Revelation Chapter 6
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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.
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.
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.
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;
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Matthew Henry's Revelation Chapter 6 Bible commentary...
The opening of the seals, The first, second, third, and fourth. (1-8) The fifth. (9-11) The sixth. (12-17)1-8 Christ, the Lamb, opens the first seal: observe what appeared. A rider on a white horse. By the going forth of this white horse, a time of peace, or the early progress of the Christian religion, seems to be intended; its going forth in purity, at the time when its heavenly Founder sent his apostles to teach all nations, adding, Lo! I am with you alway, even to the end of the world. The Divine religion goes out crowned, having the Divine favour resting upon it, armed spiritually against its foes, and destined to be victorious in the end. On opening the second seal, a red horse appeared; this signifies desolating judgments. The sword of war and persecution is a dreadful judgment; it takes away peace from the earth, one of the greatest blessings; and men who should love one another, and help one another, are set upon killing one another. Such scenes also followed the pure age of early Christianity, when, neglectful of charity and the bond of peace, the Christian leaders, divided among themselves, appealed to the sword, and entangled themselves in guilt. On opening the third seal, a black horse appeared; a colour denoting mourning and woe, darkness and ignorance. He that sat on it had a yoke in his hand. Attempts were made to put a yoke of superstitious observances on the disciples. As the stream of Christianity flowed further from its pure fountain, it became more and more corrupt. During the progress of this black horse, the necessaries of life should be at excessive prices, and the more costly things should not be hurt. According to prophetic language, these articles signified that food of religious knowledge, by which the souls of men are sustained unto everlasting life; such we are invited to buy, #Isa 55:1|. But when the dark clouds of ignorance and superstition, denoted by the black horse, spread over the Christian world, the knowledge and practice of true religion became scarce. When a people loathe their spiritual food, God may justly deprive them of their daily bread. The famine of bread is a terrible judgment; but the famine of the word is more so. Upon opening the fourth seal, another horse appeared, of a pale colour. The rider was Death, the king of terrors. The attendants, or followers of this king of terrors, hell, a state of eternal misery to all who die in their sins; and in times of general destruction, multitudes go down unprepared into the pit. The period of the fourth seal is one of great slaughter and devastation, destroying whatever may tend to make life happy, making ravages on the spiritual lives of men. Thus the mystery of iniquity was completed, and its power extended both over the lives and consciences of men. The exact times of these four seals cannot be ascertained, for the changes were gradual. God gave them power, that is, those instruments of his anger, or those judgments: all public calamities are at his command; they only go forth when God sends them, and no further than he permits.
9-11 The sight the apostle beheld at the opening the fifth seal was very affecting. He saw the souls of the martyrs under the altar; at the foot of the altar in heaven, at the feet of Christ. Persecutors can only kill the body; after that there is no more they can do; the soul lives. God has provided a good place in the better world, for those who are faithful unto death. It is not their own death, but the sacrifice of Christ, that gives them entrance into heaven. The cause in which they suffered, was for the word of God; the best any man can lay down his life for; faith in God's word, and the unshaken confession of that faith. They commit their cause to Him to whom vengeance belongs. The Lord is the comforter of his afflicted servants, and precious is their blood in his sight. As the measure of the sin of persecutors is filling up, so is the number of the persecuted, martyred servants of Christ. When this is fulfilled, God will send tribulation to those who trouble them, and unbroken happiness and rest to those that are troubled.
12-17 When the sixth seal was opened, there was a great earthquake. The foundations of churches and states would be terribly shaken. Such bold figurative descriptions of great changes abound in the prophecies of Scripture; for these events are emblems, and declare the end of the world and the day of judgment. Dread and terror would seize on all sorts of men. Neither grandeur, riches, valour, nor strength, can support men at that time. They would be glad to be no more seen; yea, to have no longer any being. Though Christ be a Lamb, he can be angry, and the wrath of the Lamb is exceedingly dreadful; for if the Redeemer himself, who appeases the wrath of God, be our enemy, where shall we find a friend to plead for us? As men have their day of opportunity, and their seasons of grace, so God has his day of righteous wrath. It seems that the overthrow of the paganism of the Roman empire is here meant. The idolaters are described as hiding themselves in their dens and secret caves, and vainly seeking to escape ruin. In such a day, when the signs of the times show those who believe in God's word, that the King of kings is approaching, Christians are called to a decided course, and to a bold confession of Christ and his truth before their fellowmen. Whatever they may have to endure, the short contempt of man is to be borne, rather than that shame which is everlasting.
MARK's Revelation Chapter 6 comment about verse 1 on 2/25/2014, 1:43pm...
I get goose bumps I hear the clap of thunder and start shakein in my boots
Robert's Revelation Chapter 6 comment on 2/23/2014, 3:37pm...
The begining of the end
Mary barnes's Revelation Chapter 6 comment about verse 17 on 2/04/2014, 4:53am...
please give me an address so I can write what happened to me during child birth over 50 years ago. Whether in the body are out I know not, but what I saw bears out the 6th and 7th seal. It was not a loving God, but an angry God and his eyes were as burning coals of fire and I began to confess and he said every eye shall see me even those that pierced me, and every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that JESUS is lord to the glory of God.There was many more visions as I returned to my body with the child. He told me it was not my time I had to go back because I had a great work in the earth and the child must preach the gospel.I never told him because he was awful, but God has now called him to preach and changed him. There is much more that I saw and can't write here, but would love to share with you. For years I wondered about it, but God lead me to lok up the day of his wrath because he was very angry and his eyes were as burning coals of fire and he told me that I was over in judgement and many more things I had never seen or heard even the angel that poured out the wrath in the vials upon mankind on the earth . All of our prayers are bottled up. There was so much more which is now unfolding to me fully now, but I once could not understand only bits and pieces
Word's Revelation Chapter 6 comment on 1/07/2014, 10:10am...
Remember not to fight the locust priest. just go as a dove and blank your mind and let the Holy Spirit speak through you. On the streets when they sing and speak of there little rock being so great and how they love the anti-Christ don't fight the tail of the dragon just small talk with nothing speacial said to them that worship the beast just keep your path clear. If they ask you if you love Jesus, yeah, I love Jesus cause you know the True Jesus is still sitting on the throne getting ready to come at the 7th trump to crush their heads. It will be to late to teach when anti-Christ is on earth so just let the Holy Spirit speak through you when called.
Smba Munetsi's Revelation Chapter 6 comment about verse 17 on 12/31/2013, 8:04am...
The time is no longer on our side lets prepare our character so tha we might be able to stand
Word's Revelation Chapter 6 comment on 12/15/2013, 2:54am...
yes I think the swarming of the locust has begun with all that is going on over in Egypt to Syria land. I think it would be wise to pay the rent up for this July to Sept and have food for that 3 months. There is one thing forsure and that is not to bow down to anyone that has power to bring lightning from the sky and the world is chasing after him. Satan as instead of Christ will be the leader of the world as a politician and a religious false prophet over all the churches so keep watch for a political wound to be healed and a one world order system to begin. The two witnesses should be here 10 days before and the Holy Spirit will speak through the election as witness to the fact that it is Satan sitting where he ought not so watch and be ready.
Robbie's Revelation Chapter 6 comment about verse 8 on 12/09/2013, 2:51pm...
I think this is a telling, of something that has repeated itself many times over, and will do so many times more... The possible meanings are endless, and trying to figure out things that has been revealed to John, by God himself, is as good as trying to fly without wings. It won't make sense just yet, but oneday, when our spirits are no longer trapped and binded by our bodies, our minds will roam as free as our soals, and everthing will be clear... Crystal clear.
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