The world’s greatest revival meeting

A man once testified in one of D. L. Moody’s meetings that he had lived “on the Mount of Transfiguration” for five years. “How many souls did you lead to Christ last year?” Moody bluntly asked him. “Well,” the man hesitated, “I don’t know.” … More

Witnessing

As we consider the last half of this 7th chapter we see how God not only seals a remnant of Israel but he also saves a redeemed company of Gentiles during the Great Tribulation period. This group of 144,000 select men from Israel, will fulfill the word of Jesus that this “gospel of the kingdom” will be preached in the whole world as a witness to all nations, and then the final judgments of God will come. This group proclaims the gospel during that seven-year period that we call “the last days” of this age. It is a band of Spirit-filled Jews, converted after the church has been taken out of the world. Like 144,000 Apostle Paul’s, they preach the gospel throughout the earth during the judgments of the end times. The world’s greatest revival meeting will take place during this time. There is a most extraordinary passage in the 10th chapter of Matthew which confirms this concept.

  1. The Tribulation Saints (Gentiles) (7:9-17) - This group is made up of a multitude of people from every nation, tribe, people and language (vv. 9-12). There are various opinions as to the identity of this group but we can be confident that it is not the same group that is mentioned in the first part of the chapter. It is clearly stated that this group is from all the nations of the earth while the 144,000 is from one nation, Israel. It is also important to note that neither of these two groups represent the Church, the body of Christ in this present Age. The end of this chapter depicts a scene in Heaven which precedes the second coming of Christ to the earth (v. 13-17).

Application

It is not my desire to live on some kind of a mountain top in my Christian experience, in such a way, that does not motive me to be a witness for Jesus Christ.

Revelation 7:9-17 (English Standard Version)

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen." Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?" I said to him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. "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 shelter them with his presence. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

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