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Revelation Chapter 7

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  • 7. The Book of Revelation
    • Chapter 7
  • 8. Let’s review the seals so far…
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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
  • 15. Revelation 6:17
    • “ For the great day of His wrath has come, and WHO is able to stand?”
  • 16. Chapter 7
    • Between the sixth and seventh seal
    • First interlude
    • The “quiet before the storm”
    • Answers the question in Revelation 6:17
  • 17. Two Groups of Believers
    • Revelation 7:1-8 144,000 sealed servants of God
    • Revelation 7: 9-17 Great multitude of believers
  • 18. 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
  • 19. 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)
  • 20. 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
  • 21. 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)
  • 22. 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
  • 23. Fast Forward to the Millennium…
    • Revelation 7:9-17
      • 2 nd part of the chapter
      • Introduced to a second group of believers
  • 24. 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
  • 25. 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
  • 26. 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
  • 27. 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
  • 28. 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
  • 29. 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.”
  • 30. Revelation 7:16
    • Perfect Satisfaction
      • “ They shall neither hunger nor thirst anymore…”
    • Perfect Security
      • “… the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat…”
  • 31. 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.”
  • 32. Look what we can look forward to!
    • Perfect Nearness
    • Perfect Service
    • Perfect Fellowship
    • Perfect Satisfaction
    • Perfect Security
    • Perfect Guidance
    • Perfect Joy
  • 33. Personal Reflection
    • What’s preventing us from telling others about Christ?
    • Why wait until the 144,000 Jewish believers do their job?