This Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible study focuses on the fourth seal of Revelation 6.
Revelation 6:7-8, “And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And 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.”
Here’s a short summary of the fulfillment of the 4th seal of Revelation 6, then a video will give more details, followed by a verse by verse explanation.
The Pale horse represents 1/4th of Romans dying from famine, plague, pestilence and violence, from 250-300 A.D. The word ‘earth‘ means land, not the whole Earth. The Roman Empire is the land/earth of prophecy.
The fourth seal is in Revelation 6:8, “I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.”
Remember that the Lord Jesus is judging the pagan Roman Empire because they killed millions of Christians. He is avenging justice for their deaths.
The color of the horse represents the condition of the Roman people at that time, and the description of the rider represents the cause of their condition.
The pale horse represents an era of death in the Roman Empire. Again, it’s not speaking of the whole Earth, just the Roman Earth.
“Hell” or “Hades” is better translated as the grave, as many people died.
Acts 2:27 says “For You will not leave my soul in Hades, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption,” meaning Jesus was in the grave.
‘Helling your potatoes‘ means a farmer was going to dig a hole and bury them in the ground.
The pale horseman rode force and the Roman Empire crumbled into the most dreadful state of disorder and chaos, where their society had almost completely broken down.
At one time 5,000 people were dying every day.
Historian Edward Gibbon recorded that one quarter (a fourth of the earth) of the population of the entire Roman Empire died of famine, plaque, pestilence, and of the violence.
So you can see the Jesus was talking about 1/4 of the Roman Empire dying, and it’s not about the end times.
David Nikao Wilcoxson
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18 thoughts on “The Fourth Seal Of Revelation 6”
The 4th through 7th seals lead to the return of the presence of the Antichrist man of sin. And this, unfortunately, will be the time of a massive falling away, because Christians have believed the false doctrine of a pre-tribulation “rapture.” Yet, the “wise virgins” will overcome during the 4th, 5th, and 6th seals of “tribulation” and these will be sealed during the brief silence between the 6th and 7th seals. These then are those who bring in the multitude during the 3.5 years of Great Tribulation. And you would rather miss this glorious event?
Jim, how is it that you ask “and you would rather miss this glorious event”? If you listen to the Revelation Timeline Decoded videos and/or read the book, then you would know that I’m not trying to miss any prophecy fulfillment. And you would know that the seals were about the pagan Roman Empire who went through bloody civil wars (red horse), economic strife (black horse), famine, pestilence and death (pale horse).
Most of the prophecies in Revelation have already been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years, as Messiah was foretelling what His saints would face from when it was written until He returns. The enemy has hidden this information to deceive the end-times saints.
Here’s a Revelation Fulfillment Summary study that shows what’s already been fulfilled; where we’re at on the fulfillment timeline; and what will happen next as we await Messiah’s return. The studies on the website prove it out verse by verse. https://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/revelation-fulfillment-timeline-summary/
You’ve been misled by the enemy’s false, futuristic prophecy fulfillment explanations which were created to deflect blame away from the Popes, as Protestant Reformers all proclaimed that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the ‘little horn’ of Daniel 7, the ‘son of perdition’ of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the ‘beast’ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot’ church of Rome. http://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/prophecy-points-to-the-leader-of-the-roman-beast/