Revelation: The Fuel Project Guide Part 5 – The First Seal: The Rise of False Religion
The Fuel Project study guide to the Book of Revelation.
In this video Mark presents a futuristic fulfillment of the First Seal of Revelation.
Following the video you will see the historical fulfillment of the 1st Seal of Revelation, which is counter to Mark’s explanation.
Mark’s explanation of the first seal of Revelation 6 is biblically and historically inaccurate.
The first seal is in Revelation 6:2, “And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.”
Mark states that the image of a white horse rider represents False Religion and False Prophets. What is that based on in scripture?
The white horse in Revelation 19 represents Jesus coming in victory to conquer His enemies.
And the image of the white horse in Seal 1 also represents one who will conquer victoriously, the Roman Empire.
John was given the Revelation in 96 A.D., and in Revelation 1:1 Jesus told him that these things would take place shortly.
The Roman Empire fulfilled the first seal from 96 – 180 A.D., as it was a time of the Roman Empire’s greatest expansion and their military conquests were celebrated by riding white horses in their victory parades.
Their conquests expanded the Roman Empire until it occupied much of the territories of the three preceding empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia and Greece.
The bow relates to the Cretan Dynasty of Nerva, as Cretan warriors were known as the most famous race of bowmen in the ancient world.
Alexander the Great was never without a large company of Cretan archers and they were used by Roman armies during the time of Julius Caesar.
At the death of Emperor Domitian, the Roman Senate appointed an elder statesman named Nerva in his place, who was a colonist from the Island of Crete.
He was the first to occupy the Throne of Augustus who was not of Roman descent. He was selected on the merit of his ability.
Known as the “adoptive” emperors, the Nerva–Antonine dynasty consisted of seven Roman Emperors who ruled over the Roman Empire from 96 to 192. A.D.
Roman Emperors Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius, each had a bow as their symbol.
The crown represents the laurel wreathes of victory that were worn by the Caesars after their armies had won a military battle.
Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius had a coin struck that had him wearing his laurel crown on one side and on the back had him going forth and conquering.
The Cretan period was a time of conquest, when they were at the height of their power and prestige, so the white horse was going out conquering and to conquer.
So you can clearly see that the 1st Seal of Revelation has been fulfilled in exact detail, and that it’s not the rise of False Religion and False Prophets as Mark suggested.
One more point about what Mark shared in the video:
He’s promoting the concept of a one-man antichrist who appears in the last days.
And this is exactly what the Jesuits of the Papal Church want you to believe, so that you don’t realize that the antichrist Papal Church has been warring against followers of Christ for 1,500 years.
Read the End Times Deceptions Bible Study and you will see that the Roman Catholic Church is the Antichrist beast of Revelation, the Little Horn of Daniel, and the Pope, the Son of Perdition.
To see how the Revelation seal, trumpet and bowl judgments all fit together, and to see where we’re at on the timeline today, click on Revelation Fulfillment Timeline.
Next Fuel Project Guide To Revelation Video: The 2nd Seal of Revelation