1. Natural STORMS are strong winds, turning rain, snow or fire into weapons of mass destruction. We have technology to forecast hurricanes and tornadoes, but nothing to detect the WHIRLWINDS of heaven, as God SHAKES the earth, “… Yet once more I SHAKE NOT THE EARTH ONLY, BUT ALSO HEAVEN. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those THINGS WHICH CANNOT BE SHAKEN MAY REMAIN” [Hebrews 12:26-27] The first SHAKING was in the days of Noah; this time, instead of water it is the FOUR apocalyptic HORSEMEN, kicking up a STORM that SHAKES the earth. Foundations of the present order are loosed; there is palpable instability and DISTRESS in all nations, “MEN’S HEARTS FAILING THEM FOR FEAR, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” [Luke 21:26] Beloved, let not your heart be troubled, Noah RODE THE STORM, so did Israel on EAGLES’S WINGS, as it is written:, “Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I BARE YOU ON EAGLES’S WINGS, and brought you unto myself” [Ex 19:4] Be strong, trust in the Lord and RIDE THE STORM
2. The WHITE, RED and BLACK HORSES in Revelation 6:1-8, after some 2,000, are turning and running into one another to reveal the PALE HORSE, ”… 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] If you mix WHITE, RED and BLACK, you get PALE; the RIDER on the PALE HORSE is the same character, Satan, shifting forms through the ages to be revealed in the LAST DAYS as Angel of DEATH, as it is written: “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy HIM THAT HAD the POWER OF DEATH, that is, the DEVIL” [Hebrews 2:14] The Angel of DEATH is here and HELL follows closely, that is, MISERY and CONFUSION, “… WOE to the INHABITERS OF THE EARTH and of the sea! for the DEVIL IS COME down unto you, having GREAT WRATH, because he knoweth that he hath but a SHORT TIME” [Revelation 12:12] The combo of SHORT TIME and GREAT WRATH is the reason there are famines, pandemics, wars, climate change, etc., to slay a “FOURTH PART” of global population. Brethren, it is time to RIDE THE STORM, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then LOOK UP, and LIFT UP YOUR HEADS; for your REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH” [Luke]
3. When it was time for Israel to be delivered from Egypt, some called for confrontation, others argued for compromise with Pharaoh but God spoke through a PROPHET, “And by a PROPHET the LORD BROUGHT ISRAEL OUT OF EGYPT, and by a prophet was he preserved” [Hosea 12:13] Brethren, as the PALE HORSE rides through the earth, the solution is neither in confrontation or compromise, but to trust in the Lord and RIDE THE STORM on the WINGS of PROPHECY, as it is written: “But they that WAIT UPON THE LORD shall renew their strength; they shall MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not fain” [Isaiah 40:31] In the midst of a seemingly unending pandemic, social disorder and widespread economic instability, God is offering you a RIDE on His WINGS, “As an EAGLE STIRRETH up her nest, FLUTTERETH over her young, SPREADETH ABROAD HER WINGS, taketh them, BEARETH THEM ON HER WINGS:” [Deuteronomy 32:11] The “STIRRING” is the SPIRIT of PROPHECY, awakening in us inward conviction of the imminent appearance of the Lord. Whereas Israel was brought out of Egypt by a PROPHET, we are RIDING THIS STORM to GLORY by the SPIRIT of PROPHECY. The VOICE of the Lord is the SPIRIT of PROPHECY, STIRRING awake His BRIDE with the TESTIMONY of His imminent appearance. Beloved, He is COMING, can you hear him? Listen, thus says the Lord: “My SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, and I KNOW THEM, and they FOLLOW ME” [John 10:27]
4. As the Angel of DEATH rides through the land, the VORTEX of HELL follows, spewing DECEPTION and DESTRUCTION. We know Satan has a SHORT TIME and are neither deceived nor afraid of the “… DESTRUCTION that wasteth at noonday” [Psalms 916] We are “STIRRED”, fully awake and enlightened, both to SEE and HEAR as the GREAT EAGLE, “.. FLUTTERETH over her young, SPREADETH abroad her wings, …” [Deuteronomy 32:11] The Lord is so close, the “FLUTTERING” of His WINGS generate strong winds of FAITH in us, chastening and blowing away cushions of fleshly affections hindering our FAITH to join Him in the air, “FOR WHOM THE LORD LOVETH HE CHASTENETH, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth” [Hebrews 12:6] If we submit to His chastening, we are WEANED of fetters of SELF and strengthened to continually LOOK beyond present travails, “For WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, there will YOUR HEART WILL BE ALSO” [Matthew 6:21] If we endure the pains and losses of His “FLUTTERING”, the Lord “SPREADETH ABROAD HER WINGS” over us and brings us into the SECRET PLACE of the MOST HIGH, while we await TRANSLATION, as it is written: “He that dwelleth in the SECRET PLACE of the most High shall abide under the SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY… Surely he shall DELIVER THEE FROM THE SNARE OF THE FOWLER, and FROM THE NOISOME PESTILENCE” [Psalms 91:1-3] Beloved, if you have HEARD His VOICE, yield to His FLUTTERING and He will keep you under His SHADOW, to RIDE THE STORM on EAGLE’S WINGS to everlasting GLORY.
5. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, amen