Revelation 6:1–2 (ESV)
The Seven Seals
Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider, had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and
he came out conquering, and to conquer.
This one tonight is short because I want to take a few minutes to talk about someone who made a really big deal about these seals, especially the seventh seal.
As many of you know, I am a Texan through and through, and live in the great state of Louisiana. Well, I went to Baylor University in Waco, Texas, which is not very far from the area of David Koresh and the Branch Davidians. I was living in Dallas
at the time the compound was seiged and burned down. Not a great time in American History, nor Christianity. David Koresh was the spiritual leader of the Branch Davidians. His real name was Vernon Howell before he changed it. The book
of Revelation is telling us to endure unto the end and beware of false teachers. His followers said he really knew the Bible and was a great leader. This shows the importance of you studying the Bible and knowing what it says, because his followers
sure didn’t know. Let’s get serious, if any of you are following a spiritual leader that requires you to have sex with you, or if you are a man, for the leader to have sex with your wife... RUN! Why do so many cults exist around sexual
sins? Because the followers don’t know the Bible and the leader is a false prophet. David Koresh, you are a fraud. You said that you would die and come back to life in three days... well the world is still waiting! NOT!!!
Jesus arose from the dead after three day and you (David Koresh) are not Jesus. So many other cult leaders have used this same tactic. Wake up people, read the Bible and say NO to false teachers. I go out to the Branch Davidian compound every
Thanksgiving and they still have followers living there. I like to talk to them and point out some of these issues, but they are pretty brainwashed. I will keep planting the seeds of faith because it is sad that these people are lost and being
lead astray. Keep them in your prayers.
Back to today’s reading, Jesus (the Lamb) opens the first seal “2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider, had a bow, and a crown
was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.” Since Jesus is opening the seal, it is probably not Jesus who is riding the white hourse. Later in Chapter 19, Jesus will be riding a white horse, but not here. This
rider is heading out with a bow and ready to conquer. People often want to identify the riders of these horses, but this rider should interpreted symbolically as an influence of Christ bent on conquest of conquering. We will get more into this
tomorrow when we look at the other horses. I pray: Lord, I know you will conquer in the end, in fact you have already conquered Satan on the Cross. Help me to be a warrior for Jesus, casting the seeds of faith unto all people. Let
me be willing and ready for you to shape and mold me into your vessel, and to be ready to work the harvest. The victory is yours and you defeated death and the devil for me. Thank you Lord for everything you have done for me. Amen.