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CHAPTER 7 # Note that the numbe r seven in Bible numeric means spiritual completeness and Chapter 7 speaks of combining and wrapping up the full 144,000 saints into a spiritual completeness. 1. And after these things I saw: four angels standing on the four cor ners of the earth, holding t he four winds of the earth, that the wind s hould not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. # The words “winds of the earth”, ac-cording to the concordance, mean a very devastating wind. 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 ange ls. to Whom it was give n to hurt the earth and the sea. # Notice that it is Yahveh that allows this hurt. Also, the angel is talking loudly not softly. 3. Saving, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. # These hurts will not be completed until we list 144.000 in our ranks. The angel is saying, Stop! Hold everything! Go no further, until we have sealed the elect. 4. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed a hundred and forty and four thousand o f all the tribes of the chil-dren of Israel. 5. Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand. O f the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. O f the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thou-sand. 6. Of the tribe of Asher were sealed twelve thousand. O f the tribe of Naph-‘tali were sealed twelve thousand, o f the tribe of Manas’-seh were sealed twelve thousand. 7. Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. O f the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. O f the tribe of Is’-sachar were sealed twelve thousand. 8. Of the tribe of Zeb’- ulun were sealed twelve thousand. O f 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 of peoples, and tongues, stood before the throne. and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, arid palms in their hands: # The words “after this” are important to note. He sees this vision after the sealing of the 144,000. Evidently when the 7000 are delivered up before the synagogue, there will also be many Gentiles converted. Their task will be to set up their own na-tions throughout the millennium. There will be a place for the multitudes. Part of the multitude are the people who wore the white robes and were be-fore the throne in Revelation 6: 11. 10. And cried with a loud voice say-ing, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
#They love Him and have give n them-selves 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 wor-shipped 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 hon-our, 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. 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 tribu- lation, and have washed their robe s, and made them white in the blood o f the Lamb. # It is during the time of the great tribulation when the 144,000 are being gathered. Notice it says they washed their own robes. I want you to grasp the magnitude of the next statement. Not only, beloved, are you as the first fruits going to lead the 144,000, but the very voice, which is given to you by Yahveh in Mark 13:11, is going to direct multitudes. When He says you are priests and that you will preach to the world it will not just be preaching, as it were, to de af ears, but it will be successful, and multi-tudes will hear you. What happe ns when a Gentile accepts the Savior 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 Gen-tiles. The 144,000 are coming out of Israel, but there will be more coming out of the multitudes. Talk about bringing peace to the world, about bringing love and understanding; you, the elect, are going to bring this all about with Yahveh’s’ help. 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. 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 foun-tains of water: and God s hall wipe away all tears from their eyes. # “Fountains of water” can be equated to the fountain of life. C hrist shall lead us. He shall take us to the living waters as He wipes the tears of death from our eyes. Praise Yahveh.