The seal has been broken, the first rider was called and he awoke. But it was a little different than the sheep had planned it, the rider turned against the wrath of the Lamb …
Partial excerpt from the Bible by Martin Luther in 1912 Revelation of John (translated from the German version):
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein; because the time is near.
And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of a human being equal, clothed with a long robe and girded about the chest with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like white wool, as snow, and his eyes were as a flame of fire and his feet like unto fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of rushing waters; he held seven stars in his right hand, and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his face did shine as the sun. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead; and he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the First and the Last and the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for evermore, and have the keys of hell and of death.
Repent; but if not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth. These things saith the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass
And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the hand of him that sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures fell and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one harps and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints, and sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy, to take the scroll and to open its seals; for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred and tongue and people and nation, and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and might forever and ever! And the four beasts said, Amen! And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshiped him that liveth for ever and ever!
And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and heard of the four beasts say one as with a voice of thunder, Come!
And I looked, and behold, a white horse. And he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and he won!
And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come!
And there went out another horse that was red. And, he that was given to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another; and was given unto him a great sword.
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come!
And I looked, and behold, a black horse. And he that had a balance in his hand: and I heard a voice among the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and the oil and wine do no harm!
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come!
And I looked, and behold a pale horse. And he that name was Death, and Hell followed with him. And to them was given power to kill the fourth part of the earth with sword, with hunger, with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
And the kings of the earth and the great men and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!
For it hath been the great day of his wrath, and who can stand?
Partial excerpt from the Bible by Martin Luther in 1912 Revelation of John (translated from the German version)