Author: Ron Graham
The Pale Horse
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We now look at the fourth horse and its rider among “the four horses of the apocalypse”. This is the pale horse with a most macabre rider.
- The Lamb Opens the fourth seal. The fourth living creature calls to John, “Come!”. John sees the fourth horseman on a pale horse leading Hades with which to capture the dead.
1 Fourth Creature Speaks
The fourth creature was like an eagle (Revelation 4:7). This symbolizes that Jesus is a divine being, "the Son of God" (1John 5:20). He arose from the dead, and ascended on high, exalted to the right hand of God where he lives forever (Acts 2:31-33, Ephesians 4:10).
2 Fourth Rider —on Pale Horse
The rider leading Hades (the realm of the dead) represents death. Every human being is subject to death. People die of disease, famine, war, accident, natural disaster, and if not something of that sort, then old age.
Death, like other tribulations common to man, will continue for the entire gospel age until Jesus comes.
3 Christians and Death
The following scripture chain will show how Christians should consider the problem of death and look forward in hope of resurrection and ascension into heaven...
Acts 2:24, John 5:28, 1Corinthians 15:51-55, 1Thessalonians 4:13-18, Philippians 1:21-24, Daniel 12:13.