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?

Revelation 6:5-6 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on it had a pair of balances in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures say, A measure of wheat for a penny (Denarius), and three measures of barley for a penny (Denarius); and see you hurt not the oil and the wine.

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.

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* A five minute read about the compelling message that is in each mention of the denarius coin,
(this coin is connected to the Black Horse of Revelation 6)

* View a Half hour VIDEO which examines all of the symbols of the Black Horse of Revelation in detail. (The Wheat, Barley, Oil, Wine, Balances, Denarius and Colour of the Horse). I examine each symbol from the bulk of Scripture which helps to unravel what this horse actually represents.

* Or You can read 17 pages of my book.

Please note that at 24 minutes and 40 seconds into the video it should read 49 “days” rather than “weeks”   and I should have said “six hours on the cross rather than three” at 29 minutes and 15 seconds.


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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

BOOK REVIEW FOR “HOLD YOUR HORSES” by Virginia Nolan author of the Book

‘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”.