Lesson No. 456
Book of Revelation, Chapter 6
"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"

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The seals

1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. 3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. 5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. 7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. 8 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. 9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 and they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. 12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 for the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Lesson No. 456           "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"

Book of Revelation, Chapter 6                          04/07/2019

1) John sees the Lamb open the first seal-   who invites him to come and see what happens, so what happens?  (Hint- verse 1and 2)  What does the white horse represent?  Note- the first creature (lion) announces the first seal.

2) Verses 3 and 4 describe the second seal- what does the red horse represent?  Verses 5/6 is the third seal- what does the black horse represent? (Note- man)  How about Verses 7/8 the forth seal- what does the  pale horse represent? (Note- eagle)  Verse 8, forth seal, describes Death and Hell killing one-fourth of the world population.  How do they/we die?

3) Is there a connection between the creatures/gospels/horsemen and the partial judgment?  Lion/Matthew/King- conquer, Calf/Mark/Servant- peace taken, Man/Luke/Son of Man- scale, Eagle/John/Son of God- death and Hell

4) What is the fifth seal about?  Does God forget what happens to His people?  What does He say about vengeance?  (Hint- verses 9-12)

7) The sixth seal sounds horrible- what happens?  (Hint- verses 12 through 16)

8) What does all this mean- great earthquake, sun becomes black, moon becomes red, the stars fall from the sky, heaven departs (rolls up like a scroll), and every mountain and islands moves from their places. (Verses 14 and 15)

9) After all that, all the people of the earth from great to small, want the mountains to fall on them and hide from the face of the Lord- they cannot face the Lamb on His throne.  Why?  What do we need to be, to be in the presence of a Holy God?  So... these people in verse 14 and 15, are they believers or non-believers?

10)  Some folks believe that if we are here during these partial judgments, and Christians will be protected.   Read verse 11 and then read verse 15.  

11)  Verse 17 is really real!  Do you think that folks, Christians and non-Christians alike...think about this and believe that this reality?

12)  What does God want us to do with this prophesy?  Note that these are only the partial judgments!

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