Main Text Revelation 6:3-4
Second Seal: Conflict on Earth
When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.” 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. – Revelation 6:3-4
When the second seal is opened during the Tribulation, a living creature tells John to “Come and see”. This creature is one of four that dwell in the midst of the throne of God and around the throne. Each creature has many eyes in the front and back. The first is like a lion, the second like a calf, the third has the face of a man, and the fourth was like a flying eagle. Each of these creatures has six wings and praise the Lord God Almighty day and night (Revelation 4:6-8). John then sees another horse, a fiery red one. This second horse of the infamous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a symbol of war. The one who rides this horse was given the ability to take peace from the earth causing people to slay each other. His affect of causing peace to leave the earth is also symbolized by the great sword that he carries. As the antichrist rises to world dominance, all nations will not just “lie down” and accept him. Some will rebel rather than be subordinates to his empire which will lead to a world war. But their revolt will fail and the antichrist will gain control of the entire world. This war will be a bloody one and will impact the entire world.
The red horseman will bring the worst bloodshed through war that this earth as ever seen. We thank our Lord that Jesus will rapture His faithful believers from the earth allowing us the escape this war. Therefore, we find hope and great joy in the day that our Savior Jesus Christ will return for His church. Until then, Blessings to Israel and to the only wise God, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.