letting go of wealth and material happiness? Will you survive by embracing weapons, the mark of the beast and worldly security or by embracing an unarmed spiritual survival? Christ turned the other cheek and Satan despised it so much that he beat Him in order to break Him but he never succeeded. Christ knows that they rule by fear and bullying. In actuality the barbarian bully is a dragon consuming an unarmed lamb (like the holocaust Jews and Catholics, Christians and many other unsuspecting innocent people). It is definitely about a single choice, as there are many goats in Satan’s pin bent on some kind of righteous conquest as Revelation portrays the white horse.
The cult of the “bad seed” who will have the audacity and vanity to stand in front of the woman that is about to give birth in order to claim and consume onto himself all righteousness. They want to take and take resources till all is consumed, even take the Glory that is God’s and take it for themselves. As it is written in Revelation 12:4, “The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment it is born.” This means that Christ’s Words and God’s proclamations left by His witnesses will be snatched out in an attempt to devour or mock the great calling from God. God is angry at this persistent show of ingratitude and His Wrath cannot be turned back. All deeds have already reached a magnitude beyond mercy and grace. The Dragon’s pitiful and worldly wrath is about to unleash wars, death, persecution and division of his own as if he is God himself. Board the ship, my friends, the times are unfolding and the “great crowd” will be amassing soon in order to await the great renewal. I want to leave you with this from Mathew 13:36-43. Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. The parable in Mt 13:24-30. By a comparison we may learn: (1) the kingdom is likened to a man sowing good seed in his field. (2) The Sower is the Son of Man, who sows by means of his kingdom. (3) The good seed is the word of God as seen in its fruits, Christ’s followers. (4) The field is the world. It is Christ’s field. All power is given to him in heaven and in earth. His kingdom is rightfully the whole earth, but much of it is held still by the enemy, who has to be conquered. He will prevail finally, and the kingdoms of the earth shall become the kingdom of the Lord and his Christ. (5) The wheat raised from the good seed is the children of the kingdom, the Disciples of Christ converted by his word. (6) The tares are not bad church members, but bad men; those who have been under the influence of the wicked one. (7) The righteous and wicked are to remain in the earth together. The righteous are not to exterminate the wicked. The evil and the good will be mixed until judgment day. (8) Then all shall be gathered at the throne of judgment. The righteous shall inherit the kingdom. All that are wicked shall be cast out of the kingdom. By JRCarrillo author of: The Phases of Revelation