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And the whole world is deceived . . .

“And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.” (Rev 6:2)

While listening to a recent audio posting ( ) we heard the speaker mention this verse in general and the word ‘bow’ in particular, what was said caught our attention. After doing some additional homework, we thought it interesting enough to pass along.

Many believe the verse mentioned above is in reference to the ‘antichrist’ figure in the last days. Whatever your thoughts or beliefs concerning this figure, you should find this information intriguing.

First, let’s dissect the verse a little. The appearance of a ‘white horse’ normally evokes the image in the mind’s eye of that which is good. The ‘good guy’ is normally the one who rides the white horse, right? But then, things are not always as they appear, especially in prophetic matters. The greek word for ‘white’ (leukos) can denote dazzling brilliance, innocence and purity, as well as describe that which is dead – dead white. (Strong’s greek 3022) We also see reference in Revelation 19:11 to another white horse and Rider. This passage, we understand, is a direct reference to Messiah. The white horse and rider in Revelation 6:2 is someone that comes upon the scene before the triumphal return of Messiah.

We also should take note that this first white horse rider does have some degree of authority or power. He not only has a crown, which denotes a person of rank or authority, but the verse plainly states that he ‘went out conquering and to conquer.’ The crown may also have additional meanings, such as what we find discussed in this link…

But the word that we really want to hone in on is the English word ‘bow’. This word is normally in reference to an archery bow. But there again, things are not always as they appear. And as a well-recognized side note, this rider has a bow, but no mention of any arrows. A bow is not very effective without arrows, unless it’s not a ‘bow’ in the normal sense. And if it is not a bow in the normal sense, then perhaps ‘the conquering’ is not in the traditional sense as well. ‘War’ can be waged in ways that are not only non-traditional, but in ways that don’t seem like ‘war’ at all, and yet still very much be ‘war’.

The word in Revelation 6:2 that is translated into the English as ‘bow’ is the Greek word ‘toxon’, which sounds eerily similar to the English word ‘toxin’. But going merely on similar sounds can be extremely deceiving. So let’s examine a quick etymology search for the word ‘toxin’ and see where it takes us.

‘Toxin’ comes from the Latin ‘toxicum’ – poison. ‘Toxicum’ is from the Greek ‘toxikon’ (in connection with ‘pharmakon’) which is ‘poison for use on arrows’ and comes from ‘toxikos’ which ‘pertains to arrows or archery’ and takes us to the word ‘toxon’ or ‘BOW’. So the reverse of that etymology takes us from the Greek word ‘bow’ (Rev. 6:2) to the English word ‘toxin’. Couple that fact not only with what we see swirling around us daily in local, national and global medical news reports, but with this statement in Revelation 18:23, hopefully we realize the obvious. “”The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. (Rev 18:23)

The word that is translated as ‘sorcery’ in the passage above is the Greek word ‘pharmakeia’, Strong’s #5331 φαρμακεία {far-mak-i’-ah}, the meaning of which is ‘1) the use or the administering of drugs 2) poisoning 3) sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it 4) metaph. the deceptions and seductions of idolatry.’

Is it a coincidence that ‘bow’ is firmly connected with the concept of poison and arrows and ‘toxin’? Is it coincidental that this ‘bow’ is going forth under the guise of white – good and pure and innocent – when in fact it could very well be ‘dead white’? Is it coincidental that, on one hand, virtually the entire global community is pushing the mass administering of an experimental drug, while on the other hand the Scripture says ‘the nations will be – by definition – deceived by the administration of drugs? I guess it would be a stretch to wonder if needles and syringes could be considered ‘little arrows’? Just something to consider.

The medical industry has become a ‘high place’ in our society today. As people of faith in the Almighty Creator and His Messiah, we must operate as ‘Bereans’ in every aspect of our daily lives and not just in ‘religious matters’. We must be ‘wise as serpents and harmless as doves’ in all things in which we are involved and in all things by which we are confronted.

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