An Ashen Horse, Death, and Hades
Although this corona-virus pandemic does not immediately mean the end of the world, it might be a precursor to the end of the human civilization or such a great tragedy. If this is such an event, the Bible should not be silent about it, since the Bible is a holy book. Indeed, in the New Testament's final book, Revelation, we may find relevant descriptions:
In John's revelation, the first horseman is on a white horse, carrying a bow, and given a crown, riding forward as a figure of Conquest, perhaps invoking Pestilence, Christ, or the Antichrist. The second carries a sword and rides a red horse and is the creator of War. The third is a food merchant riding upon a black horse, symbolizing Famine. The fourth and final horse is pale green, and upon it rides Death accompanied by Hades. "They were given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill with sword, famine, and plague, and by means of the beasts of the earth."
Especially the fourth rider takes attentions, since he is too pale and ominous and looks as if seized with an illness.
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; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.If we believe this prophecy, one quarter of the mankind will be killed through natural disasters, wars, and pandemics in the near future since it has passed 2000 years since the first coming and ascension to Heaven of Christ Jesus in the first century.
— Revelation 6:7–8 NASB
Indeed, since the beginning of the 21st century, we have seen enough natural disasters (the wild famine) including global warming, wars (the sword) including the war on terror, and economic crises (the wild beasts) such as the global financial crises, but this corona-virus pandemic is the first case for the pestilence.
Now that we have observed all the four factors for the end of the world predicted in John's revelation, the history must be ready for entering the period for the real start of the end of the world as predicted also by Isaac Newton with his calculation of 2060 as the starting year toward the end of the world.
In this context, we are actually now observing an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him.
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Mark 5 King James Version (KJV)
21 And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.
22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.