Verse 1-3) AND AFTER these things I saw four angels standing on the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending 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 given to hurt the earth and the sea. Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. It seems that the four winds in the scriptures are talking about the spiritual forces, such as angels and battles between demonic forces and God’s forces that ultimately behind the scenes control events which take place upon the earth. “Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.” (Daniel 7:2) (The great sea in this verse is talking about the multitudes of people). (Psalm 18:4) says, “The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.” These four Angels hold back the terrible events that are about to happen on the earth during the Great Tribulation, or last 3 and 1/2 years, or 42 months, or 1,260 days until the Rapture. Another angel comes with a seal from God and tells the four angels to not hurt the earth or the sea until he has sealed the servants of God in their foreheads. This could be talking about a special mark. All you people who want tattoos should desire this mark from God. “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.“ (1Corinthians 1:18). Do you think the mark might be a Cross? It could be ! At this time the Devil is going to be putting his counterfeit seal in his peoples foreheads, called the Mark of The Beast, DON”T TAKE IT !!! ( SEE: our class on Revelation 13).
Verse 4-14) 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. Of the tribes of Judah were sealed twelve thousand, Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. 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. 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. And 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; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 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. Saying. Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might , be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. And one of the elders answered saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? And whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. The angel seals 144,000 saved Jews to protect them during the great tribulation or last three and a half years. The “other number that no man could number”, represents all the saved peoples in the world that came out of the great tribulation. We don’t know for sure if everyone gets the seal who is saved. We will have to wait to find out. It could be that the seal has to do with a special protection that the Christian Jews will need, because they are so close to where the anti-christ will be ruling in Israel from the Temple. Or it could be all Spiritual, meaning that the 144,000 that are sealed are the most dedicated Christians who have been serving the Lord all over the world. Since the Bible teaches us that the saved are the real Jews, in God’s eyes. “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: but he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.” (Romans 2:28,29).“ For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:26-29). “God is no respecter of persons.” (Acts 10:34b). This means that the Lord doesn’t favor a saved Jew over a saved person of another nationality, or Gentile, but he does favor those that love him, and serve him. “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” (Proverbs 8:17).
Verse 15-17) 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. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 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 their tears from their eyes. This is a glorious picture of our eternal future with God, and Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, and the Saved, in Heaven. (see our class on Revelation Chapter 22)
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.