Revelation 7


Revelation 7
 
Revelation  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10,11,12,13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
 
The number twelve, the number of governmental perfection or "rule"
 
Twelve = Denotes Governmental perfection. It is the number of factor of all numbers connected with government: whether by Tribes or Apostles, or in measurements of time, or in things which have to do with government in the heavens and the earth.
 
The number four, the number of the regions of the earth, north, south, east, and west.
 
Forty means:  probation, probation of trial, related to a period of evident probation. Divine order applied to earthly things.
 
100 = God's elect and the children of the promise
 
It is a factor also of the 144,000 who will be sealed from the Twelve Tribes of Israel to go unscathed through the great tribulation, 144,000, being 120 x 1200.
 
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.
  • The word ''winds of the earth'', according to the concordance, means a very devastating wind.
  • Four winds - brings the end
  • After = With the Accusative it means after, always in connection with time
  • Once Satan tribulation  starts its too late to study God's Word.
  • 1 Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
  • Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
    2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
    3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth
  • Bible Study Hour Latter Rain
  • 4th trumpet = 1/3 of the Christians are spiritually dead to GOD'S WORD =  falling away first
  • Three is the first of four perfect numbers, Three denotes divine perfection, Seven denotes spiritual perfection; Ten denotes ordinal perfection; and Twelve denotes governmental perfection.
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
  • Fallen away = defection from truth (properly, the state) ("apostasy"): falling away, forsake.
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,
  • Notice that it is God that allows this hurt.
  • Also, the angel is talking loudly not softly.
  • Having the seal of the living God
  • The Seal of God in their forehead =  Simply by removing the deception of false teaching and tradition of men and placing the Word of God in your forehead.
  • You know God's Plan, you don't have to worry about what going to happen in the end times, because you have studied God's Words.
  • The truth of God's word in your forehead  vs the deception of false teaching and the tradition of man in your forehead.
3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
  • Sea = People
  • The Angel is saying, Stop! Hold Everything! Go No Further
  • Until the angels have sealed The 144,000 With The Truth
  • Man teaches the word of God, but it's God that does the sealing in their forehead
  • 2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
    21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
  • 22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
  • The seal of God in the forehead = Is to believe in God's Word and know His Plan = your eyes are open to the truth
  • The mark of the beast is the opposite of The Seal of God In Your Forehead.
  • Their are two white horses, Satan's riding the first white horse which is the 6th trumpet
  • Do you know what happens at the 6th seal, 6th trumpet and 6th vial?
  • By the sealing of 144,000, enabling them to stand in the judgment
  • God very elect does the teaching but it's God that does the sealing in their mind
  • 7,000 are from all races = Romans 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
  • 5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
  • 7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
  • Ezekiel 37:9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
    10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
    11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
    12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
    13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
    14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
    15 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
  • 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
  • If you are listening to man you will be deceived by Satan
  • Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • If you are working for Satan, you have already received Satan's mark
  • It's up to you, follow God or follow Satan
  • I see men with bitterness and confusion in their heart, they take their prey.
  • With lies = bitterness
  • Who are they against?
  • God's People.
  • They bring in wormwood, uncertain; wormwood (as a type of bitterness, calamity):
  • They make what's right wrong and what's wrong right.
  • They bring confusion = bitterness = lies = most of the Media and the comedy hour.
  • They use ''their so called comedy hour '' to bring in lies and deception to the world".
  • They do not care if it's the truth or not. Most of them work for the devil already = which means the mark in the hand = your works.
  • Most are the children of Satan = Tares = Matthew 13
  • Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
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.
  • Verse 1 = God's elect the 7,000 will have sealed the 144,000 before the four winds are shut..
  • Ezekiel 44:10 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity.
  • First fruits = Romans 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
    24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
    25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
    26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
  • The number of them which were sealed, 144,000 of all the tribes of the children of Israel
  • Who are God's elect?
  • The saints = the 7,000 = These have already been judged before the foundation of this earth age.
  • Ezekiel 44:15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD:
  • Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
    2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
    4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
    5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
    6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
    7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
    8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
    9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
    10 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
    11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
    12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
5 Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.
  • These verses 5-8: foretell a literal sealing of a literal number of people taken from these tribes of Israel.
  • No one now knows for certain his tribe, but the Divine sealers know 144,000 are set apart for God's purposes.
  • Dan and Ephraim are omitted, Levi and Joseph taking their places.
  • In Ezekiel 48 they were in the millennium temple
  • Ezekiel 48:2 And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side, a portion for Asher.
  • Ezekiel 48:6 And by the border of Ephraim, from the east side even unto the west side, a portion for Reuben.
  • The tribe of Judah
  • The tribe of Reuben
  • Tribe of Gad
6 Of the tribe of Asher were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasseh were sealed twelve thousand.
  • The tribe of Asher
  • The tribe of Nepthalim
  • The tribe Manasseh
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.
  • The tribe of Simeon
  • The tribe of Levi
  • The tribe of Issachar
8 Of the tribe of Zebulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
  • The tribe of Zebulon 
  • The tribe of Benjamin
  • The tribe of Joseph = Notice Joseph sons received double blessing ( Manasseh and Ephraim)
  • If you notice Dan and Ephraim are not listed, Levi and Joseph taking their places
  • But in Ezekiel 44 they are listed.
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;
  • The word ''after this'' are important to note.
  • He sees this vision after the sealing of the 144,000.
  • Evidently when the 7,000 are delivered up before the synagogue of Satan
  • The 7,000 are from all races = There will also be many Gentiles from the 7,000 saints
  • Isaiah 61:6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
  • Their task will be to set up their own nations (all races) throughout the millennium.
  • There will be a place for the multitudes, with the Lord. Part of the multitude are their people.
  • Who wore the white robes and were before the throne?
  • In Revelation 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.  John, etc...
  • Revelation 11 tells us, Satan will kill the two witnesses three and one half days, before Christ's return here on earth.
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
  • They love Him and have given themselves over to Him.
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,
  • If the whole world would do this now, we wouldn't be in our present trouble some situation
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.
  • You can take great comfort in this verse.
  • He is your God, and you are His children.
  • And this power He will not withhold from you.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
  • It is evident here that there will be more than the 144,000 brought through.
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.
  • It is during the time of the great tribulation when the 144,000 are being gathered.
  • Notice it say they washed their own robes.
  • Not only, are you as the first fruits going to lead the 144,000
  • But the very voice, which is given to you by God
  • In Mark 13:11, is going to direct multitudes.
  • When He says you are priests and that you will teach to the world it will not just be teaching, as it were, to deaf ears, But it will be successful.
  • And multitudes,. verse 9 all nations that love the Lord, the over comers
  • Remember, the word ''nations'' means ''ethnos'', which is various ethic groups.
  • There will be kingdoms of them outside the 1500 miles and they will live in the light of it.
  • Those that come by salvation, that are saved out of the races after the second death
  • They will live under their own perfect kings, and their own realms
  • Yet, they will draw from the same God
  • What happens when a Gentile accepts the Saviour in total love and understanding?
  • He obtains the ability to wash his robes in the blood of Jesus
  • That is what salvation is, and it is for the Gentiles.
  • The 144,000 are coming out of Israel.
  • But there will be more coming out of the multitudes verse 9
  • Talk about bringing peace to the world, About bringing love and understanding
  • All our brothers and sisters will be together, helping others through the millennium.
  • God will bring all this to past, with the help of the Elect
  • Revelation 19, How do you get your White roles?
  • From your works
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.
  • These verses show that there is a special reward for the Gentile who comes in before the millennium.
  • No doubt, according to Revelation 21:24 they will be leaders among their own, during this time.
  • Revelation 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
  • Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
    11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.
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.
  • ''Fountains of water" can be equated to the fountains of life.
  • Christ shall lead us.
  • He shall take us to the living waters as He wipes the tears of death from our eyes.
  • Praise God.

Mark 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

  • God 's elect will be delivered up and God will speak through you
  • The two witnesses will be guiding God's Elect
  • Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
  • Death = Satan
  • John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
  • 1 Corinthians15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
  • Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
  • What day was this?  Pentecost Day - Act 2
    Joel 2:27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
    28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that
    I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
  • Mark 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit.
  • Shall kill = Satan will kill the two witnesses
  • Beaten = Mocked
  • Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
  • God 's very elect will be delivered up and God will speak through them
  • God's Two Witnesses comes, guiding the very elect
  • Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
    6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
  • Act 2 Pentecost Day = Act 2:6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit.
  • John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
  • You will be Delivered up for My sake, God will speak through you.
  • 1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these three are one.
  • 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
    9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
  • Seven Spirits of God = Power, Riches, Wisdom , Strength, Honour , Glory, Blessing (Revelation 4:5)
  • Matthew 24:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
    32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever
    speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
    33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
  • This is the unforgiving sin - Christ told God's Elect - neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye:  but the Holy Spirit.
  • What hour?
  • The hour of temptation = Satan's tribulation = Last 5 months of this earth age
  • Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
  • Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
    5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
  • 5 Months = 1 Hour
  • Revelation 8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
  • 7th seal = 2 1/2 months
12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death (Satan).
  • Death's another name for Satan
  • Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
  • 1 Corinthians15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
  • Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
  • John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
  • Why does your children, father or parent have you deliver up to devil?
  • Because they think Satan is Christ..they are deceived  - 1st seal don't be deceived
  • They were never taught that, the false Christ comes first.
  • They think they are helping you, they want to save you
  • Remember Satan comes in Peaceably.. deceive by flatteries
  • What did the devil say to Jesus?
  • Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
    6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
    If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine
  • Satan will tell you anything... to get you to worship him
  • Can you see how he deceived the world?
  • He will give you anything to worship him.
  • We are going through the hardship now..
  • When Satan comes with his angels..  he will pay your bills, etc..
  • How does Satan and his angels obtain his kingdom?
  • Daniel 11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
  • Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
  • Who Deceived the whole world?
  • Satan is the prince of this world, his name is death, you will be deliver up to death
  • John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
  • It is evident here that there will be more than the 144,000 brought through.
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.
  • It is during the time of the great tribulation when the 144,000 are being gathered.
  • Notice it say they washed their own robes.
  • Not only, are you as the first fruits going to lead the 144,000
  • But the very voice, which is given to you by God
  • In Mark 13:11, is going to direct multitudes.
  • When He says you are priests and that you will teach to the world it will not just be teaching, as it were, to deaf ears, But it will be successful.
  • And multitudes,. verse 9 all nations that love the Lord, the over comers
  • Remember, the word ''nations'' means ''ethnos'', which is various ethic groups.
  • There will be kingdoms of them outside the 1500 miles and they will live in the light of it.
  • Those that come by salvation, that are saved out of the races after the second death
  • They will live under their own perfect kings, and their own realms
  • Yet, they will draw from the same God
  • What happens when a Gentile accepts the Saviour in total love and understanding?
  • He obtains the ability to wash his robes in the blood of Jesus
  • That is what salvation is, and it is for the Gentiles.
  • The 144,000 are coming out of Israel.
  • But there will be more coming out of the multitudes verse 9
  • Talk about bringing peace to the world, About bringing love and understanding
  • All our brothers and sisters will be together, helping others through the millennium.
  • God will bring all this to past, with the help of the Elect
  • Revelation 19, How do you get your White roles?
  • From your works
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.
  • These verses show that there is a special reward for the Gentile who comes in before the millennium.
  • No doubt, according to Revelation 21:24 they will be leaders among their own, during this time.
  • Revelation 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
  • Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
    11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.
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.
  • ''Fountains of water" can be equated to the fountains of life.
  • Christ shall lead us.
  • He shall take us to the living waters as He wipes the tears of death from our eyes.
  • Praise God.
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