Bible Readings: Revelation 7 and 8

Today, read Revelation chapters 7 and 8.

Chapter 6 includes the first six Seals of the seven Seals: six terrible sets of events. Chapter 7 represents a break in the series of afflictions, after World War 4. At that time, a large number of the servants of God throughout the world are sealed with the Seal of the Living God.

{7:3} saying: “Do no harm to the earth, nor to the sea, nor to the trees, until we seal the servants of our God on their foreheads.”
{7:4} And I heard the number of those who were sealed: one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed, out of every tribe of the sons of Israel.

The number sealed, 144,000 is a figurative number; it is not literal. All who are sealed receive special gifts from God, and thereafter commit no personal sins whatsoever.

{7:9} After these things, I saw a great crowd, which no one could number, from all the nations and tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and in sight of the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.

The number of persons saved by Christ is so large that “no one could number” them.

{8:1} And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
{8:2} And I saw seven Angels standing in the sight of God. And seven trumpets were given to them.

The Seventh Seal is divided into seven trumpet, representing 7 sets of events.

More on the interpretation of these chapters in my booklet:
Eschatological Commentary on the Apocalypse of John

— Ron Conte

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