Sunday, September 6, 2015

RED HORSE civil war

Second installment. Look out your window, read what news you may still believe, go to sites like Liberty's Torch or the survival guys. And realize this: the "large sword" will probably not be wielded by foreigners.

Beans, bullets, a Bible. Can't have too much of 'em.


Red Horse

When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come and see!" Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword. Revelation 6:3-4
The rider of the second horse is often taken to represent War and/or Violence in general. His horse's color is red (πυρρός, from πρ, fire). In some translations, the color is specifically a "fiery" red. This color, as well as the rider's possession of a great sword, suggests blood that is to be spilled. The second horseman may represent civil war as opposed to the war of conquest that the first horseman is sometimes said to bring. Other commentators have suggested it might also represent persecution of Christians.

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