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Will Anyone Be Saved After Jesus Comes? (19 Of 52)
Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
We are talking about "Will Anyone Be Saved after Jesus Comes?" Of course, I am not talking about the glorious appearing of Christ at the end of the age, but I am talking about after the Lord comes in the rapture of the church. What will happen to people who are not saved when the rapture occurs? I think it is one of the most interesting topics today.This chapter is divided in two main divisions. In Revelation 7:1-8 the angels of God are instructed to hold back the winds of judgment, the storm of judgment, that is coming upon the earth. In the last lesson we looked at those verses. The angels of God were instructed to hold back judgment until a special group of people were sealed by God. We explained that a seal stands for possession and ownership. In both the Old and New Testament time a certain family would have a seal, and many times it would be upon a ring. Many times it would be a crest like you see hanging on someone's wall. It was the seal that identified that family. In Texas we could compare it to the brand that a rancher puts on his cattle to know that they are his. So the Bible says that believers are sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption - that is, until the Spirit of God comes into our life as a tangible evidence that we belong to God. We are the possession of God. God seals us.
A seal also means protection. Since we are sealed by the Holy Spirit, the devil must respect that seal. When the devil sees us, he recognizes that we are the children of God because we have the seal of God upon us. It is not a visible seal, but a spiritual seal. In like manner, during the tribulation time after the church has been taken out and God begins to deal with the seventieth week of Israel that Daniel prophesied, before judgment begins to be poured out, God will seal some special servants. They are a special group beca ...
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