The Five Horses of Revelation

The horse is one of God’s most magnificent creatures and has been seen by many as a symbol of freedom and adventure. Standing tall and stout with penetrating eyes of intelligence, the horse has been loved and used throughout all history for companionship, sport, labor, war, and biblical judgment.

In Genesis, Jacob the father of the 12 tribes of Israel, gives his sons a prophetic view of what shall become of them in the last days. It is here the first mention of the horse from the bible comes and speaks of the tribe of Dan, one of the original 12 tribes of Israel from which the Antichrist will arise.

And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. Genesis 49:1

16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. Genesis 49:16-17

From this point forward, the horse will be used as an instrument of war and judgment. Prior to Jacob’s prophetic utterance, we find a similar scenario at the fall of Adam and Eve when the “serpent” is judged.

14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Genesis 3:14-15

The devil bites at the heels of all humans and all have sinned, but soon he shall be bruised. “And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. Romans 16:20.

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