The four horsemen are commonly known as 'Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse', but that is a mis-characterization. The horseman actually indicate a mixture of religious cultures and forms of government, which are prominent during these last days, including past centuries.
The horseman provide additional confirmation that the Word of God is truth, because John received a vision revealing specific details about future cultures, religions, and forms of government, that came into existence long afterward.
The white horse indicates Catholicism, the Pope wears white, the pope-mobile is white, the pope jet is white, and popes of the past wore crowns. The bow represents religious wars of past centuries.
“I looked up and saw a white horse standing there. Its rider carried a bow, and a crown was placed on his head. He rode out to win many battles and gain the victory.”
Revelation 6:2 NLT
The red horse indicates communism/marxism/socialism, the dominant color of these forms of government throughout the centuries has been red. Even though communism is on the downswing, socialism is on the upswing, and there really isn’t much difference between the two.
As indicated by the scarlet beast in John’s vision (Rev 17:3), the empire of the beast is also symbolized by the red horse. World powers are currently negotiating and maneuvering toward a world government, which is being designed to operate by the forceful grip of socialism.
In centuries past and present, there have been many wars in the name of communism or marxism, and currently socialism is stirring things up. As an example of evil within socialism, look what has happened to Venezuela. They were an oil rich nation, but now as a result of socialism being forced onto them by tyranny, horrible poverty has spread nationwide.
“Then another horse appeared, a red one. Its rider was given a mighty sword and the authority to take peace from the earth. And there was war and slaughter everywhere.”
Revelation 6:4 NLT
The black horse indicates capitalism. The customary attire for lawmakers, lawyers, and business executives is a black suit. The reference to the scales, products, and prices are likely an illustration of stock market listings.
"When the Lamb broke the third seal, I heard the third living being say, “Come!” I looked up and saw a black horse, and its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice from among the four living beings say, “A loaf of wheat bread or three loaves of barley will cost a day’s pay. And don’t waste the olive oil and wine.””
Revelation 6:5-6 NLT
Before moving on to the green horse, there is a translation error that should be noted, because the version is popular and the error is significantly misleading. This error makes it increasingly difficult to know what the green horse indicates. The error is in the KJV in Rev 6:8 , the original writings contain the Greek word ’chloros’ to indicate the horse’s color.
Strongsdict - Chloros: greenish, i.e. verdant, dun-colored:— green, pale
I looked up ‘verdant’: Green with vegetation; covered with growing plants or grass: a verdant oasis; of the color green: a verdant lawn.
The translators omitted green, and went with ‘pale’, what were they thinking? Did they not know the full meaning of chloros, or did they purposely translate incorrectly, thinking there is no such thing as a green horse? The NLT got it right, further solidifying it as a trustworthy version.
The green horse indicates Islam, a Google search for the color of Islam will confirm it’s the dominate color. Death and the grave are integrated into islamic culture; according to their religious book, it pleases their god when they kill infidels. Their religious book also states that if they lose their life while killing infidels, there will be a great reward for them in the beyond. But, as soon as they enter the beyond, they immediately realize they have been hoodwinked, and the consequences are eternal.
When someone dies while committing mass murder of infidels, their family receives a large payoff from Islamic leaders. Not surprisingly, the payoff incentive has made it a cultural honor to be a suicidal murderer, death and the grave are always nearby.
About 1/4 of all nations are dominated by Muslims, and the following verse indicates they will never gain control of more than 25% of the world, even though they are currently attempting to gain global dominance. Their relentless efforts to do so I will be futile, but they have been led to believe otherwise.
“When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the fourth living being say, “Come!” I looked up and saw a horse whose color was pale green. Its rider was named Death, and his companion was the Grave. These two were given authority over one-fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword and famine and disease and wild animals.”
Revelation 6:7-8 NLT