“And I looked, and saw there a white horse whose rider carried a bow. And a crown was given him, and he rode forth conquering and to conquer.” Revelation 6:2 ->me:….and now we start with the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse. The first horse is white and its rider carried a bow. What stands out to me in this verse is that the rider was ‘given’ a crown (or wreath of victory). I am sure the rider (conqueror) thought that his own might produced his victory. The conqueror has only what God allows him to have. Most of what I have read alludes to the fact that any Waring country bent on conquest will lay destruction, terror, and horror in its path…the will be an unending procession of countries focused on this through the end of time as we know it and it will only increase as we get closer to the return of Jesus. John is very sure to make sure that the reader sees the sovereignty of God in the recounting of his visions. I must have this perspective not only while I read through this book but also in my daily walk, my daily prayer, and the trials and tribulations I will face. God is bigger than my circumstances and He alone allows what we experience and what happens in His plan and purposes. As a believer this is so comforting…I cannot allow the external pressures of this world take more weight than my God; the God of Creation and the Universe.