posted on Mar, 25 2020 @ 07:31 PM
White in Revelation represents righteousness, holiness. See Revelation 3:4; 7:9, 13, 14.
Angels are usually depicted as wearing white. See Mark 16:5; John 20;12; Rev 19:14.
In Revelation God's throne of righteous judgement is white. See Revelation 20:11.
There can be no denying that white is indeed symbolic of that which is pure in God's eyes, that which is clean, holy, righteous.
The riders of the white horse in Revelation 6 and Revelation 19 thus ride forth with righteousness, holiness.
Truth and honesty is a part of the good fruit of God's spirit.
Who rides forth to conquer and to complete his conquest?
Jesus is the one that is given the commission to begin to reign in the midst of his enemies. To conquer them, and at Armageddon complete his
Psalm 45 3-6 - Strap your sword on your side, O mighty one,
In your dignity and your splendor.
And in your splendor go on to victory;
Ride in the cause of truth and humility and righteousness,
And your right hand will accomplish awe-inspiring things.
Your arrows are sharp, making peoples fall before you;
They pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies.
God is your throne forever and ever;
The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness.
Psalm 110:2 - Jehovah will extend the scepter of your power out of Zion, saying:
“Go subduing in the midst of your enemies.”
The rider of the white horse will conquer and will complete his conquest! He rides in the cause of truth and humility and righteousness. His arrows
are sharp, making peoples fall before him. They pierce the hearts of the king's enemies.
Revelation 6 2 - And I saw, and look! a white horse, and the one seated on it had a bow; and a crown was given him, and he went out conquering and
to complete his conquest.
The crown is Jesus' alone. Neither, , famine, warfare, or plague receive the crown of righteousness that Jesus receives as the King of kings, and Lord
Jesus is now conquering among his enemies in heaven. And will ride forth in the near future to complete his conquest at Armageddon even as foretold at
Revelation 19. There we are told that Jesus will break kings to pieces on the day of God's anger and wrath against wicked mankind.
Also, as the red horse is granted to take peace away from the earth and represents warfare, and the black horse, is given a pair of scales and a voice
proclaims: "“A quart of wheat for a de·narʹi·us and three quarts of barley for a de·narʹi·us; and do not harm the olive oil and the wine,"
thus representing famine.
Thus the fourth horse rides forth and is pale. It has the name Death. "And authority was given them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with a
long sword and with food shortage and with deadly plague and by the wild beasts of the earth." Revelation 6 3-8.
The riders of the four horsemen have ravaged humankind with war, famine, plagues, by means of pestilence, great earthquakes, all throughout the end
times. Hundreds of millions have died by their power. No wonder the rider of the pale horse is named Death, and has the grave following behind it to
gather together such a great harvest of dead due to the plagues unleashed upon humanity by their ride.
Notice that the grave follows these. So we know this cannot refer to the time of the great tribulation. At that point when Jesus arrives to execute
judgement on humankind we are told that those executed by his hand will be destroyed forever:
"But you who suffer tribulation will be given relief along with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his powerful angels in a
flaming fire, as he brings vengeance on those who do not know God and those who do not obey the good news about our Lord Jesus. These very ones
will undergo the judicial punishment of everlasting destruction from before the Lord and from the glory of his strength."
1 Thessalonians 1 7-9.
Revelation tells us that during the 1,000 year reign the grave will give up those dead in them as they are brought back to life:
"And the sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the Grave gave up the dead in them, and they were judged individually according to their
-Revelation 20 13
Those who are destroyed during the great tribulation do NOT go to the grave. They go to Gehenna, or the lake of fire, which means the second death.
For them there is no resurrection.
So it is obvious that the ride of the 4 horsemen cannot be during the coming great tribulation, or Armageddon. It has to be during the period of the
last days when the majority of all mankind who has died go to the grave and are awaiting a resurrection.