1And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.Conclusion:
2And 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.
3And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4And 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.
5And 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.
6And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts 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.
7And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8And 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 beasts of the earth.
(A) The passage above teaches us about the absolute sovereignty of God. He is using the Antichrist to bring judgement to the world
(B) The Antichrist is the ultimate picture of modern man, totally wrapped-up in himself. Sadly, the self-defeating character of sin is revealed
(C) Let us never forget that the work of the Lord Jesus Christ is not only about redemption, but also about judgement. The Cross is divine wrath revealed. The one who does not believe is condemned already (John 3:18)
(D) God reveals what this vain, guilty, proud world is coming to. The end is destruction. Flee from the wrath to come. Flee to the arms of Jesus Christ through whom we have forgiveness for our sins.
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