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IS IT REALLY THAT HOPELESS?

The historian Will Durant made this comment:
“There is not greater drama in human record then the sight of a few Christians, scorned and oppressed by a succession of emperors, bearing all trials with a fearless tenacity, multiplying quietly, but building order, while the enemy generated chaos. Fighting the sword with the Word of God, brutality with hope and at last defeating the strongest empire that history has ever known.
Caesar and Christ had met in the arena, and Christ had won.”

Chuck Swindoll in his commentary on these verses writes:
“During the interval of time between our Lord’s departure from the earth and His return, He is involved in two projects. One; to prepare a place for His children. Two; to prepare His children for a place. He is engaged right now in preparing heaven for His own. That’s what’s happening away from our sight. But on this earth, He is also engaged in preparing us for the life we will live in eternity with Him.”

Your Heavenly Father Knows

The Book of Revelation is primarily about REDEMPTION, RESTORATION, not about DESTRUCTION.
The first horse, white in color, will bring a false peace upon this earth, a man-made peace that cannot endure for long. The second horse, a fiery red one in color, will bring wars upon this earth.
So what is the significance of the DENARIUS in Revelation 6:6?
The scales in the hand of the one who rides the black horse are EVENLY BALANCED by the DENARIUS, which is a picture of Jesus payment for each people group, the Wheat and Barley, on each side of the Scales. The word translated “Scales” means “Yoke”, such as the yoke used on oxen to keep balance.
Now Revelation 6:6b makes sense: …And do not harm the oil and the wine. Protect those who are my anointed ones, those who have been blood washed under the NEW COVENANT.
We have been weighed in balances, Jesus paid for us with his death and we are protected by His Spirit and His Blood. The Black horse in Revelation is the Horse of the Harvest.