JCole: I’m sorry, but please help me out here. From your expressions I assumed that you are JW. –i.e. “I have been asking this question since studying the Babylon the Great book back in the '60s. “ also: “…We are also taught …”, emphasis on ‘We’. And you mentioned talking to your elders about it. However this last post of yours has me wondering, “nor do I want to submit a question based on an erroneous understanding of their teachings.” Now it’s ‘their teachings’. Are you a witness or not? This is important as it will help me to understand what you do or do not know.
Third paragraph: “Revelation says the rider of the fiery-colored horse rides AFTER Jesus rides on the white horse. We are also taught that WWI was the result of Jesus' coronation, his throwing Satan to the earth, and Satan and the nations reacting against earth's new King.”
*** re 22-4 5 John Beholds the Glorified Jesus *** "The major fulfillment of that prophecy started with the desolating of the kingdom of Judah, which is indicated by Bible evidence to have been completed by October 607 B.C.E. Revelation 12:6, 14 shows that 3 1/2 times amounts to 1,260 days; hence, seven times (twice that number) must be 2,520 days. Reckoning “a day for a year,” we arrive at 2,520 years as the duration of the “seven times.” (Ezekiel 4:6) Therefore, Christ Jesus began his heavenly rule in the latter part of 1914. The erupting of the first world war in that year marked “a beginning of pangs of distress” that have continued to plague mankind."
Do you have this publication? Do you have the Watchtower CD library? I don’t know what material you may or may not have.