If the devil was thrown down to Earth after a war in heaven as is claimed in Revelation, 12:9, there must be evidence here on Earth, the devil would surely not come here unannounced and if he was thrown down here, he must have caused some fireworks wouldn't you think?
And more importantly does the devil's arrival here on Earth and the release of the four horsemen match up with the prophecy of Daniel? Daniel, reveals information that would make it possible to pinpoint the time when Jesus would begin His kingdom in heaven. If we could match all these three up, we would know just where we are in the history of Christianity and how close we really are to the return of Jesus? So is there a link to the arrival of the devil, the release of the four horsemen and Daniel's seven times prophecy to within a year or two? I think there is.
The Tunguska Event
On 30 June 1908, at around 07:17 local time, Evenki natives and Russian settlers in the hills north-west of Lake Baikal south-east Siberia, observed a column of bluish light, brighter than the Sun, the bright light was moving across the sky very fast. About ten minutes later, a massive flash with a massive explosion was followed by a sound similar to artillery fire. (why would it take ten minutes for a comet or meteor to reach the ground?) The sounds were accompanied by a shock wave that knocked people off their feet and broke windows hundreds of kilometres away. The explosion registered at seismic stations across Eurasia and airwaves from the blast was detected in Germany, Denmark, Croatia, the UK, and as far away as Jakarta and Washington, D.C. It is estimated that, in some places, the resulting shock wave was equivalent to an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter magnitude scale. Over the next few days, night skies in Asia and Europe were aglow, with contemporaneous reports of photographs being successfully taken at midnight in both Sweden and Scotland. Hundreds of eyewitnesses speak of fire and columns of smoke, which is similar to how Jehovah guided His people out of Egypt as told in Exodus. Other witnesses claim two columns of fire emanated from near the Tunguska Body after it approached the ground, the two columns of clouds and smoke gave off rainbow-like bands of light, remarkably similar to the description of an angelic manifestation mentioned in the bible, in A Revelation To John, 10:1. Other witnesses claim they saw a ufo or a cylindrical object. If this Tunguska event was the all-powerful fallen angel, the Devil, it would need a mighty angel to throw him down, Michael maybe? The explosion over the sparsely populated Eastern Siberian Taiga flattened 2,000 square kilometres (770 square miles) of the forest, yet the enormous blast, thought to be the biggest ever on our planet caused no known human casualties. The explosion is generally attributed to an air burst of a meteor (which took ten minutes to reach Earth). It is classified as an impact event, even though no impact crater has ever been found; the object is thought to have disintegrated at an altitude of 5 to 10 kilometres (3 to 6 miles) high, rather than hitting the surface of the Earth. The Tunguska event is the largest impact event on Earth in recorded history. I must stress, the Tunguska event, being linked to the devil is, just a theory of mine.
The Four Horses Of The Apocalypse
We know from the Bible, in Revelation 6:1-8 Jesus opens one of the seven seals releasing four horsemen, three of whom bring destruction to the whole world, the first horse is white and its rider is a glorious, newly crowned king, this is King Jesus ruling his new kingdom in heaven, which I will explain later. Behind Him comes a horse the colour of fire, the red horse bearing a rider who is to take peace away from all the earth. Another follows, a third horse, black as night, carrying a rider who holds aloft a pair of scales he is the one who will bring famine to the world. The fourth horse is a sickly pale colour, a harbinger of disease and other lethal threats, ridden by Death itself, the grave, the common grave of mankind, follows closely, reaping a terrible harvest of lives on a scale never before seen on our planet! Now, people with a Bible understanding agree, that is quite clear and easy to understand but, when is this suppose to happen, it doesn't say when in the Bible does it? Jesus merely tells Christians to stay awake and be observant and He gives a few clues as to watch out for.
The fiery red horse
So for my theory to become believable, the four horsemen would have to be released sometime after 1908, after the Tunguska event. Ok, we know the red rider represents warfare. For the first time ever in world history, peace was taken away from not just a few nations but globally. In 1914, for the first time in history, a global war erupted a war on such a bloody scale, the like of which had never before occurred in human history. A war which saw millions of young men cut down by man-made machines and chemicals.
"It was closely followed by a second world war, which was even more destructive. Some estimates place the total number of deaths due to wars and armed conflicts since 1914 at more than 200 million!
Today the world holds its breath as billions of people fear WWIII.
The Black Horse
Ok, onto the third rider, the black horse. The black horse represents famine. Ane we can conclude here a picture of food rationing so severe during the two world wars that many people died of starvation, during the second world war the Dutch people were so hungry they resorted to eating tulips, Germans and Russians along the eastern front died in their millions due to starvation. The British people suffered food rationing well into the 1950s as a result of WWII. Since 1914, it is thought about 100 million people have died due to famines during the 20th and 21st century. One authority estimated that more than one billion people about one-eighth of the world population were chronically undernourished in 2012-2025. As climate change increases, droughts, flooding, heatwaves are destroying crops on a record scale, killing cattle and fish by the million which in a short time will affect us all.
The Pale Horse
The pale horse represents death due to plague and other causes. As the end of WWI approached, the Spanish flu killed tens of millions. It is thought as many as 500 million people were infected, one-third of the entire world population then and it's thought 100 million died, more than twice the amount who died during the fighting in WWI! However, the Spanish flu was just the beginning, experts estimate that hundreds of millions died of smallpox during the 20th century. To this day, the lives of millions are cut short by AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria and cancer, despite intensive medical research. At the moment, hundreds of thousands of people are dying from super-bugs, antibiotic-resistant bacteria due to the overuse of antibiotics.
Daniel's link to 1914
Death has dominated man since 1914, whether due to war, famine, or plague. But there is more, much more, Bible chronology indicating God’s Kingdom was established in heaven in 1914, this is shown by a prophecy recorded in chapter 4 of the Bible book of Daniel. God's Kingdom is what we all pray for in the Lords Prayer. God’s heavenly government will replace all other governments here on Earth.
More than 2,500 years ago God was so disgusted with the behaviour of his chosen people the Jews, he decided to punish them after he had warned them many many times about their bad and immoral behaviour. Because of the Israelites’ disobedience, God allowed them to be conquered by the Babylonians, way back in 607 B.C.E. From that time on, no more kings represented Jehovah in Jerusalem. So 607 B.C.E. marked the beginning of what the Bible claims as the seven times or the period when God’s rulership would be interrupted. At the end of the seven times, God would install a new ruler to represent Him, this time, someone in heaven. That’s when the other prophecies we read about in Daniel would be fulfilled. We know the seven times started in 607 BC but the big question now is: When did the seven times end? If we can answer that question, we will know when the new, God’s Kingdom will begin in Heaven. During his earthly ministry, Jesus indicated that the seven times had not yet ended, so they must be a very long period of time. The seven times started hundreds of years before Jesus came to earth in 607 B.C.E, and they continued until sometime after he returned to heaven. Scholars of the Bible have examined this and other prophecies very carefully and come to the conclusion that the seven times would end in the year 1914 and major world events since then confirm that 1914 was indeed the year that God’s Kingdom began ruling in heaven. It was the year when this world entered its last days or the time of the end. There are many more clues, Matthew 24, and Luke 21 both highlight the end-times, Jesus's disciples asked Him when will we know the conclusion of this system of things? Jesus replied, in Matthew 24:6, you are going to hear of wars and reports of wars, see that you are not alarmed, for these things must take place, but the end is not yet. Jesus continued, for the nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. ( In 1914, 7 quakes of M6 or higher were recorded, in 2014, 155 were recorded and they are still rising), all these events are the beginning of pangs of distress.
King Nebuchadnezzar and his strange dream
So how did Bible scholars come to believe that the seven times would end in the year 1914? Chapter 4 of Daniel: King Nebuchadnezzar the mighty king of Babylon had a disturbing dream about a giant tree, Daniel was asked by the King to explain the dream. Daniel concluded the great tree represented King Nebuchadnezzar himself. The gigantic tree was figuratively ‘chopped down in the dream by God himself but God did not kill the tree, so, the dreams meaning was, Nebuchadnezzar reign would be cut short for seven years. Months later, King Nebuchadnezzar temporarily lost his sanity and kingship for a period of seven years, which can be found in Daniel 4:25. When God restored his sanity, Nebuchadnezzar regained his throne allowing God's prophecy to come true. But as in many Bible prophecies, the dream had a double meaning. What does the tree of Daniel chapter 4 represent? In the Bible, trees sometimes represent rulership. In the greater fulfilment of the Daniel chapter 4 prophecy, the immense tree in Nebuchadnezzar's dream symbolizes God’s rulership too. So what could the tree being chopped down mean? The chopping down of the tree represented an interruption in Nebuchadnezzar’s kingship, which was later restored by God after 7 times, but, the 7 times is also represented as an interruption in God’s rulership here on Earth.
When Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem, which God allowed as a punishment to the Jews for their terrible behaviour, the kings of Israel were actually representatives of God himself. The seven times represent the period during which God allowed the nations to rule over the earth without interference from God Himself. So the “seven times” which God allowed without interference from any kingdom began in October 607 B.C.E., when, according to Bible chronology, Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians.
How Long Are The Seven Times?
The “seven times” of Jehovah's absence could not merely be seen as the seven years as is the case in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, no, Jesus indicated the answer when he said that “Jerusalem, God's earthly throne, would be trampled on by the nations until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled, which can be found in Luke 21:24. The appointed times of the nations, which began in 607 B.C.E., were still underway even when Jesus was on earth and many many years after too. As ever we can find the answer in the Bible to help us to determine the length of those prophetic, seven times. In Revelation 12:6, a woman is fed and protected for a time, times and a half of a time which was termed to be 1,260 days. (The woman represents Old Testament Israel and New Testament Christians who God had dressed in honour and splendour (Ezekiel 16). Applying the prophetic rule “a day for a year,” the 1,260 days would, therefore, represent 1,260 years. Now back to Revelation 6: 14. But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman so that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is to be fed for a time and times and half a time away from the face of the serpent, time times and half a time is half of 7 times. Time is 360 days = 360 years, times is 720 days = 720 years and half a time are 180 days = 180 years, add them together = 1260 years, so if 3.1/2 times is 1260 years, the 7 times must be 2,520 years. Therefore, the “seven times, mentioned in Daniel 4” which would then be 2,520 years, from 607 B.C.E would end in 1914., Numbers 14:34; Ezekiel 4:6.
An easy cross-reference is adding 606 years BC and 1,914 years AD, we get 2,520 years. If we take 2,520 away from 1914 we arrive at the year 606 B.C.E. The Common Era started at year 1, not year zero so the actual year is 607, B.C.E.
Nebuchadnezzar's other dream
Nebuchadnezzar had another dream and once again Daniel was summoned to explain the dream to the King. Nebuchadnezzar dreamed of an enormous statue with a head of gold, the statue's chest and arms were made of silver, it's stomach and thighs were made of copper, its legs were of iron and its feet were mixed with iron and clay. God cut a huge stone from a mountain, which he threw and it struck the feet of the statue. The statue was crushed into powder and blew away in the wind, and the stone became a large mountain, and it filled the earth. Daniel explained the dream to King Nebuchadnezzar: Your kingdom is the head of gold, the silver chest and arms is a kingdom that will come after you and rule the world, then there will be another nation, one like copper, which will rule over the whole earth, the next kingdom will be strong like iron and will rule the world, finally, there will be a divided kingdom with some parts strong like iron and some parts weak like clay. The stone that becomes a mountain is God’s Kingdom and will crush all these kingdoms and will last forever.
Nebuchadnezzar's rule was the golden head of the statue which was followed by silver chest and arms, this was Cyrus, King of the Medio Persian Empire, the copper stomach and thighs was the empire of Alexander the great, the legs of iron was the Roman Empire, the final empire would rise from a kingdom captured by the Romans and that was the British Empire, the biggest empire ever, one in four people were under British rule at the turn of the 20th century.
"But by 1914 the British Empire was strained, nations under the rule of Britain were fighting for independence and by WWII it was almost gone, although many scholars believe the empire is still represented today by an Anglo American Empire. So we are down to iron feet mixed with clay and teetering on the brink and waiting for God's huge stone to smash the fragile statue ending this lousy system of things.
Written and researched by Gary Walton