Horses Of Apocalypse And What They Symbolize

I am sure you have heard of the “Horses Of Apocalypse” in the Book of Revelation.

The Book of Revelation is a difficult book to understand due to symbolism. But not everyone desires to read the last Book of the NT or have a desire to understand the prophecies of end times. Most are too terrified even to attempt to read Revelation because they fear future judgments coming on humanity.

Why do most readers of Revelation quake in fear? Probably because of the lifestyle they are now living outside of the teaching of Christ!

However, Revelation promises Believers blessings, hope, and warnings of what is to come to those living without Christ. But there is nothing to fear when reading the future of humanity unless you are living in SIN.

Scripture tells us “God is not willing that any should perish” (2 Peter 3:9 NIV).

The Apostle John’s Revelation From God

The Apostle John is given a glimpse into the future of God’s people and events that will affect humanity.

Not everything John saw was good but it is a “Truth”, followers of Christ need to hear in order to understand what is at stake if sin dominates their life!

God does not want any to go to Hell, but because God is Holy and can not be in the presence of unholiness if we sin and dishonor his commandments it is not God who will send you to hell. You are responsible for making the wrong choices!

As Christians, we must take heart to what is revealed in Rev 1:1-20. God is speaking to the Seven Churches in Asia, and believers everywhere in Rev. 2:1-3:22.

John sees a mosaic of drama a majestic view of the future where God reveals the fall of man into evil culminating with the rise of the Anti-Christ (Rev. 4:1-18:24).

Some believe John’s exile was a punishment from the Romans but it was a blessing from God who wants us to know the repercussion of  Sin!

John describes the Book of Revelation as a panoramic and wondrous view of God’s plan for humanity.

The 7- Churches in Asia are warned of future events and what will happen if they remain on the course they were now headed.


Because God loves us and has chosen to reveal the future to anyone with the desire to know what is coming. Assuring there will be a victory at the return of Jesus, God’s only Son!

When Jesus returns to judge the world, He will bring victory to those who trust him and they will be saved!

Horses of the Apocalypse

Some reading this article may say, “There are more warnings than these 4 – horses from the Book of Revelation on the Apocalypse!”

Yes, there are many warnings but these horses of the apocalypse are making their assigned rides, Now!

As a Believer, you should see the evidence of their ride and how it is affecting us Today!

We must understand everything God does is for a reason!

The horses of the first four seals are broken by God directing human history and using enemies to accomplish God’s purpose. These horses are the forecast of coming judgments on humanity.

For God does nothing without giving humanity a chance to Repent.

However, if you do not understand the signs or never read God’s road map of life you will be lost!

The Ride Of The Horsemen In Prophecy

White Horse represents Victory but the rider is not Christ!The 4-horses in prophecy reveal God’s coming judgment of people’s sin and rebellion against him. These judgments have been coming to humanity from the beginning of the world and fall in the Garden of Eden.

God destroyed the world He created in the time of Noah, why will he not punish humanity again. Yes, God promised not to destroy the world with water again, but he did not promise never to punish humanity for their sins!

False Religion is represented by the rider on the White horse. Some believe the rider of the White horse is Christ but this is not true though Christ will come later to ride in victory on a white horse, the rider is not likely Christ but a world religion that deceives humanity.

False Prophets are among us today, claiming to teach the word of God yet these prophets claiming to be sent by God are supporting homosexuality and other sexual sins.

Scarce Food and Famine are represented by the rider on the Black horse. News reports of starvation in countries less fortunate support the fact that the rider on the black horse is spreading famine even as you read this article. Many Third World countries are suffering from starvation like the world has never known.

Though the United States discards tons of food each day, other nations do not share this luxury of discarding food so freely. In the future according to scripture wheat could become costly and many will be unable to afford the luxury of bread. Those who refuse the Mark will be unable to buy and sell in the One World Government ruled by the Beast in Revelation 13:17!

But the worse is yet to come!

Power to Remove Peace is represented by the rider on the Red horse. The red horse is galloping around the world sowing discord among the nations. There are wars and rumors of wars!

Scripture supports the events happening in our world this very day, but most people never read their Bibles so they have no idea why the world is falling into darkness.

Bloodshed is on the rise!


Death and Pestilence are represented by the rider on the Pale Green horse. This horse is described as carrying the grave. The description of carrying the grave indicates numerous deaths as the rider completes his assigned ride.

Recently the world has been afflicted with outbreaks of diseases which had once been eradicated but now have returned with a vengeance. To name one disease that killed and is still killing, AIDS, which is usually contracted by sexual sin!

These Horses Are Riding Now! The riders on these horses have been given the power to destroy one-fourth of the earth (Rev.6:8).  In Rev. 6:8 God is not destroying the whole world but a small section giving humanity time to repent of their sins.

But, God’s judgment is not complete!

The limited wrath of God shows mercy and love! He could destroy the world without giving humanity any time to repent from sin.

The Purpose of Prophecy

Believers in Christ should know the purpose of prophecy is to save those who have strayed away from the Bible and the teachings of God’s word.

God’s love and mercy for humanity are like the days of Noah!

Scripture tells us that there will be a time very much like the days of Noah.  Matthew 24:37-38-39 NIV supports this claim.

But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

This scripture describes the times in which we are now living.

Humanity has not changed since the days of Noah and probably is more perverse, than in the days of Noah!

God will not continue to be silent as humanity is destroyed by sin and perversion!

God has chosen to speak to us through Prophecy, warnings from God to humanity to Repent from Sin!

Jesus was sent by God to save us from our sins! Christ came down from heaven to take the punishment for sins that were not his own.

Why? Because of love, for Jesus was incapable of sinning, though he was 100% human! Yet, Jesus never sinned!

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