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    Revelation  Chapter 7 Revelation Chapter 7 Presentation Transcript

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    • The Book of Revelation
      • Chapter 7
    • Let’s review the seals so far…
    • The First Seal
      • Revelation 6:2
      • What color was the horse?
        • White
      • Who was the rider?
        • Antichrist
      • What did it represent?
        • Time of false peace
      • Man-made
    • The Second Seal
      • Revelation 6:4
      • What color was the horse?
        • Red
      • What did the rider carry?
        • A great sword
      • What did it represent?
        • War and bloodshed
      • Man-made
    • The Third Seal
      • Revelation 6:5
      • What color was the horse?
        • Black
      • What was the rider holding?
        • a set of scales
      • What did it represent?
        • Poverty and famine
        • Rationing of food
      • Man-made
    • The Fourth Seal
      • Revelation 6:8
      • What color was the horse?
        • Pale green
      • Who was the rider?
        • Death with Hades closely behind
      • What did it mean?
        • death
        • 25% of inhabitants of earth are destroyed
        • War, famine, disease
      • Man-made
    • The Fifth Seal
      • Revelation 6:9
      • What was it?
        • Martyrs standing under the altar in Heaven
      • Who were they?
        • Believers who were killed during the Tribulation
        • Beheaded (20:4)
        • Refuse to worship the beast (13:15)
      • What were they doing?
        • Asking God for vengeance and justice
    • The Sixth Seal
      • Revelation 6:12
      • What was it?
        • Great earthquake
        • Sun becomes black
        • Moon becomes blood
        • Massive meteor shower
        • Atmosphere and sky will disappear
        • Continents will shift
      • natural disasters
    • Revelation 6:17
      • “ For the great day of His wrath has come, and WHO is able to stand?”
    • Chapter 7
      • Between the sixth and seventh seal
      • First interlude
      • The “quiet before the storm”
      • Answers the question in Revelation 6:17
    • Two Groups of Believers
      • Revelation 7:1-8 144,000 sealed servants of God
      • Revelation 7: 9-17 Great multitude of believers
    • Revelation 7:1
      • Four “corners” of the earth
        • Four points of the compass
        • North, South, East, West
      • Holding back the four winds
        • the earth’s atmosphere will be shut off
        • Coming storm of judgment is temporarily on hold
    • Revelation 7:2
      • “ Seal of the living God”
      • Ownership, protection
      • The mark is the name of God (14:1)
      • Protection from God’s divine wrath and demonic activity, but not from human harm. (13:7, 16:2, 20:4)
    • Revelation 7:3
      • What does the angel from the east command the other four angels to do?
        • Do not harm the earth, sea, or the trees until the servants of God have been sealed.
      • Where were the servants sealed?
        • On the forehead
    • Revelation 7:4-8
      • Who are the 144,000 sealed servants?
      • Jewish believers
      • 12,000 from each of the twelve tribes of Israel
      • Saved early in the Tribulation
      • Missionaries to the world
      • Will not be harmed
      • Firstfruits of a new, redeemed Israel (Zech 12:10)
    • Who else in the Bible was “sealed” from God’s judgment and wrath?
      • Noah and his family
      • Rahab and her family
      • Lot and his family
      • First-born Jews during the Passover
    • Fast Forward to the Millennium…
      • Revelation 7:9-17
        • 2 nd part of the chapter
        • Introduced to a second group of believers
    • Revelation 7:9
      • Great multitude of all nations, tribes, people and tongues…
      • What do the white robes represent?
        • Righteous acts of the saints
        • Salvation and victory
      • What do the palm branches represent?
        • Symbol of victory
        • celebrations
    • Revelation 7:10
      • “… salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”
      • What is the theme of their worship?
        • Salvation
      • Who do they attribute their salvation to?
        • God and the Lamb
    • Revelation 7:11-12
      • Great worship scene around the throne
      • Who is worshiping God and the Lamb?
        • Angels
        • 24 Elders
        • Four living creatures
        • Great multitude of people
    • Revelation 7:13-14
      • The elder’s question: Who are these people and where did they come from?
      • The elder’s answer:
        • Those who were saved during the Tribulation
        • Product of the ministry of the 144,000
        • Martyred
    • Revelation 7:15-17
      • Seven blessings described
      • For those who stood for Christ during the Tribulation
      • For all believers in Christ as we reign with Him for eternity
    • Revelation 7:15
      • Perfect Nearness
        • “ Therefore they are before the throne of God…”
      • Perfect Service
        • “… and serve Him day and night in His temple.”
      • Perfect Fellowship
        • “ He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.”
    • Revelation 7:16
      • Perfect Satisfaction
        • “ They shall neither hunger nor thirst anymore…”
      • Perfect Security
        • “… the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat…”
    • Revelation 7:17
      • Perfect Guidance
        • “ For the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to fountains of the waters of life…”
      • Perfect Joy
        • “ God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
    • Look what we can look forward to!
      • Perfect Nearness
      • Perfect Service
      • Perfect Fellowship
      • Perfect Satisfaction
      • Perfect Security
      • Perfect Guidance
      • Perfect Joy
    • Personal Reflection
      • What’s preventing us from telling others about Christ?
      • Why wait until the 144,000 Jewish believers do their job?