Summary: We’re here in chapter 6: of the Revelation, the 1st 8 verses are telling us about 4 horses and their riders, and let me say again that these horses and riders are not real, they are symbolic as to what is going to take place on the earth just after the ra
Rev.# 21~6:1-8 THE 4 HORSES AND RIDERS 9-5-09
We’re here in chapter 6: of the Revelation, the 1st 8 verses are telling us about 4 horses and their riders, and let me say again that these horses and riders are not real, they are symbolic as to what is going to take place on the earth just after the rapture takes place.
Let me reminds us that the One opening theses seals is the Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ as He was the only One found worthy to do so back in chapter 5:
Matthew 24: is a good outline of the tribulation as Jesus is talking to His disciples.
Matthew 24: 5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Ø Listen as I read these 8 verses in chapter 6:
1And 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. 2And 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.
Without going back into verses 1&2 at length as we’ve already done so, just let me say that this is talking about the Antichrist, the great political leader that will suddenly come on the scene, I personally think it to be very possible that he’s in the world today and that we may have already saw him, although he’ll not be revealed until the True church is gone.
He will bring a false peace as he signs an agreement with Israel that he will protect them for 7 years, but in the middle of the 7 years he breaks his promise.
Ø THE RED HORSE AND ITS RIDER.
Matt. 24: 6-8And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows.
3And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4And 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.
If we think its dangerous today, and it is, at that that people will be killing each other as the devil is having a hey day, souls will be dropping off into hell on a scale as never before seen.
Last time we read from Ezekiel 38-39 how that at the middle of the 7 years, God brings Russia and her allies into the mountains of Israel to be massacred, God does all the destroying, not any out side help from any military is involved, God destroys 5/6 of that coalition.
And from that point on until the return of Christ at the battle of Armageddon in chapter 19: will be war and destruction and untold horror on the earth dwellers, the pain and horror will increase with each passing day as the Trumpet and Vial judgments are being opened.
Ø NEXT COMES THE BLACK HORSE AND ITS RIDER.
Matt. 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
5And 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.
6And 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.
Famine always follows war. Food rationing of the strictest will be enforced.
The BLACK HORSE depicts “famine and starvation” the war and killing brought on by the red horse and rider causes normal ways of life to become none existent.
A workingman will be unable to support his family in that day.
Lamentations 4:8–9 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick. They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
The third judgment, and an aftermath of war brings famine to the world. The “black horse” speaks of suffering and death and the “balances” of the careful rationing of food because of its scarcity.