REVELATION 6:  SEALS ARE OPENED AND THE HORSEMEN ARE RELEASED

by Tammy Phillips
October 25, 2021

Remember back in Revelation 5, no one was found worthy to open the seals and the Lamb, Jesus, took the scrolls.  In Revelation 6 the Worthy One now opens the seals to reveal what’s in them.  The judgements and the horsemen are released.  According to 2 Thessalonians this will not happen until there is a great falling away, the  Antichrist is revealed (not necessarily by name but by actions–see Revelation 13 & 17) and he sits as God in the rebuilt temple.

Let no one deceive you by any means; for [that Day will not come] unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 NKJV, read all of 2 Thes.2)

 The First Seal–Rider on White Horse

“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.” (Revelation 6:2 KJV)

Oddly enough, he has a bow and no arrows.  He was given a crown because he did not have one already.  This cannot be Jesus because he already had many crowns and had already conquered. Jesus is also the one holding and opening the scrolls.  This is a picture of the Antichrist  being let loose on the earth.  Jesus will return to the earth later riding a white horse (Rev. 19:11)  This is just Satan being his faker self.

Scripture tells us that the Antichrist makes a peace deal with Israel to begin his assignment.  He is attempting to set himself as a “peaceful” world dominator. Three and a half years later, he breaks the deal. The following horseman are his “power” tools through the seven-year period until Jesus says no more.

The Second Seal—The Man of War on Red Horse

“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 6:4 KJV) 

This rider brings disruption of peace between Israel, its neighbors, and Russia.  He brings war and death. Remember, he has fooled himself and others into thinking that he is going to rule the world.

The Third Seal—Famine comes riding on the Black Horse

“And when he had opened the third seal…. a black horse: and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand… 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 6:5-6 KJV)\

Food becomes scarce and will cost about twelve times what it normally does.  However, the remnant of Israel is taken care of and nourished for 3 ½ years . (Rev.12:14)

The Fourth Seal—Death on the Pale Horse

“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 6:8 KJV)

Interesting, the pale horse rider, Death, along with Hell and the other horsemen are given power to release havoc on one-fourth of the world, the European-Mediterranean area.  Hilton Sutton shows us in his book, Revelation Revealed, page 93,  there will be no world domination for the Antichrist according to Isaiah 19, Zechariah 14, Daniel 11:25, 30, 32, 40, 41, 44 and Revelation 9.  However, Jesus says, “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.”(Matthew 24:21)

The Fifth Seal— The Tribulation Martyrs 

“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 6:9 KJV)

These martyrs will be killed for the Word of God and their testimony after the church has been caught up.  “Gospel of grace” message will be replaced by the “Kingdom of God of heaven is at hand.” The Christians will call for judgment and vengeance.  They are told to wait.  Ultimately, “the martyrs are avenged by Armageddon and resurrected reign with Christ on earth.” -Hilton Sutton

The Sixth Seal— Terror, Natural Uproar, Wrath

“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black…the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth… And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.” (Revelation 6:12-14 KJV)

Jesus has had enough.  He is coming to conquer and rule the world.   The end of tribulation is coming to an end.  This is literally the worst day

“For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Revelation 6:17 KJV)

 These are the signs before Revelation 19 and Matthew 24.

I enCOURAGE you to choose Jesus, now!  This is not meant to scare you.  It is meant to direct you to Jesus.  According to the Word, as a current follower of Christ, we will not be here on earth during the seven-year period of the Great Tribulation.  I promise you the word of God is true.  These things are going to happen and the only way to escape before they begin is Jesus.  Yep, things are going to get worse before they are better.   I am pleading with you to quit playing at life, live it for,  and with the Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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