FOURTH SEAL (PALE HORSE) – When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:7-8)
Riding A Pale Horse – John saw two personages. Death is riding a pale horse and Hades (the realm of the dead) is following him. Christ has the keys of death and Hades (Revelation 1:18), and both will one day be cast into hell (Revelation 20:14). Death claims the body while Hades claims the soul of the dead (Revelation 20:13).
Killing by Sword, Famine, Plague and Wild Beasts – John saw these two great enemies of man (death…
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