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Summary: Let me say once again that these 4 horses and riders that we read about here are not real horses or real riders; these horses symbolize conditions and not individuals, although the rider on the white horse is a reference to the Antichrist.

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REV.#19~6:1-2=pt2 THE 4 HORSES AND RIDERS 8-22-09

Today we’ll continue our study of Rev. we’re here in 6: and the Lamb, the Lord Jesus is beginning to open the seals.

The Church is removed from the earth in 4:1-2, and then we have a scene in heaven that we will be present at, at the same time chapter 6 is underway, this great Politician, this great Military minded man, this man with such a silk tongue comes on the scene with all the answers for the problems of the day, he’ll be welcomed with opened arms, he is the great deceiver, the Antichrist.

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John was an eyewitness of this revelation that came to him much as action scenes in a film

instead than as words from the pages of a book.

The order of events predicted in Revelation 6 is similar to the order Jesus predicted in the

Olivet Discourse in Matt.24:

Matt.24: shines much light on the further revelation that God gave John about this future

time.

Later in the Olivet Discourse Jesus mentioned an event that occurs at the middle of

Daniel’s seventieth week,** namely, the abomination of desolation (Dan. 9:27; Matt. 24:15;

when the statue of the Antichrist is seen in the Temple of God there in Jerusalem, that is

the 3 ½ year mark of the Tribulation, the last 3 ½ years is what is known as the Great

Tribulation.

So consequently the events that He described before the midpoint, {the 1st 3 ½ years}

namely, those of the first six seals, will probably occur in the first half of the Tribulation.

Jesus referred to this three and one-half year period as the “beginning of birth-pangs”

(Matt. 24:8;

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The first four seals seem to belong together (6:1-8).

(1) Each is introduced by one of the four living creatures (6:1, 3, 5, 7).

(2) Each seal is preceded with a call to “Come.”

(3) Each seal contains the image of a horse and rider (6:2, 4, 5, 8).5

(4) In each of the seals there is a progression of meaning given for each of the four seals: and they are—‘white horse” conquering,-** “red horse” making war,**-“black horse” famine,** and death and hell, “pale horse”

Let me say once again that these 4 horses and riders that we read about here are not real horses or real riders; these horses symbolize conditions and not individuals, although the rider on the white horse is a reference to the Antichrist.

The Lamb opens these seals, the Lord Jesus Christ.

We left of last time with verses 1-2 0f chapter 6: , the rider on this white horse, is a reference to the Antichrist.

We’ve already commented on these 2 verses last time, but I want to say a few more things, there are some great truths here. -- Listen as I read verses 1-2 again.

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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.

As the Lamb opens the 1st seal John hears as it were the noise of thunder.

~~The “noise of thunder” is symbolic of judgment, as a coming storm. It is a noise of terror, and judgment! --The command given is by the 1st beast, “Come and see.”


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