The Peace Taken from the Earth
Extracts and comments from Revelation Chp. 6:4(a)
And there went out another horse that was red: and it was given to him that sat thereon to take (a)the peace from the Earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a (b)great sword.
(a) “The peace"; this is quite remarkable, but clearly shows that in the time of the rule of man they will eventually produce "the peace", a situation that as yet has never happened. For it to be achieved worldwide*, seems at present to be unlikely, but the "man of sin", who is yet to be made manifest, probably is the one who helps achieve this. It is also notable that the "peace", is reported to the Almighty in Zech. 1:11; receiving the report that "the Earth is still and at peace". It is at this point in Zech., that Jehovah Zebaoth (GOD OF ALL THE WORLD'S PEOPLES), through the “Lamb that was slain”, “removes that "peace", which is false, so that man's rule will be terminated, and the rule of Jehovah / Messiah will be ushered in, starting at the 1st Seal. It is probable/possible that this "peace" starts at the same time as “the Covenant” of Dan. 9:27, which is for Israel, but spreads to the world under the false messiah! (Ezk. 38:21, Jer. 25:15-33, Lev. 26:25-33 & Ezk. 14:13-21).
* Some interpreters think it applies only to the land of Israel, not the world.