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Four Patriarchs and Four Horses

If the Genesis 35 Alliance is an alliance between Judah and Joseph (or Ephraim), then why are they allied? And who are they allied against? Because Yahweh tells us the end can be known from the beginning, let us start our study by look at the patriarchs, and also the four horses of the Apocalypse as they are first presented in the book of Zechariah (where they are presented in a different order). This will help us begin to understand the great battle that is ahead, and how to survive it in such a way that Yahweh is pleased with us.

In Revelation and the End Times we saw that the four horses of Zechariah 6 represent four spiritual forces of heaven. They also correspond to four of the patriarchs, Esau, Judah, Joseph (Ephraim), and Ishmael. The order of presentation in Zechariah is red, black, white, and then dappled or grizzled (but later this becomes green in Revelation).

ColorSpiritual BodyManifestations
RedEsau-Roman ChurchTorahless, Religion
BlackJudaism (kingship)Rule of law, finances
WhiteJoseph (Ephraim)Purification as bride
GreenIshmael & HagarIslam, Sharia


In verse 5, the horses are identified as four spirits. It is important to know who these spirits are, because they are the same spirits we encounter today. But first, let us read Zechariah, where the horses first appear.

Zecharyah (Zechariah) 6:1-8
1 Then I turned and raised my eyes and looked, and behold, four chariots were coming from between two mountains [governments], and the mountains were mountains of bronze [Edom].
2 With the first chariot were red horses [bond of blood, especially maternal blood], with the second chariot black horses [rule of law],
3 with the third chariot white horses [kingdom of messiah], and with the fourth chariot dappled [alt: grizzled] horses [Islam] — strong steeds.
4 Then I answered and said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my master?”
5 And the messenger answered and said to me, “These are four spirits of heaven, who go out from their station before the Adon of all the earth.
6 The one with the black horses [Judaism] is going to the north country, the white [Ephraim-Christians] are going after them, and the dappled [Islam] are going toward the south country.”
7 Then the strong steeds went out, eager to go, that they might walk to and fro throughout the earth. And He said, “Go, walk to and fro throughout the earth.” So they walked to and fro throughout the earth.
8 And He called to me, and spoke to me, saying, “See, those who go toward the north country have given rest to My Spirit in the north country.”

The red horse represents Esau. As one of Avraham’s descendants, Esau believed in the existence of Elohim, but he did not value obedience to Yahweh, or His word. This is what it means that he despised his birthright, is that he despised his inheritance in the Torah. This describes a wide class of people including secular humanists, socialists, communists, and both the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches. Even if they believe in a deity, they are all united in rejecting Yahweh and His ways.

Esau does not focus on Yahweh, but on other men. That is why the Esau spirit values such things as democracy, where the opinions of men are sought (rather than the opinions of Elohim). Just as the bonds of blood are red, Esau’s horse is red. The solid red countries in the map represent communist or socialist countries. However, those countries who have a mixture of communism or socialism and white horse Christianity are mixed. For example, the right-leaning red stripe in the map stands for Eastern Orthodoxy, while the red dots in the map represent Roman Catholicism. (And even in the solid red countries, there are still some white horse believers.)

The black horse represents Judah, who stands for the rule of law (in which the rules are written in black ink). Judah is the kingship tribe, and so he is concerned with matters of money (i.e., gold), and war. That is why Judah effectively declares war on the rest of mankind by his control of the world’s money supplies. And even though Judah technically only occupies the land of Israel, later we will see how he spiritually dwells in the head of gold of the global Babylonian beast system.

The white horse represents Joseph (or Ephraim). The horse is white because Joseph and Ephraim seek to be Yeshua’s pure and spotless bride. Verse 6 tells us that the black horses (Judah) went north, and the white horses followed them. As we saw in Nazarene Israel, Ephraim was taken into captivity in Assyria, which is to the north of the land of Israel. Then when the Assyrian Empire broke up, the Ephraimites migrated north and west generationally, eventually ending up in what later became Protestant northwestern Europe. From there, the Protestant Ephraimites (and especially the English) spread the faith to many different parts of the world. Yet what we need to realize is that while Yahweh used the white Europeans (Yaphethites) to do this, Yahweh ultimately cares nothing about genetics, or nations. He only cares about building His Son’s kingdom in all nations.

The dappled (green) horse represents Islam, which is associated with Ishmael. In Zechariah the horse shows as dappled or grizzled, perhaps representative of the Arab people, who were traders, and who mingled among other peoples (in their trade routes). (The root word for arab refers to mixing, mingling, or trading, reference Strong’s H6148.) This same horse shows up green in Revelation, which may be a reference to Ishmael’s envy and mocking attitudes toward Yitzhak (Genesis 21:9).

Blue represents Hinduism and Buddhism (which arises from Hinduism). As we show elsewhere, Ishmael’s mother Hagar was probably a Hindu, because Hindus were active on the old Silk Road, and Hindus are known to sell their daughters into slavery. If this was the case, Hagar may have taught Ishmael some of the Hindu worship. If so, this may explain why there are so many similarities between Hindu and Islam.

Zechariah 6:6 tells us that the dappled (green) horses went toward the south country. Islam got started in the Arabian Peninsula (which is to the south of Israel). It has since spread into Africa. It spreads easily into the Hindu and Buddhist areas of Asia because both Buddhism and Islam derive from Hindu, which is why Islam is not difficult for Hindus and Buddhists to adopt.

After Yeshua came to earth, the horses present in a different order. In Zechariah the order is red-black-white-dappled (green), while in Revelation the white horse moves to the front of the pack, giving a presentation sequence of white-red-black-green. That the white horse has moved ahead of the red horse is significant. Before we receive Yeshua’s Spirit it is natural for men to focus first on matters of blood (nationality, race, ethnicity, etc.), and then to pursue considerations of money before pursuing matters of judgment. However, once we have Yeshua’s Spirit, our first desire is to seek the kingdom of heaven and His righteousness.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 6:33
33 “But seek first the kingdom of Elohim and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

What does it mean to seek first the kingdom of Elohim and His righteousness? It means that we need to allow ourselves to be led by Yeshua’s Spirit (breath) in all things. To do this we maintain an inward focus on Yeshua, remain aware of our breathing, and then rather than trying to think our way through life, we listen for what Elohim says to do and say (and then we do and say that). This is a simple yet very profound practice that will build Yeshua’s kingdom, if we will do it faithfully. This is because when we focus on Yeshua, pray, breathe, and listen for what Yahweh wants us to do, we become transformed. When we focus on Him like this, He leads us to His Son’s Spirit and His kingdom ahead of all other matters (including Esau’s concerns of blood, ethnicity, race, and family, and Judah’s concerns of money). And this is an urgent task for us, because when Babylon falls after trumpet 7 we will need to have this kingdom already in place, so that the kingdom may be handed to us.

Daniel 7:27
27 “Then the kingdom and dominion, And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.”

We need to prepare for Babylon’s fall, because it is coming. And not only must we prepare as individuals, we need to prepare ourselves as an organized corporate body, because this is what Yeshua asks us to do (and only the obedient will be protected).

But if Babylon’s fall is coming, then what will it look like? How will it impact us? And how can we prepare for it? In the next chapters we will see that the fall will take place in very predictable stages that can be tracked in the weekly news—and that to understand these changes we need to understand the spirits of the patriarchs, which are the spirits of these four horses of heaven. These four spirits will present themselves in different ways, but once we understand these spirits we can understand what is happening in our world much more easily.

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