The Four Horsemen by Glen Campbell - Album "Show Me Your Way" [New Haven] (1991)
A song based on Revelation chapter 6 in the Bible.
The footage is from a 2010 fall vacation to the caves at Ruby Falls at Lookout Mountain --Chattanooga, TN. Incredibly, after I came home from the trip, most of the footage was 'missing', so I only used a small clip in a Psalm 91 video. Today I was extracting an entirely different set of video and to my surprise... the 'missing' cave footage was suddenly there! I realized, had that footage been there earlier, I would've used it on something else, but God has a time and season for everything!....
As soon as I opened it, I got this old song in my head (I'm not a 'country' song lover, but this song is powerful) and remembered at the end of the song it talks about going into the mountains and crying 'fall on us'. This of course is a scary thing... IF you don't know Jesus! Imagine being in a cave, BUT in the dark! Yuk!
We know 'ugly' times are coming...even horrific... but will you cling to Him now when the 'wood is green'? Will you press in, deny your flesh and lay up your treasure in Heaven? Will you press in so that even now you can hear His voice clearly, so that when terror comes you can be a bulwark of Hope to draw people to Christ in those desperate times?
We do not know the day nor hour, so be wise and prepare to win souls. He promises to keep His own, but that doesn't mean we'll be sitting on a cloud chowing on bon bons!
Would your faith fall apart if you really had to pray for your daily bread? Would hardship and loss find your faith shipwreck? Do you crab and whine now?!!!
BE PREPARED. BE GRATEFUL. GET CLOSE!
And I saw the white horse, ridden by a man with bow and arrow.
And he wore a golden crown
and he rode a trail so narrow.
And he went forth to conquer all the liars, thieves and cheaters;
all the weavers of illusion;
all the bigots and mistreaters;
and the earth was shakin' like an old man's hand and the sun was black as mud;
and the oceans moved across the land and the moon became as blood.
And I saw a red horse and a rider with a saber;
to take peace from all the earth
for destruction was his labor.
And he rode out in anger to turn brother against brother;
with poison for the nations to make them all kill one another.
And the stars of heaven fell to earth like the fruit of a tree that's shaken;
by an unkindly wind, to be ever more forsaken.
And I saw the black horse and the rider with the balance;
to separate the works of man; his vices from his talents.
A measure of wheat for a penny
Three measures of barley in kind
To divide the one from the many
But hurt not the oil and wine
And the heavens parted like a scroll
When it is rolled together.
And the mountains were moved out of place
Like a whirlwind blows a feather.
And I saw a pale horse
And Death was riding on him
And Hell was right behind him
And no mortal man outshone him.
The kings of the earth and the mighty men
The glorious and greedy
Hid themselves in the blackest hole
with the homeless and the needy.
And some priests and some television preachers
Laid down with the vile unholy
And some senators and movie stars
shared a cave with the meek and lowly.
And they cried to the mountains
Fall on us!
And hide us from the face of Him
Fall on us!
And hide us from the face
Hide us from the face of HIM