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The Lamb of God Opens the First Four Seals of the Seven-Sealed Scroll

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Riders Released from the First Four Seals

February 10, 2011

" ... the Lamb broke one of the seven seals ... " (Revelation 6:1 NASB)

The Opening of the First Four Seals:  Revelation 6:1-8 (NASB)

Revelation 6:1-8  In this passage Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God opening the first four seals in verses 1, 3, 5 and 7.  In verse 2 the Antichrist on the White Horse is given authority to conquer the Earth.  The Antichrist brings false peace by dividing the land of Israel (and is destroyed by the Second Coming of Jesus Christ).  Antichrist's false peace is soon followed by the war rider on the Red Horse of verse 4.  The resulting wars bring about the high food costs of the Black Horse in verse 6 and the continued wars, starvation, disease and animal attacks of the Ashen Horse of verse 8:

1 THEN I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, "Come." 
2 I looked, and behold, a White Horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. 
3 When He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, "Come." 
4 And another, a Red Horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the Earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him. 
5 When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come." I looked, and behold, a Black Horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 
6 And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine." 
7 When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come." 
8 I looked, and behold, an Ashen Horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the Earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the Earth. 

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