(The seventh chapter is an insertion, to identify exactly what you are to be doing just before the end, which is the very time we are living in. The Fig Tree [Nation of Israel] has been planted, and the generation of that planting will live to see the end. As Jesus said, "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." [Matthew 24:34-35]
We are moving into record setting historical affairs in Bible prophecy as they happen rapidly. Russia fell in three days. The Jews and Arabs have made covenants at the peace table; The world is now under a controlling power by the one world treaty organization called the "United Nations"; and all the Nations of the world today go to that institution's agencies to settle their disputes. Borders are being eliminated for the sake of tariffs and trade between nations and are superceding the laws of the nations.
The most powerful events taking place today, is that God's Christian Nations are being stripped of their alliance with our Heavenly Father, His name is being removed from schools, homes, and even Churches, and Christians sit by in a stupor and allow it to happen. This is the time of the end.
The "Kenites" are controlling God's houses through their control of money, and taxes and within their four hidden dynasties. That is exactly how it was the last time Jesus was on earth, in the flesh. There is not much time to listen and learn. All of the wisdom that you need in these times, is recorded in God's Word.)
Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth,
(4 stands for things of the earth in biblical numerics.)
holding the four winds (= ruach, or pneuma = spirit) of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
(God will utilize these four spirits to shake the earth at the end of this dispensation. They are currently being held back. Why? God tells us something must happen first.)
2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice (Stop!) to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
(= to bring about the end of the 2nd earth age not the end of the world.
The subject here is the sealing of God's elect; placing knowledge of everything that is to happen in the minds of God's elect and all those overcomers, so there will be no mystery in these events to them. When we know exactly what is to take place, Satan will not be inviting; for upon his arrival, we will know him for the cheap imitation he is, in relation to our Lord Jesus Christ.)
3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
(What is in your forehead? Your brain! God's servants must be sealed with the truth in their minds before the four winds will be released. Those of you in this ministry have work to do. See Haggai 2:20-23.)
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.
(v.5-8. These verses foretell a literal sealing of a literal number of people taken from these tribes of Israel. No Israelite now knows for certain his tribe, but the Divine sealers know. 144,000 are set apart for God's purposes. The number 144,000 are just a number meaning spiritual completeness. It means the number God chooses is correct. Dan and Ephraim are omitted, Levi and Joseph taking their places. For the reason, see Lev. 24:10-16. Deut. 29:18-21. Judg. 18:2-31. 1 Kings 12:26-33. Hos. 4:17. Their restoration to earthly inheritance is shown [Ezek. 48], the reason being given in Rom.11:29.)
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.
(Salvation, or going to heaven is not the subject of the sealing in your mind. The 144,000 will be part of a much larger number that will also be sealed. In later chapters we will see that the "kings and queens of the ethnos" will also be sealed, they are not of Israel, but of Gentile nations. These are not royalty in this earth age, but of the millennium age. All these saints of God, as well as God's elect will know and understand the signs of the end times.
The object of the sealing being done in ones mind, or receiving the knowledge of God's Word and His plan, is so you will be able to teach others in the Millennium age. That age starts at the sounding of seventh trumpet, which is Christ's return. Ezekiel 48 shows us that in that millennium age, the tribe of Dan will be reinstated into their inheritance, and the tribe of Ephraim will once again establish it's role as the head of all Israel.)
9-12. The heavenly voices and utterances.
13,14. The great multitude. From which place they came.
15-17. The great multitude. Where they are.
9 After this I beheld,
(= saw, later in same Lord's day.)
and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues,
(These are converts during the great tribulation.)
stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
(Only here and in John 12:13. These that have accepted Christ are holding that which is symbolic of the life-giving tree of life in their hands, the palm.)
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
(This is not part of the "rapture" as many teachers teach. No; but it is the people who have died in the Lord's work, and have gone to be with Him. It is my father who died twelve years age, and my uncle Ron who has passed on; It's my grandmother Knecht, who passed on when I was a child, and every other saint of God, who lived a life on this earth, and died and went to be with the Lord; from any century in this earth age. Those are the ones John sees standing before the Lord in their white robes, washed in the blood of the Lamb, and their sins made white as snow.
Though we laid their fleshly bodies in the ground, Praise God their souls went immediately to be with the Father. [Ecclesiastes 12:7] From Adam and Eve to this present time, all these saints of God are now angelic soul beings; though they sinned in the flesh, each has repented of their sins, and God is faithful and just to forgive all those sins, and make them white and pure as snow.)
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.
(Remember back in Revelation 5:12 it named the seven spirits of life given Jesus Christ by the Father? Here the saints recognize them and praise the Lamb. However rather than "riches", in verses 5:12, we have "Thanksgiving".
The saints have already received their riches, at this time; and they are part of those riches through all eternity. So now they stand before our Lord in their white robes and bow and praise God in Thanksgiving. What a glorious Wonder to watch.)
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes?
(= your righteous acts in flesh on earth, see 19:8.)
and whence came they?
(Who are these standing here with white robes? Why are they holding palms in their hands?)
14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation,
(cp. Matt. 24:21. See Jer. 30:5-7. Dan. 12:1. Nothing to do with Christ's suffering and death on the cross. These are they that overcome the tribulation of antichrist.)
and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
(These wash "their own robes"-the standing of works, not of grace. For latter see 1 Cor. 6:11.
They were made white by the blood of the Lamb by their repentance and confession in Jesus Christ. These "witnesses", we will read of in Revelation 19, and our robes are the product of our righteous acts done in our flesh body, while living on this earth.
Those acts are the things you do, and in helping others in the name of the Lord. Our Salvation comes only by grace [unmerited favor] of God, through the blood of the Lamb [Jesus Christ on the cross]; yet our righteous acts are what we are clothed in throughout all eternity. True righteousness is only in Christ, but when you try, God accepts it as perfect. So these saints are standing there in their righteous 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.
(Many of these saints will return with Christ at the seventh trumpet. However, when the Godhead, and His throne move to earth eternally, it will be following the Great White Throne Judgment. Then all souls will be on earth and in God's eternal kingdom, or they will simply not exist. Not even the memory of them will exist. We will discuss this in Revelation 22.)
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
(See John 1:14 and cp. Isa.4:5,6. Our spiritual bodies are not conductors, or even affected by cold or heat. Though the flesh body is a producer of pollution; and holds the desires of the flesh, and the life styles we live. Pollution will not exist in the millennium and the eternal kingdom. The spiritual, or angelic body's desire and needs in that heavenly dimension are totally different than that of our physical body needs)
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.
(Quoted from Isa. 49:8-10; 25:8. See also Jer. 31:9,10-25. Ezek. 47:1,12. There will be tears until Satan and those that follow him go into the lake of fire. After that, they will be blotted out never to be remembered again. No tears shed then after that.
We have a lot to look forward to, so take pleasure in the seventh chapter of Revelations. It's your destination. The sealing of God's people is nothing mysterious, or to hide; Because the seal is the knowledge of the Word of God relating to the times we are living in. It is to be able to see the events taking place, and relate them to the prophecies that are written in God's Word. This is only going to be possible through the help of the Holy Spirit. You will understand God's Word, or you will not and be deceived by Antichrist.)