Vs 7 “And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.”
Vs 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.”
This pale horse if you look at it, it is greenish. The original language says, “greenish”. The only translation that I could find out of 50
translations that have it right is the Concordant Literal. It says, “And when I opened the fourth seal, I hear the voice of the fourth animal
saying, “Come!” And I perceived, and lo a greenish horse, and the name of him who is sitting upon it is Death.” It’s a greenish horse. In the
bible, green speaks of life.
'Greenish' doesn’t really mean it is green. It portrays life, but it is not life.
Sounds kind of like the church today doesn’t it. It portrays life, but it is not
really life. It is just their words. It says, “Him that sat on him was death.” The word death here is the carnal mind. It is speaking about the
carnality of humanity. Rom. 8: 6, 7, and 8 says, “to be carnally minded is death, but to be Spiritually minded is life and peace.” So he is saying
that carnality is riding on this horse. This is all symbolism. Not literal. So he says carnality is riding on this one and hell followed with him.
Well this word hell here is the Greek word “hades”. The grave. Carnality and the grave. You can say “death” because the carnal mind is death.
So it is saying “the grave followed (or accompanied) with him.” Literally the word with is “amid”. So the grave is where? It is within. The
carnal mind is within and the grave is within also. It is in the midst of us. You see I am not speaking about the natural things.
If we take our mind totally out of all this physical stuff around us and hear what the Spirit is saying we will see that all this is internal and God
is working in us. It is a Spiritual thing. It has nothing to do with the carnality of this world.
“And power was given unto them” that is the carnal mind and the grave “over the fourth part of the earth to kill with the sword”. The
“sword” represents the word. “And with hunger” and hunger represents a famine. Famine of the word. “And with death”, that is once again
carnality. “And with the beasts of the earth”. The
word beasts is not plural it is “beast” singular. So with the “beast of the
earth”. What is the beast of the earth? We were made from the earth. So it is the natural adamic man.
Well those posts should go some way to shed some light on this.. it's quite a read, but there ya go