Revelation 7 part 6

We have been studying Revelation 7 and exploring the 144,000.

And so to bring this all to conclusion. We have learnt that:

1   The 144,000 are from all the tribes of Israel. 

2   God sends His angel to place a seal of protection upon them. This will protect them from the four winds of harm that are coming on this earth in the form of the trumpet judgements of Revelation 8 & 9.

3   The seal is also the seal of the Holy Spirit, a mark of their salvation, as described in Ephesians 1:13a.

4   The 144,000 will be the first-fruits of the remnant of Israel who will receive Christ Jesus as their Messiah when he returns in power and glory.

There is still an air of mystery surrounding this chosen group. I appreciate that there are anomalies with the list of the tribes of Israel and that the names of the tribes do have a deeper meaning.

But for me, the main message here is that God has chosen a number of Israelites, that they are the first-fruits of many others, that they are sealed by salvation into Christ Jesus and they will be protected by their faithful Father.

For my previous posts:

  • Revelation 11 pt 4
    The different expressions for the same period of time would also show that they are actual measurements of time that are not to be spiritualised into something of our own making. This period of time will actually happen. It will be the final three-and-a-half years before Christ Jesus returns in power and glory!
  • Revelation 11 pt 3
    The building of the Third Temple and the beginning of the daily sacrifice will bring such joy to many of the people of Israel. The treachery of the end-time beast and his desecration of the temple will be the final straw that will weaken the pride of Israel and prepare them in brokenness to receive Christ Jesus as their Messiah when he returns in power and glory. 
  • Revelation 11 pt 2
    A Third Temple must be built and the sacrifices and grain offerings to commence, so that the end-time beast can arise, bring a halt to the daily sacrifice and desecrate the temple in order to fulfil prophecies of both Jesus and Daniel.
  • Revelation 11 pt 1
    There has always been a great expectation that a Third Temple will be built although there are clear challenges to hurdle, not least the opposition of other world religions that hold political control over the Temple Mount. Political wrestling goes on regarding the future development of the Temple and the will and expectation grows more acutely with every passing year. 
  • A Prayer For Afghanistan
    May a spirit of praise and worship be lifted up amongst the hearts of Christians in Afghanistan, even though the praise may need to be covert and sung under their breath, may it be joyous and contagious.
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