We have been studying the rider on the white horse in Revelation 6 and trying to discern his true identity.
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The Book of Revelation contains the description of two riders on white horses.
Revelation 6:1 I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, ‘Come!’ I looked and there before me was a white horse Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
Revelation 19:11 ‘I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse whose rider is called Faithful and True.
It would be wrong though to confuse the two as being the same person.
After all, if Napoleon Bonaparte rode past on a white horse, and then later, Lady Godiva, we would not conclude that they are both the same person on account of the fact that they are both riding white steeds.
The differences between these two riders is too great to ignore.
1 Revelation 6:1 describes how Jesus the Lamb opens the first seal to reveal…the rider on the white horse. It seems strange that Jesus should open the seal to reveal himself.
2 Revelation 6:3-8 describe three other horsemen who clearly represent war, hunger and death. It seems strange that Jesus should be in the midst of this demonic trio, no matter how hard we try to confuse their symbolic meaning.
3 The horsemen are summoned forth by the living creatures. They are unlikely to be ordering Jesus to come forth in a voice of thunder since they were worshiping him in the previous two chapters.
4 The first rider comes with a heart bent on conquest. Our relationship with Jesus is one of willing love and not of forced conquest. Jesus does not come to conquer his bride.
5 The rider in Revelation 6:1 and in Revelation 19:1 wear different forms of crown. The former wears a crown of victory. The latter wears a crown of royalty.
I would conclude therefore that the two riders are completely different persons. In Revelation 6:1 we have an imposter; an imitation Christ; white-washed with a veneer of deceptive righteousness but with an evil heart that seeks to conquer souls for himself and his own twisted glory’
In Revelation 19:11 we have Christ Jesus who has come to fight and destroy this enemy.
It is imperative that we can discern between Christ Jesus and the deceptive Antichrist, so that we can tell who is who, otherwise we risk being horribly deceived in these last days.
When we understand that this rider on a white horse in Revelation 6:1 is the same as the ‘beast’ in Revelation 13:1; who is the same as the ‘beast’ of Daniel 7:23; who is the same as Gog of Magog of Ezekiel 38:2; who is the same as ‘the pierced head’ in Habakkuk 3:14; who is the same as ‘the man of lawlessness’ in 2 Thessalonians 2:3; who is the same as ‘the helpless one’ in Daniel 11:45; who is the same as ‘the captured beast’ in Revelation 19:20…and so on and so forth…then the rest of Revelation will simply fall into place!
Thank you for reading this.
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