What Do The Four Horses Of The Apocalypse Represent?

Much has been written about the four horses men of the Apocalypse. Painting deciding the four horsemen have been created. This is an intriguing topic for many people. Unfortunately, much of the information about this subject is false information. Some people claim the for horsemen of the Apocalypse are a myth. Such claims reveal a great lack of misunderstanding of Biblical prophecy. Consequently, some claim the course horsemen of the Apocalypse can be found in the book of Ezekiel and Zechariah in addition to the book of Revelation.

Four Horses In Ezekiel

Some claim the four horsemen of the Apocalypse can be found in Ezekiel, but a search of the book reveals that horses are mentioned sixteen times in twelve verses in this book, but never are they described as “four horses,” not are they ever described as being of various colors.

Four Horses In Zechariah

However, the four horses are mentioned in Zechariah tells us that the prophet is writing and in verse 8 he says

I saw at night, and behold, a man was riding on a red horse, and he was standing among the myrtle trees which were in the ravine, with red, sorrel and white horses behind him

Zechariah 1:8

Notice that the prophet does not mention the color of all four horses. He only mentions the color of three horses: red sorrel, white. These horses appear again in Zechariah 6. It should be noted the “sorrel” refers to a mixture of red and white.

Now in Zechariah 6:1-6, four chariots are mentioned and each chariot is pulled bay group of horses, which are different colors. The first horse is red. The other horses are black, white or dappled (spotted). Then verse 5 explains these horses are the “four spirits of heaven.” Finally verse 6 says that the black horses went north and the red horses went south. Verse 7 explains that the black and red horses patrolled the earth.

Four Horsemen Of Thr Apocalypse – Revelation

The term “four horsemen of the Apocalypse” is only “properly” found in the book of Revelation. That is since the book of Revelation is the only book in the Bible that is actually called “The Apocalypse of John “the four horsemen of the Apocalypse” does not refer to horses in any other book of the Bible. These four houses only are mentioned in the book of Revelation.

The White Horse

Therefore, we should say the four horsemen of the Apocalypse are found only in Revelation 6:1-8. The first horse the white horse is described in verses 1-2.

Then I Say when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and heard one of the four living creatures say b as with a voice of thunder, “Come” I looked and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer,

Revelation 6:1-2

Verse 2 explains the meaning of the color white. It represents “conquering.” That it symbolizes victory, it also symbolizes peace. This corresponds to the first 3.5 year of the seven-year-tribulation.

The Red Horse

The Red horse is the second horse and it is described in Revelation 6:3-4. The passage says,

When He broke the second week, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.” And another, a red horse, went out: and to him who sat in it nor was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him.

Revelation 6:3-4

Verse 4 explains the color red. It represents killing or blood. This us a description of what will happen during the last 3.5 years of the tribulation period,

The Black Horse

The third horse is black. It is described in Revelation 6:5-6. The passage says,

When He broke the third seal. I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked and behold a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures say g, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a generous; and do not damage the oil and the wine.”

Revelation 6:5-6”

Just as we have discovered in the previous verses, the following verse 6: explains the meaning of the symbol. Black represents famine. This will also happen during the last 3.5 years of the tribulation period.

The Ashen Horse

The fourth horse is Ashen. It is described in Revelation 6:7-8. The passage says,

When the Lamb broke the fourth week, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” I looked and saw he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.

Revelation 6:7-8

Ashen symbolizes death. The color ashen is a pale greenish-gray, which represents decay. Revelation 6:19 reveal the death will characterize the last half of the tribulation.

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