Michael Gantt Ministries

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He Rides on a White Horse

The ten most dangerous words in the English language are “Hi, I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” 

Ronald Regan

“I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how.” 

Joseph Stalin

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” 

George Orwell – 1984

Of the four horsemen of the apocalypse written of in Revelation, the first to be released is a White Horse. As the terror of COVID 19 continues to grip the entire world we must wonder if the arrows of that terrifying horseman are already being unleashed.

The first Horseman clearly represents government or governments who want to establish unquestioned rule over men and nations. Interestingly enough, riding on the back of the White Horse is a warrior whose arrows are often tied to the idea of pestilence, and are associated with infectious disease and plague. It appears at least as early as 1906, when it is mentioned in the Jewish Encyclopedia. This particular interpretation is common in popular culture references to the Four Horsemen.

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, in his 1916 novel The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse  provides an early example of this interpretation, writing “The horseman on the white horse was clad in a showy and barbarous attire. … While his horse continued galloping, he was bending his bow in order to spread pestilence abroad. At his back swung the brass quiver filled with poisoned arrows, containing the germs of all diseases.”

Ibáñez clearly saw this horseman as establishing his authority by the means of unleashing of pestilence upon the earth.

Like it or not, it is becoming clear that disease is driving the reformation of culture in our generation and is shaping the forms of governance that will emerge. It would appear that personal liberty is the price we will pay for the common good. The most draconian measures are being implemented in the name of public safety. They are presented as “emergency measures,” and therefore temporary. History will no doubt prove that measures taken in an emergency, once ensconced, are rarely withdrawn.

“Give me liberty or give me death,” has now been replaced with “Give me safety in exchange for my liberty.”

THE GREAT RESET is upon us, and riding upon the back of this White Horse of pestilence may be the advent of the “New World Order.” One world government, one world currency, one world religion –– all ride upon the back of this stallion of death. 

(https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/now-is-the-time-for-a-great-reset/)

A year ago it was scarcely conceivable in America that the government would dictate which business may operate and which may not. 

Who would have dreamed that policemen would scatter nails over church parking lots to prevent worshippers from attending a drive in worship service, or that governors would wage war on the church in the name of public safety – demanding the churches close while strip clubs are protected under the “free speech” clause? 

Who would have thought that Americans would turn on one another over the wearing of a mask? 

We couldn’t imagine that our government would destroy the greatest economy in history, destroy tens of thousands businesses, and impoverish millions of its citizens in the name of safety? In exchange for giving up their economic liberty American’s are offered a financial “reward” for their compliance ––a few dollars as a salve for the wounds of ruined livelihood and crushed dreams––while billions of dollars are sent abroad to the very nations who would destroy us. 

And, who would have dreamed of an America in which we are no longer free to express opinions contrary to the “approved narrative,” that great expressions of art and literature would be banned as “hate speech,” and the Invocation to open our Congress would pay homage to a Hindu goddess and end with the word, “Awoman?”

Do not misunderstand me. COVID-19 is a real disease. Many have died and many will die. It may be a tough pill to swallow that this “pestilence” was been released not by accident, but by design. A weapon designed to bring the nation to its knees in order to bring about the resetting of global governance. It has long been the dream of powerful men to initiate a “great reset” and it may be that this disease is just the ticket they’ve been waiting for. 

For many years we have heard the term, “the fog of war.” We are tasting as never before the fog of war and we must all understand that this human disaster has been co-opted by forces who want to change this nation, and the world, forever. 

Nebel des Krieges, “the fog of war”  is the uncertainty in situational awareness experienced by participants in military operations. The term seeks to capture the uncertainty regarding one’s own capability, adversary capability, and adversary intent during an engagement, operation, or campaign.

We have heard over and over again that “we are in a war,” speaking of the battle against COVID 19. What we must be concerned with is what is going on in the cloudy mists, shrouded by the fog of this war. I fear that when the fog is cleared we will recognize little of what we have known and held dear. You and I might survive the ravages of COVID, but at what cost? This is the greater question. 

I continue to marvel at the unabashed reach of perceived power state leaders such as Andrew Cuomo (NY) and Gavin Newsom (CA). I think few of us were truly prepared for legislation which is being brought before the State Assembly of New York by Democratic Assemblyman, Noah Nicolas. (Highlights are mine for emphasis)

New York State Assembly Bill A416 states in brief: The People of the State of New York, represented in the Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Removal and detention of cases, contacts and carriers who are or may be a danger to public health; other orders. The provisions of this section shall be utilized in the event that the governor declares a state of health emergency due to an epidemic of any communicable disease. Upon determining by clear and convincing evidence that the health of others is or may be endangered by a case, contact or carrier, or  suspected case, contact or carrier of a contagious disease that, in the opinion of the governor, after consultation with the commissioner, may pose an imminent and significant threat to the public health resulting in severe morbidity or high mortality, the governor or his or her delegee, including, but not limited to the commissioner or the heads of local health departments, may order the removal and/or detention of such a person or of a group of such persons by issuing a single order, identifying such persons either by name or by a reasonably specific description of the individuals or group being detained.

Such person or group of persons shall be detained in a medical facility or other appropriate facility or premises designated by the governor or his or her delegee …

This bill allows for the *removal and detention* of anyone who ‘may be a danger to public health.‘ Whoever may be deemed a “danger to public health.” What does this exactly mean?  “Yes, that’s purposely undefined,” conservative podcast host Allie Beth Stuckey wrote on Twitter. “Yes, it will be used, at least one day, to forcibly remove you or your children from your home for whatever reason the state sees fit.”

Here is my point –– and my gravest concern –– a fearful populace is a compliant populace. All across the nation, men have been reduced to trembling, terrified, compliant citizens, accepting limitations on their personal liberty, but for this co-opted pestilence, they would have never capitulated. We foolishly believe that once the pandemic has been brought under control those liberties will be restored. Government has never been known to restore liberty once released. 

A great white horse is thundering across our land. The rider on his back is unleashing the arrows of pestilence upon us, and all that we have treasured is being stolen in the fog of war – against a disease that has a 99% survival rate.

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Discussion (2)

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  1. Dave King responded:

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    Just the other day, I saw the video praising Tucker of FOX for his comments regarding who to trust. He certainly addressed the current event of our day. These days, there is no limit to where the next conspiracy will turn up, as they are in unlimited supply. And one need not provide what used to be our standard: evidence to bear witness in court. I cannot help but reckon: accusation without proof is much the same as gossip. At the backyard fence or on Facebook, technology doesn’t change human nature.

    So, I listened to Tucker speak. He told me that I was best off to trust those I know best, that is, my neighbors & closest friends; those I have trusted. I never heard him advise me to be an American first, nor to look to the rule of law of our forefathers. Oh, yes, he spoke of not forgetting the past as cornerstone, but not of the building blocks. We can only carry on with a living faith. We need to grasp the law as bedrock, not some repeated gingle to rally around. We are not a bunch of local tribesmen, but a nation founded on the principle that we can only be united as a people if we trust in the equity of our institutions. Demand the law be followed, yes, not that it be put in jeopardy for the sake of a supposed greater cause to preserve law. Truth comes from our Living Lord. What’s next? Repealing the Bill of Rights to protect the Constitution? Yes, corruption exists, but there is no shortcut other than the trusting opposing parties to be empowered to sort out differences under law. The Bible speaks of gossip mongering as a sure way to destroy our character. When enough people repeat the same gossip & demand action, they become a mob, whether gathered with torches at City Hall, or faceless behind a keyboard. Trust, but verify…Ron Reagan.

  2. David Webb responded:

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    Some of us see it as you do Michael, but I am astounded by the many in the Body of Christ today that are asleep. Isaiah 56:10 says,
    “His watchmen are blind,
    All of them know nothing,
    All of them are mute dogs unable to bark,
    Dreamers lying down , who love to slumber;”
    In it’s context a severe rebuke to the rulers and the [teachers] of the Jewish church. It is true and quite applicable today. There are pastors and evangelists that stand for truth in China, many of which have been imprisoned and even put to death for their faith in Christ. Yet the church in China is the fasted growing church in the world! I am afraid many churches in America and their leaders pale to the boldness in honesty of what our God expects. Maybe we can learn from the very places that are undergoing a scattering, a dispersion, (diaspora) much as what happened to the early church in Jerusalem.
    As for our government leadership, they have failed us on every measure. Your quote from Ronald Reagan is even more true today than it was 40 years ago. As it stands, I can not send my daughter to public school of which 78% of my property taxes go to fund. At best in the world, our public schools rank the highest for cost per student, but rank a measly 26th in the testing outcomes world wide in math, science, computer science, world history, etc. We don’t even teach proper US History in public schools anymore.
    I believe the prophetic message from Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell), an anarchist and socialist is spot on to the very trajectory of which we are headed as a society today. With terms such as Orwellian, Big Brother, Thought Police, Two Minutes Hate, Newspeak, Double Think, Thoughtcrime, and unperson, we don’t have to go to an overarching imagination or even to “conspiracy theory” to know how it all fits today as Orwell was on to something 71 years ago. Too bad he didn’t look deep enough to realize that it would would be his own political thoughts and beliefs that would help undermine our political freedoms and give way to fascism and to the “Big Brother” causes. The media and social media are diseased with the “thought police”, both of which give way to socialism and anarchy.
    As far as the election, there are millions that believe it was rigged, so the Constitution provides for this to play out on January 6 and we will see all the “Pomp and Circumstance” that is allowed by the Constitution. I believe some have laid out a case and as for me and my opinion, I believe the irregularities have risen to a place where you could see the very building blocks laid out by the Stalin quote that you laid out above Michael.
    I will be ready and vigilant as I believe what you shared here Michael is important and speaks to the church in America today. Revelation 3:2-3 “Wake up and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you have received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour i will come against you.” We better wake up!

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