Historicism

I have told you before it comes to pass, that, when it comes to pass you will believe. - John 14:29

The First Seal of Revelation

The Golden Age of the Roman Empire

And I saw 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 to conquer. Rev 6:2

The Roman Empire had been in a steady decline until John completed writing  the book  of  Revelation. Then  Domitian  was  assassinated. Suddenly its fortunes changed under the leadership of "the five good emperors."

The first seal's symbols signify  victory  and prosperity which no one could have foreseen before Nerva became emperor.  Click on the link below to see how dramatically John's prophecy was fulfilled.

 

The 7 Seals of Revelation