REVELATION 6. [Update- just dropped Pop’s off- some girl was involved in a hit n run- I stopped to help her. I’ll talk about it on the next video]
On the video I talk about an interesting thing that happened the other day- I also posted those scriptures at the end.
Revelation 6:1 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.Revelation 6:2 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.
[I’m trying to keep this study simple- and let you see the whole picture. I have many friends who adamantly believe the rider on the white horse to be the antichrist. Some of these friends are indeed smart- and have various reasons they see it this way. I have always [far as I can remember] seen this rider as Christ. Why? Besides the fact that in chapter 19- Jesus is the rider on a white horse- but what see in this chapter is not the WRATH OF THE DEVIL [though later we will see an aspect of this] but we see the WRATH OF THE LAMB.
So- even though the other horses/riders that follow speak of judgments [some see this as meaning the rider on the white horse is the antichrist- because what follows is bad stuff].
In context- these are the judgments of God- being released- by Jesus [remember the last chapter/ Jesus is the only one with the right to open the seals- which are the beginning of these judgments].
We- the church- are spared from the wrath of the lamb- but yet do endure tribulation on the earth.
Jesus indeed is the victor- who rides the white horse- and carries out the judgment of God.
Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Revelation 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Revelation 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.] "Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow." Isaiah 41. I mention this verse because some see this rider as the antichrist because they see the bow as not being a symbol that God uses- yet- there are many scriptures that depict Godly uses of a bow.
Revelation 6:3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
Revelation 6:4 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.
Revelation 6:5 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.
Revelation 6:6 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.
Revelation 6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
Revelation 6:8 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.
Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, SAYING ‘ How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth’?
Note- I added the parentheses here- another key to this book [to me] is when we read what the angels/people say- praises- songs- etc.- we too should say these things in prayer- confession- etc.
There are a few of these ‘sayings’ in this book that I use regularly [one daily] and it releases heavenly power to engage in spiritual warfare.
Revelation 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Revelation 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. [Stars falling can refer to the overthrow of wicked leaders- we read of things like God shaking the heavens- and sometimes it means authorities. Either way- in the following verses it speaks of this explicitly- here’s just one verse from Daniel that talks about stars- meaning men- Daniel 8:10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them].
Revelation 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
[Note- HIS WRATH- one of the main themes we see in Revelation is the wrath/judgment of God on sin- sinful systems- leaders- governments- etc. We also see the people of God [righteous people] who suffer from oppression- meaning there are those who oppress- and those who are oppressed.
So- how do humans oppress one another? One of the main ways is thru wicked government- rule- authority [Hitler would be a good example- he carried out atrocities that as one person- would have been impossible.
But as the leader of Germany- he had power to act out his wickedness in a greater way.
So- how does God avenge injustices?
His wrath upon not only personal sin [in all of us] but upon wicked systems/nations.
Keep this key in mind as we continue thru this study]
Ok- the verses below are an extra-
Yes- ‘behold- I will show you a mystery’.
‘What in the heck are you talking about John’.
Ahh- you’ll have to watch the video! [watch me forget to mention it on the video- I do stuff like this]
John 21:9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
John 21:10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.
John 21:11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
John 21:12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.
John 21:13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.
Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalm 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
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