3 When He (the Lamb) broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature call out, “Come.” 4 And another, a [e]fiery red horse [of bloodshed], came out; and its rider was empowered to take peace from the earth, so that men would slaughter one another; and a great sword [of war and violent death] was given to him. Revelation 6:3-4.
Jesus has broken the second seal and the result of the second seal is world wide war throughout the earth. Peace is taken from the earth and bloodshed has consumed humanity. We must remember that the time of the tribulation is a time of God’s judgment being poured out upon the earth for the wickedness of humanity.
The body of Christ has been removed from the earth so God’s judgment is able to be poured out. What restrains the power of the enemy at this point in history is the power of the Holy Spirit at work through the body of Christ. But when the body of Christ has been removed Satan will have free reign during the tribulation period to bring death and destruction.
Satan is consumed with the desire to destroy humanity because humanity has been created in the image of God. The tribulation period will be a period of great violence and great bloodshed. We are seeing now great bloodshed and violence taking place on the earth but it does not compare with what is coming. God daily knocks on the heart of many to repent of their ways and humble themselves before them. The harvest is coming forth and as believers in Jesus Christ we must be steadfast in the place of prayer until the end.