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CHINESE NEW YEAR 31 JANUARY, 2014. THE YEAR OF THE HORSE. 12 Jan – Butterworth GH 19 Jan – Sungai Ara GH 26 Jan – Island Glades GC 02 Feb – Burmah Road GH 09 Feb – Bukit Mertajam GC 16 Feb – Burmah Road GH (CH) 23 Feb – Taiping GH. The Significance of the Horse Year

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chinese new year 31 january 2014

CHINESE NEW YEAR31 JANUARY, 2014

THE YEAR OF THE HORSE

12 Jan – Butterworth GH

19 Jan – Sungai Ara GH

26 Jan – Island Glades GC

02 Feb – Burmah Road GH

09 Feb – Bukit Mertajam GC

16 Feb – Burmah Road GH (CH)

23 Feb – Taiping GH

introduction a repeat message on the year of the horse 1978 1990 2002 2014

The Significance of the Horse Year

(a) The Horse in History.

The Mongols

Alexander the Great

The Great Wall of China

Introduction A Repeat Message on The Year of the Horse (1978, 1990, 2002,2014)
a the horse in history

The Astrologer says:

People born in the Year of the Horse are…

  • Popular, cheerful, skillful with money, perceptive, wise, talented, good with their hands;
  • Sometimes talk too much, have a weakness for members of the opposite sex;
  • Impatient and hot-blooded about everything except their daily work.
  • Like entertainment and large crowds.
  • Very independent and rarely listen to advice.
  • Most compatible with Tigers, Dogs, and Sheep.
(a) The Horse in History

(b) The Horse in Horoscopes, Feng Shui, Astrology, etc.

1 the significance of the horse 2 the symbols of the horse

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 (NKJV) There shall not be found among you (1) anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or (2) one who practices witchcraft, or (3) a soothsayer, or (4) one who interprets omens, or (5) a sorcerer, or (6) one who conjures spells, or (7) a medium, or (8) a spiritist, or (9) one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you. For these nations…listened to soothsayers and diviners.

(a) The Horse in Astrology, And Horoscope, (Starscope), etc.

  • Ranked 7th among the 12 animals in Chinese astrology, the horse is viewed as a symbol of bravery and strength.
  • Traits such as intelligence, endurance, speed and perseverance are associated with the horse.

The Scriptures Against Spiritism!

  • Deut. 18:9-14 – Spiritism, an Abomination
  • Deut. 18:15-19 – The Sage Anticipated.
  • Deut. 18:20-22 – The Standard Administered.
(1) The Significance of the Horse.(2) The Symbols of the Horse –
2 the symbols of the horse a the horse in astrology

(b) The Horse in Biblical Imagery:

The Horse is a Symbol of…

i. Speed. Isa. 30:16

But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

ii. Strength and Safety. Psa. 33:17

 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

(2) The Symbols of the Horse –(a) The Horse in Astrology:
3 the s cripture and the horse 1st of 154 occ gen 49 17 last occ rev 19 21

Occurrences of Horses in KJV text:

Horse - 43 occ. in 41 verses;

1st. and last in OT - Gen. 49:17; Zech. 14:15;

in NT in Rev. 6:2; 19:21

Horses – 111 occ. in 105 verses;

1st and last in OT - Gen. 47:17; Zech. 14:20;

in NT in Jas. 3:3; Rev. 19:18

Origin: The Jews may have obtained horses from Egypt (Deut. 17:16), Canaanites before them had horses (Josh 17:16)

(3) The Scripture and the Horse. 1st. of 154 occ. Gen 49:17; Last occ. Rev. 19:21
a be not like the horse though a horse is speedy psa 32 9 jer 8 6

1. Used of a People Quick to do their Own Thing.Jer. 8:6b cf. 7:23, 24 (-28)

every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth to battle.

They refused to…a. Obey God\'s Word. 7: 23, 24a

b. Walk in God\'s Ways. 7: 23b, 24b

c. Follow God so that they might be Well. 7: 23c, 24c

  • Well (yatab): Fr. root, to make well, lit. (sound, beautiful) or fig. (happy, successful, right)
  • In this Year of the Horse, God wants to wish us Well - A Happy and Prosperous (Successful) Chinese New Year
A. BE NOT LIKE THE HORSE though A HORSE IS SPEEDY Psa. 32:9; Jer. 8:6

23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, (a) Obey my voice,…and (b) walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, (c) that it may be well unto you. But they (a) hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but (b) walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and (c) went backward, and not forward.

2 used of a people not quickened to the signs of the times jer 8 16 the horses are coming
2. Used of a People not Quickened to the Signs of the Times.Jer. 8:16"The Horses are Coming"

The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.

revelation 6 2 8 the horses are coming

And I saw…

and behold a white horse:

and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

Another horse that was red:

and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

Revelation 6:2-8The Horses are Coming…

b. The Red Horse of “bloody”Power is Coming. 6:3, 4

i. Power to take away Peace.

ii. Power to kill People.

the horses are coming

And I saw…

  • lo a black horse;
  • and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand: a denarius…
  • For a measure of wheat;
  • For 3 measures of barley
  • and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
The Horses are Coming…
a be not like the horse though a horse is speedy

1. Used of a People Quick to do their Own Thing.Jer. 8:6b cf. 7:23:24 (-28)

2. Used of a People not Quickened to the Signs of the Times.Jer. 8:16

3. Used of God\'s People who must be Quick to know the Times and the Seasons. Jer. 8:16,7

My people know not the judgments of the Lord.

for NOW it is high Time to awake… Rom. 13:11

a. To Rise up to the Times. Rom. 13:11ff

b. To Redeem the Time. Eph. 5:15,16

c. To Realise that Now is the Time. II Cor. 6:2

A. BE NOT LIKE THE HORSE though A HORSE IS SPEEDY
a be not like the horse though a horse is speedy1

Woe to those who...rely on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord!

B. BELIEVE NOT IN A HORSE though A HORSE IS STRONG. Psa. 20:7

1. Negatively our Strength will Fail without God. An horse is a vain thing for safety… Psa. 33:17

Be it found…

a. in Horses because they are Many{Isa. 31:1

b. in Chariots and their Multitude. {Isa. 31:1

c. In Horsemenand their Might cf. Psa. 33:16

d. Without God they will fall Miserably.

God has His own Majestic Horses and Chariots of fire! II Kgs. 6:15-17 cf. 2:11

A. BE NOT LIKE THE HORSE though A HORSE IS SPEEDY
1 negatively our strength will fail without god psa 33 17

2. Positively our Strength should Focus on God. Psa. 20:7 cf. Pro. 21:31

a. Not in Material Props chariots

b. Not in Natural Prowess horses

c. But in God’s Supernatural and Powerful Name Remember His Name.

Let “HIS NAME” be the Watchword for the New Year, and the Ward for our Life.

1. Negatively our Strength will Fail without God. Psa. 33:17

Some trust in Chariots, and some in Horses;

But we will remember the Name of the Lord, our God

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Remember His Name when the Path before us....

i. is Dark - His Name is our Deliverance. Psa. 20:7

ii. is Hard - His Name is our Defence. 20:1

iii. is Good - His Name is our Delight. 20:5

  • Rejoice in God in times of Prosperity. 20:5
  • Rely on God in times of Adversity. 20:7
  • Remember God for Time and Eternity.

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Zechariah 4:6 (NKJV) \'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,\' Says the LORD of hosts.

3. Affirmatively let our Strength be in Faith trusting God.Psa. 147:10, 11

a. God\'s Strength is Superior to any might. Hos. 1:7; Deut. 20:1

b. God\'s Spirit is Supreme over any might. Zech. 4:6, 7

It is Not by Might – the Multitude of Horses;

Nor by Power – the Might of Horses;

But My Spirit saith the Mighty Lord of Hosts.

I will…save them by the Lord, their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.

1. Negatively our Strength will Fail without God. Psa. 33:172. Positively our Strength should Focus on God. Psa. 20:7
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Be ye not like the horse, or like the mule that have no understanding...

B. BE NOT LIKE THE HORSE though A HORSE IS SPEEDY

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C. BEHAVE NOT LIKE A HORSE because A HORSE IS STUBBORN. Psa. 32:9b

1. It Needs the Whip for Control (or it will become Headstrong). Pro. 26:3 – A Whip for the horse

a. Be under the Master\'s Direction. Psa. 32:8

b. Be under the Father’s Discipline. Heb. 12:5-11

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Be ye not

like the horse…

that have no understanding, whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

2. It needs the Bitand Bridle for Constraint (or it will rush Headlong) Psa. 32:9

a. To Control its Whole Body. Jas. 3:3

b. To Control any Wee Bit.

1 it needs the whip for control 2 it needs the bit and bridle for constraint

3. It needs the Hook for Compulsion. Eze. 38:4

"I WILL BRING THE HORSES FORTH..." (in the Day of the Lord)

a. From all over the Earth …Eze. 38:2-8, 14-16

i. The armies in the North to the Valley of Hamongog. Eze. 39:11, 15 cf. 17- 22 (20)

= valley of the multitudes of Gog

ii. All kings (Neutral or otherwise) to the Valley of Armageddon. Rev. 19:17, 18-19 cf. 16:16

iii. All Nations to the Valley of Jehosaphat. Joel 3:2, 12 cf. Zech. 14:4 

1. It Needs the Whip for Control2. It needs the Bit and Bridle for Constraint
i will bring the horses forth in the day of the lord a from all over the earth

b. From the Bottomless Pit.

i. Locusts shaped like Horses. Rev: 9:1-12 (7)

ii. Locusts like the appearance of Horses. Cf. Joel 2:1-11 (4)

c. From Heaven. Rev: 19:11-16

i. The Appearance of the Faithful and True on a White Horse. 19:11

ii. The Armies of saints Following on White Horses. 19:13

"I WILL BRING THE HORSES FORTH..." (in the Day of the Lord)a. From all over the Earth …
summary

A. BE NOT LIKE THE HORSE though A HORSE IS SPEEDY Psa. 32:9; Jer. 8:6

B. BELIEVE NOT IN A HORSE though A HORSE IS STRONG. Psa. 20:7

C. BEHAVE NOT LIKE A HORSE because A HORSE IS STUBBORN. Psa. 32:9b

SUMMARY
conclusion

BE ALWAYS REMEMBERING THE LORD OF HOSTS. Psa. 20

The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;

3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.

4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.

CONCLUSION

1. The New Year Benediction. Psa. 20:1-4

1 the new year benediction psa 20 1 4

5  We will rejoice in Thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

1. The New Year Benediction. Psa. 20:1-4

2. The New Year Banner. Psa. 20:5

1 the new year benediction psa 20 1 4 2 the new year banner psa 20 5

6 Now know Ithat the LORD saveth His anointed; He will hear him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.

7  Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

8  They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.

a. There is Individual Confidence: "I”. 20: 6

b. There is Mutual Reliance: "We" 20: 7-8

1. The New Year Benediction. Psa. 20:1-42. The New Year Banner. Psa. 20:5

3. The New Year Belief Psa. 20:6-8

a belated blessed fruitful bountiful

My Wife and I Wish You All

…and Prosperous Chinese New Year.

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success – Josh. 1:8

…and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psa. 1:3

Walk in all the Ways that I have commanded you, that it may be WELL with you. Jer. 7:23b

A Belated Blessed, Fruitful, Bountiful …
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