Revelation 6 In Rev 6, there are four horses used to symbolize the events unfolding in the end times. The first one is a white horse. From most of the commentaries I have read on this horse it represents the gospel message or the church going out over the world. A crown was given to Him, representing a king, in this case probably Jesus Christ. Logic tells us that this horse is already out in the world spreading the gospel message as the growth of the church from the 1st century to now is evidence of this. The second horse is a red horse and this symbolizes war upon the earth. Logic also tells us that this has and is still happening today. The third horse is a black horse and this symbolizes famine. This is already happening and continues to happen today. The fourth horse is a pale horse. There is a lot of speculation here that this horse symbolizes plagues. Only a few translations mention sickness. All of them mention war, famine, wild beasts. Many commentaries state that this horse relates to fear of death, by war, famine, illness, This horse seems to represent terrible judgement on the earth, he kills a fourth of the earth! The first horse's rider is a king and probably Jesus himself, the fourth horse's rider is death. Could this relate to satan being released upon the earth causing absolute chaos? The bible states that he is being held back for a time. (cant find that scripture right now, I am sure somebody can help me). I am doing a bit of personal study in this chapter and would like some comments. What is coming through to me now is that some of the seals have already been opened, since the ressurection and accension of Jesus Christ, this is why some of the early church fathers spoke about the end times in the presence sence.