The Tribulation: The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse – Famine

Charcoal, 28 cm x 32 cm (11″ x 12.5″)

 

Please see The Tribulation (panel piece set of 5) (Signs of The Times Series) to read the story behind this artwork.

 

“I watched as the Lamb [Jesus] opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in voice like thunder, ‘Come!’ 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.

 

When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, ‘Come!’ 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.

 

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. 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!’

 

When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, ‘Come!’ 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.”

 

(Revelation 6:1-8)

 

See also:

The Seven Seals (The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse) (Events of The Bible Series)

 

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