—Children of Abraham by Faith
—Part 14 of "The Garden of Eden"
—Revelation Chapter 7
1. REVELATION CHAPTER 7 IS THE SEVENTH IN THE FIRST SEVEN CHAPTERS OF THE THREE SEVENS OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION. This is the last chapter in the first part of Revelation, which has to do with the introduction of this marvellous Revelation, & a preview of the immediate history of the World from the time of John, who was receiving the Revelation about 107 A.D. He was about 90 himself‚ on the Isle of Patmos in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey, near the seven churches which he talks about & to whom he is writing & giving this Revelation which he had received from the Lord.
2. AND FROM THAT FIRST CHAPTER OF INTRODUCTION—ACTUALLY ABOUT THREE INTRODUCTORY CHAPTERS—Chapter one is an introduction, Chapters 2 & 3, Letters to the Churches—& then on into the Throne Scene through this next chapter, is a preview of history in advance, a preview of the future from John's day to the very End. We've just completed reading this Sixth Chapter, in which there is a great cataclysmic terrible time in which the Wrath of God is being poured out upon man for his sins in the very Endtime‚ & then comes this Seventh Chapter which is almost like a pause in the beautiful Revelations, & it is just at the very end of this whole preview of the future that was to begin in John's day.
3. HE SAYS, "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 winds should not blow on the Earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree." Now these are the winds of God's judgements upon man—sinful wicked idolatrous man—for refusing the Love & Laws of God & His Saviour Jesus Christ. "And I saw another angel ascending from the East‚ having the seal of the living God: & he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt the Earth & the sea." There were four angels being prepared to execute the judgements of God upon sinful man & his wicked Earth.
4. BUT THIS ANGEL CAME FIRST, WHO HAD THE SEAL OF GOD IN HIS HAND‚ & he said to the four angels of judgement: "Hurt not the Earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads." He said, "Wait! Don't mete out the judgements of God yet on wicked man until we have sealed the good men—the servants of God—with the seal of God in their foreheads." "And I heard the number of them which were sealed, & there were sealed an hundred & forty & four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel."
5. NOW WHO WERE THE FIRST CHRISTIANS? WHO WERE THE FIRST SAINTS OF GOD? Where did Jesus first conduct His ministry & where did the Apostles‚ His Disciples, first follow Him & preach the Gospel? It was in a little tiny land called Israel on the far Eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, just a bare little strip of land averaging not more than 50 miles wide & about 250 miles long, that has caused the Earth more joy & more trouble than any other spot on the face of the Earth!
6. IT HAS BROUGHT TO THIS WORLD A MARVELLOUS HISTORY OF MAN & THE GOD OF MAN & THE BIBLE & JESUS CHRIST THE MESSIAH‚ the story of Creation, the salvation of man in Jesus' death on the cross there‚ & then one of the greatest curses ever levied upon the Earth, & that is when [many of the religious leaders of the] Jews rejected their own King, refused their own Messiah, & crucified Him on a cruel cross—had Him crucified technically by the Roman soldiers. ...
7. IT WAS THEY WHO FIRST ARRESTED HIM WITH THE HELP OF HIS DISLOYAL & TRAITOROUS DISCIPLE, JUDAS, & who paid Judas to betray Him, & who brought Him first into their religious courts to accuse Him of blasphemy & claiming to be the Son of God, & then brought Him before the government of Rome & the Governor Pontius Pilate & accused Him of sedition & treason & the breaking of Roman laws, because He couldn't be executed simply for violating religious laws, He couldn't be executed under Roman government.
8. UNDER THE OLD MOSAIC LAW WHEN MOSES RULED & THE KINGS OF ISRAEL RULED & ISRAEL WAS INDEPENDENT, the violation of religious law was sufficient, & there were 26 capital punishments worthy of death under the old Mosaic Law. But the Romans had a different law. It was a bit milder, & a mere infraction of religious law—particularly the religion of the Jews & Judaism—was not sufficient to warrant death in the case of any person who was accused merely of some kind of variation of doctrine & a so-called blasphemy or a violation of Jews' religious rules.
9. THEY ACCUSED HIM IN THEIR OWN COURT BEFORE THE HIGH PRIEST, OF BLASPHEMY BECAUSE HE CLAIMED TO BE THE SON OF GOD, This to them was blasphemy, because they didn't believe it. It was only blasphemy because they didn't believe it, that He was the Son of God, when He was. But He stood & just took it silently. It was even beneath Him to even answer their foolish questions. He held their court of religious law in contempt, probably thinking about how the Court of God, the great Judgement of God someday was going to hold them in contempt & they would be brought before Him & before God to be judged for their wickedness & their self–righteousness, their hypocrisy, their cruelty to the poor, their selfishness & their violation of every law of God, especially His Law of Love!
10. BUT THEY COULDN'T CONDEMN HIM TO DEATH ACCORDING TO THEIR LAW. They had to first go though the Roman court & get some kind of a trumped-up excuse of a violation of the Roman laws. So they took Him to Pilate & accused Him of treason & sedition & speaking against Rome. Pilate examined Him publicly & privately & came out with his decision: "I have found no fault in this Man! As far as I'm concerned, He's innocent! I see nothing where of to accuse Him." (Jn.18:38.)
11. BUT BEING A POLITICIAN & WANTING TO PLEASE THE JEWS OVER WHOM HE WAS RULING AS THE ROMAN GOVERNOR over a conquered Jewish nation, he said, "I don't see any reason to crucify this Man according to Roman laws. Nevertheless‚ I'll give you a choice. You have a popular Jewish terrorist, a radical revolutionary who's leading a rebellion against the Roman Empire, who has killed & stolen & robbed & committed murder & many crimes, nevertheless, he's one of your heroes! I'll give you a choice between Barabbas, the Jewish terrorist, the Jewish rebel revolutionary against the Roman occupational government—or Jesus!—Would you have this criminal Barabbas?—Or your King‚ Jesus?" They said, "We have no King but Caesar!" (Jn.18:38-40; 19:15.)
12. WHAT A BUNCH OF LIARS & HYPOCRITES & POLITICIANS, TYPICAL RELIGIOUS LEADERS! Nearly all the denominations I ever knew anything about, its leaders were a bunch of money-mad politicians & ready to compromise with the government or with criminals or with the Devil himself if they thought it was to their advantage! [These] Jews hated Jesus because He had exposed them. They hated Him because He had exposed their sins to the public, & so they kept attacking Him. He tried to avoid them, He tried not to answer them, He tried not to even talk to them.
13. HE WAS ONLY INTERESTED IN LOVING THE POOR & THE COMMON MAN & THE GENERAL RUN OF THE PEOPLE, trying to speak to the mob, trying to speak to the crowds who followed Him seeking healing & even bread, & most of all, spiritual answers & salvation. That's where the need was, that's who He wanted to talk to‚ & He talked to them, spoke to them in love of the wonderful love of God, the only Law of God—Love!—That the 10 commandments of Moses were soon to pass away & there would only be one law left—God's only Law of Love!
14. THE 10 COMMANDMENTS ARE NO MORE, BELOVED! You no longer have to obey the 10 commandments, God only has one law now—the Law of Jesus, the Law of Love‚ "to love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, & thy neighbour as thyself." (Mt.22:36–39) This infuriated the ... religious leaders! They said, "This Man speaks against Moses & against the Law & claims to be the Son of God!" Pilate said, "That doesn't make any difference to me. I have nothing to do with your religion. So what?" "Yes‚ but He speaks against Caesar and against the Roman government, & He says you shouldn't pay your taxes & that you shouldn't obey Roman law."—All lies of course!
15. AND SO PILATE HONESTLY QUESTIONED HIM ABOUT IT & FOUND THAT THESE WERE LIES—THEY WERE UNTRUE. So he thought he'd give them a chance: If they were fair & honest, of course, why shouldn't they pick this Man Who was good & honest & pure & had broken no Roman law, & Who was even acclaimed by some to be their King, the King of the Jews!—And by some to be the Messiah of the Jews, the Saviour! If he gave them a choice‚ like a politician, between this violent murderous terrorist Barabbas, leader of the Zealots or the terrorists of his day, surely they would pick Jesus, the Man of Peace, not Barabbas, the man of war!
16. BUT WHEN THE DECISION CAME & THE CHOICE CAME, HE SAID TO THE MOB ... , "WHICH WILL YE HAVE, BARABBAS, OR JESUS WHO IS CALLED THE CHRIST, THE MESSIAH, YESHUA HA MESSIAH?" And they said, "Give us Barabbas! Barabbas!" And he said, "Then what shall I do with Jesus Who is called the Christ?"—or the Messiah. They said, "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" ... And from the moment [those who] said, "Crucify Him‚" they sealed their own doom! They rejected their Saviour, they rejected their Messiah, they rejected their King & therefore they were no longer Israel, nor the Kingdom of God, nor the People of God! They were reprobates! Criminals! Anti-Christ! Children of the Devil, as Jesus called them! (Jn.8:44.)
17. ... Therefore having rejected Jesus Christ the Son of God‚ the Messiah & his only Saviour, therefore he is no longer a Jew!—And the Jews are no longer Israel! And Israel is no longer the Promised Land, the Holy Land of God! ... —And I know it because I've been there & seen them!
18. I ONCE WENT THERE THINKING THAT THAT WAS THE HOPE OF THE WORLD, the restored, redeemed Israel, the regathered "people of God"—quote, quote! And I found them hating Christ & hating Jesus & hating Christianity & hating every spot in Palestine where Jesus had walked & which figured in New Testament Christian history, attempting to change the names so you wouldn't even recognise the places mentioned in the New Testament where Jesus walked & ministered & healed & performed miracles & finally was bought by them, His betrayal bought, & where He was accused by them & brought to crucifixion.
19. OF COURSE THEY COULDN'T DIRTY & SULLY THEIR LILY–WHITE HANDS WITH THE BLOOD OF THIS CRIMINAL, AS THEY CALLED HIM, so they let the Roman soldiers do the dirty work—men who knew nothing about what was going on & for whom Jesus pled: "Father forgive them, they know not what they do!" The poor Roman soldiers who nailed Him to the cross & were casting lots for His garment, they didn't know what they were doing. They were as dumb as most Romans today, dumb as most Systemites today & the law today—it seems to be almost ignorant of the laws of God.
20. ... I would say we probably have more Jews & Jewish children in our Family than almost any religious body in proportion in the World—including me!
21. ... "Ichbin a Yiddisher Mann mit a Yiddisher hartz und ein glaiber in der Yiddisher meshiah, Yeshua Ha Messiah." "I am a Jewish man with a Jewish heart & a believer in the Jewish Messiah, Jesus Christ!" But [some Jews] still hate Him today!
22. AND HE [PILATE] SAID, "WHAT THEN OF JESUS?" THEY SAID, "CRUCIFY HIM! HIS BLOOD BE UPON US & UPON OUR CHILDREN!" (Mt.27:25.) ... Only forty years later the Roman legions under Titus marched into Palestine, then called Israel, because of the rebellion of the Jews under the Zealots & these Jewish terrorists.
23. The Jews ... brought the greatest wonderful news on Earth when they were right with God—the knowledge of the one God, the true God & His beautiful Scriptures, the history of man & His dealings with man. And then they brought into the World one little Jewish girl, 16 years of age, a virgin, a little unwed mother who copulated with God Himself & brought forth a Son, the Son of God, Jesus Christ!
24. AND HE GREW UP THERE & HE MINISTERED THERE, HE PREACHED THERE, HE WON SOULS THERE BY THE THOUSANDS until He infuriated the established religion—the established Jewish Church—because of His popularity & His contradiction of their traditions & their hard, unloving ways, & the heavy burdens they laid upon the poor. They lived themselves in riches & luxury‚ while they laid burdens on the poor that could hardly be borne ... !
25. UNTIL FINALLY WHEN HE EXPOSED THEIR HYPOCRISY & THEIR SELFRIGHTEOUSNESS & THEIR LACK OF LOVE & THEIR LACK OF FAITH IN GOD—though they claimed to be religious & faithful adherents to Judaism & the Temple & to God—He proved before the people, before the common multitude‚ the mob, that they were phonies & fakes & hypocrites! And they were furious because they were exposed! So they said, "We've got to kill Him! He must be killed!"
26. SO THEY BOUGHT OFF ONE OF HIS OWN TRAITOROUS DISCIPLES, paid thirty pieces of silver, thirty shekels for His betrayal‚ & then brought Him finally to the government to be crucified with trumped-up charges of Him breaking the laws of Rome!—Same as they do us, & have done many times, brought us to court, claimed we'd broken the laws of the System—lies! Whereas they themselves break them all the time in their persecution & their hounding & deprogramming of us, & the System lets them get off, get away with it, scot-free!—Kidnapping, imprisonment, torture & murder!
27. HERE THEY REJECTED THEIR MESSIAH, & AS A RESULT, WHEN THEY SAID, "HIS BLOOD BE UPON US & OUR CHILDREN," GOD SAID, "LET IT BE SO!" "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap!" (Gal. 6:7.) They sowed violence, injustice, crucifixion upon Jesus & His disciples, unbelief, & therefore the unbelieving Romans marched in 40 years later under Titus & they almost wiped out the Jews of Palestine! They almost completely wiped them out!
28. THEY CRUCIFIED ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND JEWS ON THE HILLS SURROUNDING JERUSALEM ALONE‚ & a total of over a million Jews throughout the land!—And they burned down their Holy Temple, completely destroyed it, & it has never been rebuilt since, & will not be, until the time of their new messiah‚ the Antichrist, the anti-God, Devil-in-the-flesh whom they will worship & believe!
29. THEY REJECTED THE TRUE MESSIAH, THEY REFUSED TO RECEIVE THE TRUTH, SO GOD WILL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION THAT THEY MIGHT BELIEVE A LIE!—The Antichrist, the false god, the fake saviour, the phony messiah!—And him they will believe that they might believe a lie that they might be damned for their unbelief & their cruelty! (2Th.2:10-12.)
30. MY GOD, HOW CRUEL [SOME HAVE] BEEN TO US & OUR CHILDREN. How they have hated & hounded us from country to country, because we have won their children to their own Messiah, Jesus Christ! He's no longer their own, He has disowned them! They're no longer His people‚ no longer God's people, no longer the children of God, no longer Jews, & Israel is no longer His Holy Land!
31. HE'S CAST THEM OUT & SCATTERED THEM INTO EVERY NATION ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH‚ & only in recent years have they been starting to regather to come back to Israel again in fulfilment of God's prophecies that He was going to be merciful to a remnant, a small number of them in the very End. But yet they will not believe until they really see Him coming, & then they will lament for Him as for an only Son. (Zec.12:10.)
32. THEN THEY WILL LOOK ON HIM WHOM THEY PIERCED, & ONLY THEN WILL THEY BELIEVE—a few, a mere handful ... !
38. THEY BELIEVE IN AN OLD BOOK‚ THE OLD TESTAMENT, WHICH IS ANCIENT HISTORY, LAWS WHICH ARE PAST!—Null & void, no longer in existence!—Wiped out by the coming & death of Jesus Christ & His message of love, to just love God & love your neighbour—in this is all the law & all the Prophets, the whole works! There're no longer any Ten Commandments, Jesus swept them away! He fulfilled them in His Law of Love‚ to love God & love your neighbour—that's all you need to do today.
39. TODAY GOD'S ONLY LAW IS LOVE, NOT THE MOSAIC TEN COMMANDMENTS! My God, there were commandments before that—as we talked to you in one of our chapters here—that even the commandment to have sex & to be fruitful & multiply was the first commandment of God, not even in the Ten Commandments of God, & yet that one's ignored by the System & the World today & is considered evil & wicked & sinful to have sex, & even to have children in some places.
41. BUT PRAISE GOD‚ JESUS WAS A JEW! He knew the Jewish Bible. The Jews brought the Scriptures to the World & the knowledge of the one True God, & that little Maiden brought in the Saviour, the Messiah into this World, the Son of God. But they rejected Him, so they're no longer His people, they're no longer Jews, they're no longer Israel!
42. ONLY BELIEVERS ARE NOW THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM BY FAITH, as God's Word itself says (Gal.3:7), & Abraham was not a Jew! Think of that! He was born long before Judah & the Jews, the children of Israel or Jacob the Deceiver, his grandson down the line—Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. Jacob's name was changed to Israel & his son was Judah, one of the twelve tribes of Israel, so Abraham was three or four generations before the Jews—he was not a Jew!—He was a son of Heber the Hebrew!—Not a Jew! (Gen.14:13.)
43. BUT HE WAS A BELIEVER IN GOD & A CHILD OF GOD WITHOUT BEING A JEW, because he was a child of God by faith in God & His coming Messiah! He looked forward to the Saviour of the World, the Son of God, Jesus the Christ‚ Yeshua Ha Messiah. As we now look backward to His death, he looked forward to His death that God promised‚ & that all of those who believed in Him would be the children of Abraham by faith.
44. I AM A CHILD OF GOD & A SON OF ABRAHAM BY FAITH IN GOD & HIS SON JESUS CHRIST, therefore we [all believers in Jesus] are the true Israel of God! We are the only genuine Jews of today! We are the only chosen people of God & the children of God & the children of Abraham today! ...
46. HE SAID, "THE CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM SHALL BE CAST OUT"—the former so-called children of the Kingdom, the Jews. Jesus told His disciples, "Ye shall sit down in the Kingdom of God with Abraham, Isaac & Jacob at the table of God, & the children of the Kingdom shall be cast out for their unbelief!" (Mt.8:11,12.) Only the believers in Jesus Christ, like me & like you, if you have Jesus & are a Christian‚ will sit with Jesus in His Kingdom!
47. WE'RE THE ONLY JEWS OF TODAY! WE'RE THE ONLY TRUE CHOSEN PEOPLE OF TODAY! WE'RE THE ONLY TRUE ISRAEL OF GOD TODAY! ...
48. ... If it were not for the love & the patience & the protection of God, we wouldn't be alive here today! And there are no doubt people who are going to see this video & hear this message who will hate me & hound me & hunt me & try to kill me as they already have, because of the truth!
49. I AM TELLING YOU THE TRUTH ABOUT THE JEWS LIKE JESUS DID! He said, "You're not of God‚ you're of your father the Devil!" He said, "Who is My mother, who are My brothers & sisters?"—In other words, who are the true Jews? He said, "He that doeth the will of My Father, he is My mother & My brother & My sister! He's the true Jew, the true people of God, the true Israel, the true chosen people of God, they that do the will of My Father. ... And this is the will of God‚ that ye do believe on Jesus Christ Whom He hath sent!" (Jn.8:44; Mt.12:48-50; 1Jn.3:23.)
50. THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT WILL OF GOD—THAT YOU RECOGNISE JESUS AS THE SON OF GOD, & believe on Him as your Saviour‚ receive His love from God in His death on the cross as He took the punishment of your sins so that you could be saved, so that you could be forgiven. As Jesus your Big Brother took your punishment for you, & God the Father permitted Him to volunteer to do so in order to save you, so that you wouldn't have to suffer for your sins.
51. THAT'S THE TRUTH OF GOD! THAT'S THE TRUE PICTURE! THIS IS ONE OF EDEN'S REVELATIONS here in the Garden of Eden of His Word & the truth of His Words & what He says about the future. But thank God, there were a lot of Jews who received Jesus Christ as their Saviour! Virtually all the first disciples of Christ were Jews—thousands of them, tens of thousands of them! Almost the entire early Christian Church were all Jews & priests & Levites & some of them outstanding leaders of the Jewish nation!
52. ALMOST ALL OF THE EARLY CHRISTIANS WERE JEWS WHO RECEIVED JESUS AS THEIR MESSIAH, as their King, as the Son of God! Therefore they became true Jews, spiritual Israel, genuine children & sons of God & sons of Abraham by faith! But in rejecting Him, it would have done them no good whatsoever to be a Jew. What profit is there to be a Jew? Well‚ our dear Jewish Apostle Saul—Saul who became Paul—thinks there's quite a bit!
53. HE WASTED A HELL OF A LOT OF HIS TIME GOING AROUND TRYING TO CONVERT SOME OF THE HIERARCHY & THE CHIEF PRIESTS & even tried to compromise with the Jewish church of his day & went back to the Temple & shaved his head & went through the motions of the ceremonies of his old God-forsaken church & God-forsaken people to try to appease them & compromise with them, & they nearly killed him! It was a hopeless, fruitless mission that finally brought his imprisonment & death under the Romans‚ a foolish mistake to go back & try to preach the Gospel to those dogs & swine before whom he cast his pearls & his bread! They turned again & trampled them under their feet & rended him & tried to kill him!
54. SO DEAR APOSTLE PAUL FOUND OUT THAT HIS DEAR JEWISH BRETHREN WEREN'T ALL THAT RECEPTIVE & WEREN'T ALL THAT JEWISH‚ because when it came to the showdown they wanted none of Jesus & nothing to do with Christ & they hated Christians ... ! They're just waiting to ban your New Testament, Christians, because it speaks against the Jews, & according to laws of almost every Western nation where they have gotten laws passed against anti-Semitic people & anti-Semitic literature, where it's against the law to say anything against the Jews, & it's against the law to print anything that says anything against the Jews, they already have the laws to ban the Bible!
55. THEY ALREADY HAVE THE LAWS PASSED IN THEIR FAVOUR TO BAN THE NEW TESTAMENT! They're just waiting for their chance & the opportune moment when the public can be convinced it's to their advantage to ban the Bible, particularly the New Testament, & get rid of all these troublemaking Christians & churches, & worship the Antichrist, the Beast & his idol Image that he'll set up there where the Temple once was, & follow this false messiah, this phony saviour‚ this Devil-man, Satan himself incarnate, as much a son of the Devil as Jesus was a Son of God! But they'll follow him, because they are of their father the Devil, as Jesus said!
56. NOW THAT'S BIBLE, WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IT OR NOT! I am giving you a revelation from the Word of God—one of Eden's Revelations all the way from Eden to the Book of Revelation—& that's the truth of God whether you like it or not, or believe it or not! That's it! You say, "You're a hard man! You sound like you preach hate & anti-Semitism!" I'm just telling you the truth of God's Word!—If the Bible is anti-Jewish, so be it!
57. WHEN THE GREAT APOSTLE PETER STOOD UP‚ SO-CALLED FOUNDER OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH—you Catholics ought to think something about that—in the first sermon he preached when the Jews wanted to know, "What are you preaching? What's going on here?" He said, "We preach Christ whom ye—you Jews—crucified!" That's what he said! (Ac.2:36.)
58. AND ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT, THEIR BITTEREST ENEMIES WERE THE JEWS! Their bitterest persecutors & betrayers were the Jews who rejected Christ & who constantly brought'm before the government of every country they went to, before the Romans, dragged them into the courts & had them beaten & punished & imprisoned & killed because they were Jews who had accepted Jesus Christ as their Saviour—true Jews‚ followers of Jesus Christ!
59. SO HERE WE HAVE THIS MARVELLOUS PASSAGE HERE IN THE SEVENTH CHAPTER saying how these final wonderful Jewish Christians were sealed with the seal of God in their forehead because they'd accepted Jesus Christ! Also, they who love Jesus will reject the Mark of the Beast in their forehead or their hand, the mark of the Devil! So He said‚ "Before we mete out these judgements here upon wicked men & the Antichrist kingdom"—these are about things that are to happen in the very End—we must seal the Believers, the true Children of God, the true Israel, the true Jews!"
60. NOW YOU CAN INTERPRET THIS PASSAGE ONE OF TWO WAYS: You can say, "Well, this meant the Early Church, all of those early Christians who were Jews, who were saved‚ & therefore were sealed of God." And He talks about how the number of them which were sealed were 144,000, & of each tribe 12,000. Well, it's possible that this 144‚000 were the early Jewish Christians that Jesus is saying are sealed here.
61. OTHERS BELIEVE THAT THIS MEANS THAT THERE WILL BE JEWS IN THE VERY ENDTIME, in the time of the Antichrist & the Tribulation who recognise that he is not their saviour, he's not the Messiah, he's not the Son of God‚ & wake up to the fact that Jesus is the Christ, & that they have ignored their true Messiah, & who will be saved then, & God will seal them then. Because it speaks pretty specifically about these people being of the Children of Israel in the fourth verse‚ & of the various tribes, naming the tribes one by one in the succeeding verses. We won't take time to read it all now, you can read it for yourselves—the seventh chapter of Revelation.
62. NOW DON'T IGNORE THIS: AFTER HAVING SEALED THESE JEWISH BELIEVERS, obviously Jewish Christian believers, 144,000, 12,000 of each tribe of Israel, ninth verse: "After this I beheld, & lo‚ a great multitude which no man could number, of all nations, & kindreds, & people, & tongues, stood before the throne, & before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, & palms in their hands; & cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne‚ & unto the Lamb!"
63. THIS IS THE GREAT MOB, THE GREAT HOSTS OF HEAVEN & EARTH WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST—be they Jews or Gentiles, be they Israelites or goyim—because there's no longer any Jew or Gentile in Christ Jesus, no male nor female, no black or white, no Jew or Gentile, no rich or poor, no difference in the Kingdom of Christ now! We're all the same to Jesus‚ all brothers & sisters in the one Family of God!
64. "AND THEY CRIED WITH A LOUD VOICE, SAYING‚ SALVATION TO OUR GOD WHICH SITTETH UPON THE THRONE, & UNTO THE LAMB. And all the angels stood round about the throne, & about the elders & the four beasts, & fell before the throne on their faces, & worshipped God, saying, Amen: Blessing‚ & glory, & wisdom, & thanksgiving, & honour, & power, & might, be unto our God for ever & ever. Amen."
65. YOU NOTICE THE ANGELS COULD ONLY SAY "AMEN." Because as my Mother used to sing: "For angels never knew the joy that our salvation brings!" They can only witness it. They were never lost, at least God's angels were not, so they can't know the joy of salvation. But they can say amen to it & witness it & help us & love us & comfort us & protect us, thank God!
66. "AND ONE OF THE ELDERS ANSWERED‚ SAYING UNTO ME‚ WHAT ARE THESE WHICH ARE ARRAYED IN WHITE ROBES & WHENCE CAME THEY?" "One of the elders answered"—sounds more like he's asking questions to me!—"And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest." John says, "I don't know! You're the guy that's supposed to know!" One of the elders. Notice there were 24 elders?—Probably the 12 outstanding leaders of the Jews before Christ that God considers the most important leaders of the Jews‚ such as Abraham, Moses, etc., down through the ages, & the prophets of God, the most important Jews & descendants of Abraham who truly loved God & really knew the score.
67. AND THE OTHER 12, PROBABLY BEING THE 12 APOSTLES OR LEADERS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH‚ pioneers of the Christian faith, or maybe the leaders down though the ages, who knows? I don't know, I might turn out to be one of the elders, who knows? Ha! (Some of my enemies are really going to laugh at that one!) I'm sure the 24 are going to be the 12 most important leaders of both the Jewish church of the Old Testament, & the 12 most important leaders of the Christian church of the New Testament, down through all the ages covering thousands of years! God's going to honour the 24 most outstanding leaders of His people for the past 6000 years!
68. HE SAID, "YOU KNOW!" Yes, he knew, he was just asking a rhetorical question, he wanted to see if John knew. "And he said to me, these are they which came out of great tribulation, & have washed their robes, & made them white in the blood of the Lamb."—Those who are saved! This is the great mighty host, the multiplied millions & billions of the saved that are getting this Mark of God in their foreheads to protect them from the Enemy & from the Beast & the forces of Hell!—The Christians. "Therefore are they before the throne of God, & serve Him day & night in His Temple." Here's the host of God in Heaven & saved!
69. "AND HE THAT SITTETH ON THE THRONE SHALL DWELL AMONG THEM!" He'll sit on the throne & dwell among them. It doesn't say we're going to go up & dwell with God! It says God's going to come down & dwell with us! It says that all through the Bible & to the very last chapter, that God is going to come down & dwell with us here on the Earth eventually—in the New Earth!
70. "WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY?" THE LITTLE TRACT SAYS. "Are you going to Heaven or Hell?" Well, Beloved‚ I'm not going to either one! PG! Well, I'll go up to the Heavenlies for a little short time, just a few weeks or a month during the marvellous marriage Supper of the Lamb, while God is wreaking His wrath here, the Wrath of God on Earth, Hell on Earth, & then we'll come back & conquer this World for Jesus, & rule & reign over it as the Kingdom of God forever!
71. SO OUR HEAVEN'S GOING TO BE HERE ON EARTH! John saw the Holy City—that place called Heaven—coming down from God out of Heaven‚ unto the Earth, unto man! And God, he said, will now make His dwelling with men below! (Rev.21:2‚3.) He's come down to man's level to love him & to live with him & to keep him forever! "And they shall hunger no more."
72. HERE THIS SEVENTH CHAPTER ENDS WITH A BEAUTIFUL VISION OF HEAVEN—the raptured saints & the vision of Heaven! "They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat." They lived in a hot country there where they didn't appreciate sunshine, they liked the clouds better than the sunshine!
73. "FOR THE LAMB WHICH IS IN THE MIDST OF THE THRONE SHALL FEED THEM, & shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." There you are! (To Cameraman:) I'm finished reading now‚ you can come back & settle down on my ugly mug, from which God's going to wipe away all tears!—Neither hunger nor thirst any more, nor suffer pain or agony or death any more.
74. GOD DOESN'T SAY THERE AREN'T GOING TO BE ANY TEARS. I think a lot of people when they get to Heaven & face the Lord are going to cry & weep over their sins & their failures & faults & be ashamed, some to live in everlasting contempt for their failures & disobediences & sins against God, but nevertheless forgiven & saved.—But no crown, no reward, no "Well done, thou good & faithful servant," only tears & shame when they meet God.
75. BUT ISN'T THE LORD WONDERFUL & LOVING & MERCIFUL? He says He's going to wipe away all those tears‚ & He's going to wipe away all that memory of those evil years‚ & no more pain, no more death‚ no more sorrow, no more tears, only eternal, wonderful happiness, joy & paradise on Earth like this, only better, forever & ever & ever. Hallelujah!
76. YOU SEE HOW THESE FIRST SEVEN CHAPTERS COVER THE WHOLE HISTORY OF MAN FROM THE DAYS OF JOHN UNTIL THE DAYS OF OUR FINAL HEAVEN ON EARTH! It is a kind of a résumé, a preview of the history of man. Now in our next study we're going to get into the details of the Endtime, the last time when He opens the Seventh Seal, the very Endtime seal‚ & he gives you the details of what happens in this Endtime period, in the Eighth Chapter. But that's for next time.
77. NOW WE'VE COVERED WHAT WAS FUTURE IN JOHN'S DAY, BUT NOW IS MOSTLY HISTORY except these last few scenes of the saints in the heavenly places. From here on it's all about the Endtime that hasn't happened yet, under the Seventh Seal with the Seven Trumpets of the Tribulation period, the last most horrible day in Earth's history & in man's rule, & man's inhumanity to man.
78. SO IF YOU WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THAT‚ AT LEAST WANT TO BE FOREWARNED OF WHAT IS COMING—to be forewarned is to be forearmed—we'll have a lot to tell you about the future! Up to now, we've pretty well covered the past—past future, future in John's day in seven introductory chapters—now we're going into what is future for you! So come back again if you want to know what's going to happen next!
79. YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE'S THE ONLY NEWS BOOK IN THE WORLD! This is really news‚ because it tells you in advance what's going to happen next! Whereas the newspapers are not really newspapers, they're history papers! They tell you what's already happened. It's already history. This is the only News Book! This tells you what's going to happen. If you want to know what's going to happen, you come back again & listen to the Word of God! PTL! ILY! GBY!
80. GOD BLESS & KEEP THEM‚ LORD, & MAKE THEM A BLESSING TO MANY, & most of all, keep them by helping them to receive You, Jesus, as their Saviour, be they Jew or Gentile, that they might all become the Jews of God‚ the true spiritual Israel of God, the true Children of God, the true chosen people of God, Thy Children, Lord, those who have received Thy Son Jesus Christ in their hearts as their Saviour & been forgiven of their sins & have joined the happy Family of God, His Family of Love, Thy Family of Love‚ Lord, Thy Children of Love, just by taking You, Jesus‚ into their hearts in a simple prayer‚ in Jesus' name.
81. LORD, THEY CAN RECEIVE YOU RIGHT NOW IF THEY WILL, by just saying, "Jesus, come into my heart! I believe You are the Son of God. Forgive me for my sins & help me to love You & to love others & to tell them about You, in Jesus' name." Amen. PTL! GBY! Thank you so much for even listening, but you should be thankful for having heard the Truth of God!—The Good News of God's Love!
82. I LOVE YOU WHETHER YOU BE JEW OR GENTILE, because you can only be a true Jew by believing in Jesus‚ the Jewish Messiah, the Messiah of all—Jews & Gentiles! Take Him right now as your Saviour, in Jesus' name! Amen. Praise God! GBY! X! Love you! Bye! Come back again for another Video Bible Study.