A Commentary For The Third Seal
In addition to the first part of my commentary on the opening of the third seal, we further look into how we are being impacted in 2019. The Rider on the Black Horse was commanded to not hurt the oil and the wine in his visitation on the vehicle.
see thou hurt not the oil and the wine
An additional word is to be said about the oil and the wine symbolism. It casts a light on two parallel planes, the physical world and the spiritual world. For we who are still thriving in the end times, we are not fully suffering yet. We hear daily of the affluent and squandering lifestyle of the celebrities and the mega churches. We have to wonder where they obtain their fortune from. And we are really beholding the fulfillment in sight today. If you are following the famous talking heads and the so-called teleevangelists in the US, Europe, Israel, Australia and in Africa, you will recognize them. They fleece the sheep for wool to keep themselves elevated as the overlords of the blind flock today. If you are not part of the blind flock, it is only because we are part of the true flock that the Lord has admitted to His fold. As in John 10.
7Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 14I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 16And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
We are witnessing the polar opposites of poverty and greed today in one direction and then when we turn our head we see another unbelievable sight. The juxtaposition exists because the oil and the wine was commanded to let exist. We shall come to understand for what reason they are being let so.
The Oil And The Wine
From David Guzik, ” the nicer things will be available for those who can afford them”. Physically, it speaks to the elite in the end times. There is now elite outside of the Church and elite inside the Church. Both groups serve the same baal, the devil. Kenneth Copeland and Steven Furtick each has a net worth of $56 million and $50 million. Joel Osteen has a net worth also of $50 million living his “best life now”. These are the wolves in sheep’s clothing. And the believer communities have been warned by Eashoa. Those that do not know Him or know Him by name and not listen to Him, follow the wolves.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
So while the wolves fleece the sheep, יהוה takes notes. He shall exercise judgement at the appointed time upon them.
Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? 3Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. They made themselves into the oil and the wine in the physical world with material wealth while starving the flock of true spiritual food that comes from the Word.
The command to the Rider to spare the material oil and the wine is to preserve evidence for judgment.
On the other hand, those who live in love for one another are not weighted down with the love and pursuit for material wealth. 1 Timotiyos 6.
7For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
For those of us, the spiritual oil and the wine will be preserved for our sustenance all the way until the Moshiach comes to receive us unto Himself. He knows we the kedoshim need Him and He will sustain us with rich spiritual guidance, love and wisdom.