The four horsemen of the apocalypse were on fearsome display Tuesday night, July 30, as a handful of the United Church of God’s media crew gathered at a local member's ranch on the west side of Cincinnati to recreate the dramatic vision that the apostle John recorded in Revelation:6:1-8 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.  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.  And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.  And there went out 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.  And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.  And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.  And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.  And I looked, and behold a pale horse: 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 video shoot, which was in the works for several months, was for an upcoming Beyond Today program about the four horsemen, scheduled to air in September and hosted by Darris McNeely.
James Myers, who is a competitive horse reiner (an advanced form of Western style riding), portrayed the horsemen, changing costume for each rider. On the production crew were video production associate Rudy Rangel who handled lighting, Jonathan Magee who handled costumes and make-up and Jamie Schreiber and Clint Porter who recorded and directed. Senior web developer Tom Disher assisted in lighting and operated the fog machine, and United News managing editor Mitchell Moss photographed. James’ father and local pastor Steve Myers and his wife Kathe, as well as James’ wife Jacqueline helped handle the horses.
The shoot was a huge success. Although a large storm system was moving toward Cincinnati from the west, no rain fell on the shoot and the weather was cool and calm. Three of the horses belonged to the Myers, and one was borrowed from a neighbor of the Wayne’s.
Look for the program to air the week of September 1, 2013.
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