The First Seal – Revelation 6:1-2
Matthew 24:21 (NASB) “For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.
Jeremiah 30:6-7 (NASB) 6 ‘Ask now, and see If a male can give birth. Why do I see every man With his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale? 7 ‘Alas! for that day is great, There is none like it; And it is the time of Jacob’s distress, But he will be saved from it.
Daniel 12:1 (NASB) “Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued.
Revelation 4:6 (NASB) and before the throne there was something like a sea of glass, like crystal; and in the center and around the throne, four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind.
I. THE IDENTITY OF THE RIDER
II. THE WEAPON OF THE RIDER
Psalms 46:9 (NASB) He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire.
Jeremiah 51:56 (NASB) For the destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon, and her mighty men will be captured, their bows are shattered; For the Lord is a God of recompense, He will fully repay.
Hosea 1:5 (NASB) “On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.”
1 Thessalonians 5:3 (NASB) While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.
Matthew 24:5 (NASB) “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many.
Matthew 24:24 (NASB) “For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
Mark 13:6 (NASB) “Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He!’ and will mislead many.
Luke 21:8 (NASB) And He said, “See to it that you are not misled; for many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not go after them.
III. THE CROWN OF THE RIDER
IV. THE INFLUENCE OF THE RIDER
2 Thessalonians 2:9 (NASB) the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,
Acts 2:22 (NASB) “Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves knoW—
Revelation 20:4 (NASB) Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
V. THE TITLE OF THE RIDER
Revelation 1:3 (NASB) Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.