Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2016-01-19 ILC Chapel — Riders of Ruin

2016 Chapels -
Riders of Ruin


Date : 2016-01-19
Speaker : John Ude

Revelation 6:3–8 (Listen)

When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, “A quart1 of wheat for a denarius,2 and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!”

When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.


[1] 6:6 Greek choinix, a dry measure equal to about a quart

[2] 6:6 A denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer


Hymn: WS 800, st. 3,4 :
Go, My Children, with My Blessing