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The seal of the living God

The Four Angels

  • to whom it was granted to harm the earth, (vs 2).  These did not harm the earth, till the servants of God were sealed on their foreheads - the 144, 000.

Who are the 144,000 people mentioned in the book of Revelation, chapters 7 and also chapter 14?

Here is what's revealed;

  • they're the servants of our God, who are spared of the great tribulation, and here is how they got spared - they're sealed on their foreheads with the seal of, "a Lamb's Name and his Father's Name" (ref. Rev 14:1).

These 144,000 came from all the tribes of the children of Israel

What's peculiar about them?

  • "These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb." Revelation 14:4
  • "And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God." Revelation 14:5
John said, "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." Revelation 7:4

“Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” Revelation 7:13

Where did they come from?
From all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues!

 "After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands." Revelation 7:9

Why are they arrayed in white robes?

They came out of the great tribulation!
 "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." Revelation 7:14


The book of Revelation is a highly symbolic book (cf. 1:1). But chapter 7 there is nothing symbolic in it. However, any attempt to exploit the message of the narrative to your own theological ends could be futile. The Apocalypse has become a happy hunting ground for some religious cultists who seek biblical support for their peculiar doctrines.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Revelation2To the Church in Smyrna 
Revelation3To the Church in Laodicea 
Revelation4Things hereafter - Part 1
Revelation5Who’s worthy to open the book
Revelation6Things hereafter - Part 2
Revelation7The seal of the Living God
Revelation8The Trumpet Judgements
Revelation92 Stages of Tribulation
Revelation10The Little Book
Revelation11The  Two Witnesses
Revelation12The two great signs
Revelation13Who will worship the beast 
Revelation14The Lamb and the 144 000
Revelation15The Vail Judgements
Revelation16The Vail Judgements - Part 2
Revelation17Woman upon the scarlet Beast
Revelation18The fall of Babylon
Revelation19King of kings & Lord of lords
Revelation20The First Resurrection 
Revelation21The written Books

Simple Gospel Summation 



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  1. The lamb and the 144 000

    An angel ascended from the east, having the seal of the living God, and "he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads," Revelation 7:2-3.

    And the number of those who were sealed were one hundred and forty-four thousand (144 000 ) of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

    "These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb, Revelation 14:4. They are without fault before the throne.

    Revelation 14:1 says then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's name written on their foreheads. They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth.

    Then another angel flying in the midst of heaven, had an everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth-to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people- "saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water," Revelation 14:7.

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