It is important to remember that the Book of Revelation like the rest of the Bible was not originally subdivided into verses and chapters. This may mean that they should wait until all God’s appointed martyrs are killed. This, When Jesus returns in judgment, He will rain down fire upon the unbelievers of the world (Rev 16; Rev 20:7-10), perhaps in the form of, The earth at this point will be completely covered in smoke, which would give the sun the appearance of being, As described in verses 15-17, when judgment begins, all the people of the world will try to run for safety, seeking protection wherever they can find it — but finding none. No, the “brethren who should be killed even as they were,” will not be “fulfilled” or completed until every martyred saint throughout the Christian era is in the presence of the Lord — which occurs at the time of the resurrection. c. Behold, a white horse: If one were to take their interpretive clues more from cowboy movies than from the Bible, it would be easy to believe the rider on the white horse is Jesus. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Revelation is meant to bring comfort for all Christians, of what we have to look forward to in eternity. i. This commentary on Revelation will prove, contrary to what most people think, that the Revelation, the last book of the Bible, is not difficult to understand if we will take a simple, face-value, common-sense approach to interpreting it. (2 Thessalonians 2:6-7). Our modern age has seen hundreds of millions killed by dictators, war, and famine. Bible Commentary. iii. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth: This rider didn’t need to bring war and destruction. There is a sense in which we can say that the they represent both – dictators, war, famine, death and persecution have been familiar throughout all history, but not to the magnitude and the severity with which they will be present in the Great Tribulation. There will still be the oil and the wine that should not be harmed. Thus, this altar symbolizes those who give their lives for the name of Christ. d. The believer can stand in the face of this great wrath of God because Jesus already bore the wrath the believer deserved. It has been well said that all history is tinged … c. As far as the seals are concerned, they will be an intense amplification of bad conditions often experienced through history. a. I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God: That these souls were under the altar emphasizes that their life blood was poured out as an offering to God. Those who regard these events as history have to greatly spiritualize them. These first four seals reveal what has been commonly called, “The four horsemen of the apocalypse.” We read about these horses and riders in Zechariah 1:7-11 and Zechariah 6:1-8. These were added later to aid readers in citing and looking-up relevant passages. He saw the souls of the martyrs under the altar; at the foot of the altar in heaven, at the feet of Christ. Share. "After this," therefore means merely that John saw this vision at a later … a. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. It can introduce a new vision or a major segment of a continuing vision. i. This initial emergence of the antichrist, connected with what we know about this leader from Daniel 9 shows that these four horsemen are connected with Daniel’s seventieth week and the great tribulation. Reference to the “bow” without an arrow, even suggests that this is not a physical weapon one uses to win battles between men and nations. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. This chapter describes the opening of the first six of the seven seals. Thus the “crown” represents not only His authority as Ruler of the universe, but also the authority of truth. It is character – the way that one lives – that makes a martyr, not the way that one dies. This is the same event that’s described in the following passages, except from a different viewpoint: Rev 11:15-19; 14:7-20; 16:17-21; Rev 18; Rev 19:11-21; Rev 20:7-10. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. The actual culmination will be detailed in Revelation 19. ii. The rider on this black horse represents poverty or famine. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. David E. Aune — Revelation 1-5; Revelation 6-16, and Revelation 17-22 (Word Biblical Commentary, 1997, 1998, 1998). As described in verses 15-17, when judgment begins, all the people of the world will try to run for safety, seeking protection wherever they can find it — but finding none. In the book of Revelation alone, white is mentioned several times in the context of salvation and Heaven, not of evil (Rev 2:17; 3:4-5,18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9,13,14;). Chapter 6. I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. If one looks at all the references given in the New Testament where white is mentioned, the idea that this could refer to such a one as an antichrist or evil of any kind, is completely out of harmony with what white is shown to represent. For those who rest in Christ, whether it be for 2000 years or 2 days, it’s all the same: “One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Pe 3:8). 2 And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon had a bow; and there was given unto him a crown: and he came forth conquering, and to conquer. a. i. A passage from Zephaniah is an example: The great day of the LORD is near; it is near and hastens quickly. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. His reign shall not bring war, famine, and strife in its train.” (Jennings). John then sees a rider on a white horse, wearing a crown and carrying a bow. by Don Koenig. The Lamb will now open the seven seals from the scroll one at a time and John will tell us what he sees. I would also recommend the Precept inductive study on Daniel (Click Daniel 1-6 - Living Out a Biblical Worldview or Daniel 7-12 -Gaining Understanding of the Time of the End) (Click here for links to commentaries on Daniel) because the truths in the book of the Revelation have their foundation in the prophesy in Daniel. Quite obviously, all the martyrs of Christ throughout history could not fit “underneath the altar.” Therefore, this altar and those underneath it, is merely symbolic or representative of all those who die for their faith in Christ. The idea of a satanic dictator over men goes back all the way to Nimrod, the ruler over Babel in Genesis 10:8-14, where it says he was a mighty hunter before the LORD. All followers of Christ who are “slain for the word of God and for their testimony,” die honorably. And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals. Here it is obviously introducing a new segment in a continuing vision. (Rev 6:5-6) – 5 And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, Come. When Jesus returns in judgment, He will rain down fire upon the unbelievers of the world (Rev 16; Rev 20:7-10), perhaps in the form of meteors, as verse 13 suggests. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. Or perhaps the fire that He rains upon the earth is the nuclear explosions themselves. The judgment is all the more profound because it is the wrath of the Lamb. (Rev 6:7) – 7 And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, Come. The Lamb opens the first seal. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. The altar mentioned here has not appeared in this book before this. The earth at this point will be completely covered in smoke, which would give the sun the appearance of being “black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon as blood” (vs. 12). This speaks of a time of scarcity. When God’s people are persecuted, He will set it right. Posted onDecember 7, 2019December 7, 2019AuthorSteve Sewell. 2 I looked, and I saw a white horse. Revelation 6:9-17 – Opening Seals 5-6; In this section of Scripture, we see the next two seals being broken, seals 5 and 6. When the seal is opened, one of the four living creatures said with a voice that sounded like thunder, “Come!” The first seal reveals a white horse. The truth of Christ reigns supreme over all the false religions and philosophies of the world. It is very fitting that the Lamb should receive the book from the Father's hand and should open the Seven Seals. Bible > Bible Commentary; John Darby’s Synopsis; Revelation; Revelation 6; John Darby’s Synopsis << Revelation 5 | Revelation 6 | Revelation 7 >> (Read all of Revelation 6) What is to follow on earth now begins, when the seals are opened. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. He wrote to the *churches in Asia. Revelation 6 Commentary: The Vision of Seven Seals Share with others: Tweet: The seven seals repeat the same history as the Seven Churches, but with a different emphasis. No wonder Jesus said of this time For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. If the scroll details the culmination of history, then the things associated with the removal of the seals must happen before the scroll is opened. b. 11 And there was given them to each one a white robe; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little time, until their fellow-servants also and their brethren, who should be killed even as they were, should have fulfilled their course. A true faith will endure. Considering the fact that the world is full of nuclear weapons, and considering the description of verse 14 and Rev 16, I think it’s quite possible that when Jesus rains down fire upon the earth, it will result in the explosions of these weapons all around the world. i. 1. A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius: These prices are about twelve times higher than normal. As Hendriksen put it, “The rich enjoy their abundance, but the poor have hardly enough to hold body and soul together.” The other view, that of Beckwith, is that the words are “merely intended as a limitation on the severity of the famine.” It is believed that the latter interpretation is correct. "Our Savior is letting us know that deception, violence, scarcity, and disease are only preludes to the catastrophic events of the last days. Jesus does return on a white horse in Revelation 19:11-16; but this is a satanic dictator who imitates Jesus. b. Those who think Revelation is mostly a book of history believe that this rider is Jesus, the apostles, or the Roman emperors. Adam Clarke Commentary. i. Persecutors can only kill the body; after that there is no more they can do; the soul lives. That span begins with the revelation of the Antichrist (the first seal) and it concludes with the revealing of the face of Him who sits on the throne (the seventh seal). It will seem but a short time for all who die in the Lord — at any point of the Church era. © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Some biblical scholars (like Scott Hahn in The End: A Commentary on the Book of Revelation and R. H. Charles in A Critical and Exegetical commentary on the Revelation of St. John vol. The first six seals are a “Summary of the judgments distributed over the whole book; a brief summary of what will occur in ‘the day of the Lord,’ up the time of His actual Apocalypse or Unveiling in chapter 19.” (Bullinger). Those who believe that this is a prophetic passage, yet to be fulfilled, often account this rider to be the antichrist. The writer of this book simply calls himself John. As opposed to the warfare between the truth of Christ and the false teachings of the world that’s represented by the rider on the white horse, the rider on this horse represents the warfare between men and nations (“a great sword”). (Matt 24:29-31,35; Mark 13:24-27,31; Luke 21:24-36). We need 2 cookies to store this setting. Revelation 6 – The First Six Seals A. Revelation 6:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Revelation 6:10, NIV: "They called out in a loud voice, 'How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?'" (Rev 6:9-11) – 9 And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of them that had been slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 and they cried with a great voice, saying, How long, O Master, the holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? Revelation 6:1 (1) Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of (2) the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, (3) "Come." Or, because the words the number of are supplied by the translators, not the text, it may mean that they wait until the character of the remaining martyrs on earth is perfected and complete. And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. Thus what’s revealed by the rider on this horse is that warfare between men and nations will continue until the end of the world, up to the time of Christ’s return. “What sinners dread most is not death, but the revealed presence of God.” (Swete), a. This is especially true of those who are martyred for their faith. i. Tweet . (2) It is hard to understand why an order from the living creatures should have promulgated an edict favoring the rich. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed. “It is the wrath of love, the wrath of sacrificial love which, having done the absolute utmost for us and our salvation, tells us as nothing else could the certainty with which evil awaits its doom at the hand of God.” (Torrance), d. Hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne: They hid not only from the terror of the judgments, but from the face of Him who sits on the throne. There would be nothing special about the martyrs of a so-called tribulation period that does not apply to all Christian martyrs throughout the Church age. “Oil and wine were not luxuries, but part of the basic commodities of life. Revelation 6 Commentary, this commentary of the Old and New Testament was penned by John Calvin, Martin Luther and Huldrych Zwingli. This is one of the strongest evidences that this book covers the entire Church period. Fifth seal — Martyrs for Christ (Christian persecution), (Matt 24:9-10; Mark 13:9-13; Luke 21:12-19). It is not the natural state of relations between men. ii. (Rev 6:1-2) – 1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, Come. (Revelation 6:9-11 NIV) This is a difficult paragraph to understand because it is dealing with a phenomenon hard for us to grasp, i.e., how people can die over the course of a period of time and yet all arrive in heaven together. The idea is drawn from Leviticus 4:7: And he shall pour the remaining blood at the base of the altar of the burnt offering. It isn’t wrong for God’s people to ask Him to do what He promised to do. “The whole context and character of these seals absolutely forbid our thinking of this rider being the Lord Jesus, as so many affirm. “And there was given them to each one a white robe”. If it refers to Constantine the Great, the change that was made by his conversion to Christianity might be very properly represented under the emblem of an earthquake.”. Therefore, we should not assume that this is a revelation of those in Heaven now. d. He went out conquering and to conquer: Taking this to be the final satanic dictator over men, we see that he will be more terrible than all previous dictators were. 4 And another horse came forth, a red horse: and to him that sat thereon it was given to take peace from the earth, and that they should slay one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. c. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves: All people are equally brought low by God’s wrath. (Zephaniah 1:14-16). Heaven (the Eternal Kingdom of Rev 21 & 22) awaits our resurrection. This is especially true of those who are martyred for their faith. He will rule over men as a false messiah, and lead man in organized rebellion against God, in the pattern of Nimrod, his first predecessor. (Rev 6:3-4) – 3 And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, Come. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. i. To “rest” is to await our resurrection. And I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” Each seal is associated with a living creature (zoa, one of the cherubim of Ezekiel 1 and 10) who called out “come” (or, it could be translated “go forth”) to each horseman. The first four seals of the scroll bring four horsemen. Revelation 6 opens with Jesus—the Lamb (Revelation 5:5–7)—beginning to open the seven seals on a scroll containing God's judgment on sin (Revelation 5:1–2). Revelation 6 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is designed to give the results of Edwards' critical investigation using the KJV Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. Revelation 6:14 - The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. Revelation 6 is the sixth chapter of the Book of Revelation or the Apocalypse of John in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The book is traditionally attributed to John the Apostle, but the precise identity of the author remains a point of academic debate. However, understanding the world’s precarious ecological balance, it would not take much to plunge many into the kind of scarcity and inequity mentioned here. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! (1 Corinthians 15:1), c. Testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand. Revelation 6:6. This is not the fulfillment of history itself, but the preparation for it. For the most part, a literal interpretation of these seven seals is required. (Also see Matt 28:3; Acts 1:10). The sight the apostle beheld at the opening the fifth seal was very affecting. Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand. (Romans 5:1-2), b. I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which you also received and in which you stand. Therefore, I think it’s unreasonable that one group of martyrs would be singled out and elevated above all others who have suffered and died for the name of Christ over the past 2000 years — up to this present time, and still counting. (Matthew 24:21). Who had been slain for the word of God: It is probably best to see this as the cry of all martyrs for God’s truth, not merely believers persecuted by the coming world leader, the first horseman of Revelation 6:1-2. c. And they cried with a loud voice: These souls in heaven cried out for vengeance (until You judge and avenge our blood). Until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed. When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. “The wars and famines predicted in the second and third seals are not unfamiliar events in the history of the world, but never before since the time of Noah has a judgment so devastating been consummated as to destroy one-fourth of the earth’s population at one stroke.” (Walvoord). He describes himself as their brother in the family of God. d. It was said to them that they should rest a little while longer: These saints were instructed to wait. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Joel, Zephaniah and Jesus Himself all described such things. Apparently, they’re made aware that Jesus is who He said He was — the Son of God and Savior of the world. Revelation 6:12-16. The same cannot be said about the trumpets and plagues. You can also change some of your preferences. Later in Revelation chapters 8-11 we will see how the seven trumpets cover the same basic timeline but with another distinctive focus. a. Significantly, the first seal opened brings this dictator to prominence. These seals continue to reveal to us types of events that must take place before the second coming of Christ… Seal 5 – Vs 9-11; In this seal we see the souls (physical life) of martyrs lying under the altar of God in heaven. All that waits is for the Lord to allow it in His timing after He takes His church from this earth. b. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth: In the Bible, celestial disturbances are often connected with the coming of the Messiah. Once this peace – God’s gift to man – was taken, men quickly rush in with war and destruction. iii. 6 And I heard as it were a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, A measure of wheat for a shilling, and three measures of barley for a shilling; and the oil and the wine hurt thou not. Or perhaps via nuclear explosions, using mankind against themselves (believers will already be resurrected, both the dead and the living). ii. All he needed to do was take peace from the earth. As one reads further on in this book Jesus already has and wears many crowns on his head ( Rev 19:12). He will destroy this present universe and create a “new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness,” as described in 2 Peter 3:10-13 and Rev 21:1. a. Therefore, God’s judgment may be both direct and indirect. That is, God makes them aware that this is His (and “the Lamb”) judgment upon them for their sins and rejection of His Son. We see “sword” and “death” in the second seal, and “famine” in the third seal. The period of time John will be observing in Revelation is also spoken of in the prophecies of Daniel and by Jesus in the Olivet discourse (Mat chapters 24-25). And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood, and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is … Revelation 6 Bible Commentary. c. That people should kill one another: Our modern age is marked by war and conflict. A crown was given to the rider and he came out conquering and to conquer. Therefore, I believe what’s primarily in view here is the gospel of Jesus Christ that goes throughout the world conquering all that opposes the truth. The resurrection of God’s people is a central theme in the Bible, especially in the NT. Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.” And I looked, and behold, a white horse. You can check these in your browser security settings. In Revelation 6:8, the ravaging horsemen had authority to destroy the fourth part of the earth; but in this chapter (Revelation 7:1,3), the destructive forces are restrained from hurting the earth. This describes “a time of famine when life will be reduced to the barest necessities.” (Walvoord). The idea that these are martyrs from a seven year period of tribulation prior to the return of Christ, is contrary to the evidence. In John's vision the Lamb, who is Jesus of Nazareth and no one else, has been holding the seven-sealed scroll from the moment he took it from the hand of the one seated on the throne (5:7)... View the entire commentary Revelation 6 The Lamb opens the seals. “It is worthy of remark that the opening of the seals is not merely a declaration of what God will do, but is the exhibition of a purpose then accomplished; for whenever the seal is opened, the sentence appears to be executed.” (Clarke). About the Book of Revelation 1 The writer. Mention of the, Therefore, I believe what’s primarily in view here is the, As opposed to the warfare between the truth of Christ and the false teachings of the world that’s represented by the rider on the white horse, the rider on this horse represents the warfare between men and nations (, The rider on this black horse represents poverty or famine. A true faith will be “proved” to be genuine. Mention of the “crown,” refers to His authority as “King of kings and Lord of lords.” This title is even named in the context of Christ returning on His white horse in Rev 19:11-16). D&C 6-9 Commentary & Questions: Patterns of Revelation admin January 24, 2021 no Comments . a. I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals: From the previous chapter, we understand this scroll is the history and destiny of mankind and creation, and only Jesus – the Lamb – had the right to loosen the seals on this scroll of the culmination of history. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. A great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. I personally own over 180 commentaries on Revelation and Garland's is (IMO) by far the best commentary ever written on this book. 1 Then I watched while the Lamb opened one of the seven seals on the book. a. David Aune’s massive commentary on the book of Revelation is another that should be consulted by every serious student of Scripture. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.”. They will then stand before Him at the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev 20:11-15). Jesus Himself is shown to return on a white horse, along with those with Him (Rev 19:11,14). Here we reach an interpretive crossroads of the Book of Revelation. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. 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