Hold Your Horses: Revelation 6


Announcing THE NEW EDITION of Hold Your Horses – The Four Horsemen of Revelation Re-examined

About the Black Horse.

The rider on the Black Horse is usually depicted as a mysterious skeletal figure, draped in a black hooded robe, holding out a pair of scales in his thin bony hand, unleashing famine on the earth but is this picture correct?

I had initially been researching what the ‘barley’ plant represented in scripture and came across a Jewish website, where Jewish Rabbinical Tradition states, that whenever barley is ‘mentioned’ in the text in the Old Testament the outcome invariably for the Israelite’s resulted in God’s protection and ‘deliverance from hunger and death’, and His ‘abundant provision’.

After investigating for myself I found that this claim was absolutely true! I discovered that it didn’t matter if it was a sheaf of barley, 2 measures of barley, a barley cake, a barley loaf, or a whole field of barley, the outcome was always the same, (deliverance from hunger and death or an abundance of food) even in the New Testament, but when examining the very last reference to ‘barley’ which is associated with the Black Horse of Revelation, I immediately saw that something was amiss, as I had always believed (for over 30 years) that the Black horse BROUGHT ‘famine’. This new evidence put me in a quandary over the interpretation given by most Bible scholars and teachers on the passage in question. I spent almost two years on and off examining all of the symbols in relation to the Four Horsemen, using scripture as my guide and keeping faithful to the ‘entirety’ of the Biblical text, by using the principle of the ‘Law of First Mention’. This type of exegesis identifies consistent patterns that occur time and again right throughout scripture which helps to accurately arrive at the correct interpretation for each symbol. I have also gone right back to the root words in the Greek for interpretation.

The real clinchers in relation to the Black Horse are the Denarius and the Balances and what they signify together. These two elements are the essential keys that confirm without a doubt who rides the mysterious Black Horse of Revelation. I believe the evidence that I present in my new book about the Denarius and Balances has never been explored before.

After examining over seventy Bible commentaries I was surprised to find that NOT ONE OF THE WRITERS had studied any of the symbols of the Four Horsemen by using the ‘Law of First Mention’ going forward through scripture to help clearly ascertain what the symbols would mean. This type of exposition I believe is A FIRST for Revelation 6. I have not only used the ‘Law of First Mention’ to help interpret the scriptures around the Four Horsemen but I have employed other methods as well, which interestingly enough arrive at the very same conclusions! © D A Cleland.

God’s Endorsement on the 2nd Edition of ‘Hold Your Horses’

I could see that my book was likely to be published some time in November 2017. I wondered whether it was a good time to be publishing a book, since it was right at the end of the year…. and also November hasn’t always been a good month for me.

Due to the lack of interest and the huge amount of negative feedback I had received from the First Edition, I was agonising and wondering whether I should even be publishing the Second Edition at all?

I took it to the Lord and said “Lord has anything of note ever happened on the 11th month in the Bible?”  I looked up the 11th month and I found a passage where something indeed did happen.  It was on the 24th day of the 11th month.  I said to the Lord “if this book really is ALL FROM YOU, can you publish my book on the 24th day of the 11th month”?  I had absolutely no control over the date as my publisher and promoter were in control of everything. 

To my delight on the 24th day of the 11th month New Zealand time Ingram Spark notified my publisher and promoter that they were publishing my book.  That was enough for me.  I was thrilled…. But to my excitement and utter joy my book appeared on Amazon and the rest of the publishing sites world-wide on the 24th day of the 11th month ‘U.S. time’ as well! (which was the next day)

Now here is where it gets REALLY EXCITING!  The event that happened in Scripture on that very day was when Zechariah received his vision of the ‘Four Different Coloured Horses’ that were sent into all the earth. These horses parallel the Four Horsemen of Revelation which I have referenced in my book.  How precise can God be?  I shared this with my publisher and promoter and they were absolutely amazed too (they are my witnesses) and one remarked that my book was truly anointed by God!

This has given me such a boost and I now go in confidence no matter what people say.

Amazon Listing details

  • File Size: 2948 KB
  • Print Length: 105 pages
  • Publisher: D A Cleland; 1 edition
  • Publication Date: November 24, 2017 
  • Sold by:Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B078BQP4ZX

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‘Hold Your Horses’ by D A Cleland, effectively uses interpretation of scripture by
careful objective analysis to arrive at the purpose of the horses of Revelation.

By using the sound method of exegesis, we discover that these horses were always present throughout the Old Testament. They always had their work to do. Now their objective comes to fruition in the Book of Revelation.

‘Hold Your Horses’ therefore presents another piece of the puzzle, where previously renowned scholars have often floundered by presenting an incorrect interpretation of this subject.

A thought provoking read.”

Virginia Nolan ‘The God Ultimatum’

Read ‘The God Ultimatum’ on Google Play Here

Read the first pages of the NEW Edition of ‘Hold Your Horses’

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Also see this link “Is the White Horse Really the Antichrist?”

Many preachers teach that the White Horse is the Antichrist. I examine and answer all of their arguments to show how their reasoning is questionable.

Please note

I did not write this book to make a profit, I wrote it only to bring to light what the Lord showed me through the entirety of Scripture, so that others may be blessed. Once I have recouped the costs for publishing “Hold Your Horses”, any proceeds will go to help Orphans Aid International