Rob, I don't agree that a bow without arrows signifies power, his crown though would do that, he goes out conquering and to conquer, I believe he would have arrows for his bow.
Your post does not clearly show that he is the antichrist and that he has no arrows as you claim.
So we disagree on that.
cheers John Too
Re: John Too
John I understand what you’re saying, but I fear you don’t understand what I was trying to say.
In your letter you mentioned “One might say having a bow without arrows represents him conquering through peace. If that is so then why the bow?” The bow signifies power alone, and power without Godly morality ends up in a “Despot” of unimaginable proportions.
The very nature of Anti-Christ or “Another” Christ is that he is the opposite of Yeshua who is the Christ.
Yeshua as described by the Apostle John is the “Word” of Yehovah made manifest in the flesh and is GOD.
The Torah is the “Word” of Yehovah, or what the very essence of HIS Heart is.
The word “Torah” or the Instruction comes from the word “Yawraw”
A primitive root; properly to flow as water (that is, to rain); transitively to lay or throw (especially an arrow, that is, to shoot); figuratively to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach: - (+) archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, shew, shoot, teach (-er, -ing), through.
The fact that No arrows are mentioned is extremely important and shows that this rider has no Godly instruction, or Morality, he doesn’t have the Heart of Yehovah, the Torah, and is that “Wicked” mentioned in
2Thesalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked (Strongs G459) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
From G1 (as a negative particle) and G3551; lawless, that is, (negatively) not subject to (the Jewish) law; (by implication a Gentile), or (positively) wicked: - without law, lawless, transgressor, unlawful, wicked.
Clearly the rider of the White Horse is Anti-Christ “because” he has NO arrows.
Yehovah be with you