"The more the 4 horsemen are studied, it appears that the horsemen themselves represent the end result, and what happens in the description surrounding them is cumulative and progressive." ................Planetheus [Gregg]
Yes. Logically, the Horsemen are not stuck in time, like statues in the square, but are riding through time. The White horse is described as the "Rider rode out" to conquer. Obviously denoting movement, traveling as he rides.
This can only be time, and surely time is progressive, and the event must begin at some time....thereby depicting "progressive".
1.]I believe that The white horse is Mohammedanism, or Islam, that began with the Muslim prophet in the mid 7th century.
2.]I believe that the Red Horse is Communism, that began it's ride at the beginning of the 19th century at the bloody guillotines of France as the Monarchy was laid to rest, morphing through Engels and Marx to Stalin and Mao...RESPONSIBLE FOR OVER 100 MILLION LIVES LOST AS THEY SLAYED THEIR OWN COUNTRYMEN FOR POWER.[more than all wars in two centuries..]
3.]The black horse is connected to One World New age government, and Ecumenism; where every faith leads to God. It also has immense political sway, affecting Nations. It is embedded in the concept of "We are the World..", and far left leanings like Greenpeace and "Global Warming".
I'm not sure when this began, but you do not hear a lot about it before 1800.
4.] The pale horse , as described in this article, is DEATH Riding on Disease, coupled with War..[he also has a sword..], and whatever the "Wild Beasts" are that help kill 2 BILLION folks.[That,s SIX Americas].....[ I speculate , though somewhat by faith. Only God holds the complete judgment video.]
We must remember that these are GOD'S judgments, His Horses and Riders, at HIS bequest, carrying out HIS Will and DESIRE. This is simply a picture of how the Lord of Hosts..[JESUS!] has chosen to judge a hateful and rebellious World showing His anger and Power.
There are no real horses and riders. These are MOVEMENTS, and each of them is but a prophetic description to the mere mortal so that when these things occur, we will know, and be encouraged to ENDURE, as we trust that God is behind it all.
In the end, Satan's plan, as I see it, is a CONVERGENCE. A coming together of the spirit of anti-Christ to set up his throne within all mankind.
[He was obsessed with this Original Sin from the beginning, and yet....and will be..until the return of Jesus. "Can a leopard change his spots?"]
It's God's devil, and Jesus gave him power over every nation, tribe and tongue....to test those upon the Earth.
Out of the "Tribulation"...where most of this converges, there will arise great faith, and great purity...for
THE BRIDE HAS MADE HERSELF READY. The Father will also have His convergence, of every saint from Adam on...all the Old World, and the redeemed from Israel and Moses!!! and every true born again believer in the Lord Jesus....even to those who call upon His name!
Then the Four Horsemen shall be remembered no more; neither shall any of the "Former Things."