Apr 25, 2018
Three more horses carrying three more riders. That is what John sees as Jesus breaks the seals of the scroll and the content of the judgments are revealed. John will ultimately see four horses and their riders, each slightly different than the one before it. And each brings with it a different judgment to be meted out on the earth. This will be the beginning of God’s judgments upon the earth and its inhabitants, signaling that He is getting ready to bring to an end the reign of Satan on this earth. He will also judge all those who stand opposed to His will and in rejection of His Son as Savior. Revelation 6:3-8 signals the arrival of war, famine and death. These will be difficult days on the earth, with God bringing His long-anticipated judgment to bear on all those who are His enemies. With the breaking of each successive seal, a new aspect of God’s righteous wrath will be manifested on the earth. And we will see that one-fourth of the earth’s population will suffer death because of all that is going to happen in those final days. And it will continue to build in intensity and impact as time passes. But one thing we must not overlook is the clear assertion that all of this will take place according to God’s timeline and in perfect keeping with His will. The judgments only happen as a result of Jesus breaking the seals. And any and all power displayed by Satan and his forces is under the sovereign will and control of God. Nothing that John sees is happening is outside the purview of God. He is in complete control and the events described in these chapters are His doing.