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.