Tuesday, 27 September 2016


A few months ago the Lord gave me a dream concerning the Red Horse of the Book of Revelation. It was nighttime in the dream, and as I looked into the sky I saw the silhouette of a massive red rider on a red horse. The rider and its horse galloped in the sky, then turned and started galloping straight towards the earth. I received that dream after specifically asking the Lord to show me what He knows His people need to know is coming in the future. To refresh everyone's memory, the book of Revelation reveals what the Red Horse symbolises:

Revelation 6v4:
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.

Fast-forward to this morning (27/9/16), and, in a vision, I received a second revelation of the Red Horse. The vision includes more details about what is coming. I saw the following vision while awake, with my eyes open; I saw it clearly:

Vision: I saw a red horse riding in the air. The horse then turned to ride/gallop straight towards the earth. Then it turned again and the horse I saw became a unicorn.

I'll be honest, at first I wasn't sure whether this vision was from the Lord, after all, I thought to myself: 'Why on earth would the Lord show me a unicorn?' The red horse made sense (in light of the book of Revelation), but not the unicorn part. To double check whether the vision could've been from the Lord, and though I felt ridiculous doing it, I did a Biblical word search using the word 'unicorn'. I was shocked to find that there are actually a number of scriptures which mention the word. In light of the  obvious context of the dream (i.e the spiritual significance of the red horse), two scriptures stood out to me in particular (pay particularly close attention to the end of the second scripture):

Numbers 24:8:
God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.

Isaiah 34v6-8:
The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the Lord hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with 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 recompences for the controversy of Zion.

The combined obvious meaning of the Red Horse with the scriptures above show us clearly what is coming and why: the Lord has a controversy with the nations and a set time to bring that to fulfilment, and that time is very close--the Red Horse of death and destruction is coming. Even the high, lofty, powerful, and proud (the unicorns - see Matthew Henry commentary) will be brought down in what the Lord is about to do. Furthermore, the Red Horse and its rider are not merely nations and their wrath, but the hand of the Lord which allows them to go forth in order to accomplish His purposes. Very soon now the Lord is going to send forth His vengeance upon the ungodly and wicked, and in doing so He's going to bring about a foreshadowing and portent of the coming eternal justice and wrath upon the earth in fulfilment of the scriptures. The Lord is revealing this to prepare the loins of our mind (so we can begin guarding them up now), strengthen weak spiritual hands and knees, make straight paths for our feet, and so we can make sure that we are making Him our refuge and hope by faith. This is the kind of encouragement, strengthening and admonishment (Col 3:16) the Lord is wanting to provide through this prophecy. The Lord is also giving us a heads up to prepare our hearts and so, like Job, we can brace ourselves like men for what is coming (Job 38:3). God spoke to Job and it terrified him, but that didn't mean it wasn't good for him--Job himself knew and owned just how good it was! The coming storm and tribulation will not drown out the voice of God, or His sovereignty over His people. Extraordinary times are coming, but these are also the days prophesied of old! All of scripture shows us one thing: our God is greater than any storm and trial--and will be so for His people in the days ahead.