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Antichrist -- White Horse Rider This is not to be confused with the white horse rider of Rev. 19:11-21. This one is symbolic; the other literal. This one represents Antichrist; the other is Christ in person. This one begins a series of terrible events on earth; the one in Rev. 19:11-21 ends these events. Furthermore, this white horse rider is not a symbol of a great revival of the Word of God, as some teach from Hab. 3:8-9, which is in the past tense and refers to God leading Israel out of Egypt. This rider is future and will be the first of 62 post-rapture events of Daniel's 70th week Seven proofs that this rider is antichrist: 1. An individual is referred to (Rev. 6:2). 2. He comes on a white horse, imitating Christ and claiming to be Him (Rev. 6:2; Mt. 24:4-5; Jn. 5:43; Dan. 9:27; 11:37). 3. A bow in symbolic language in connection with man pictures evil designs and conquests (Ps. 7:12; 11:2; 37:14; 46:9; 58:7; Jer. 49:35). Christ is always symbolized as having a sword, not a bow (Rev. 1:16; 19:15,21). 4. Scripture makes it clear that Satan is the one who gives Antichrist a crown (Dan. 8:24; 11:38-39; 2Th. 2:8-12; Rev. 13:2,4). 5. Antichrist is the only person predicted in Scripture as going forth "conquering and to conquer" at this particular time, beginning Daniel's 70th week (Dan. 7:7-8,20-21,23-24; 8:23-25; 9:27; 11:36-45; Rev. 6:1). It takes him the first 3 1/2 years of the 70th week, or the last 7 years of this age, to get power over the future 10 kingdoms inside the Roman Empire territory. He first overthrows 3 of them (Dan. 7:23-24). Then by the middle of the week the 10 kings submit to him without further war. He then reigns over the 10 kingdoms for 3 1/2 years and fights Christ at Armageddon (Rev. 13:1-5; 17:8-17; 19:11-21). 6. This rider will cause the wars, famines, pestilences, death, and hell of the following 3 seals (Rev. 6:3-8). 7. If this is not Antichrist, then we do not have him mentioned in Revelation before the middle of the week (Rev. 13). Were that the case, we should have two men going forth to conquer at the beginning of the week -- one clearly pictured in Dan. 7:23-24; 8:23-25; 9:27; 11:36-45, and one here. Without these passages in Daniel the sphere of conquest, the number of nations conquered, the identity of the conqueror, his rise to power, and other facts could not be defined. But putting these passages with Rev. 6:1-2; 13:1-18; 14:9-11; 16:13-16; 17:1-17; 19:19-20 we have the complete revelation of the one man. If we do not take the one in Daniel and the one here as being identical, then we can know nothing regarding the identity of the white horse rider..
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