VIIIa.1. Who Is The Rider on the White Horse?

Question:  In Revelation, Chapters 6 and 19, there is a rider on a white horse. Are they the same person?

Answer:  No, they are not. In Revelation 6:2, we read,

"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."

This rider is none other than Satan, the Antichrist. In Revelation 19, the rider is the Lord Jesus Christ. Notice how the deceitful character of Satan is described in 2 Corinthians 11:14,15,

"And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 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."

Notice how Satan counterfeits the Lord Jesus Christ in Revelation 6:2.

  1. He rides a white horse. So does Christ.
  2. He has a bow, but no arrows. He comes as a false peace-maker; whereas Christ is the Prince of Peace.
  3. He professes to be God. (2 Thessalonians 2:4).
  4. He is a murderer and a liar in John 8:44; but pretends to be an angel of light. Christ is the true light of the world and John 14:6 says,

"...I am the way, the truth (not a liar), and the life (not a murderer): no man cometh unto the father but by me."

  1. In 2 Corinthians 4:4, Satan is spoken of as the "god of this world" and "blinding" as many as he can from believing the Gospel of Christ.

Satan wants you to believe that by being a good person and doing the best you can, you will deserve Heaven. God says in Ephesians 2:8,9,

"For by grace are ye saved (from Hell) through FAITH; and that not of YOURSELVES: it is the gift of God: NOT OF WORKS, least any man should boast."

Who are you going to believe, Satan or Christ?

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