To explore the first seal in The Revelation takes commitment. To read the text and apply it in our lives each day will reveal personal meanings. I have written a lot about the seals in my book on The Revelation. Here is an important idea about the first seal.
“Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say, as with a voice of thunder, “Come!” And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and its rider had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.” Rev 6:1-2
“As John continued to behold the opened seal he saw the conditions change and each human being started to have their own private thoughts and we could think what we liked oblivious of the affect it had on everything around us. Then his vision was directed to the way this condition changed back to the purity it had at first – but now, no longer the homogenous whole but a community of self-realised individuals. Since he is in the presence of the Lamb he would also have understood more deeply the purpose of Christ’s incarnation, death and resurrection. He would have seen that the events of Golgotha were the turnkey in human consciousness.
Then John notices that the rider has a bow but there is no mention of any arrows. This could be because arrows or darts are connected with thoughts that we direct at each other. When we were not individuated and we direct a bad thought to someone it was as if our thought became an arrow that tore a wound in that person. This is still the case today but we are not aware of it because we can’t see the spiritual results of our thinking. If we did we wouldn’t think the thoughts that we do. We must now mount this bright and shining horse and hold our bow not as a weapon but to signify our purity of thought.” Kristina Kaine, The Virgin and the Harlot.
If we keep the image of the bow without the arrow in our minds during the day we may be surprised to see how our thoughts change. Not only that but also how we interact with others differently. Go in peace through these powerful days of Easter 2019.
White Horse: unknown artist