In Revelation 6, it says”
1 I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” 2 I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
3 When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.
5 When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. 6 Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds[a] of wheat for a day’s wages,[b] and six pounds[c] of barley for a day’s wages,[d] and do not damage the oil and the wine!”
7 When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8 I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
Revelation is confusing and bizarre. There are aspects of it I simply don’t understand. Maybe it’s to be taken figuratively and not literally. I don’t know.
Perhaps you’ve seen the following video, but it was only brought to my attention earlier. You must watch it to the end.
Some people are claiming the rider on the pale horse is a reflection of something, somehow.
Me? I don’t know. Throughout history mankind has attempted to explain God’s acts away scientifically.
What I do know, is that the Bible is the word of God, and the end of the world is coming one day. In the end, the good will win and the bad will lose, and we must be ready. Are you?
12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you[a] this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.
Interesting. 🙂 I don’t know about the whole shadow seen thing. I seem to be a bit skeptic about this thing. But what the kids and I were just talking about today, was Luke 21:5-38. We read the whole thing. Talking about a lot of this same sort of thing. I was going to blog about it tonight too, if I found the time! Bottom line no matter what you see or don’t see. Be ready! Right? Thanks for the thought provoking post.
Thanks Kara, I’ll read that passage today. Yes, the most important thing is to be ready. We only get one shot at this.
Wow! This is deep and so is the Book of Revelations! I am reading this 8-27-11. You wrote this in March! I don’t know how I missed it!