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In 10+ years of blogging and ten million views, what’s been another popular essay?

By Elizabeth Prata

This week I’m celebrating the Holy Spirit’s sustaining work in this ministry by noting that He’s brought ten million views of the material on this blog. I’ve been blogging daily for over ten years and on Monday the blog passed ten million views. I’m posting some of the most popular posts and also some of my own favorites.

In the Spring of 2011, it seemed that the Middle East erupted in chaos and coup. One country after another suffered civil unrest to outright revolution. This period came to be known as “Arab Spring.”

In February of 2011 I wrote about an unusual happening at the revolution in Egypt that occurred in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. High above the proceedings, a MSNBC reporter was filming from the hotel room and the video caught a ghostly apparition swooping down, over, and then upward over the crowd. It seemed to be a ghostly greenish horse with a rider in flowing robe. It brought to mind one of the 4 Horseman of the Apocalypse in Revelation, the horse that brings pestilence.

When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8 And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:8).

The Greek word pale for the color is chloros, or pale green.

No one could quite explain the apparition, though many saw it and it was captured on several different video cameras.

I’m intrigued by the glimpses the Bible gives us of “the other side”. We know that the other side is close…Elisha’s servant was given a glimpse of all the chariots in the air surrounding them at the city of Dothan. The King of Aram wanted to capture Elisha. Elisha’s servant quaked. When Elisha prayed for the LORD to open his servant’s eyes to see the help they were receiving from ‘the other side’, He did and the servant saw them. (2 Kings 6:17)

We know that at the Mount of Transfiguration, Peter, John, and James were talking with Jesus and suddenly He was transfigured and speaking with a transfigured Moses and Elijah who were suddenly standing next to Him. (Mark 9:2–4).

We know that Jesus appeared and disappeared into another dimension by coming through locked doors or disappearing from crowds. (John 20:19, Luke 4:30).

While Daniel was still praying, the angel Gabriel appeared. (Daniel 9:21)

Where IS “the other side”? Close by? Perhaps!

Is there such thing as ‘leak-though’ of the other side to this, where we can see or hear glimpses of the activity there? Perhaps, and maybe that is what this Ghost Horse (Or Apocalypse Horse) was. My point in the article below though, was not simply noting the unusual occurrence. It was to also note that when such things happen, people think of the Bible. The innate fear of God we all have instilled in us (Romans 1:18-20, Romans 2:15, Ecclesiastes 3:11) comes out when unexplained events like this occur.

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Sky Noises/Sounds of the Apocalypse continue to perplex, frighten


The MSNBC crew, filming from above Tahrir Square, seemed to catch a neon horse hovering above the people and flying to the sky.

The Tribulation opens with its first set of judgments described in Revelation 6. They are the seals. The first four seals are the famous four horsemen of the apocalypse. The first Horse is white, that’s the antichrist. The second horse is red, that is war, or peace taken from the earth. The third seal is the black horse, of scarcity and famine. The fourth horse is a pale green, Greek word Chloris like the sickly green of bleach. That one is pestilence and disease.

I DO NOT believe the horsemen have been unleashed. The church is not gone yet, and we are not under judgment but are free from accusation. I do not believe or disbelieve that the horse is could or could not be moseying around on the earth. It could be a delusion perpetrated by demonic angels. It could just as easily have been a reflection of the glass of some kind. The Bible records an incident where Elisha’s servant was wobbly in his courage before a huge battle, and Elisha, God’s Prophet, asked the LORD to open his servant’s eyes so he could see that they were not outnumbered in the battle, but indeed has a legion of angels in chariots were all around them.

And Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (2 Kings 6:17)

What I am saying is that the unbelieving world is so on edge, that when they see a reflection or an apparition like this one in Egypt, they think of the Horsemen of Revelation. Suddenly the Bible comes to their mind… not Hopi prophecy, not Edgar Cayce…the Bible.

The video is making the rounds like wildfire late last night and early this morning. It is freaking people out. It does not matter if the neon horseman was real or not real, it is causing a reaction among people. Christians, capitalize on that. Show them that the unseen world is very, very real and very, very eternal.

Perhaps their spirit is convicting them that there is more to the events in the world than their unsaved minds would let them believe, and that these events are connected. We can see that people need to have the truth: angels ARE all around us, demons ARE all around us, that in fact the unseen world is more real than this one which is temporary. I pray that people who are attracted to the videos of the recent apparition will allow the Holy Spirit to convict them and they repent. If they do, one day they will have the scales fall from their eyes and they will see into the eternal future of glory with Jesus.


Christian writer and Georgia teacher's aide who loves Jesus, a quiet life, art, beauty, and children.