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Who Are The 144,000? (18 Of 52)
Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
Revelation 6 was an important chapter, and Revelation 6:12-17 dealt with the greatest prayer meeting of all time. It dealt with the result of the four horsemen who ride across the world bringing the counterfeit peace (the counterfeit Christ), war, pestilence, and Death and Hell. As a result of that, there is described in the latter part of Revelation 6 a great earthquake that God says is coming during the tribulation time. We can only imagine what that earthquake will be like compared to the earthquakes that send terror into our hearts, such as the one in southern California. In this earthquake every mountain and every island is removed from its place, the stars fall from their places in the sky, and men begin to cry out to God for the rocks and the mountains to hide them from the face of the Lamb. That scene is on earth, and now the scene switches, and he sees four angels.
"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. 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. 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 7:1-4 (KJV)
As we look at this passage of scripture, we find that this is a parenthesis in the chronological order of Revelation. You have the opening of six seals; and when you come to Revelation 7, you expect to read, "and the seventh seal is opened." But instead of that, you have a scene of the angels of God hol ...
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