The Bible mentions the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in chapter six of the Book of Revelation, and it refers to them as the omens of the Apocalypse. Before the day of judgement, they are going to make their presence noticed subsequently, and people will know of the dark days to come.

The four horsemen are also dubbed War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death, but the Bible only mentions the one called Death, as he is the leader that’s going to march with the rest of his brethren. Another different interpretation sees the four riders as it follows: first Horseman as the omen of war, or the Antichrist, the second to represent Pestilence, while the last two will bring Famine and ultimately Death.

These omens of the apocalypse are accurately depicted in Matthew 24 – There will be wars, famines and earthquakes, persecution, the heavenly bodies are shaken and ‘at that time the signs of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn.

Now, if we look at the current situation on our planet, it appears as if what was depicted by the Bible is already starting to take shape. In fact, the first omen appeared in 2009 in the skies over Nilai, Malaysia, and it could be interpreted as an authentic godly sign. Could this be linked to the biblical prophecy, or is it only a coincidence?


If you are not convinced of the first apparition, maybe the one from 2011 when a pale rider appeared during the riot in Cairo, Egypt, will prove the end of days is not far off after all. Although skeptics claim this is only a lens flare, the clear features of the horseman followed by the fact that it appeared during a news broadcast make it likely to be an authentic phenomenon, an omen of the days to come.

The notion of the four horsemen is described in Revelation chapter 6 as it follows:


A white horse-first seal is opened, and a white horse appears, with its rider wielding a bow. (Rev 6:1-8 NIV) I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” {2} I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. 

The point of view here is split, as some consider the first horseman to represent Christ because of the white color of the horse which is a symbol for good and victory. On the other hand, come consider the rider to be the False Prophet. Generals at that time also rode white horses after returning from a glorious battle.

A red horse{3} When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” {4} Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.

The red color of the second horse could symbolize a war soaked in blood, and the weapon held by the rider could be the bringer of war and violence.

A black horse-{5} When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. {6} Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” 

The black color of the third horse could be interpreted as a sign of death and famine, and the scale held by the rider could be the symbol for lack of food, overpricing, and ultimately famine.

A pale horse{7} When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” {8} I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

In this case, the pale color of the last horseman could symbolize fear, collapse, illness and death.

Although the biblical prophecy leaves plenty of room for speculation, since the book is renowned for its hidden messages, the fact that two horsemen already made their presence noticed over troubled areas of the globe clearly raises some question marks. According to prophecy, the third horsemen shall arrive in 2017, and people will become aware of the chaos that’s yet to come. Until that time comes, better take this with a grain of salt and hope for a better and prosperous future of our species.