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2 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Lesson 36

An Open Letter from the Staff...

Taking into consideration the significance
of the horse as a Biblical symbol, and viewing the
subject in the light of numerous other facts, it is
clear that the four horses and their riders present a
prophetic picture of the mighty spiritual
influences, agencies or powers, which were to
arise and go forth into the entire world at the
beginning of the “Christian Era.” These agencies
have imparted special characteristics to that great
era that distinguish it from all previous periods of
the world’s history.
The most prejudiced enemy of the
Messiah cannot deny that our era is clearly marked
off from the eras that preceded it due to various HOPE OF ISRAEL MINISTRIES
characteristics that are all its own. These most
distinctive features are due entirely to influences BIBLE
that came into operation at and immediately after CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
the death and resurrection of the Messiah. By LESSON 36
common consent this age is known as the
“Christian Era” and its civilization is commonly Published at Arcadia, California by Hope of
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careful examination of those powers or agencies
we find that they correspond respectively, and in The Red Horse of Revelation 6:4 taken
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symbolic representations of the FOUR HORSES A.D.

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