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Identity of the Four Horses and Horsemen Unleashed Prior to the Apocalypse.

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It is often speculated the “identity” of the rider on the white horse with being the Antichrist. Agreed, in that he wears a “crown“, he is an “Anti-Christ Spirit” but seemingly not the Antichrist himself (unless the Caliph is the Antichrist) more so I think him to be the False Prophet.  Caliphs wore “crowns”.  I would associate the ring leader white horseman as the Caliph leading the armies of  the Islamic caliphate.  So often many stop there, not “identifying” the following three horses and horsemen but only “describe” the remaining three as to their judgments they inflict.  If you speculate one horseman, I believe we can speculatively identify the remaining three as well by simply paralleling the passage in Revelation 6:1-9 with the passage in Ezekiel 38:1-6.  Let’s look at the passages with the understanding that the “hook” actually means “bit“. (Cross reference: Ps. 32:9; Isa. 37:29)

Revelation 6:1-9 (NKJV)



Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.”  And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow [Muhammad’s bows; see also Ezk. 39:3,9 this horseman IS armed with arrows (modern day missiles?)]; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer [This is the Caliph].   When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.”  Another horse, fiery red, went out.  And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another [anarchy]; and there was given to him a great sword (nuclear weapon?).  When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.”  So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales [Sharia law] in his hand.  And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius [famine impacted by Halal and mark of the beast under Sharia law, see Newsweek below]; and do not harm the oil and the wine.  When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.”  So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him.  And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.  When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.

Commonalities in Revelation 6:1-9:

  • All revealed by “living creatures” (See: Ezekiel 1:5-10, another parallel referencing to Ezekiel.)
  • All are sealed
  • All have a rider
  • All have horses
  • All bring judgment
  • All are powerful
  • All kill
  • All horses have a color
  • All riders have a form of weapon

Now notice the parallel judgments in Ezekiel 14:21… “How much more it shall be when I send My four severe judgments on Jerusalem— the sword and famine and wild beasts and pestilence—to cut off man and beast from it?”  This not only happened, attack on Jerusalem by the Caliphate, it will happen again at the beginning of the Great Tribulation according to Revelation 6 as the Caliphate is revived.

Ezekiel 38:1-6 (NKJV)



Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,  “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog [Turkey / Russia?], the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,  and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog [believed to be Caliph], the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal .  I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws [horse bit] , and lead you out [turn back to], with all your army, horses , and horsemen , all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swordsPersia [Iran] , Ethiopia [Cush?], and Libya [Put] are with them, all of them with shield and helmet;  Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.



Four predominant Islamic regimes:

  • Magog (Turkey / Russia?)
  • Persia (Iran)
  • Ethiopia
  • Libya

The number four in the bible is indicative of directions.  These four will make up the new Caliphate cavalry.  Anyone in the Apostle John’s day would understand the four horses to be that of war.  Interesting to note that among the most prized of horses in the world is the Persian (Arabian) horse breed.  There are four indigenous species to Persia: Persian-Arab, Turkoman, Caspian, and Kurd.  See Video

Caliphate emblem

Tayyip Erdogan’s new Caliphate emblem – notice the Scales of Sharia, Great Sward, Arrows- indicative of Bow, Spears of Muhammad, green flag of Caliph, Red flag of Ottoman / Turkey.

These horses are Islamic regimes and horsemen are Islamic regime leaders.  This crowned Caliph of these nations is Gog of Magog consisting of a Caliphate (Persia, Ethiopia, Libya and those that go with them).  Today the common denominator of these regimes are religion (Islam), not race (Arab).  The horses and horsemen represent war.  I see a distinction yet interlocking of the Antichrist and False Prophet.  While being a puppet of the Antichrist, the False Prophet is a war machine with Islamic religious fervor headed by the Caliph; whereas, the Beast is an Islamic governmental and political war machine headed by the Antichrist.  See: Rev. 16:13 “and out of the mouth of the false prophet“, Rev. 20:10 “where the beast and the false prophet are“.  It appears this Ezek. 38 Caliphate war against Israel occurs after the Rapture yet prior to the Battle of Armageddon (which involves nations of the world under the Antichrist).  As of the writing of this article we are seeing only the setting up for this religious war but not actually taking place yet.  Who is killing with the sword by beheading today?  Who is trying to “conquer” by war?  All you have to do is take a course in “Caliphate 101” and you will see the correlation of four initial Caliphs.  I was not able to specifically and conclusively associate what Islamic regime is what color but the colors put all together appear to represent Islamic nations since all Islamic flags, Muhammad’s flags, and Caliphate flags, past and present, have the colors or combinations colors of: white, red, black, and or green.  I do believe Russia will be involved, as we know it is an ally to Iran and Syria; likewise, we now see their military presence in Syria- the bit is being applied.  It is yet to be seen what role the terrorist Islamic State (ISIS) plays out in this scenario, wielding their “black” flag.  This appears to be God’s allowing Satan to utilize war to cause Israel to repent.

Notice also that both the Revelation and Ezekiel passages fall chronologically at the beginning of the tribulation period.  I believe these events in Revelation 6:1-9 and Ezekiel 38:1-6 are the same events with different perspectives giving us a more complete prophetic picture.  The Caliph is the white horseman leading his army that represents Islam, and Islam is the whore of Babylon.  According to Akkadian pantheon and language there is reference to a deity named “Alla”.  When the Akkadians traveled from south Arabia to Mesopotamia, they brought along with them their gods Athtar (Venus) and Shamash (the sun). Alla is equal to the Islamic Allah.  The Blackstone in Mecca–originally was dedicated to Allat or Athtar (Venus).  Allat, in pagan religion, was both male and female, and thus equal to Allah.  Mystery Babylon the Great is Mecca.  It has incorrectly been interpreted that the white horseman does not have arrows, the mere absence of the word arrows does not imply he does not have them, the scripture does not say that he does not have arrows.  This interpretation came from someone who does not understand weapon terminology.  When one says, “He has a gun” it is always presumed he has bullets as well, one never says, “He has a gun and bullets” it is always presumed that ammunition is present.  You will see that in Ezekiel 39:3,9 he has arrows.

Fifth Seal

What kind of war took place above? A religious (Caliphate) war…

Revelation 6:9-11… “When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.”

So this war targets Israel as well as Christians during the Great Tribulation.

Jesus’s Secures Peace and Justice

In Zechariah 1:7-11 and 6:1-8 Jesus ultimately gains victory over the “north”, securing peace and justice; see also: Revelation 19:11,14.


Newsweek, How Does ISIS Fund Its Reign of Terror? – Nov. 2014
The Caliphate will take over food sources…

The Caliphate will take over food sources.

Newsweek- The Caliphate will take over food sources.

See also this article: ISIS uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq


Written by johnsbibleblog

August 12, 2015 at 3:03 AM

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  1. Would you explain how you determined the white horseman is Left handed? Looking in Ezek 39, seems he uses R hand to draw back arrows as a Right handed archer would do. Enjoy your perspective, especially the scale and the Arabian horses.



    January 14, 2016 at 6:34 AM

    • Hi Becky, thanks for correcting me on that I have made the necessary update. Good job. Funny how I thought that through but still somehow mixed up my dexterity.
      However, this could be irrelevant to Bagdaddi as I did only say that it “appeared” he was left handed since I could not confirm it. Therefore I have removed the reference to Bagdaddi altogether.



      January 14, 2016 at 11:02 AM

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