So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows (Matthew 10:31)
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you (Matthew 6:6)
I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him (Rev 6:1)
The Vision of the White Horse by Philip James De Loutherbourg , 1798
Christ at the Home of Mary and Martha (1905) by Henry Oshawa Tanner. I’ve been meaning to post a Mary and Martha piece, and I finally found one I liked. I especially liked the somber lighting in this one.
Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword. (Rev 6:4)
The Red Horse by Peter Olsen
When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; but do not damage the oil and the wine.” (Rev 6:5-6)
The third Horseman, Famine on the Black Horse as depicted in the Angers Apocalypse Tapestry (1372-82)
@Rob2, thank you for posting this art from Revelations. I would never have thought to post paintings and art from Revelations. Whenever I have read revelations, I’ve always been confused. Why does Revelations use such imagery to depict the fundamental struggles of humanity? Any thoughts from anybody would be appreciated.
The King and the Shepherd, 1888 by Edward Coley Burne-Jones. It combines two events from the New Testament. These are the travels of the magi to see the birth of Jesus and the shepherds being called to the birth of Jesus. Both types of people are being called to the birth Jesus.
Hello @jack63 .
Apocalyptic writings are usually hard for 21st century Westerners to get their heads around .
I recommend “Rapture : The End-Times Error That Leaves The Bible Behind” by David B Currie .
It is an excellent book , and , dealing not only with the Rapture, it gives a thorough explanation of Apocalyptic literature .
The book contains a 151 page chapter on the Book of Revelation .
In an introduction to the book Scott Hahn says : " I am tempted to describe it as a virtual summa of apocalyptic texts and prophetic positions ."
The Mighty One has done great things for me-- holy is his name. (Luke 1:49)
The Assumption of the Virgin Mary by Rubens
Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. (Luke 18:1)
Saint Augustine and his mother, Saint Monica by Ary Scheffer
When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death (Rev 6:7)
Death on a Pale Horse by John Hamilton Mortimer , 1775
A different type of Nativity scene. Again this one was done by Edward Coley Burne-Jones. It is more Somber. The angels are holding a the crown of thorns, a chalice, and an urn. The clothing is shroud-like. The Latin inscription means "Because of the misery of the poor and the groaning of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord.
They brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. (John 18:13)
Jesus Taken to the House of theHigh Priest by Arent de Gelder 1645 – 1727
The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. (Rev 12:4)
The Virgin of the Apocalypse by Miguel Cabrera
Peter Paul Rubens - Christ Giving the Keys to St. Peter
A beautiful part of scripture, and one of the reason’s I’m a Catholic convert. I will say that the part about what is “loosed” really seems to be a bit of a warning.