Lesson No. 457
Book of Revelation, Chapter 7
"144,000 Sealed, Multitude in White Robes"

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The 144,000 sealed by God

1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of 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. 2 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, 3 saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. 4 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. 5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. 6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. 7 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. 8 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. The great crowd 9 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; 10 and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 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, 12 saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 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. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 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 tears from their eyes.

Lesson No. 457 "144,000 Sealed, Multitude in White Robes"

Book of Revelation, Chapter 7


1) Four angels stand on the four corners of the earth holding the four winds of the earth. Chapter 7 is what goes on between the sixth and seventh seals. What is the instruction to the angels? (Hint- verses 1, 2 and 3)

2) A great storm is held back until the great storm coming from the seventh seal (Chapter 8).

3) We are now introduced to two groups of believers-the first are described in verses 4 through 8. Note- the tribes of 12 are listed but some generations omitted, why? (Hint- Historic idol worship?)

4) Why did God seal these 144,000 Jews with His mark in their foreheads?

5) The second group of believers are not Jews (verse 9). What do they cry out about in verse 10? Who are they?

6) Verses 10 and 12 describe worship at this point in the tribulation, why?

7) An elder talks to John in verses 13 through 17, what does he tell John?

8) What does it mean, they came out of tribulation? Do you think they were protected from harm or death?

9) What special treatment do these tribulation force receive for their loyalty to Jesus? (Hint- verses 15, 16, and 17)

10) We are told little about what we do in heaven except worship God continually, but what do these tribulation saints do? (Hint- verse 15)

11) Some take this service to God, Jesus feeding them and giving them drink, and sparing them the discomforts of the elements as during the millennial reign on earth, or in heaven as His provision. What's the difference?

12) This passage describes Jesus' perfect care for us and our relationship with Him: nearness (15), service (15), fellowship (15), satisfaction (16), security (16), guidance (17), and joy (17). Sound good?

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