Revelation 6: 3-4 The second seal is opened.
Verse 4, ” a fiery horse (of bloodshed) came out, and its rider is empowered to take peace from the earth, so that men would slaughter one another, and a great sword (of war and violent death) was given to him.”
Why would Yeshua, who is goodness and Life, release such a rider of war? Let’s look to God’s ways of the past as described in the Bible. What did God do at the Tower of Babel? What did God do at the time of Noah’s flood? What did God do that the Israelites might be set free from Egypt? What do God tell Joshua to do when fighting for the Promised Land? What did God do when His chosen people of Israel and Judah had sold out to pagan gods and would not return to Him? Why did God allow Jerusalem to be ravaged and destroyed by Rome in 70AD? Why do you suppose God has 7 trumpets announcing trouble in the Last Days in the book of Revelation?
Do you see the pattern? The One True God of Righteousness fights and defeats evil! He will not let it win over good! When people go so far from Him, the One who is Life, they are only left with the consequences of the curse of destruction and death. He is the One who spoke that what you sow, you reap. Those who sow evil. destruction, and death, will reap evil;, destruction, and death. God put His life in the blood, and if people do not choose Him, they end with spilled lifeless blood. Yeshua Jesus has released warrior angelic forces to war with His enemies and remove their comfortable peace, self-sacrifice, and pride. Yeshau and His forces are coming to rescue His people from their enemies who are out to martyr His church!
Ephesian 6:12, :for our struggle is not against flesh and blood (contending only with physical opponents), but against the rulers, powers, world forces of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly supernatural places.”
Matthew 11:12, :from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violent assault, and violent men seize it by force.”
Matthew 16: 18, “upon this rock (the rock foundation revelation that Yeshua Jesus is the Savior and Son of God), I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
God, the all authority, enforces goodness in victory, to preserve goodness and righteousness! I am so very, very thankful He does! How encouraging and uplifting to know He fights and kills evil that we might have His good Life!