WHAT KIND OF HORSES
WILL BE ABLE TO TRANSPORT US FROM HEAVEN
TO EARTH AT THE SECOND COMING?
OUR TRANSPORTATION FROM HEAVEN AT THE SECOND COMING, WILL BE ON UNICORNS.
"And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these saying: Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him."
"For He will come with thousands of thousands of holy ones to execute His judgment, to destroy the wicked and ungodly, to execute vengeance for what the ungodly have said and done against Him."
Here in the book of Jude, we find a quote from "The Book of Enoch" concerning the second coming of Jesus. Why would Jude, the half-brother of our Lord, need to quote from a book that dates three thousand years before the first coming of Jesus, and five thousand years before the second coming???
Jude validated an ancient prophecy book to show that this prophecy of a second coming is a well-established prophecy. The Lord has not hidden this truth, though scoffers have made many ignore God's many attempts to illuminate mankind, and though man's spiritual insecurity has made him disregard the recurrent efforts of God to clarify His revelations.
The very fact of a certain and sure return of the Lord to rule and reign upon this earth is ignored; and many other details about such reality are lost totally.
We need to examine some of the ignored details of the second coming.
Revelation 19:11, 14, 19, 21
"And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He that sat upon him was called 'Faithful' and 'True', and in righteousness, He doth judge and make war... And the armies that followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean... beast and kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse and against His army... the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat on the horse..."
The coming of the Lord will be accompanied with the saints, and both the Lord and His armies will be upon "white horses"... These must be spirit horses, for they are bringing us across the heavens back to earth... No earthly horse could bring us on that trip...
What do we know about these heavenly horses? For one thing they are seen elsewhere in the Bible.
Elijah was taken to heaven in a chariot fire, drawn by horses of fire. (II Kings 2:11-12)
Elisha was protected by many chariots drawn by horses. His servant needed to have his spiritual eyes opened to see such horses. (II Kings 6:17)
Zechariah saw angels of the Lord upon horses, called "spirits of heavens". These horses are harnessed to chariots. The duties of these angels and their steeds was to scout the earth for the Lord. (Zechariah 6:1-8).
Angels can make themselves appear as flaming fire, and we see that these heavenly horses can also appear as "horses of fire". The word "fire" is from the Hebrew word "aysh" meaning "burning, flaming fire."
These horses seen in various parts of the Bible are the kinds of horses upon which we will soon ride as we return to earth to conquer, to rule, and to reign with Jesus. Our glorified and eternal bodies will sit upon horses which are also bodily, touchable, and see-able actualities.
There is another surprising fact about these "white horses..." The Bible shows a revelation that the early church knew, but in our age of spiritual darkness, we have lost, ignored, and neglected to point out.
LET US CONSIDER:
Fear of ridicule from ones we had hoped would think us to be intellectual, apprehension that we will receive the derision of so-called "learned philosophers" of the day, and trepidation there could even be mockery upon our scholarship.
Fear of mockery has made many:
read quickly over certain passages...
pretend to ignore certain revelations...
pretend that translators had chosen wrong words in their works.
Take a look at what Isaiah says:
"And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks and the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. For it is the day of the Lord's vengeance, and the year of recompense for the controversy of Zion."
The "bulls and the bullocks" is another reference in Isaiah that shows his familiarity with the vision of the future, wherein various kinds of animals represent different peoples, as recorded in the Book of Enoch.
For this is an obvious reference to:
"I also saw how a white bull (Jesus) was born. All the wild animals and birds were afraid of it, and some prayed to it. All these who prayed were transformed into white bulls (saints). The first white bull had lard black horns on its head. The Lord of the sheep rejoiced over these bulls."
However, what are these "UNICORNS" mentioned by Isaiah? Obviously, they are identical to the "white horses" mentioned by Revelation. We will ride on a certain kind of white horse known as a "unicorn."
Now, do not get out the word "heretic" yet, for "unicorns" are mentioned often in the Bible.
"his (Joseph's) horns like the horns of unicorns."
"Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great."
"Save me from the lion's mouth for thou hast heard Me from the horns of a unicorn." (a prayer of the Messiah to God)
"But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of the unicorn."
(See also Numbers 24:8, 23:22)
The Hebrew word for "unicorn" is from the word "re-em". This word literally means "to lift up, to rise" and refers to the nature of this kind of horse to be able to rise up above the earth...
The early church had seen such heavenly horses, and knew that one distinguishing feature of such animals was a horn that protruded from their forehead... and used the Latin word "unicornis" to translate the Hebrew word "re-em". Similarly, the Greek Septuagint used the Greek word, "monoceros".
The unicorn resembles a horse, or a kid, with a single horn on its forehead. It is seen portrayed on Assyrian carvings done in the days of Elijah and Elisha. They are described as a real animals by Greek and Roman authors. Frequently they are seen in the art and legend of early and medieval Christianity.
Old Testament peoples, and the early church were much more familiar with the "unicorn" than are the "pew sitting", non-researching, indifferent saints on this side of the dark ages. The early church used the unicorn as a type of Christ.
The sinful of the ancient world even tended to worship such horses:
II Kings 23:11
"And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the Lord... and burned the chariots of the sun with fire."
Sun worship was practiced by idolatrous kings in the Temple of Jerusalem (II Kings 23:5, Ezekiel 8:16). Horses dedicated to the sun with chariots were put at the entrance to the Temple by sinful people. Josiah "took away" and burned the chariots of fire. Horses sacred to the sun were very common among oriental people.
An ancient description of the unicorn is found in Greek literature, written in Greek literature around 400 B.C. by Ctesias.
"the size of a horse with a white body, purple head, blue eyes, and on its forehead, a cubit-long horn, colored red at the pointed tip, black in the middle, white at the base."
Shortly ago, the Lord told me that He wanted to show me some more things about the future. When I asked what He wanted to show me, He told me: "the unicorns." The Lord knows me very well, and knew that I would begin to research. For several weeks, I wondered what the Lord would show me, as I studied the Word of God on the subject of unicorns. Finally, the Lord knew I had learned that the subject is not simply myth, folklore, fable or legend, but that there literally are such animals. The Bible indicates that we will someday soon be riding such on our return journey from heaven.
Then the Lord took me by vision to the seventh heaven. There He showed me that in the northern eastern hemisphere of the inner sanctum of heaven, there are many millions of white unicorn. I was allowed to view such... and was surprised to see that the horn of the unicorn is not proceeding forward from the forehead, but more from the top of the head. I wondered why the unicorn had such a horn, and why did the Lord show me these. He began to explain.
The horn of the unicorn points almost straight up, and always points toward the Lord God, upon the Mercy Seat, upon the New Jerusalem. (Remember, Isaiah saw the Lord "high and lifted up.") The horn's tip is red, like blood, to illustrate the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins. The middle of the horn is black to illustrate the blackness of sin that needed the blood of Jesus for atonement. The base of the horn is white, as is the unicorn, for the blood of Jesus for our sins has cleansed us, making us sanctified and holy. The face of the unicorn is purple, representing the color associated with kings, for we have become a part of the family of God, and will rule and reign with Jesus.
As we return with Jesus to come and conquer the sinful of the earth, the heads of the unicorns will be bowed making their horns point toward the One we are following. Jesus will be at the front of this army of saints, and the white horse, the unicorn, upon which He rides, will have its head raised up, making the horn point back toward the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Bible tells us that the blood will flow to the depth of the "horses' bridle". This means that the army that will be riding horses will be ours, and it is our horses that will be arriving, finding that the Lord has slain so many of the enemy in the Battle of Armageddon, that the blood is already deep. The Lord Jesus, when He comes back from Petra, is seen arriving at Jerusalem in garments that are blood red, but He began with "white garments."
It is time that the church of these last days before our rapture begin to not shy away from the details of our soon return with Christ. If we truly believe what we say we believe, they why do we avoid details of a literal event? Why are the scoffers of the coming of the Lord more feared than the true scholars of the Word?
The Lord told us in the book of Hebrews, that the saints of the Old Testament that locked their hopes onto the promised city known as the "New Jerusalem" as being a literal city someday to be their home, were saints for which God was 'not ashamed to be called their God.' Is God ashamed of the saints of today who are repelled by details of the coming that God has revealed to us?
"But now they desire a better country, that is an heavenly; wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He hath prepared for them a city."
God must certainly be ashamed of those afraid to mention the word "unicorn" because of prevailing connotations amidst the world, and even in the church of today, that such animal is only fable... God has "prepared for" us each, a unicorn. We will soon be given such heavenly horse to ride back upon, in triumph. The white horses will make their "red faces" stand out!
II Timothy 2:15
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane (babelos, a despiser of sacred truths) and vain babblings (kenophonia, vain talk, with no depth of knowledge, ignorance bringing more unbelief); for they will increase unto more ungodliness."