You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. Yep, these two horses are working together alright! In another year, all four, the white, the red, the black and then the pale will be working a quarter of the earth (land). (See “Missing Links – Appendix IV” in the main menu.)
The bird flu has swept across the land and there have even been outbreaks locally here in Eastern NC. ” It started in the northern mid-states and has moved southward and eastward.
High Path Avian Influenza Poultry owners urged to keep birds indoors and report sick birds RALEIGH – State Veterinarian Mike Martin announced today that all North Carolina poultry shows, and public sales will be suspended due to the threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza. This includes all exhibitions, farm tours, shows, sales, flea markets, auction markets, swaps and meets pertaining to poultry and feathered fowl in North Carolina. These activities are suspended until further notice.
KJV(i) 1 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. 3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. 5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. 7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death (G2288), and Hell (G86) followed with him. And power (G1849) was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts (G2342) of the earth.
*G2288 – θάνατος – (properly, an adjective used as a noun) death (literally or figuratively) Derivation: from G2348; KJV Usage: X deadly, (be…) death.
>G2348 – θνήσκω – to die (literally or figuratively)
Derivation: a strengthened form of a simpler primary θάνω (which is used for it only in certain tenses); KJV Usage: be dead, die.
*G86 – ᾅδης – properly, unseen, i.e. “Hades” or the place (state) of departed souls. Derivation: from G1 (as negative particle) and G1492; KJV Usage: grave, hell.
>G1 – Α – the first letter of the alphabet; figuratively, only (from its use as a numeral) the first: Derivation: of Hebrew origin; KJV Usage: Alpha. Often used (usually ἄν, before a vowel) also in composition (as a contraction from G427) in the sense of privation; so, in many words, beginning with this letter; occasionally in the sense of union (as a contraction of G260). G427G260
>1492 – εἴδω – used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know
Derivation: a primary verb; KJV Usage: be aware, behold, X can (+ not tell), consider, (have) know(-ledge), look (on), perceive, see, be sure, tell, understand, wish, wot. Compare G3700. G3700G3708G3700
*G1849 – ἐξουσία – privilege, i.e. (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence. Derivation: from G1832 (in the sense of ability); KJV Usage: authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power, right, strength.
>G1832 – ἔξεστιso – also ἐξόν neuter present participle of the same (with or without some form of G1510 expressed); impersonally, it is right (through the figurative idea of being out in public) Derivation: third person singular present indicative of a compound of G1537 and G1510; KJV Usage: be lawful, let, X may(-est).
*G2342 – θηρίον – a dangerous animal. Derivation: diminutive from the same as G2339; KJV Usage: (venomous, wild) beast.
>G2339 – θήρα – hunting, i.e. (figuratively) destruction. Derivation: from θήρ (a wild animal, as game); KJV Usage: trap.
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded. 8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. 9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap (G2339), and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: 10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway. (Romans 11:7-10)
KJV(i) 19 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not your’s. 20 Declare this in the house of Jacob (House of Israel), and publish it in Judah (The House of Judah), saying, 21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not: 22 Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it? 23 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone. 24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. 25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you. 26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap (H4889), they catch men. 27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. 28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. 29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? 30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; 31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
*H4889 – משׁחית – mashchı̂yth – mash-kheeth’ – From H7843; destructive, that is, (as noun) destruction, literally (specifically a snare) or figuratively (corruption) KJV Usage: corruption, (to) destroy (-ing), destruction, trap, X utterly.
>H7843 – שׁחת – shâchath – shaw-khath’ – A primitive root; to decay, that is, (causatively) ruin (literally or figuratively) KJV Usage: batter, cast off, corrupt (-er, thing), destroy (-er, -uction), lose, mar, perish, spill, spoiler, X utterly, waste (-r).
All three are getting the track ready for the pale horse next year, but the white horse is getting a jump ahead in the early stretch.
Well, birds of a feather do flock together.