The second seal of the scroll is broken and the second horseman (the red horse rider) comes forth. The symbols of a red horse and a great sword seem self evident. The illustration is attempting to suggest its severity and attitude. The interesting contemplation seems to be that things will get out of anti Christ’s control. Will his new government 'over-govern' enough to offend and inspire civil warring? Spirits of carnal solutions may surface inspiring human nature's tendency to inflict devastation upon itself apart from God's presence.