Revelation 6: Is the First Seal Opened?

Several people have asked me to share my insight on where we are in the Book of Revelation. This is a question on the minds of many people these days, so it is a good question to address.

In this article, I will discuss where we are today in the Book of Revelation by addressing whether we have seen the opening of the first seal yet.

The Book of Revelation

The Book of Revelation mostly depicts events that will impact the world in the future, including:

  • The opening of the 7 seals
  • The sounding of the 7 trumpets
  • The pouring of the 7 vials (7 bowls)

The reason these events will take place in the future is that the events relating to the seals, trumpets, and vials have yet to occur. For instance:

  • Every mountain and island has not been moved out of place at the same time (Revelation 6:14).
  • We have not yet seen famine conditions as extreme the third seal famine (Revelation 6:5-6). In fact, food prices are not even close to where they will be when the third seal famine arrives.

The Opening of the First Seal

I stated that the opening of the 7 seals would transpire in the future. Let’s look at the first seal to verify that its opening will occur in the future.

The Rider of the First Seal

Revelation 6:1-2 describes a rider on a white horse going forth to conquer after the opening of the first seal:

“(1) 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 see. (2) 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.” (Revelation 6:1-2)

Some argue that Christ is the rider of the white horse in Revelation 6:1-2. Many who believe the horseman is Christ point to Revelation 19’s depiction of Christ on a white horse as “proof” that He is the rider of the first seal:

“(11) And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. (12) His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.” (Revelation 19:11-12)

Although Christ and the first seal horseman ride a white horse, Christ is not the rider of the white horse in the first seal.

  • It does not make much contextual sense for Christ to be the horseman of the first seal. To see why, first consider that the events of Revelation chapter 4 and chapter 5 transpire in Heaven:

“(1) After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. (2) And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” (Revelation 4:1-2)

“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.” (Revelation 5:1)

Christ is in Heaven during this heavenly scene because He moves to take the book (scroll) from God:

“(6) And I 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 earth. (7) And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.” (Revelation 5:6-7)

Revelation 5:7-9 tells us that Christ is the One who is worthy to open the 7 seals on the scroll:

“(7) And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. (8) And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. (9) And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;” (Revelation 5:7-9)

Unsurprisingly, Christ will open the seals. Notice the lack of a transition between the end of chapter 5 and the start of chapter 6 when Christ starts to open the seals:

“(10) And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. (11) And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; (12) Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. (13) And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. (14) And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.” (Revelation 5:10-14)

“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 see.” (Revelation 6:1)

The lack of a transition suggests that the events of Revelation 6 follow after the events of Revelation 5 chronologically.

  • This also suggests that Christ does not change location: He is still in Heaven when He begins to open the seals.

Revelation 6:1-2 tells us that the horseman goes “forth conquering, and to conquer” after Christ opens the first seal:

“(1) 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 see. (2) 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.” (Revelation 6:1-2)

Similarly, Revelation 6:3 tells us that Christ opens the second seal:

“(3) And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. (4) And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.” (Revelation 6:3-4)

Again, it does not make much sense for Christ to be the rider of the white horse in Revelation 6:2 when you consider the context.

  • If Christ is in Heaven opening the seals how could He also be the rider of the white horse in the first seal? It’s unlikely that He is both.
  • Also, there’s no biblical evidence that suggests Christ will conquer at the start of the tribulation.

Instead, the rider of the white horse is a counterfeit Christ: the Antichrist.

  • Daniel 9:27 and Isaiah 28:15 indicate that the Antichrist will likely broker a covenant with many signees, including Israel, at the start of the tribulation. This covenant is likely to be a Mideast peace deal that will bring peace for Israel.
  • Given the inability for world leaders to reach a Mideast peace deal over the past several decades, many will likely heard Antichrist as a man who figuratively came to the rescue on a white horse to bring peace to the Mideast.

The First Seal Is Not Open Yet

Despite the wild speculation you see online, we have not seen the arrival of the Antichrist as a major political force on the world stage. We have also not seen the covenant with many yet. Therefore,

  • We have not seen the opening of the first seal yet.
  • We have not seen the events described in Revelation 6 occur yet.

We still await the opening of 7 seals, the sounding of the 7 trumpets, and the pouring of the 7 vials.

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Hi! I’ve studied and written about Bible prophecy since I was a teenager. My goal is to make Bible prophecy easy for you to understand while avoiding the sensationalism seen elsewhere. I am the author of several end time books, including Prophecy Proof Insights on the End Times, a comprehensive book about the end times. I hold an M.B.A. and degrees in Managerial Economics and Political Science.


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  1. Based on the Signs fulfilled in the past 4 years it appears we may already be in the end of this age tribulation time period. The decisions we are making right now are Tribulation level choices of whom and what we really believe in and will serve. Do we believe and follow men and women of this age and world system? Who call themselves scientists, doctors, psychologists, politicians, patriots, preppers, even prophets, theologians, teachers and clergy with man made degrees? Do they and we believe in and follow this world and the love of it, while trying to preserve our life, jobs and property? Or, will we by the laying down of our life in faith and testimony to the Son of God and follow Him who is seated at the right side of His Father in Heaven? We are commanded to look up and listen to Him. Follow Him. Love Him. Obey Him.

    Please, look at this sign: the great and wonderful Sign of the Woman giving birth to a son that appears in the stars of heaven has already occurred. It was fulfilled in 2017 on September 23rd for all to see. Sign of Revelation 12

    Please, look at these signs: The White Horse judgment began on the official day 3-11-2020 that WHO declared Covid 19 a pandemic which was exactly 900 days from the official date of 9-23-2017 when the Sign of the Woman giving birth to a son in the heavens was fulfilled.

    In Biblical numbers 9 means: divine completeness, or conveys the meaning of finality.

    The numeric value of the date 3-11-2020 (3+1+1+2+0+2+0) is 9.

    900 days = 100 x 9 and represents ultimate finality. It has begun. It can not be changed or altered. Revelation 3:7, 5:1

    Please, prayerfully ask yourself if you are in denial about the time we are living in. Do you really think that the current expanding mandate by many large corporations, governments, government agencies, even the US military to trust and obey them to submit and take the experimental gene altering drug in order to work, buy and sell inside their world system means nothing at all? Have you forgotten that to “trust and obey” equals worship when we follow Jesus. We sing hymns to Him with this understanding. Do you not hear the Spirit and the Word sounding the alarm? The decision to submit to the “jab” is irreversible. It can not be undone. That drug will change and mark you and your body for the rest of this life … and maybe the next? We are called to come out of this fallen world system, to not take it’s marks, to not love the things of this world, rather to love God our Father and Jesus Christ His Son with all our heart, letting go of our possessions, even our bodies. These are all things that will perish that we never really owned anyhow. We are called to receive a greater and better spiritual home with a new body and possessions that last forever because their foundation and maker is our Heavenly Father.

  2. Covid 19 added up by its Roman and Arabic numerals C 100 o0 v5 i1 d500 which makes 606 1 plus 9 makes the total of it’s name 616. Some of the old manuscripts of revelation have the number of the beast as 616 not 666. This Covid 19 system has conquered the whole earth and the mark or passport to be able to buy or sell is being implemented. These taken in conjunction would make a case that the first seal may have been opened. My question is why is it believed that the first seal starts the seven years period? I am aware of the times it is mentioned later. Does it expressly say that the seal opens the time period?

    • The rider of the first seal represents a false Christ, the Antichrist. A false Christ makes his presence known worldwide at the start of the tribulation with the confirmation of a 7-year covenant. It does not relate to COVID.

      Think of the scroll Jesus holds in His hand as a deed to the planet earth. The planet is redeemed once all the seals are opened and the conditions are met. The tribulation is a 7-year period of events that culminates with Jesus gaining possession of the world. I see it as natural to see the first seal as the start of that 7-year process.

  3. Hello Wayne,
    I love looking for the Lord’s return as well and I would like to present some of my thoughts about the seals. It’s hard for me to type so much so I will be as brief as possible. If you look at the seals “economically,” they start to make sense.

    1st Seal – Satan gave a crown to banker(s) who took control of the world thru finance and usury.
    2nd Seal – There is a saying -“All wars are banker wars.” The bankers start wars, often funding both sides for profit. They manipulate borders, and governments for gain to bring in the NWO.
    3rd Seal – After WWII, the bankers installed the current Bretton Woods agreement, the new world economic system. There is nothing in these verses that indicates famine. Someone has extra wheat to sell for money. This is Capitalism. The bankers allowed this prosperity, with a particular focus on decadence, the oil and the wine. We are the most wealthy of all civilizations but are also most vulnerable. Gone are the small family farms of the US, Europe and other countries. Prosperity comes at a price, even a spiritual price, and the 3rd Seal will soon become a curse.
    4th Seal – The bankers purposefully crash the economic system as part of the process of bringing in their New World Order. This is the Start of the Great Tribulation. An economic crash will bring famine, death and chaos. I believe we are at the very edge of this seal being opened.
    5th Seal – This is a peak into heaven. The Great Tribulation is underway and the antichrist is making war against the saints. They refuse the Mark and are killed and the dead in Christ asks How much longer?
    6th Seal – The return of Christ

  4. We have had catastrophes all throughout history but these are not the seals, trumpets or vials that will be upon the world shortly. As horrible as the fires in California for example are, I believe they are just a hint or a warning of what is to come which will be much, much worse.

    • The Antichrist is not the same person as the Devil, but they will work together. Antichrist will be given power by Devil during the end times, and with that power, the Antichrist will rule the world and will demand that people worship him. In exchange for that power, the Antichrist will compel the world to worship the Devil alongside him.

    • Matthew 16:23:
      Jesus said to Peter, ” Get thee behind me satan!”.

      Peter is not satan.

      The antichrist is a human being possessed by satan.

  5. Midsummer 2016, as I was waking up the Lord place for numbers in my eyesight. Awake but had not open my eyes yet in my left eye 01 in my right eye 15. As always the Lord has given me three individual signs regarding this number leading up to the last one. While doing research for a vapor barrier to go underneath the floor of a room that I was planning to add on to our garage. I found the number 7 0 1 1 5 Roberts this was the product number for the material I requested. Oddly enough 7 is completion then the four numbers of my vision. But the surprise was the name Roberts, my wife’s maiden name. The company that had what I was looking for. The second one was a Twitter account to Donald John Trump. And yes this was before he won the presidency. You see I knew that in advance also. The third and final set of numbers was the date 01 15 of 2017. 160 Nations were going to vote against Israel. 153 stayed there boat in agreement to see what the new president would do with Israel himself. What is not reported is this NASA had 2 not one cameras in outer space catch a very large flare pointed at Earth. This flare was shaped like an arrowhead and was located in the dark outer part of space. The part of space where there is absolutely nothing. This anomaly was caught on these two witnesses for a total of 13 days. The power of the breaking of the first sealed would appear as what I just described.

    Follow the lines of scripture regarding the first seal. It will show you without a doubt the Rider in flesh, not as a spirit but as flesh and Bone could only be one person. He had a bow, which in ancient times would be a contingency. Something you would hear him repeat over and over. For 30 years Donald John Trump said to make America great again. He was given a crown and he has come as a conqueror to conquer. The year of his Rising Hebrew year 5777 the Lord has given him five chores/ prophecy that he must fill. He only has 7 + 7 + 7 months to complete his work. You must remember it is the Lord who raises up and the Lord who brings down the king. In telling you that the second seal would more than likely be opened around the 4th of July. Remember Damascus Must Fall first. The battle over Damascus is considered as part of a regional event. As soon as it falls all the Muslim nations will come against Jerusalem. The United States is not in this part of Prophecy because we will be eliminated. The bear shall rise striking out against the eagle and the Dragon will assist in bringing the large bird down. All the Muslims going after Jerusalem will be kept back by the hand of God., And Russia and China destroy us to keep us from joining in with Israel. This battle should not take more than three and a half months. During that time the third and fourth seals will also be open. Let it be known the breaking of the fifth seal will show the end of a free world and the end of the king of the Free World. The fifth seal is approximately 110 days of the Great Harvest. The breaking of The Sixth Seal, The Great and Terrible Day of The Lord. When these things start and if I see these as the line I just showed you then yes I will let you know from that point forward. However if you need or think you want to know go to my Facebook page I’m not afraid of sharing the Lord’s work. Nor am I afraid of showing what I have been shown in Scripture. I am not psychic nor do I call myself a prophet not a pastor preacher or teacher. It is just easy for some people to see and understand what the scripture says. Revelation chapter 10 is the angel Gabriel. He’s doing his job as the bailiff in the courtroom of Heaven. Use the Holy Spirit go through Revelation least four times and allow yourself to be as a kid. Enjoy yourself it’s the most fun you’ll ever have reading the most truth you’ll ever see. Starting with the fact that the word revelation and apocalypse are one in the same. Nothing to be afraid of they simply mean to reveal, the truth nothing but the truth so help me Lord for that is what it’s all about

  6. I believe the first 5 seals are opened as they match with what Christ states in Matthew 24.
    False Christ’s and many coming in His name deceiving represents the spirit of the antichrist as seen with the first seal.

    Christ then says wars and rumors of wars
    Second horse man red, a great sword given to take peace from the earth. Recent 2 world wars but history since Christ ascended full of known world wars.

    Christ then says there will be famine
    Third horseman black holding scales representing famine

    Christ then talks of pestilence and death
    4th horseman pale brings death

    Now Christ says. Then you will be handed over and they will persecute you and kill you.
    5th seal martyrs have been stacking up for 2000 years. 500 people are killed on average every day for their faith in Christ.
    Countless are persecuted.
    I find it disturbing that you say it’s not enough yet,but you’re correct, it will get worse. The rapture of the church happens at the end of the 6th seal.
    History shows just because 1 seal opens the others don’t stop. In fact they intensify.

    So the blood bath you seek. And seem not to even pray for those experiencing it now and simply dismissing them. Will intensify.

    5 are open. The 6th can be opened any moment.
    2 Thessalonians tells us before the antichrist can be revealed the holy spirit (currently restraining satan) is removed.
    The Church will be going with him.

    Now you made 3 errors

    Matthew 24 the disciples ask Jesus 3 questions
    What are the signs of all these things (destruction of Temple etc)
    What are the signs of the coming
    And the end of the World

    So he told them signs including martyrdom
    This happened and continues to this day. The first 5 are open.

    Christ briefly touches on those who overcome will be saved (foreshadow of rapture)

    Abomination of desolation. Sign of end of the World. But also a foretelling of time defiling the temple with false idol, sacrificing pigs on the alter and destruction of Jerusalem, temple and literally everyone fleeing Judea.

    Now the rapture didn’t happen neither did the end of the World.

    So we know this like much of prophecy happens again.

    So 5 seals. We know antichrist can’t raise be revealed until holy spirit is removed and God won’t take the Holy Spirit from Christians so it’s logical to say hey, that’s the moment of the rapture.

    In fact vs29 of Matthew 24 Christ explain in greater detail what to watch for on the rapture.

    Vs 27 and 28 clearly refer to end of world and not the rapture unless you think Christ is coming to pile up the bodies of Christians for eagles to feast on.

    Revelation says that’s the kings and those who took the mark being used as bird food.

    So I appreciate your opinion. But you need to rely on the holy spirit to interpret the Bible. Your schooling didn’t help and the bible says you don’t need and shouldn’t rely on man to help interpret or teach in the things of God.

    God bless you

  7. The First Seal has been broken! Do you not see your forests burning, their groves and their high places? The White Rider goes forth shooting the arrows of the Most High G-d…

      • Rev. 5:5-7

        5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

        6 And I 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 earth.

        7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne……..

        Two thousand years later…..

        Rev. 6:1-2

        6 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 see.

        2 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……….

        Makes sense.

      • then certainly the warning to watch for these things, from Christ himself, and then to look up into the sky, get happy, and know that when we see these things, Christ is preparing to return. I agree there is yet no absolute verification of the first seal, but I also have been watching the angels who hold the FOUR WINDS QUIET upon the earth and then are told to release them until further notice. I have seen the obvious beginnings of the holding back of the winds from the 4 corners of the Earth, I think it is, and when it comes in earnest, it will bring on the famine seal for sure. This is what Susie Q also sees. Matthew 24 is in full effect, we can agree on that.

        • But wait! IF one also sees the guy on the white horse as a symbol of the anti-christ erasing the real gospel of Jesus Christ from the Earth–as happens 24/7 now in the USA, which has been for centuries the true bastion and export center of Christ to the rest of the world, that is a done deal. (The Trumpet shares this idea) And notice the horrific advances of Chrislam crazies, and the new removal of references to Christ as Savior. Holy Spirit Christianity of old has been replaced since 1980’s by carnal rock”praise” bands and black bar-room like TV stages pumping out nothing more than an oxygen high from the loud music. If you notice the enraptured audiences sway back and forth to the rhythms, or worse., it is all reminiscent of Voodoo ceremonies often. Closed-eyed trancers swaying to the drum beats. I think this is not noticed/discussed enough. Correlating with growing atheism in the US? I really wonder how many of our fellow citizens proclaiming to be “atheists” are actually closeted converts to the almost unending satanic groups, websites, orgs spreading like the Black Plague. What is really scary is the famine SEAL soon after. That hits home to all. Studying weather it is close. We’re very fortunate not yet.

      • Be a Berean about listening to this pastor. I have found flaws in his teachings, and his anti-Semitic ranting bothers me. I understand that the Jews have rejected Christ, but I also understand that God is going to restore them, as the millennium is for them. Just as a few examples of problems I found in the first couple of messages are the following.

        I disagree with his interpretation of the 1335 days. It says in Daniel 12 that from the abomination there will be 1290 days, and that is followed with “blessed is he who comes to the 1335th day.” Clearly the 1335th day is after the 1290th day the way it is presented in Scripture, not some time way before. He moves it to a place which has no merit from Scripture. He moves it there to accommodate his wanting a 10 day great tribulation and a pre-wrath rapture. That is no different from what pre-trib does, moving things to where they don’t belong to accommodate a preconceived belief. And he is teaching that the entire 70th week is not the tribulation but says that the first half is. No, nowhere does it say that the first half is tribulation any more than it says that the entire seven years is. He’s as in error on that as pre-tribs are. The only tribulation during this time is the great tribulation according to the Bible.

        It is presented that he considers that the tribulation is 75 days long, (why I don’t know, since he puts those 75 days before the abomination) but then he says that it lines up with the 10th day of the 7th month or Yom Kippur which is 10 days after the blowing of the trumpets which he says is the abomination. He is presenting confusion. First he indicates it is a ten day tribulation, then he says it is 75 days.

        Christ cannot return until the end of Daniel’s 70th week is over. Scripture says that Christ will not leave heaven and the right hand of God UNTIL his enemies are made His footstool, (antichrist’s and Satan’s reign ended) and all is restored (Christ is given back the kingdoms). (Acts 2 & 3) Antichrist has 42 months to reign. That is not cut short. Anderson is right in that it won’t all be the great tribulation, because the sixth seal will cut the great trib short to allow for the trumpet judgments, but antichrist will still be in charge until the end of Daniel’s 70th week is over. It says that he is destroyed by the brightness of Christ’s COMING (2 Thess 2) . If that is so, then Christ cannot come back until the end of those 42 months if His appearance destroys the beast. Anderson teaches that Christ only has one coming, well, then He can’t come until the end of the 70th week, under the circumstances.

        The blowing of the trumpets cannot represent the abomination of desolation, as Christ will return on those fall feasts, because that is what they are about, but then His return is 3 1/2 years after the abomination, which would put the abomination in the spring, not on Rosh haShanah. The blowing of the trumpets would instead seem to represent some other things. For one thing they represent the trumpet judgments that will occur before the coming of Christ on Jubilee. There are supposed to be trumpets blown at the new moons or start of each month. The Feast of blowing of the trumpets occurs on the seventh month. So there are seven monthly trumpets blown before the fall feasts, just as there are seven trumpet judgments. The Feast of trumpets are also blown as a warning that God’s judgment or wrath is about to occur, and that they have the 10 days of Awe as the Jews call them to decide for God or against Him before He returns and they have their real day of atonement. It is also when Christ will probably be crowned King of Kings in heaven. Trumpets are blown for coronations also. He is probably right that the rapture will occur on Yom Kippur for Jubilee, but that is at the end of the 70th week, at the last trump. Christ raptures us at the last trump according to Paul. Read what happens in these verses – Rev. 11:15-18, 14:14-16:1. God’s wrath doesn’t come until the last trumpet at the end of the 1260 days. The dead are rewarded (if you are resurrected you are no longer dead, so they must be resurrected after the last trumpet is blown), Christ begins His reign, God’s wrath is announced. If you don’t come with a preconceived theory, it is pretty straightforward to understand what is said in these verses.

        • Yeah, you’re right, I see that now. I noticed it last night after watching some video about Jews and the Holocaust. That bothers me too. It’s a shame; I thought he looked really good at first.

        • Btw: I guess his teachings are a good example of what I once heard someone call “the anti-Semitism that’s on the back end of amillennialism”?

          • I haven’t listened to enough of his teachings to know if he is replacement theology and amillenial, (although it wouldn’t surprise me) but he is most certainly anti-Semitic. It was disturbing to see him teach such hatred of the Jews. As far as he is concerned, they are all antichrists.

  8. In the Spirit of Prophecy, I relate as revealed in the last book of the Bible, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, the sovereign Lord God, began establishing a new order consisting of fifteen New Things in Christ, on October 23, 2013, by releasing the First Horseman of The Apocalypse, Revelation 6:1-2, The Rider on the White Horse. The New Things of Christ are presented in the Dispensation Economics Manifest, which is based upon Ephesians 1:10, the biblical revelation that Jesus Christ is operating in dispensation, that is the household management plan of God to mature, complete and fulfill a paradigm of all things in every age.

    Corollary #1 from the Dispensation Economics Manifest, presents that on October 23, 2013, the Rider on the White Horse, enabled the bond vigilantes to call the Interest Rate on the US Ten Year Note, ^TNX, termed the “Means of Economic Destructionism,” higher from 2.48%, and thus PIVOTED the world out of the paradigm and age of liberalism to that of authoritarianism.

    Investment charts show the bond vigilantes in calling the Benchmark Interest Rate, ^TNX, higher from 2.48%, on October 23, 2013, produced an” extinction event”, that caused the death of fiat money: Aggregate Credit, AGG, Major World Currencies, DBV, and Emerging Market Currencies, CEW, traded lower in value.

    As a result “money good” investments in the Emerging Markets, EEM, such as Brazil, EWZ, EWZS, Indonesia, IDX, IDXJ, Thailand, THD, and the Philippines, EPHE, as is seen in their ongoing Yahoo Finance Chart, started to fail. Investors have increasingly become convinced that the monetary policies of the world central banks no longer stimulate global growth and trade, and ongoing strong levels of corporate profitability.

    As a result, liberalism’s dynamos of economic activity, creditism, corporatism and globalism, are winding down.

    Beginning in 2014, investors will take profits from five years of the swell in fiat wealth, and derisk out of debt trades, such as Blackstone, BX, and deleverage out of currency carry trades, such as the GBP/JPY, with the result that not only will fiat money continue to fail, but fiat wealth, consisting of World Stocks, VT, such as Prudential, PRU, Nation Investment, EFA, such as the UK, EWU, and global Financials Institutions, IXG, Lloyd Financial Group, LYG, will fail as well.

    Under authoritarianism, the singular dynamo of regionalism, authoritarianism’s fathers will power up policies of regional governance and schemes of totalitarian collectivism, to provide diktat money, such as statist public private partnerships overseeing commerce, trade and the factors of production, (think in terms of the Ukraine-Russia Deal where oligarchs and nannycrats rule), enforcing debt servitude, for debt serfs living in regional gulags of austerity.

  9. I believe the great tribulation begins at the halfway point of the seventieth week of Daniel and that the war in heaven recorded Revelation 12 concludes near the halfway point of the seventieth week of Daniel. I think Michael is more likely engaged in fighting Satan than being the rider of the first seal.

    • Wayne, here is wisdom chew it well. For those who take the mark that whole time is tribulation. For those who overcome the Beast the first half is a trial. Therefore he is a 7-year trial and tribulation upon the Earth. The devil would want to deceive you before you get started into this time frame. Remember cast out your Stone. Anything of this world no matter how small you may think it is. For that stone will cause you to sink. There are those amongst us who know and can see far beyond what is coming. And we have been with the Lord from the start and will remain with him forever. He tells us in Scripture that those who are given to Him He will not lose even one. There were a hundred and fifty three individuals that he touched and healed in person. His body carries 153 wounds and don’t forget the hundred and fifty-three fish in a untour net. Which happened two days before his Ascension. The 153 walk amongst us as part of an end the age prophecy. And they will complete their task in helping the end of the Age Harvest.

      • Christ indicated that the great tribulation would start after the abomination of desolation is established, which is at the midway point of the 70th week of Daniel (Daniel 9:27). Antichrist will rule for 42 months and will make war with the saints during this time according to Revelation 13. Therefore, the time of extreme trial and tribulation will span the second half of the 70th week of Daniel.

  10. I think it is strange that nobody attributes this rider to Michael. Since Daniel clearly states that “and at that time Michael will arise… That great prince who stands up for your people and at that time there will be a time of trouble such as the world has never seen before…” So the arrival Michael starts the tribulation. I don’t think it is Christ, though. Could explain the nature of the crown since Michael is described as a prince and often a warrior too.

  11. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. I tend to see the False Prophet (what you call the “Seignior”) as being more of a religious/spiritual figure than as a banking partner.

    • This Pope is the false prophet. Here’s wisdom if you are looking for the sign of the Beast. Look no further than the crest of the Royals of Great Britain. And if you’re wondering about the second beast look no further than a patch that is worn on the naval uniform of Great Britain. Do you remember who was hit in the head as a kid and the world wondered after him for 3 days. Pay attention scripture is designed to be seen by the heart. Surely you understand it used to be on the right side of Adam’s Body. As well we once had a solid brain with no split. The Lord cannot look on us without the DNA blood of Yeshua being placed upon us. Just like a perfectionist who has spent hours making sure the oil painting he is working on is perfect. When the devil came down he changed what the Potter had done. Changing each and everyone of us into something that God could not bear to see. Place yourself in the middle of the garden, Eve most perfect woman ever made defiled by the most perverted creature to ever walk. Cain with first born of the seed of Satan. Able yes we are but only because of the Lord’s making. The AI that is to come is the artificial intelligence of the devil better known as the Beast system. Avoid it at all cost. If they offer you something to eat do not partake of it. Their goal is to change you into one of them. Do not partake up anything once this system has taken control. And yes you will know it’s the New World order. 30 minutes of peace in heaven is three and a half years of false peace when Satan starts his rule here. The one hour of time that these 10 men will be as kings is 7 years here on Earth. I am trying to give you enough wisdom to overcome what is on its way and will soon be here.

  12. The Sovereign Lord God, Psalms 2:4-5, is operating to bring forth a New Europe, where the Sovereign, Revelation 13:5-10, and his banking partner, the Seignior, Revelation 13:11-18, will rule over a federal Europe, with fiscal rule and fiscal sovereignty coming through a fiscal union, and the ECB or the Bundesbank, empowered a federal bank.
    The ten toes of regional global governance presented in Daniel 2:31-33, being mired in the iron of diktat and clay of democracy, will eventually crumble, and the Sovereign and the Seignior will eventually rise to rule the world, and install a one world government, Daniel 7:7, a one world currency, and provide global seigniorage, Revelation 13:17-18.
    The Sovereign’s rise to power will come via the first horseman of the apocalypse, the rider on the white horse, carrying a bow, with no arrow fitted to it, Revelation 6:1-2, to effect a bloodless economic and political coup d etat, transferring sovereignty from nation states to regional authorities, where fiscal sovereignty in Europe resides in the EU ECB IMF Troika. Other horsemen will follow in his steps to assure that regional global governance rules over all of mankind, red symbolizing violence and war, black symbolizing starvation and misery, and pale symbolizing devolution and death. The first horseman has a single crown (Gk. stephanos) of victory, whereas in Revelation 19, Jesus has many crowns (Gk. diademata), signifying His sovereignty.

  13. The rider on the white horse has an antichrist spirit but he is NOT the antichrist, but he is the symbol of the Cretan Dynasty soon after John recieved the revelations, when Rome began to rise to its height and dominate the earth, the Roman earth that is, and the 4 horses and riders are the time of the rise and fall of the Pagan Roman Empire.

  14. Hi my brother

    I am glad I can call you brother because you are one of the few that can see the Word of God clearly. I often search the internet to see who knows the truth and who don’t and you are one of them who have a good understanding of the seals.

    It is quite clear that the final days do not start until the first seal is open and as you clearly stated this has not happened yet. We should know that we are near the end of the age and not to get confused and say we are living in the final years until Jesus opens the first seal. When this happens we know that he is legally taking control over the earth from satan.

    From my research and studies Jesus is very likely to open the first seal this year or at the very the latest 2012 due to the signs in the sun and the moon in the year 2014-15 falling on the jewish feasts days. As this will not happen again for a very long time it should be clear to all God’s children that is coming is at hand.

    God bless you and your family

    • Robert, if you still read this site, I would be curious to know how you arrived at 2011-2012 for the first seal due to (as you put it) signs in the sun and the moon in the year 2014-2015. I get the blood moon stuff but how did that lead you to 2011-2012 for the first seal? Seems like it would’ve led you to 2014-2015 for the first seal. I presently lean toward believing the first seal was opened in 2015 but could obviously be wrong about that. The other possibility I see is that Pope Franny could become an official leader of the UN (although I do believe he has an enormous amount of unofficial control already) at some point in the not too distant future, and if so, that could signify the first seal. Then again, maybe none of the above. Anyway, just curious how you arrived at 2011-2012. I’m a huge fan of the idea that Franny’s the Antichrist, and if I’m not mistaken, his papal reign began toward the beginning of 2013. If the beginning of his papal reign marked the first seal (yet another possibility in my mind), you came close to nailing it. Curious how you concluded that date range, though? That’s the part I’m not getting. Thanks.

      • Hi Watchman

        I visit this site regularly every Sabbath to be more precise.

        My assumption at the time I mentioned the first seal being opened was based on the blood moons theory which would have fit the biblical narrative perfectly if the seal was opened at that time. However, the first seal was not opened and the antichrist did not appear 3 1/2 years before the signs in the heavens so that straight away ruled out this theory to be false which was exciting while it last.

        I never try to fix a date until I know the first seal is opened which is confirmed when the false prince of peace arise.

        Due to further research based on the 1000 years representing a day according to scripture as confirmed by David and Peter in the bible it has now become clearer that the first seal won’t be open now until around the year 2021

        This is because the 6000 year cycle based on the days of creation must be completed so that when Jesus returns he can fulfill the millennium which represents the Sabbath day of rest.

        God has put together a really great plan and it’s so amazing to see the pieces coming together

        Many blessings to you in your future studies


    • Thanks, Robert, for your reply. I’m far from being convinced that the first seal wasn’t opened in September ’15 but that’s just my (very uneducated) opinion. I can’t irrefutably back that up with scripture but neither can I disprove it. At the moment, I just say the jury’s still out on that.

      Anyway, I’m still not clear on why you seem to believe the first seal must occur 3.5 years prior to the signs in the heavens? Is there some scripture that leads you to that conclusion? If so, would you please provide references. Thanks again.

      PS – I agree that it is amazing to see the pieces coming together, regardless of wherever on the timeline we truly are right now.

      • Hi watchman

        I can see you have an open mind that will help you to see the truth more easily than someone that has a fixed mindset.

        The only person that I have come across that preaches the truth closest to the scriptures is a pastor called Steven Anderson.

        If you are really interested to know the truth according to scripture and not just man or woman’s opinion then check out the link below and make your own mind up as he only use scriptures to validate what he is saying. Don’t be afraid to check things out for yourself as this is one of the main points made by our saviour to try and to test. If something cannot be confirmed by scripture leave it alone. If you decide to follow the link you will know why the first seal is not opened yet.

        God bless


          • The First Seal together with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Seal were opened from the time of Pentecost and death of Stephen and are still going on until today and will go on up to the end of the Great Tribulation.

            The Bow referred in the 1st Seal is the New Covenant, the Gospel, which will be preached throughout the world from that time on up to the end of the Great Tribulation.

            Wars, Famine, Deaths, Economic Woes, Calamities had been happening ever since then. This coincide or parallel with what Jesus said about the events that will happen first before the abomination that causes desolation will come, the great tribulation will happen, and His Second Coming will happen. (Matthew 24, Olivet Discourse).

            Jesus need not waited for 2,000 years for Him to start opening the seals right after when He was found worthy to open them after He resurrected from His death.

            The Sixth Seal is the Great Tribulation, The Bowls Judgement, The Resurrection of the Dead in Christ and Rapture of the Alive in Christ, the First Resurrection, and The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

            The Seventh Seal is the Millennium, the half hour Silence in Heaven, and the Thousand Years of Peace on Earth.

            The Trumpet Judgement happened at the End of the Millennium. Satan, the Dragon, the Beast, Gog, 8th king, Apollyon and Abaddon, who will lead the Locust Army and Magog, the 200 Million Army (numbered as many as the sand on the seashore, and John heard their number), will be released from the abyss/bottomless pit/prison to deceive the nations again, and attacks God’s people, the Saints, the Royal Priesthood (not yet kings over the nations during the millennium, but will be in the New Heaven and New Earth after they receive their crowns at the White Throne Judgement wherein the sheep/saved and the goat/condemned will be judged) living in God’s Beloved City.

            After all the Seals are opened the Mystery of God will be revealed and be finished.

            This is an entirely new and different view of the prophetic end timeline. Let us all reason together as we continue to put the puzzle pieces together as one, united, and loving Body of Christ, the Overcomers, the ones who belonged to the Church of God in Philadelphia, in Smyrna, and those who got out and heed the warning of Jesus Christ from the Churches in Ephesus, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, and Laodicea.

  15. If Revelation goes in chronological order, than the antichrist and the false prophet does not come on the scene until after the 7th trumpet. It is then that the first beast comes out of the sea. The rider of the white horse may or may not be the antichrist. It may just be an individual that starts a large war (probably in the mid east), the antichrist may rise out of that war and bring peace. If the antichrist is supposed to be a “peace maker”, than I am not sure that he would be the rider on the white horse in revelation going out to conquor, at least not at the start of his rein. Very good write up tho, you give lots to think about. Also this comment is just my opinion (or speculation), but I enjoy this blog because it makes me think about and re-examin things from a new perspective. Keep up the good work!