The White Horse and Rider
The ultimate face-off
between the Lamb of God and Satan is the
most breathtaking truth in the Book of
But, first a six thousand year
old scroll must be understood.
“And I saw
in the right hand of him that sat on the
throne a book written within and on the
backside, sealed with seven seals”
Apparently, our Heavenly Father
commissioned this scroll to be written
just as soon as Satan stole the legal
deed to the beautiful world that Adam
and Eve had inherited.
This scroll was never seen by
mortal man until John saw it in his
The Father held it as a strong
angel sought a Worthy Redeemer who had
earned the legal right to open its
Nowhere in God’s entire
universe was there a being or creature
kin to the divine person of God.
The great host of angels must
have searched every nook and cranny in
the heavens, on the earth, and under the
By divine revelation, John was
either told or made to understand that
this book contained the hope of
Without this great scroll in the
Father’s hand being fulfilled, this
unclean universe was destined to
Someone had to open this book and
take back what the devil stole.
In this six thousand year old
document were the title deed and the
divine process to uproot the usurper.
The Father’s plan and purpose
was recorded; but, the first of kin to
God Himself had to unseal the plan.
John was weeping in
We would think that John already
knew that there was an answer; but, it
had been held back from him.
It was an unfolding drama. He was
still in the flesh even though he was
caught up in the Spirit.
But, the Elders at the scene were
glorified saints and now possessed the
wisdom of the ages.
“And one of
the elders saith unto me, Weep not:
behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda,
the Root of David, hath prevailed to
open the book, and to loose the seven
seals thereof” (Revelation 5:5).
This is one of the most revealing
manifestations of the victory of the
cross in Holy Scripture.
His death was the redemption and
reclaiming of paradise lost.
When the Son of God said,
“It is finished,” He literally ripped a
stolen and emaciated world out of
That victory could not be claimed
until the Gospel had its day of
But, that day is now at hand in
this vision; and we are about to see the
real drama in our day.
John was beholding the scene that
is soon to be acted out when the
Raptured saints are gathered home.
beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the
throne and of the four beasts, and in
the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as
it had been slain, having seven horns
and seven eyes, which are the seven
Spirits of God sent forth into all the
And he came and took the book out
of the right hand of him that sat upon
the throne” (Revelation 5:6-7).
The Heavens exploded in
The saints will sing their first
song after arriving in the Eternal City
This is the Holy City of which
earthly Jerusalem was but a shadow.
The worship will be of Jesus
Christ our Emancipator.
Finally, the universe will see
the full scope of who He is and the
finished work of what He did.
He was the first of kin, His only
begotten Son, to the Father.
the Divine Savior, He is ready for the
ultimate face-off with the lying
masquerades of Satan.
That’s the background of
the beginning process to open the “Seven
Sealed scroll.” This entire document is
a legal manifest, it is divine business
and His saints are the offended host.
Satan is the accused and judgment
has been passed.
Let the proceedings begin,
“And I saw when
the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I
heard, as it were the noise of thunder,
one of the four beasts saying, come and
And I saw, and behold a white
horse: and he that sat on him had a bow;
and a crown was given unto him: and he
went forth conquering, and to conquer”
The picture of this
beginning eviction is very celestial.
John sees this after being
“caught up” himself while still in his
body but allowed to see in the Heavenly
The Lamb is the Grand Marshall.
The first four seals are unique
and reflect a unity of purpose.
Zechariah had seen the same four
horses and riders,
“And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes,
and looked, and, behold, there came four
chariots out from between two mountains;
and the mountains were mountains of
In the first chariot were red
horses; and in the second chariot black
horses; And in the third chariot white
horses; and in the fourth chariot
grisled and bay horses”
It was noted that these go forth
from God and are instrumental for
judgment on the earth.
In every act of redemption there
is its counterpart of judgment.
You can have judgment without
redemption, but you can never have
redemption without judgment.
The White Horse and its
rider cannot represent Jesus Christ or
If the rider of the first horse
was a noted personality, then the other
riders would by necessity represent
All of the activities of these
horses and horsemen are a redemptive and
judgmental process right out of the
seven sealed scroll.
The Son of God turns these forces
loose and they are going forth
throughout the earth.
The Antichrist is part of the
action but on the defense.
He cannot come out of God’s
redemption plan which is recorded in
Rather, he fights to defeat the
Those who see the
Antichrist in connection with this White
Horse are not altogether wrong.
This horse and rider represent
the ultimate face-off between light and
darkness, truth and error, Christ in His
glory, and the Antichrist in his
This action will continue for the
entire seven years as will the whole
process of the seven seals.
Every inch of territory
taken from Satan’s forces will be hard
It is clear that God’s uses truth
and righteousness to win, not sheer
The Lord Jesus does not seek to
overwhelm Satan with His supernatural
strength but with the power of His blood
and the triumph of His resurrection.
This is why the identity of
Jesus Christ during the entire Seven
Tribulation years is the “Lamb of God.”
This rider is depicted as
having a bow but no arrows.
There is no relationship between
this weapon and the Antichrist but a
powerful picture relating to the
triumphant powers of a Lamb slain.
It is neither the person of Jesus
Christ nor the Antichrist that is
connected to this Great White Stallion.
It is the going forth of
righteous judgment, face-to-face with
every design of the fallen prince.
The entire Seven Years of the
Tribulation will be one conquest after
Every realm where Satan has
reigned and defiled will be conquered
When the Great Tribulation is
over and the saints return with Christ,
we will rule a world where paradise has
been restored and the principles of His
holiness will fill the earth.
The Book of Revelation is perfect
restoration of all things.
That Great White Stallion is
pawing the ground to ride.