May 4

Written by Bill Grandi on May 4th, 2022

And so it begins. Those were my thoughts as I finished Revelation 5 and started chapter 6 this morning. I’ve come to the conclusion: I’m in over my head! 🙂 But I’d really like to see this through. So here is my first foray into the complicated world of Revelation.

Chapter 6= 6 seals

#1- white horse

#2- war=red horse

#3- famine= black horse

#4- death= ashen horse

#5- martyrs= no horse 🙂

#6- terror= definitely no horse!


  1. I love the description of Seal #1“Behold, a white horse, and the One who sat on it had a bow, and a crown was given to Him, and He went out conquering and to conquer.” (v.2)  What a terrific picture of our conquering King. A white horse. A bow. A crown. That’s my king!!
  2. Seal #5 is the seal of the martyrs, “the souls of those who have been killed because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained. (v.9)  Thousands upon thousands of men, women and children who refused to bow their knee to a false king, a false god, a false religion, or a false decree. If called upon, may I be found faithful.
  3. The end for those who are and do evil is not good. “Fall on us and hide us from the sight of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.” (v. 16)  My faith is Christ gives me the assurance that I will not be among this number.

“Father, thank you that Jesus is the conquering King. Thank you for those who have set an example by their faithfulness. And thank You for Your reassurance of ultimate safety.”


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S. says:

    I think you gave a pretty good review…
    I would only add the 6th seal may refer to “The Day of the Lord” which is God’s response to the cry of the martyrs from the 5th seal. (Isaiah 2, Joel 2)

    What do you think?

    • Bill Grandi says:

      What do I think? You actually want me to dig deeper? 🙂 I will check it out and comment.

  2. My hat’s off to you, Bill, for tackling this most difficult book in the Bible. It’s making me want to read it in depth once again.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thanks Martha. And if God gives you any special insights please pass them along! 🙂 I can use all the help I can get.

  3. gail says:

    Thanks Bill for the review. I get lost and confused in revelations, with all of the imagery. One thing I am clear on is the return of Christ, and I am so grateful He is a conquering and loving King.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I think I will start a Revelation Dazed and Confused Club Gail. You can be my first member. 🙂