The rise of Islam coupled with the upheaval in Egypt, Libya, and other Muslim countries should alert us that our world is changing and not for the better. When we look at Iran's determination to pursue nuclear weapons, their hatred toward Israel and the gathering problems from Syria and Lebanon toward Israel, we know we are headed to a major war in the Middle East. Sadly, the Bible tells us that it will include the first release of nuclear weapons since World War II as we are told in Isaiah 17 that Damascus Syria will be turned into a heap of ruins in one evening by the children of Israel. And that event will get the world's attention and cause Egypt to tremble (Is. 19:17).
There is a video circulating the internet that shows a ghost-like green horse with a rider on it supposedly caught by an MSNBC television camera as they filmed the riots in Egypt. Now, whether the video is a hoax or not is really not the issue. We have to ask these questions; Is Islam mentioned in Bible prophecy? If so, then where? And who or what is the pale horse of Revelation 6:8 and is it riding on the earth now? The answers are clear when we look at the facts of Scripture and current events.
But first let's look at the fourth seal which when opened revealed another horse and his rider, "And I looked, and behold a PALE horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power 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 of the earth" (Revelation 6:8).
The word translated "pale" here is the Greek word χλωρός pronunciation khlo-ros' from the same as 5514; greenish, i.e. verdant, dun-colored:-- green, pale (Strong's Concordance Greek Dictionary). So, in actuality the pale horse of Revelation 6 is green not a pale/off-white as we see depicted in artwork or described so often in sermons. In light of that piece of info, we have to ask: What is the significance of this particular horseman of the apocalypses being green?
Recently, I learned that the sacred color of Islam is green. I guess I had always seen Muslims use of the color green on the news, but it never clicked. Think about it and check it out. That is why you see Hamas and Hezbollah soldiers with green bandanas. The color green is on almost all the flags of Islamic countries. In fact, Saudi Arabia's flag (the country where Mecca is located) is completely green with a sword on it. You also see many mosques across the world with green tops or green trim. When Islamic mystics called Sufis die their coffins are always shrouded in green. All of this is primarily because Muslim tradition says that Muhammad wore a green turban and a green cape.
When you realize that and look back at Rev. 6:8, you see that power or authority is given to this "green horse" over 1/4 of the people of the earth. The world population is 6.9 billion and the number of Muslims presently in world is 1.66 billion or almost exactly 1/4 of the world. The Bible said to "kill with the sword" and the law of Muslims is Sharia law and it uses the sword to cut off the hands of thieves and also beheads people. Furthermore, it says to kill with "hunger" and presently over 90% of those living in famine live in Muslim countries. And this is NOT because they don't have the money to feed their people (because most of their countries are filthy rich from their oil and have plenty of money to feed their people), but they choose to keep most of their people poor, uneducated and let them die to control them. The term "beasts" refers to nations (see Rev. 13) this means that Islam would use nations and political power and armies to kill. And they are about to force World War III on the entire planet. That is why "Death" is the rider on the green Islamic horse...not to mention they are the religion of suicide bombers, honor killings, and the major murderers and persecutors of Christians world wide.
Ezekiel 38 and 39 tells of a coming attack on Israel "in the latter days" by Persia (Iran), Ethiopia (which the old boundaries of Ethiopia would include part of Sudan), and Libya all of which are Islamic countries. Also mentioned is Gomer and Togarmah of the north. Gomer easily traced to what is now Turkey (another Muslim country) and Togarmah of north would be the part of Gomer to the north. And Russia is north of Turkey. You might think Russia? But remember Russia is presently an ally with Iran and even helping them develop nuclear technology. So, Russia very well may join this coming invasion of Israel. And with Lebanon, Philistia (Palestinians:-Arabic Filastin) and Syria as problems for Israel in the last days (see Joel 3 and Is.17). It is very evident that the green Islamic horse is riding and death and hell will follow this horse as God told Ezekiel that those armies would be destroyed on the mountains of Israel. It will be so bad that Egypt will be terrified by Israel (see Is. 19).
Once again, we see that Bible prophecy is very specific and proves to be very accurate. The only hope and the only possible "safe place" in this world is to humbly confess and turn from our sins and truly let the Lord Jesus cleanse us and be Lord over our lives. We must be found in Him, holy and walking in obedience. The days of judgment and wrath are almost upon us. It is time to get serious about the Lord because eternity in heaven or hell is at stake.
Prayer for forgiveness and salvation:
"Lord Jesus I believe You are God Who came in the flesh, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, healed the sick and cast out demons, raised the dead, died on the cross bearing my sins, and rose from the dead three days later. To You Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I confess my sins and evil committed against You and others like (...be specific) and though I know that I don't deserve Your forgiveness, I choose to repent and change the way I live with Your help. I want to be a new person, washed in Your blood and born again by Your Holy Spirit. Please forgive me and make me new. From this point on I will become a disciple who learns and believes Your Words in the Bible both Old and New Testaments and obeys them. I give up my old life and habits and start a new one with You. Thank for faith and the confirming witness of the Holy Spirit that I will receive. And Lord God give me strength to go through whatever trials, tests, suffering, rejection or persecution that I might face for boldly standing for the name of Jesus Christ and the Bible. Amen."
If you prayed that prayer and mean it, please let me know. Then, find a good church that believes preaches all of God's Word, start reading and studying the Bible for yourself, talk to God every day in Jesus name, be baptized in water, and start sharing your faith in Christ Jesus with others...time is short.