Revelation: The Fuel Project Guide Part 6 – The Second Seal – The Rise Of War
The Fuel Project study guide to the Book of Revelation.
In this video Mark says that in Second Seal of Revelation 6 the red horse rider represents an increase in war during the end times.
Mark’s explanation of the second seal of Revelation 6 is biblically and historically inaccurate.
In the previous study, you learned that the white horse of the 1st Seal Of Revelation 6 represented the time of the greatest expansion of the Roman Empire as they made many conquests from 96-180 A.D.
In this study you will learn that thetrue historical fulfillment of the 2nd seal represents the bloody Roman civil war which occurred from 185-284 A.D.
Revelation 6:4, “Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. ”
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 horses represents the condition of the Roman people at that time, and the description of the rider represents the cause of their condition.
Changing from white to red indicated the change from peace to bloodshed. The next era of the Romans was a bloody time and the horseman has a sword.
The earth envisioned by John was the Roman Earth, the Earth of prophecy, the territories of Europe and the Mediterranean; not the whole world as Mark and most Pastors teach.
When the Cretan Dynasty came to an end, this marked the beginning of Rome’s downfall.
The Roman Empire went into a phase of revolution and civil war for 90 years, during which there were 32 emperors and 27 contenders for the throne. The Emperors were being poisoned and killed by the sword.
During this period, peace was taken from the Roman Empire, which was the seat of civilization and it was constantly torn by bloody battles between rival competitors for power.
Note: When the Early Church read John’s words, they would have understood that the prophecy applied to the Roman Empire, but the Romans would not understand.
This is one of the main reason that symbols are used, to hide the message from those who should not understand it.
If Jesus would have had John write that “the Roman Empire will have a civil war and they will kill each other,” the Romans would not have tolerated such teachings, and they would have persecuted the followers of Christ even more.
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 3rd Seal of Revelation