Fourth Seal: Widespread Death on Earth
7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come and see.” 8 So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
And in Japan during an earthquake… (Be sure and watch the entire video! There is a distant shot in which two news people see it running from a distance for a long distance!)
The fourth and final horseman is named Death. Of all the riders, he is the only one to whom the text itself explicitly gives a name. Unlike the other three, he is not described carrying a weapon or other object, instead he is followed by Hades. However, illustrations commonly depict him carrying a scythe (like the Grim Reaper), sword, or other implement.
The color of Death’s horse is written as khlōros (χλωρός) in the original Koine Greek, which can mean either green/greenish-yellow or pale/pallid. The color is often translated as “pale”, though “ashen”, “pale green”, and “yellowish green” are other possible interpretations (the Greek word is the root of “chlorophyll” and “chlorine“). Based on uses of the word in ancient Greek medical literature, several scholars suggest that the color reflects the sickly pallor of a corpse. In some modern artistic depictions, the horse is given a distinct green color
The verse beginning “they were given power over a fourth of the earth” is generally taken as referring to Death and Hades, although some commentators see it as applying to all four horsemen.
Video: Has Revelation’s ‘pale rider’ shown up in Egypt?
Riot footage shows mysterious horse-like figure floating through crowd
Published: 02/05/2011 at 2:20 PM
by Drew ZahnEmail | Archive WND NEWS
A mysterious, pale green figure seen in televised news coverage of the Egyptian riots has prompted some viewers to ask, “Could this be the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse?”
The footage, provided by Euronews and subsequently seen on MSNBC, CNN and uploaded over a dozen times to the popular video sharing site YouTube, captures the fiery, violent protests in Cairo this past week … and something else.
Between the crowds of protesters and barricades, the video shows a flowing, pale green image that resembles an erect rider atop a horse in Medieval-like barding. The ethereal figure remains for a few moments before floating over protesters’ heads and off the screen.
The last of the biblical Book of Revelation’s Four Horseman of the Apocalyse, the “pale rider” is said to be the bringer of death and the forerunner of “hell” on earth.
Are all these events the natural order of things, or warnings of the end times described in the Bible? This DVD probes the answer …
The strange image can be seen beginning at the 1:19 mark of the following video:
The Book of Revelation refers to a time when “the Lamb” – usually understood to be the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ – opens the seven seals of a scroll of judgment. Each of the first four seals is accompanied by a horseman of a different color, each bringing a separate calamity.
When the fourth seal is opened, Revelation 6:8 records, “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.”
Is the image from Egypt a fulfillment of Revelation’s prophecy?
Comments from the tens of thousands of viewers who have watched the video on YouTube express a wide array of opinion.
Some claim the video’s “pale rider” is a sign and the greenish tint is somehow symbolic of Islam, while others insist the image has been added to the footage by editing technolgy. Still others point to three, trailing points of light in the footage that move away from the crowds at the same time and speed as the “horseman,” indicating that both the “rider” and the lights are merely smudges or reflections cast on the lens of a moving camera.
One comment, from a viewer calling himself TheRhythmhawk, also tried to explain the “pale rider” and the trailing lights as simply lens reflections, but eventually concluded, “The image of the horseman leaves more questions than answers.”
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Well, it took more than a “bit of time.”
I will share a story with you. IF you don’t think it is appropriate, you can delete it. I would never push my beliefs or happenings on anyone.
When I was about 16 yrs old (I am now 67), my mother told me to get into the car. She wanted to take me somewhere. Well, I did. I asked her where we were going and she answered, (paraphrase from my memory…it was a very long time ago. “I am taking you to see a lady to read your future. I want to know if you are going to get married.”.
I had never heard of such a thing. She was my mother so I went. We drove to a little town (at least then it was)…Cleburn, TX. We drove up in front of this very old frame house that looked as it it was going to fall down any minute.
The living room had chairs and a sofa in it. We sat there for a few moments, and this young black girl came in to tell me that “Jeffie (Murphy) was ready to see me.” I was leary and nervous but went in.
She had polio as a child and was in bed. She was very tiny…maybe 80 lbs. She had a lap board and asked me to shuffle the cards. I did..but she never looked at the cards the entire time she was talking to me.
Of course, she told me who I would marry (and she was 100% right even to his name; and the business I would be in as very successful (nightclub business).
But, then she stopped. She glared at my mother and said…and this is a DIRECT QUOTE that I will NEVER forget, “You leave your daughter alone! She will walk up to the Devil many many times, spit in his face and walk out again. And, yes, I have faced some pretty dark very bad people and walked away unscathed.
She gave me explicit information that did, in fact happen… but the one thing she talked to me about…I had no knowledge of it at that time.
We are now in the Times she was talking about. She phrased it as being “The end of times.”
I don’t know how this is possible…I just have to Believe…but this is how she phrased it, and I will never forget her words. “During this rime, Not one hair on your head will be touched. You will help others to cross over.” Since we are not quite there yet, I am not going to try to explain her words and what they really meant or the environment she was speaking of.
What I can tell you is that I am not afraid of that. What I do fear for Our Country is that man that heads up our country for others. HE IS EVIL.
I wish I could add more but I can’t. I gave you what I experienced; and I have never tried to tear that conversation apart to make something of it more or less than it was. I didn’t feel shocked or excited. I guess I was too young. I just remember the conversation as though it happened yesterday.
I will be back in a bit.
I didn’t want you to think I was ignoring you….back in a bit.
😉 You’re fine!