Many are saying that the apocalypse is coming, the end times are upon us, and that the world will end on December 21, 2012. But what does apocalypse mean? According to Wikipedia, “An apocalypse (Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apocálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω meaning ‘un-covering’), translated literally from Greek refers to a revelation of something hidden, although this sense did not enter English until the 14th century. In religious contexts it is usually a revelation of hidden meaning – hidden from human knowledge in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception.” I believe this to be the true meaning of the word, while it’s certainly been used to describe the end of the world, it is most commonly extended to “the end of the world as we know it, I find this to be weak terminology, it isn’t the end of the world, just a radical changing of opinion on important matters, and in Mayan culture, something very similar is true, the end of that calendar is merely the ending of an age, not when the world will cease to be. As The Huffington Post put it: “Yet it is the Mexica, not the Maya, who trafficked in the apocalypse. The Classic Maya had almost no tradition of cataclysmic endings (though they may have picked it up centuries later from groups like perhaps the Mexica). For them, 2012 is just a year when several of their calendars reset, like 2000 for modern calendars.”
If all of that isn’t enough to convince you that the world isn’t ending, what if I told you it already did, almost exactly as it was depicted in the book of revelations, complete with wars, famine, and disease killing off large chunks of the population at a time. Hitler, the white horse, the anti-christ, whatever you may call him, he gained the love of his people, and began his rise to power during the first world war, where he served as a German soldier. Oh wait, I’m skipping a step you say? The Ark of the Covenant hasn’t been found? Well I have heard that it was supposed to pop up during the end times… How about the Ngoma, an ancient drum found in Africa around the 1940s by a missionary scholar. The people who were said to carry it have an ancient jewish bloodline, and while the drum is not nearly old enough to be THE Ark, it is said to be a recreation, as the original has been destroyed and remade many times.
Obviously since I brought up hitler, the world wars would be the second horseman, WWI, as well as WWII have a combined death toll of 10% of the population, which is a good deal short of the 25% prophesied, but I believe still a significant enough amount. These wars included all of the world’s super-powers, and as such encompassed the globe. As with any war, famine was a problem as well, with the global nature of the war, all of the world’s poorer countries were left with very little to eat, while the richer countries were still eating well enough, this is also in-line with the description of the third horseman, who seems to indicate that the price of oil and wine will not falter (meaning the wealthy are less affected by this famine), and the fourth horseman, death. I’m going to blame the holocaust on the fourth horseman, while this does mean that Hitler is both the first, and fourth horseman, it does seem to work. The holocaust affected many millions of the Jewish faith, hold on… Only the Jewish? Well, not only, but predominantly the Jewish. Is this indeed in-line with the fourth Horseman?
Let’s go back to the scripture and find some supporting material for this. “For all that the Father gives me will come to me, and him that comes to me I will in no way caste out (John 6:37).” This is taken from an article linking this scripture with revelations in a direct manner.
So, those who follow the Christian faith may be spared from the fourth horseman.
There’s also a great deal of disease during this time period, including small pox, malaria, cholera, and typhus, while it is only mentioned in passing in revelations I felt it necessary to point out these diseases, and others have taken a large death toll as well. The fifth and sixth seals can also be explained, I believe the Martyrs are those who lived in Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, while the sixth seal was the atomic bombs. Check out this description of an atomic bomb blast as seen from the ground… They died so that no bomb of such power will ever again be released upon mankind, or at least so that the full breadth of devastation these devices can bring is known to mankind, and their use will be very carefully deliberated.
How about http://www.weirdlyodd.com/top-10-most-powerful-atomic-bombs/ – check out number 6, and keep in mind these keywords from the video Heat pulse, bright light, red, black, boiling, mountains vibrating, fireballs. Then read
“I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”
So there we have it, my theory that the apocalypse is over, and that December 21, 2012 is just the beginning of a new era of peace and prosperity for mankind, the end of the world as we know it, but not the end of earth, civilization, or any other such thing.