Revelation Chapter 7

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Revelation 7

1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.

7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

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  1. 13. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

    14. And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

    15. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

    16. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

    17. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

    No matter what happens, or when He returns for His bride, we can’t forget that God is always in control and everything will take place according to His schedule, and only in Him is there hope.

    John 16:33 KJV
    These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

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    17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

    Wow, what a day that will be. The day when Jesus wipes away every tear and we are finally forever in his presence . What a great and marvelous day that will be. God has great things for those who love him!

  3. 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

    15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

    16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

    17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
    Who are these people and where did they come from. These are that people that were washed by the blood of the lamb and are now in that city where the lamb is the light. What a day that will be when we can now dwell with the Lord forever.

  4. Verses 14-17 MSG “Then he told me, “These are those who come from the great tribulation, and they’ve washed their robes, scrubbed them clean in the blood of the Lamb. That’s why they’re standing before God’s Throne. They serve him day and night in his Temple. The One on the Throne will pitch his tent there for them: no more hunger, no more thirst, no more scorching heat. The Lamb on the Throne will shepherd them, will lead them to spring waters of Life. And God will wipe every last tear from their eyes.” This is our hope….stay focused…do not get weary; but, be strong in the Lord and finish the race.

  5. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

    17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

    Thank you JESUS!!!!

  6. Revelation 7:10
    Talks about how god is on is throne and he is the lamb because he is and he is are salvation too we cant do anything with out god MORE Prayers, MORE REVIVAL, and MORE WORSHIP. Amen

  7. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
    16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
    17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

    I am reminded of the old song. “There is complete my a day when no heart ache shall come. No more clouds in the sky. No more year to dim the eye. All is peace forever more. On that happy golden shore. What a day. Glorious day. That will be.” Thank you Jesus that we have a hope in him. That if we are saved and live right and do right. That we have the hope. My grandma always said to our church when she would testify.” Wake up church!” Well in the words of my grandmother. Wake up church. The time is at hand. The world as we once knew it is over. Be prepared. Be ready. Jesus is coming for a prepared bride.

  8. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

    17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

    Thank you Jesus, what a reward this will be after we do your work here on earth. There will be no more tears, no more sorrow and no more sadness, I look forward to this day.

  9. Just then one of the Elders addressed me: “Who are these dressed in white robes, and where did they come from?” Taken aback, I said, “O Sir, I have no idea—but you must know.” Then he told me, “These are those who come from the great tribulation, and they’ve washed their robes, scrubbed them clean in the blood of the Lamb. That’s why they’re standing before God’s Throne. They serve him day and night in his Temple. The One on the Throne will pitch his tent there for them: no more hunger, no more thirst, no more scorching heat. The Lamb on the Throne will shepherd them, will lead them to spring waters of Life. And God will wipe every last tear from their eyes.” Then he told me, “These are those who come from the great tribulation, and they’ve washed their robes, scrubbed them clean in the blood of the Lamb. That’s why they’re standing before God’s Throne. They serve him day and night in his Temple. The One on the Throne will pitch his tent there for them: no more hunger, no more thirst, no more scorching heat. The Lamb on the Throne will shepherd them, will lead them to spring waters of Life. And God will wipe every last tear from their eyes.” (‭Revelation‬ ‭7‬:‭14-17‬ MSG)

    SHEPHERD – 7462 – ra`ah – to pasture, tend, graze, feed

    1) to tend, pasture
    a) to shepherd
    b) of ruler, teacher (fig)
    c) of people as flock (fig)
    d) shepherd, herdsman (subst)
    2) to feed, 
    a) of cows, sheep etc (literal)
    b) of idolater, Israel as flock (fig)
    b) (Hiphil) shepherd, shepherdess
    2) to associate with, be a friend of (meaning probable)
    a) (Qal) to associate with
    b) (Hithpael) to be companions
    3) (Piel) to be a special friend

    The Lord is truly my Shepherd. I’m so thankful that God has delegated my Pastor over me to be my shepherd. As we heard last night from Bishop Foster, we have been given a portion of delegated responsibility to be a shepherd or friend. We have been given a challenge to help Pastor make disciples. The challenge was to make outsiders become insiders by living life with them, being a friend and pointing them to a ministry responsibility. 

    THE Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. (‭Psalm‬ ‭23‬:‭1‬ AMP)

    I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd risks and lays down His [own] life for the sheep. [Ps. 23.] (‭John‬ ‭10‬:‭11‬ AMP)

    I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. (‭Ezekiel‬ ‭34‬:‭15‬ ESV)

  10. 16 They will never again be hungry or thirsty;
    they will never be scorched by the heat of the sun.
    17 For the Lamb on the throne
    will be their Shepherd.
    He will lead them to springs of life-giving water.
    And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”
    (NLT)

    Anticipating greatness!

  11. 17 For the Lamb on the throne will be their Shepherd. He will lead them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.” (NLT)

    Oh how great it will be when we get to be with our savior in glory!

  12. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

    16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

    17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

    Every test and trial we faced on earth will be worth it when we meet Jesus face to face and dwell in his presence forever. There will be no more hunger, no more thirst, and no more sadness! What a glorious day that will be!!

  13. What would your answer be?

    13-14 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

    I wonder why one of the elders would ask these questions? I believe there could be two reasons. First, the elder wanted to know how John would interpret what he was seeing and if he would translate these thoughts correctly in the book of Revelation. Secondly, the elder wanted to ensure John was looking through spiritual eyes not just carnal eyes. John’s answer was awesome! “You know better than I what is going on here”.

    We must remember that John was granted a glimpse of things to come. There were not words in the language of the day for what he was seeing. There were no words for F-117A’s or B-2’s. How would you describe something you had no words to for? By not inserting his limited knowledge of what he was seeing John was provided the answer by the elder who knew how best to describe the vision.

    How many times have we corrupted what God was trying to do in someone’s life by inserting our view of things with our limited knowledge of the true circumstances? As Pastor taught Sunday night, we should use caution and wisdom when speaking into someone’s life with terms like “Thus saith the Lord”.

    Jesus asked similar questions in Mark 8:27 “Whom do men say that I am?” “They” answered John the Baptist, Elias or one of the prophets. “They” being the disciples. In verse 29 Jesus asks a more direct question: “But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.”
    I wonder how Jesus would have responded if Peter had said: “Sir, thou knowest”.

  14. Rev 7:15-17
    15 “Therefore they are before the throne of God,
    and serve him day and night in his temple;
    and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
    16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
    the sun shall not strike them,
    nor any scorching heat.
    17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
    and he will guide them to springs of living water,
    and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
    (ESV)

    This is why we must live according to His Word and follow his commandments. We must be ready! When that day comes hallelujah! No more hunger, pain, and YES NO MORE BILLS!!!, 🙂 or any other things we have here on earth. We will be guided to springs of living water. MORE FOUR40!

  15. MORE COMMITTED

    13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
    14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
    15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

    The FRUIT of being MORE COMMITTED to JESUS is clearly revealed.

    Arrayed in white robes – Indicates righteousness and purity, not stained by sin.
    Came out of great tribulation – Those that endure shall be saved. NO QUIT!
    Made white by the BLOOD of the LAMB – Baptism in JESUS name.
    Before the THRONE of GOD – Remain in a perpetual state of WORSHIP.
    Serve HIM day and Night – FULL time Christian, willing always to GO.
    HE dwells among them – WALKING in the SPIRIT of GOD

    We are reminded of the eternal benefits of serving JESUS.

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  16. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

    12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

    My vision for praise and worship service at POFW is to have the people on their faces under the unction of the Holy Ghost, crying Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty. What a mighty service that will be when we are all in one accord, one place, the mind of unity and the glory cloud of the Lord so thick we can’t even see each other because we have totally been consumed with HIM, His presence, His glory! What a vision!!

  17. Hunger and thirst !!!! 11. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Rev. 4 : 6 12. Saying, A ‘-men: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. A ‘-men. 13. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? Rev. 7 : 9 14. And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest, And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Isa. 1 :18 Heb. 9 : 14 15. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. Isa. 4 : 5 16. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. We will not hunger or thirst any more !!!! Jesus is our King !!!! Thank you for wisdom, and power !!!! YOU REIGN !!!!

  18. 9, “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;”
    10, “And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb.”

    Rev. 5:9 says, “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.”

    Salvation comes from God. Salvation is for everyone. Jesus shed His blood for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 2:2). (Every nation, every kindred, every people, every tongue.)
    One day, EVERYONE who has been REDEEMED by the BLOOD of the LAMB and has come out of great tribulation, will stand before the throne of God and will be clothed with a white robe and have a palm (sign of Victory and Rejoicing) in their hand, and we will be crying out loud (Shouting) “SALVATION to our God which sitteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb.”

    What a great and glorious day that will be!
    What a day that will be, when my JESUS, I shall see. When I look upon His face, the ONE who SAVED me by His GRACE.

  19. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

    Amen!
    Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.'” John 7:38

    I have the rivers of living water my Jesus is my everythig because without Him I am NOTHING!!! I want MORE of Him, MORE FIRE, MORE PASSION, MORR KNOWLEDGE, MORE WISDOM, MORE OF YOU JESUS!!!!

  20. They will never again be hungry or thirsty; they will never be scorched by the heat of the sun. For the Lamb on the throne will be their Shepherd. He will lead them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.” (‭Revelation‬ ‭7‬:‭16-17‬ NLT)

    Song: Unto the one who sits on the throne and unto the lamb with blessing and honors glory and power and praise!
    Thank you lord for loving me and taking care of me. All praise and honor belongs to you!!!

  21. 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

    14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

    Revelations doesn’t just show us what will happen in the future but how to answer a question you don’t know the answer to. Millions of people when they don’t know the answer to something say, ” I don’t know” But what John so many times shows us is that many questions he didn’t know the answers to but, without assuming the answer or blurting out “I don’t know” he says “Sir, thou knowest” meaning, I don’t know but you know. So please tell me.

  22. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. (‭Revelation‬ ‭7‬:‭15-17‬ KJV)

  23. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

    16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

    17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

    I got reminded of the song by Jeremy Camp, “There Will Be A Day”. What a day will that be when all we need and want is our Lord Jesus!

  24. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes

    In heaven there will be no more tears of sorrow, pain, suffering, or death all the believers will be up in heaven singing and worshipping at his throne!!

  25. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

    16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

    17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
    Just imagine what Heaven will be like.. No more pain, no more sorrow. When we are going though our trials we need to remember that our God is coming back to save us. We will get to see our savior face to face if we faint not. The Race is NOT given to the Swift, but to those who Endure to the End

  26. They will never again be hungry or thirsty; they will never be scorched by the heat of the sun. (‭Revelation‬ ‭7‬:‭16‬ NLT)

    For are God said to us that we will never again be hungry or thirsty, for we will never feel no more pain or sickness. For we await to see our lord face to face for the very first time and,for he returns to earth from heaven and for we will be jugde or punished and we will never be scorched by the heat of the sun.

  27. Great tribulation

    Revelation 7:14 (NASB Strong’s)
    14 I said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

    Revelation 7:14 (AMP)
    14 I replied, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they who have come out of the great tribulation (persecution), and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

    Revelation 7:14 (Wuest – The New Testament: An Expanded Translation)
    14 And I said to him, My lord, as for you, you know. And he said to me, These are they who come out of the tribulation, the great one, and they washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

    What an amazing day. To be part of this group!

    These are clothed in white robes, waving palms, forever worshipping in his temple. Right new to his throne forever. There seems to be no greater position one could cope to attain.

    But how do you get here?

    These all came through the GREAT tribulation.

    Tribulation – (Olive Tree Enhanced Strong’s Dictionary) g2347. θλίψις thlipsis; from 2346; pressure (literally or figuratively): — afflicted(-tion), anguish, burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble.
    AV (45) – tribulation 21, affliction 17, trouble 3, anguish 1, persecution 1, burdened 1, to be afflicted + g1519 1;
    a pressing, pressing together, pressure metaph. oppression, affliction, tribulation, distress, straits

    The saying goes “you get what you pay for.” This rings true even in eternity. To get the anointing, to be mightily used by God, to witness thousands of signs, miracles, and wonders in service for the king all happens through process.

    As pastor has been preaching about dreams we must realize that Joseph’s dream came with a major price. Betrayal, lies, prison, loneliness, abandonment, and so on. Yet he held on and went through and God brought the dream to pass.

    Whatever great thing of value God grants to us will be preceded by a process of achieving it.

    Revelation 7:14 (Good News Translation (GNT))
    14 “I don’t know, sir. You do,” I answered.
    He said to me, “These are the people who have come safely through the terrible persecution. They have washed their robes and made them white with the blood of the Lamb.

  28. “Standfast”……………..

    14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

    “Be washed”……………………..

  29. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes

    There will be no more tears no more pain no more grief no more sorrow no more death and we will soon be with are FATHER paradise

  30. v14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me , These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes , and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

    We shall experience tribulation, but we can find comfort in JESUS’ PRAYER that nothing should harm us.
    GOD is our strength and protection.

  31. And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. (‭Revelation‬ ‭7‬:‭14‬ KJV)

    The joy of The Lord is my strength.

  32. “Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.” One must determine the cost and the reward of one’s choice. All are free to choose whom one will serve, for as long as one has breath there is time. One that is wise will repent and worship the King (Jesus); whereas one that is unwise will have eternity to regret ones choice. Dear God, thank you for your blood; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. In God we trust! What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  33. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

    As we try to comprehend the awesomeness of this statement, we cannot forget that He will be dwelling among us…

  34. And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

    15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

    16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

    17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

    What great promise. The suffering and tears are not in vain but God leads us and when it’s all over He still give us provision.

  35. And they were shouting with a great roar, “Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!” (‭Revelation‬ ‭7‬:‭10‬ NLT)

    Salvation comes from one and one only. I pray that more people will come and receive this revelation at POFW.

  36. The 144,000

    Jews only or the church?

    There is a differing of opinions on this topic and I am still undecided on who the 144,000 are. If the church is raptured before the tribulation (in Revelation 4:1) then they are most likely orthodox Jews. There is a strong argument that the 144,000 is the last generation of the church. It is presented below:

    “John hears the number of the sealed (the perfect esphragismenōn may mean ‘sealed permanently’; God does not go back on his choice). The number 144,000 is the multiple of the square of twelve (the number of Israel) and the cube of ten (the number of completion). It thus indicates the perfect total of Israel. Some (e.g. Orr) take this to mean the literal, physical Israel (or the converted from Israel), so that a complete number of Israelites will be found among the redeemed. A strong objection is that in this case Israel is sealed for protection, but a mighty multitude from all nations (v. 9) is saved without this sealing. Surely both would be sealed if they are different groups. Others think of the church as Israel. The church is referred to as ‘the twelve tribes’ (Jas 1:1; cf. Matt. 19:28; Luke 22:30), and this is probably the thought when a letter is sent to ‘the [Vol 20: Rev, p. 114] Dispersion’ (1 Pet. 1:1; RSV, JB). The Christian appears to be the true Jew (Rom. 2:29) and the church ‘the Israel of God’ (Gal. 6:16). Descriptions of old Israel are piled up and applied to the church (1 Pet. 2:9; cf. Eph. 1:11, 14). It is the church which is God’s ‘very own’ people (Titus 2:14), and ‘the circumcision’ (Phil. 3:3). Abraham is the father of all who believe (Rom. 4:11); again these are Abraham’s children (Gal. 3:7). Many hold that ‘Israel after the flesh’ (1 Cor. 10:18; see RSV mg.) implies an ‘Israel after the Spirit’.
    The view is thus widespread. Nor is it alien to John. He expresses it by implication when he speaks of those ‘who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan’ (2:9; cf. 3:9). He regards the new Jerusalem as the spiritual home of Christians (21:2, etc.), and it has on its gates the names of the twelve tribes (21:12). There is thus good reason for seeing a reference here to the church as the true Israel. Here it is the church, sealed in view of the coming trials; later in the chapter it is the church triumphant and at peace.” (Tyndale Bible Commentary, Vol 20: Rev, 113-114)

  37. 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

    14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

    15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

    16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

    17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

    There is something glorious to be expected after all this.. thank you Jesus

  38. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

    God knows who is a sincere and true servant. He will bless those whose serve him and follow his commands.

  39. The Great Tribulation

    While it is possible that he is speaking of the begining of the great tribulation being experienced in the here and now, “the great tribulation” refers to the a definite period of extreme suffering and persecution before Christ’s return. We shouldn’t focus our thoughts and energy on attempting to predict, or somehow avoid the great tribulation. As believers, we are certain to experience difficulty and suffering (2 Ti 3:12; 1 Pe 4:12-16). Jesus himself warned his disciples of this very thing :”If they persecuted me, the will persecute you also.” (Jn 15:20). We too, can find assurance and boldy stand confident in the knowledge that Jesus- the One who claims us as his children- will be victorious in every battle, affliction and event described in the book of Revelation. We need to hold on through the storms of life, because when we do, He will be there by our side. He can also calm the storm. Our endurance is for his glory, for us to come out on the other side praising Him.

  40. Revelations 7:4-17

    When we are tested, our COMMITMENT is Revealed

    Tribulation always test our commitment level. Trouble doesn’t always make a person become committed, but it does reveal our commitment. Unless we remain committed, we will be tempted to hesitate or withdraw in though times. This is why we must begin with commitment, before we are tested.

  41. Revelation 8:4
    And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.

    Amazing how are prayer are ascended up before our God. I can just imagine all the prayers that God receives daily and how powerful is to know that all of our prayers are answer according to His will.
    What a mighty and powerful God we serve!!!

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