He that sat on the white horse in Revelation 6:2 signifies those who come falsely in the name (authority) of the Lord, saying, “I am the Christ”…that is, I am the anointed (with the Spirit to preach the Word of God).
Revelation 6:2 KJV (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.
Matthew 24 shows us a parallel to Revelation 6. The testimony of Jesus in Matthew is the spirit/breath of prophecy that we find in Revelation.
Men come forth to deceive us. They come forth and say “peace, peace” when what follows after them (the other horses) is not peace but the sword, famine, misery and destruction. These deceitful men are used to destroy those who become forgetful in doing His will.
Destruction and misery are in their ways and the way of peace that do not know. They want you to come join their churches where there is no peace and they easily seduce those who are forgetful to do His commands. Jesus warned us about them.
Matthew 24:4-5 KJV (4) And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take
heed that no man deceive you.
They are saying “I am the Christ”….I am the anointed with the Spirit. Christ = anointed.
Yet, they are really “antichrist”….that is, the instead-of-Christ….the instead –of-anointed. They are not anointed with the Spirit to preach. They are deceivers who say they are anointed with Spirit of God to preach to those who are deceived and are led astray by them. The MANY antichrists are deceiving MANY as many receive them as truly sent of Christ.
(5) For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall
The rider of the white horse has a bow (with no arrows). They come in peace supposedly. The false prophets says “peace, peace” when there is no peace if we are deceived into receiving them as our “king” (a crown was given the rider on the white horse).
Revelation 6 opens with the “noise of thunder”.
Revelation 6:1 KJV (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.
The rider comes with a bow with no arrows (peace, peace) but the rider is really used to shoot the arrows of God who thunders from Heaven upon those who do not do His will. The wrath of God is revealed from Heaven upon those who hold down the Truth in their unrighteousness. The judgment of God (the sword, famine, pestilence) is upon those who are led astray by false prophets in their forgetfulness in doing His will.
They use the same instruction of those who are truly sent by Christ by saying “peace” to us and yet they are falsely sent.
Luke 10:5 KJV (5) And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say,
Peace be to this house.
They easily deceive those who forget to always follow the “golden rule”.
Matthew 7:12-15 KJV (12) Therefore all things whatsoever ye would
that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law
and the prophets.
They come forth and lead many astray from the Way of righteousness and down the broad way that leads to destruction of their mortal bodies as many are perishing from off this earth. The life of Jesus is not being made manifest in the mortal body of anyone that goes and sits together with them.
MANY go down that path as they follow their “leader”….their pastor whom they have received as their king (a crown is given to the rider on the white horse).
(13) Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad
is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in
thereat: (14) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
They are false prophets as they come forth and speak “peace, peace” when there is none for those who will follow after them. They come posing as ministers of righteousness when they are not.
(15) Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
False prophets predict “peace” to those who come and keep company with them. They say “I will give you assured peace in this place” .... “you shall not see the sword, neither shall you have famine”….but these very things are what is in their midst if we keep company with those who are false prophets. The judgment of God is already upon them and their followers.
Jeremiah 14:13-15 KJV (13) Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the
prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye
have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place. (14)
Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I
sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them:
they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of
nought, and the deceit of their heart. (15) Therefore thus saith the
LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them
not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By
sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.
They come in their own name (authority) and many receive them supposedly in the name (authority) of the Lord. If another shall come in his own name (authority), then him shall many receive.
John 5:41-43 KJV (41) I receive not honour from men. (42) But I know
you, that ye have not the love of God in you. (43) I am come in my
Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own
name, him ye will receive.
Many gladly receive them as a “king” over them. They gladly let these men exalt themselves over them and gladly let them bring them into bondage….where many are serving their church handwritings of church dogmas.
2 Corinthians 11:19-20 KJV (19) For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye
yourselves are wise. (20) For ye suffer, if a man bring you into
bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt
himself, if a man smite you on the face.
The rider on the white horse was given a crown as people receive them as their “king” rather their servant. They are preaching themselves in their own authority and come as kings rather than preaching Christ Jesus the Lord and being servants.
Christ Jesus is the King not them. Those who serve the King are servants of everyone that they preach to and are not coming forth to be kings over them.
2 Corinthians 4:5 KJV (5) For we preach not ourselves, but Christ
Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
Whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant. The Son of man did not come to be ministered unto but to minister.
Matthew 20:25-28 KJV (25) But Jesus called them unto him, and said,
Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them,
and they that are great exercise authority upon them. (26) But it
shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let
him be your minister; (27) And whosoever will be chief among you, let
him be your servant: (28) Even as the Son of man came not to be
ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for
The “king” pastor that many choose to serve...to minister unto.. will reign over them and take of them and put them to work in his “ministry”.
1 Samuel 8:10-20 KJV (10) And Samuel told all the words of the LORD
unto the people that asked of him a king.
The “king” pastor will exalt himself and take of you and put you to work in his "kingdom" so to speak. He will put you to work in his own "ministry".
(11) And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall
reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself,
for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before
his chariots. (12) And he will appoint him captains over thousands,
and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to
reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments
of his chariots. (13) And he will take your daughters to be
confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers. (14) And he will
take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the
best of them, and give them to his servants. (15) And he will take
the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his
officers, and to his servants. (16) And he will take your
menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and
your asses, and put them to his work.
He will "take"...take....take.
Those who receive such shall be his (the king pastor’s) servants. He is not there to minister but to be ministered unto.
(17) He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his
servants. (18) And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king
which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that
Yet, many want a king over them. They gladly put up with those who exalt themselves over them.
(19) Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and
they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
The rider on the white horse comes forth conquering and to conquer…..as that is what a king does.
(20) That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may
judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
They are not truly sent by the Lord to speak His words. They are falsely sent (apostles = sent) even though they claim to come in His name (authority). They come in their own name and glory as though they are truly sent by the Lord. They transform themselves into the ministers of righteousness but their end (destruction) shall be according to their works and they are leading MANY down with them in their destruction from off this earth.
2 Corinthians 11:12-15 KJV (12) But what I do, that I will do, that I
may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein
they glory, they may be found even as we. (13) For such are false
apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles
of Christ. (14) And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into
an angel of light. (15) Therefore it is no great thing if his
ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose
end shall be according to their works.
These “natural brute beasts” are made to take (capture) and destroy (not made “to be taken and destroyed” but made TO take and destroy those who are unstable in doing His will).
That is their job: to take and destroy those who are unstable in doing His will. They do not have His Spirit but are sensual: natural, brute beasts.
2 Peter 2:12-14 KJV (12) But these, as natural brute beasts, made to
be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand
not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; (13) And shall
receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure
to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting
themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; (14)
Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin;
beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous
practices; cursed children:
They are used as a means of judgment to destroy those who really do not believe (believing is DOING His will). They creep into our lives unawares...as men "sleep"...becoming forgetful in doing His will. They are ordained to condemnation and they are there to destroy those who fall "asleep" to doing His will.
Jude 1:4-5 KJV (4) For there are certain men crept in unawares, who
were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning
the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord
God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. (5) I will therefore put you in
remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved
the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that
A "natural, brute beast" is one that instinctively lies in wait to capture and devour its prey like a lion or a leopard does. That is their function in this current age....to capture and destroy (decay) those who waver in doing the will of God and they fall victim to the deceit that is found in their mouths and are led astray from the Way of righteousness that leads to His life being made manifest in their mortal flesh which would give them His eternal life in this earth.
Believing is doing. We are not to become weary in well doing. Let us not "faint". In due season we shall reap His everlasting life in this earth. We shall not perish from this earth but have everlasting life....the eternal life of Jesus in this earthen vessel.
Galatians 6:9 KJV (9) And let us not be weary in well doing: for in
due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Those who become “feeble and weary” in doing well fall victim to those who come forth to deceive as they come forth and speak great swelling words of emptiness to those who are just escaping the pollutions of the world (Egypt) through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 2:18-22 KJV (18) For when they speak great swelling words of
vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much
wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
(19) While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the
servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is
he brought in bondage. (20) For if after they have escaped the
pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the
latter end is worse with them than the beginning. (21) For it had
been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than,
after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered
unto them. (22) But it is happened unto them according to the true
proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that
was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
The “Amalek” (meaning “people who lick”….those who speak flattering things with the tongue...come forth just as we are escaping the pollutions of the world (Egypt).
Deuteronomy 25:17-18 KJV (17) Remember what Amalek did unto thee by
the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;
They meet us by the Way of righteousness (the Way of righteousness that we know we must be on). If we become “feeble” …faint and weary in well doing, they will lead us astray and down the broad way that leads to destruction.
(18) How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even
all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and
he feared not God.