The first seal. A person riding a white horse. He wears a crown, and he goes out conquering and to conquer. It’s thought that the white represents purity, and the rider is Jesus, who has already conquered death, and he is in the process of winning souls even now, bringing salvation to all who will believe.
The next three seals bring judgment on the earth. The second seal brings a rider on a red horse. Red is the color of blood, and the rider brings war. The third seal brings a rider on a black horse, signifying famine. And the forth seal brings a rider on a pale horse, which is death. War and famine and death come to the earth in short order, one after the other.
The fifth seal shows the martyrs at the feet of Jesus, asking Him when their deaths will be avenged.
The sixth seal brings terror to the earth, starting with an earthquake. All men, everywhere hide themselves, trying to escape the wrath of the Lamb.
Friends, this time is coming. Jesus said that no one knows the day or the hour. He said that only the Father knows that time. But he did tell us the signs to look for. And as I look around, the signs are here now like never before.
One of the signs was that it would be as it was in the days of Noah. What was it like then? People were doing as they saw right. They were without God. When you throw God out, there are no more standards. Everyone chooses for themselves what is right. Doesn’t that sound familiar? I could go on and on.
This time of judgment is coming to the earth as surely as the sun rises in the morning. And even if it isn’t tomorrow or next year or in the next thousand years, each of us will face our own individual judgment. Will that day be a day of fear, or will it be a day of rejoicing? As long as you are able to draw a breath, it’s up to you what that day will be like. If you reject Jesus, there will be terror. If you accept Him, it will be a glorious day.
What will it be for you?