Four Horses of the Apocalypse
21st Century Revelation's premise is that we are living in the End Times right before the Tribulation. Zechariah 1 and 6 describe four horses at rest during Babylonian captivity. Today, we see some seal and trumpet judgments occur before the Tribulation. God gave prophecy so people living in the End Times can identify not only whose they are but when they are. Those who seek truth will find (Matthew 7:7).
I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him there were red horses, speckled, and white. Then said I, O my lord, what are these? These are they whom the LORD has sent to walk to and fro through the earth. ... all the earth sits still, and is at rest (Zechariah 1:8-9, 10-11).
Revelation 4-5 describes the throne of our sovereign God and Creator of the universe. In His right hand is a scroll with seven seals, the title deed to earth. Who is worth to open the scroll? No angel or mere human was found worthy. Then John saw the Lion from the tribe of Judah as the Lamb of God. Because of His perfect sacrifice on the cross, Jesus Christ is worthy to inherit the earth.
They sung a new song, saying, Thou are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals: for thou were slain, and has redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, tongue, people and nation (Revelation 5:9).