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THE QUESTION OF WAR AND PEACE
What has the Arabian horse to do with the question of war and peace? A question of utmost importance that shall be answered in the following.
We find a striking answer in the last book of the Bible, the Revelation of John: The Arabian horse will be the mount of the coming Messiah:
"Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True, and in righeousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like flames of fire, and on his head are many diadems; and he has a name inscribed which no one knows but himself. He is clad in a rope dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is the Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, followed him on white horses. From his mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations, ... On his robe and on his tigh he has a name inscribed, King of kings and Lord of lords." Revelation 19: 11-16
In the Christian belief, this passage speaks of the Messiah. It is God who sends a horse, this time from heaven. It is important to note that the text does not start with the rider, but with the horse. Therefore the rider´s identity will be revealed to a large degree through the horse. In my eyes, he, a man of Semitic origin, is coming in the likeness and spirit of a Bedouin, therefore as a spiritual descendend of Ismael: He is riding a war-horse and he will make war with the word of his mouth, a way of "warfare" resembling the ritualized poetic contests of pre-Islamic Bedouin times.
The identity of the Arabian horse, the horse of Ismael, was in my sincere belief created and preserved through the ages in the remoteness of the desert of Arabia by God. It was done for a purpose that is already insinuated in the global phenomenon of friendships that have developed between Arabian horse people of different cultures, religions and political systems. The ultimate goal will be to bring reconciliation and peace to mankind, beginning with the two lines of Abraham, the two "brothers" Ismael and Israel. This has already begun and will hopefully shine as a model for the world as bright as that of his "elder brother" Jesus to help bring peace to all mankind.
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