Verse 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 beast saying, Come and see. The Lamb is Jesus Christ. He was the only one who was worthy to open the seals.“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29)
Verse 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. Zechariah 6: 1-5 states; “AND I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass. In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses. Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, what are these, my lord? And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go fourth from standing before the Lord of all the earth”. These verses show us that the horses and their riders represent spiritual forces. Each one of the four beast before the Throne announces each spiritual force as they appear and ride fourth. Jesus Christ is shown to be riding a white horse in (Revelations 19: 11-13). “And I saw heaven open, 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. His eyes were as flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” Jesus is the Word, and no man knows it totally but he himself. John 1:14 states; “And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us , ( and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” In the light of these verses, Revelation 6:2, appears to be talking about Jesus, with the crown given to him, “and he went forth conquering and to conquer.” This represents Jesus taking over of the world soon with his armies from heaven.
Verse 3,4) And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 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. The red horse and it’s rider is obviously the spirit of war and the great sword is all of mans great inventions to destroy one another, and of course the greatest sword would be nuclear bombs.
Verse 5,6) 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. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beast 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. A penny represented a days wages back in Jesus’s day. This spiritual force riding the black horse seems to be the demonic powers controlling the economies of the world, or the money manipulators ( “a pair of balances in his hand”) and the spirit of greed. “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”( I Timothy 6:10).
Verse 7,8) And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 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 beast of the earth. In Daniel Chapter 7 the Empires of man are depicted as beasts. This pale horse and rider would seem to be the evil demonic forces working behind the scenes that control famine and pestilences. “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” ( Matthew 24:7). There are four main spiritual forces shown in these verses as horses and riders, one good, and three bad. These are called the four horse men of the Apocalypse. Which horse are you riding on?
Verse 9-11) 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: 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? 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. Persecution against God’s people has been going on ever since Cain killed his brother Able, and it will get worse and worse, especially during the reign of the anit-christ. “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” (II Timothy 3:12). “Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” (Matthew 5: 12).
Verse 12-17) 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; 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. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 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; And said to the mountains and the rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? In the scriptures sometimes angels are referred to as stars, the devil will go to war along with his angels and fight against God’s Angels before the Great Tribulation. The devil will persuade one third of the angels to come on his side, and they are cast down on to the earth with the devil, who enters the anit-christ’s body. Also there will be asteroids, or comets, and or meteors hitting the earth. (Revelation Chapters 11&12). These verses (Revelation 6: 12-17) jump us into the future, past the rapture to the wrath of God, When all the worst of these terrible things happen. (Revelation Chapter’s 15-19). “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.” (Joel 2:30,31). Nuclear bombs make a huge pillar of smoke , and can even make the moon look red.
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.