Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 7 consists of two big things as follows:
- One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel are sealed with the seal of God on their foreheads. They are sealed because of the promise of God. They are the core of the perfect body of Christ or God's bride.
7:1. After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree.
7:2. Then 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 granted to harm the earth and the sea,
7:3. saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed 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 of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:
7:5 of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand were sealed;
7:6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand were sealed;
7:7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand were sealed;
7:8 of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand were sealed; of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand were sealed.
- A great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues. It refers to the Gentiles who complete God's bride. They are sealed on their foreheads because of the mercy of God.
7:9. After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
7:10. and crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"
7:11. All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
7:12. saying: "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen."
7:13. Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, "Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?"
7:14. And I said to him, "Sir, you know." So he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
7:15. "Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.
7:16. "They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat;
7:17. "for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
Both of them will become one perfect body of Christ or the heavenly bride who is ready to greet Jesus when He comes a second time on the glorious clouds. They enter a Thousand Years Kingdom of Peace or the upcoming Paradise and the New Jerusalem.Revelation 7:97:9. After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throneand before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
We must be clothed with white robes or spiritual cloth, so we can stand before the throne.
Why do we have to be clothed with white robes or spiritual cloth? All men in the world have sinned, got naked, and lost the glory of God since Adam and Eve sinned in garden Eden and got naked, so they may not enter the throne of heaven.Romans3:233:23 for all have sinnedand fall short of the glory of God,
We receive the white robes or spiritual cloth from Jesus who dies on the cross.There are three kinds of spiritual clothes that Jesus gives to us through His sacrifice on the cross as follows
- The garments of salvation that is made four parts.
19:23a Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part
- The garments of holiness or the tunic of many colors.
19:23b Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece.
- The clean, bright fine linen.
19:8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
The spiritual cloth is the same as the heavenly treasure that cannot be destroyed by the moth.
ad. 1. The garmentsof salvation that is made four parts
The four parts refer to the four corners of the earth.Ephesians 1:13
1:13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
The garments of salvation is given to all men in the world through the gospel of salvation, the gospel word, the milk, or the Good News.Proverbs 25:2525:25. As cold water to a weary soul, So is good news from a far country.
The good news is the word of God that preaches Jesus' first coming in the world as the only sinless man who must die on the cross to save the sinners. The proof of being saved or receiving the gospel of salvation is as follows
- Having faith or believing in Jesus as the only Savior by hearing the word in the anointing of Holy Spirit.
10:17. So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
The proof is as follows:
Be careful! The moth eats the garments. If we do not hear the word earnestly, the moth will come. The moth refers to the false faith like Thomas'. Consequently, one is not happy.
- One can realize and confess his sins to God and others, so he is forgiven. He is not punished but saved.
- Keeping believing in Jesus, being happy, and giving thanks to God no matter the thing that is happening to us.
- Repenting or stopping sinning and returning to God or being dead to sin.
10:25. not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
10:26. For if we sin willfullyafter we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
10:27. but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.
The moth means keeping the sin up to the peak up to becoming the habitual and intentional sin, including not ministering to God willfully.
The habitual sinmeans that one does not regret when he sins or does not minister to God.
The intentional sinmeans that one sins willfully up to not ministering to God willfully.
- The true water baptism, namely one who has died to sin or repented must be buried in the water with Jesus and come out or rise from water with Him, so the heavens are opened. We receive the new life or heavenly one, namely life in righteousness.
The moth means keeping something which is false.
- Holy Spirit baptism or the fullness of Holy Spirit.
3:16. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
If we live in righteousness, Holy Spirit will be poured out to anoint and fill us up. If there is false thing, the unclean and wicked spirits will come.
1:13. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spiritof promise,
1:14. who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
Holy Spirit becomes the seal of God on our foreheads, so we receive the guarantee from God, namely the one of salvation, holiness, and perfection.
We become the heavenly bride who is ready to greet Jesus when He comes a second time.
ad. 2. The garments of holinessor the tunic of many colors
.There are two meanings of the garments of holiness as follows
- The ministry and Holy Spirit's gift or the robe of service.
Holy Spirit's gift is the miraculous ability from Holy Spirit, so we can minister to God according to the ministry that He gives to us. Holy Spirit's gift determines our ministry.
Commemorating the day of Pentecost, Holy Spirit will be poured out to us to equip us with the ministry and the gift of Holy Spirit.
The example is the gift of giving on the churches of Macedonia.
2 Corinthians 8:1-3
8:1. Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia:
8:2. that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.
8:3. For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing,
The churhes of Macedonia were poor and in a great trial, but they had the gift of Holy Spirit, so they could give for the work of God and others who were in need.
37:2. This is the history of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flockwith his brothers. And the lad was with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives; andJoseph brought a bad report of them to his father.
37:3. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Also he made him a tunic of many colors.
The gift of Holy Spirit and the ministry are a tunic of many colors that determines whether our life is beautiful or not.
The requirements of receiving the tunic of many colors are as follows:
- Being shepherded well and truly. It means that we hear and obey the voice of the shepherd or the true true teaching word that is preached by the shepherd regularly. We run away from the strange voice or the one that is not the same as the bible. We are always in the sheepfold. We persevere in the three kinds of main service as follows:
In the sheepfold, our body, soul, and spirit attach to God the Trinity, so Satan the trinity cannot touch or make us fall. We are purified continuously, so we do not compromise with sins. We do not lie and defile the tunic of many colors [Genesis 37:2].
- Golden Candlestickrefers to perseverance in General Service. We have fellowship with Holy Spirit God in His anointing and gifts.
- Table of Showbreadrefers to perseverance in Bible Study Service with Holy Communion. We have fellowship with the Son of God in the teaching Word and the sacrifice of Christ. It gives extra power to us, so we do not stumble, fall, and get desperate and disappointed, but we keep following God until the finish line.
- Golden Alter of Incenserefers to perseverance in Prayer Service. We have fellowship with Father God in His love. The love is eternal, so we have eternal life up to the throne of heaven forever.
52:11. Depart! Depart! Go out from there, Touch no unclean thing; Go out from the midst of her, Be clean, You who bear the vessels of the LORD.
52:12. For you shall not go out with haste, Nor go by flight; For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
If we are shepherded and do not defile our garments, we will be used in the revival of the building of the perfect body of Christ or the one of Holy Spirit in the last rain. It starts from marriage, shepherding, inter-shepherding, until the Israelites and the Gentiles become one perfect body of Christ.
If we minister God, we will be directly taken care of and protected by Him, so we experience peace. We are safe and full.
God will go before us, so we have beautiful and successful future.
If we are not shepherded, we will have on filthy mantle like Bartimaeus although we do activity or ministry.
Consequently, we are naked. Our life is not beautiful up to perdition forever.
- Serving and ministering God faithfully, well, and fervently. All things become good and we experience the heavenly bliss up to the happiness of the marriage supper of the Lamb of God when Jesus comes a second time.
25:21. "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
- The tunic of many colors is the one of bride or the Bride Tidings.
19:11. Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
19:13. He was clothedwith a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
19:16. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
19:6. And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
19:7. "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
4:3. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
4:4. whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
The light of the gospel of the glory of Christ is the same as the solid food or the teaching word that is sharper than any two-edged sword, namely the one that purifies saved people up to being perfect and worthy to greet Jesus when He comes a second time on the glorious clouds.
8:1. Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him,
13:22. And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
Why are the gospel and teaching needed everywhere? Because there are many naked people, so they need to be saved by the gospel word and purified by the true teaching word or the Bride Tidings up to being perfect like Jesus.
5:25. Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,
5:26. and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.
5:27. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.
5:28. For she said, "If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well."
5:29. Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.
5:30. And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, "Who touched My clothes?"
The condition of the naked man is as follows:
There are many efforts but they are unable to help, even the condition is growing worse.
- Producing stench.
- Being defiled.
- Having no power and being unable to do anything.
- Something that grows worse even impossible.
The last effort is "If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well".
The facts found in touching Jesus'clothes are as follows:
- Humbling our life up to becoming obedient, so we will be purified.
- There are pomegranates upon the train of robe. It means the unity of the heart to worship God with broken heart up to the tongues.
28:33. " And upon its hem you shall make pomegranatesof blue, purple, and scarlet, all around its hem, and bells of goldbetween them all around:
28:35. "And it shall be upon Aaron when he ministers, and its sound will be heard when he goes into the holy placebefore the LORD and when he comes out, that he may not die.
As a result, Holy Spirit will be poured out in the midst of us to change the decay into fragrance. The thing that has been destroyed can be good. The impossible thing becomes possible. All things become easy and light. We experience peace. All problems are finished until our faces beam.
It continues until Jesus comes a second time that we are changed to become as perfect as He is. We are worthy to greet Him when He comes a second time on the glorious clouds and we enter the throne of heaven.
God blesses us.