I’m dedicating this post to my sister, Debra Sue May, who passed yesterday on Mother’s Day. She had taken the vaccine just about two weeks before entering the hospital. There are some scientists now saying that these vaccines may kill 1 to 2 Billion of the earths 8 billion population.
Although the horsemen seem to have been riding throughout our history ever since Jesus opened these seals after calling John into His presence in the first century AD; still one cannot help but think of an even greater intensity of these horsemen and their activity in our own days. The white horse rider goes out with a weapon but no ammunition. We can’t help but think this to be Satan the deceiver in his effort to defeat the saints of God over the past 2000 years. Yet, he cannot, and will not.
The red horse rider has a sword with which to kill, but only the flesh not the soul. Only man can destroy his own soul through disobedience, and resulting disbelief. But today this rider comes to cancel you and me as believers from the earth, and then in his final attempt to end completely our fleshly life on this earth. It certainly seems that that will be his purpose during the Tribulation as we read the Revelation message. But again he cannot.
The third rider of the Black horse seems to implement a form of commercial activity resembling capitalism. During Tribulation his efforts will be to cancel the believers ability to engage in such trade. No ability to buy or sell without yielding up your salvation. Again he fails in his efforts.
The fourth horse — the pale horse has a rider named death and hades. He too has been with us from the very start applying death to all who have lived, except for one — the savior who would eventually destroy him; but in the last days his efforts are hindered, for it is then that he will end his reign during his last serious attacks upon the earth, as he is at that time restrained in his killing, and this at a time when even his master has been loosed upon the whole earth. Yet, the rider of this pale horse sees his own impact to be limited — unlike his past actions, which have brought total destruction where death always has won, but in these last days only 1/4 of earths population existing at the time will end in death. From the rest there will be those unable to die. They are of those who remain in the world during the Great Tribulation. Some others are the sealed of God, many of these will be killed for their faith. Others who are of the world are those seen crying out for death, but they are unable to attain such.
All of these who remain alive represent those remaining on earth, who will see the coming of the Lord with His saints clothed in white robes. These who are coming with the Lord will include Great Tribulation saints:
Revelation 6:9 When [the Lamb] broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been killed because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; 10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who live on the earth?” 11 And a white robe was given to each of them; and they were told that they were to rest for a little while longer, until [the number of] their fellow servants and their brothers [and sisters] who were to be killed even as they [had been,] was completed also.
After these days of tribulation we see and hear:
Revelation 7:9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and [all the] tribes, peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches [were] in their hands; (NASB2020)
The saints that we see in Christ will all be seen returning with our Lord following the days we seem to be quickly approaching. His return will come as He told us in Matt. 24 and Mark 13. And it will be proceeded with the Sun Moon and stars sign:
Revelation 6:12 And I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became as black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; (NASB2020)
His coming is well supported in scripture. It will be witnessed by the 3/4 of earths population who escape the effects of death and hates in these days. Prior to these no one escaped death and only the saved escaped hates. But in this day 3/4 will escape even if only until Messiah comes in Wrath, with His saints.
Revelation 1:7 BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen. (NASB2020)
Even the eyes of those in hates will be opened to see His return. Those who are not in Him will mourn as they see His return with all His saints.
1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. (KJV)
The above is an edit to answer Steven’s comment below. Are we entering Tribulation? That is an unknown, but one thing is certain, we are definitely in a time of even greater deception than we have yet known throughout church history.