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Revelation 6:1-7

  • The White Horse, 1st Seal, represents Catholicism starting back in the 3rd century; (~1.2 billion people today)
  • The Red Horse, 2nd Seal, represents Communism starting in the early 1900s; (~1.5 billion people today)
  • The Black Horse, 3rd Seal, represents Capitalism starting in the late 1800’s; (~1.0 billion people today)
  • The Ashen Horse, 4th Seal, represents followers of Muhammad, Muslims, starting in the early 7th century. (~1.5 billion people today)

It is interesting that the scholars translating from the Greek to the King James Version of the New Testament in 1611 thought the green colored fourth horse must have been a mistake on God’s part. Since they had never seen a green horse they decided to go with ashen for the translation since there were ashen colored horses in existence.  God did mean green after all.  You will notice a lot of the videos and photos from the Middle East where you see the Muslim terrorists, you will see green flags and bandanas. With 1.5 billion Muslims in the world today and the terrorism we face, it is obvious God was correct when He chose green to represent the 4th horseman.

Revelation 6:1-2:

And I saw when the Lamb [Jesus is the Lamb]broke one of the Seven Seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.”  And I looked and behold, a White Horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him; and he went out conquering, and to conquer.

The rider has a bow but no arrows or weapons, and a crown on his head.  What a perfect description of the Catholic Church!  The Popes all had a literal crown, even to this day, but they had no armies with weapons.  Yet the Crusaders, over hundreds of years, were able to conquer men and nations directed by the priests and the Pope. The White Horse rider had a bow but no quiver or arrows; no arrows to conqueror enemies  but yet controlled armies to conquer.

It has been customary to describe the Crusades as eight in number:

  • the first, 1095-1101;
  • the second, headed by Louis VII, 1145-47;
  • the third, conducted by Philip Augustus and Richard Coeur-de-Lion, 1188-92;
  • the fourth, during which Constantinople was taken, 1204;
  • the fifth, which included the conquest of Damietta, 1217;
  • the sixth, in which Frederick II took part (1228-29); also Thibaud de Champagne and Richard of Cornwall (1239);
  • the seventh, led by St. Louis, 1249-52;
  • the eighth, also under St. Louis, 1270.

Everything the Catholic Church has for show with the Pope is white.  From his robes to his transportation, it is all white.

Revelation 6:3-4:

And when He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.” And another, a Red Horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men should slay one another; and a great sword was given to him.”

It is obvious that Communism whose symbol is red, has taken peace from the earth for the last 100 years or more.  Starting with Stalin, the leader of Russia, and from World War II we see the red flag for the first time. We fought communism for real with the Korean War and then again in Vietnam.  The great sword given to the communists is the ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) with multiple nuclear warheads.  Both China and Russia have a great sword with their ICBM’s.

Revelation 6:5-6:

“And I looked, and behold, a Black Horse and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.  And I heard as it were a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” 

The Black Horse description has a pair of scales in the rider’s hand.  Scales have been used for hundreds of years to weigh gold and such, dealing with commerce.  The descriptions of wheat and barley, and not harming the oil (gasoline) and wine (liquor) would go along with this idea of commerce.  Everything mentioned with the Black Horse has to do with commerce and capitalism.  You have heard the phrase used many times the day after Thanksgiving as black Friday.  Black Friday because it is the busiest shopping day of the year and that is the time in a business cycle supposedly, when the merchant’s balance sheets change from red to black and they are ‘in the money’.

Revelation 6:7-8:  “And when He broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come”  And I looked, and behold, an Ashen Horse [the true translation in Greek is green.] ; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him.  And authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.” 

Until 9/11 we didn’t pay much attention to terrorism even though Muslim terrorists had attacked our embassies, marine barracks, navy ships and bars where our military people would relax, all far away in foreign countries.  Today we are very much aware of terrorism and the description of the green horse with “the name death and Hades was following with him.”  It is interesting that God uses the word ‘him’ in this passage.  It is referring to the green horse but with a double meaning I believe, referring to Muhammad the founder of Islam.  After reading the Koran and the story of Muhammad and how he was hearing voices in a cave he frequented often, I know he was listening to demons and not God’s voice as his wife told him.  Interesting also that the passage says authority was given to him over a fourth of the earth.  We know today that approximately 1/4 of the world’s population is Muslim.  “By the wild beasts of the earth” is a pretty good description of the terrorists in the third photo with suicide vests strapped to their bodies to kill innocent men, women and children. Today,  Muslim extremists still kill with a sword and knife.  Both Saddam Hussein and Bashar al-Assad have killed their people with nerve gas (pestilence).

You can see that the book of Revelation is very specific to these end times we live in since one of the horses really only came into being in the last hundred years.

I want to make a very important point here and that is that the Bible nailed it as far as identifying these four major movements in these end times some 2000 years after the Bible was penned.  This proves once again the Bible is God’s inerrant word, correct in every sentence, every scripture verse.

The above interpretation is Irwin Baxter’s (End Time Ministries) which I totally agree with.

This is the video to watch.

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