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Author: Ron Graham

Book of Revelation

The Red Horse
—Revelation 6:3-4

Times of Tribulation (Revelation 6-11) >Seven Seals >2nd seal >The Red Horse

We now look at the second horse and its rider among “the four horses of the apocalypse”. This is the red horse whose rider has a sword.

  • In Scene 2, the Lamb opens the second seal. The second living creature calls to John, “Come!”. John sees the second horseman on a red horse carrying a sword with which to slaughter (Revelation 6:3-4).

1 Second Creature Speaks

The second creature was like a calf (Revelation 4:7). This, like the lamb, is a symbol of sacrifice and represents the fact that Jesus, our great high priest, made the perfect sacrifice when he let himself be slain, and let his blood be shed, for our sins (Hebrews 9:11-12, 1John 2:1-2).

2 Second Rider —on Red Horse

The rider with the sword represents slaughter and bloodshed, people killing people. This too is a tribulation common throughout human history, and shall be so for the entire gospel age until Jesus comes.

3 Christians and Bloodshed

The following scripture chain will show how Christians should consider the problem of people murdering and slaying their fellow man, especially killing people because of their faith...

Genesis 4:6-7, Romans 1:28-29, Revelation 21:8, James 4:2, Revelation 6:9, Matthew 10:28, Matthew 24:9, Luke 9:22-24.

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