REVELATION 7

Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

THE EARTHQUAKE IS HIS RESURRECTION NEW LIFE A BREAKING FORTH OF A NEW CREATION/CREATURE.

Revelation 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

Rulers: Joseph and his dream He would be ruler

Father's name Israel His father knew the dream was about him

Acts 2:16 lights turned out on Israel the old

Joel said "This is that!"

Matt. 24:32 the fig tree no fruit

This generation shall not pass away

Luke 13:6

Day of the 6th day man is over

We are in the 3rd/7th Day

Birthing of Spiritual Israel

Revelation 7:1 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.

Revelation 7:2 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,

East Resurrection, New Life, Dawning of a new day

Four - Creation

Revelation 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

     Corinthians II 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

Corinthians II 1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;

Corinthians II 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Ephesians 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Ephesians 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Revelation 7:4 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.

12 is God's divine order/government multiplied by itself (12) it equals 144

1000 is symbolic of indefinite or eternal ad infinitum

Revelation 7:5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

JUDAH/PRAISE  - The tribe of Judah was the Regal and Ruling tribe of God.  It was out of this tribe that the Lawgiver and Kings came, and it was from this tribe that the Messiah (the Deliverer) would come as a man and would become the final sacrifice (blood sacrifice) to be given as atonement for sin. As the praises of God would ascend from the midst of Israel, they released blessing, joy, strength, and victory was always their portion.

REUBEN/SEE A SON - Reuben means to  'see behold, perceive, discern, or know a son'.  His name was inscribed in the Emerald stone which represented healing life, birthing, rolling sea (water), turmoil (pangs, pain).  Its green color speaks of Resurrection (Life), Restoration (Healing), and Reinstatement (Forgiveness).

GAD/OVERCOME  - The name of Gad which means to crowd upon, attack, invade, overcome was inscribed in the diamond.  A diamond is a very hard stone and is unchangeable and adamant in its nature.  The diamond also speaks of conquering, smiting, breaking, or overcoming.  The prophetic words which were spoken concerning Gad in Gen. 49:19 were that "a troop shall overcome him, but he shall overcome at the last". 

Revelation 7:6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.

ASHER/BLESSED -   Asher means blessed, happy, prosper, straight, honest, go, guide, lead, and relieve. The Onyx stone represents to us fire and splendor.

In every circumstance, God provided for the nation of Israel.  When they came out of Egypt, they carried with them all the riches of that nation and there was not a feeble one among them (Ex. 15:1-18; Psa. 105, 106, 107).  In the wilderness, God made provision once again and fed them manna and provided quail for their meat.  Finally under the leadership of Joshua and Caleb, the nation of Israel came out of the wilderness to possess their promised land and receive their inheritance (Joshua 2:24; 11:23).  In the midst of Israel, the Father provided substance for them and He was also a cloud by day and the fire of His presence led them at night (Exodus 13:22).  Genesis 49:20 tells us, "Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties".  Truly the richness of Asher passed on to the generations and his children were blessed, and their blessings were mutual. David said in the 37th Psalm, the 25th verse: "I've never seen the righteous forsaken, nor their seed begging bread".

 

NAPHTALI/WRESTLER - The name Naphtali means to be obtained by wrestling.  This name was written in the Jasper stone which was transparent and signified water and fulness of glory. Transparent means that one is seen clearly.  
Through natural birth, Naphtali was wrestling / In blessing (Gen.49:21) Naphtali is a deer let loose (released, set free) with goodly words (fruit).  Jacob wrestled with God in Gen. 32 (under the law), but when God blessed him, his name was changed to Israel (signifying the receiving of a new nature).

MANASSEH/FORGETFULNESS - When Joseph was a young man, he shared a vision that he had with his brothers and they turned on him and sold him into slavery.  Joseph named his firstborn son Manasseh which means forgetfulness, who makes to forget, or removes.  The name Manasseh was engraved upon the Agate stone which represents delight, to become joyful, to flame a spark, or to flash or stream.  We find the name Manasseh in the 41st chapter of Genesis:  "For God has made me to forget all my toil (struggles) and all my father's house (past).  Gen. 41:51.  Although Manasseh was the firstborn or Joseph, he did not receive the "FIRSTBORN BLESSING", however, along with his brother Ephraim, he inherited his father's blessing.  He was placed through blessing, along with his brother Ephraim, upon the Breastplate of the Ephod.

When the boys were brought by Joseph to his father Jacob for blessing, Jacob crossed his hands giving the firstborn blessing to the second born son which was Ephraim.  This was a type and shadow of what was to come concerning the nation of Israel and those who would come through Jesus. A plan of redemption and reconciliation that would span the ages!

Israel was the firstborn nation of God and she received by nature of natural birth, but there was a nation to come that would receive through blessing (Abraham's seed).  A nation which would be the firstborn of the Holy Spirit through the FIRSTBORN SON!

Revelation 7:7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

SIMEON/TO HEAR  - The name of Simeon means means to hear or to discern.  It also implies obedience, content, understanding, and witness.  His name was inscribed on the Sapphire stone which also means to discern.  Additional meanings of the name are: to declare, to write, to inscribe, to enumerate, celebrate, proclaim, show forth, and also to divide or cut.  Simeon was very self-willed and deceptive as was the nation of Israel.  It was because Israel did not want to hearken to the voice of God that she was brought under a curse and taken into captivity. God promised her in 2Chr. 7:14 that if she would repent and turn from her wicked ways He would heal her land. 

 

ISSACHAR/REWARD - The name of Issachar means reward or to hire for payment and was engraved upon the Topaz stone which was golden yellow and represents seeking.  This tribe willingly accepted what was before them & were willing to work with what they had and where they were. 

The children of Issachar were mighty men in David's army and because of their ability to understand the times, all of their brethren heeded their command:

      And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.    1Chronicles 12:32

Additionally He promised that He would cause the enemy to have compassion on her children in 2Chr. 30:9.
The sons of Issachar also had understanding of the times.  "And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do;"  1Chr. 12:32 .  The ending of this verse states that all of their brethren were at their commandment.  The nation of Israel looked to them for direction not because they knew what day it was and what year, rather they looked to them because they understood what was proceeding from the heavens to that generation.  They had insight and clarity into what was being released by the Father and what to do. 

LEVI/TO BE JOINED TO, to be one with, or enjoined.     Genesis 29:34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.

Revelation 7:8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

ZEBULUN/HABITATION - dwelling, habitation, abiding, continuing, to reside or dwell within; a dwelling place to be desired.  The tribe of Zebulun traveled and they settled on the coastlands.  They were as a lighthouse, a guide in the dark, and their place of habitation became a welcome port. In Gen. 49:13 they dwelled by the sea and were a haven for ships.
They were protectors and willing to lay their lives down because it was their heart to do so.

Genesis 49:13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven(a place of safety and refuge) of the sea (of the people) ; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon (a vast supply).


In Gen. 4:24, a flashing (flaming) sword keeps the WAY of the Tree of Life.  The carbuncle stone speaks MESSAGE (Word).

 

JOSEPH/ADDING another shall come.  Genesis 30:24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.

BENJAMIN/SON OF MY RIGHT HAND Benjamin was born in Bethlehem and was the last son of Jacob and Rachel.  The birthing of Benjamin brought the death of his mother and in her final moments, Rachel (soul) called him 'Benoni' (son of my sorrow), but Israel (spirit) called him Benjamin, meaning the son of my right hand (Gen 35:18).  This name also means in the widest sense of "son", (grandson, great-grandson, etc. thereby covering all generations to come).  It was the bringing of Benjamin to Joseph in Egypt that released the provision of food to Israel (Jacob). 

Rachel represents the FREEWOMAN, GRACE, and the NEW ORDER.  She had two sons who were named Joseph (who represents Jesus) and Benjamin (who represents the Church, the SON of the right hand. Note that Benjamin was the only son born to Israel after his name change.  Joseph was the end of the OLD ORDER. Leah represents the BONDWOMAN, LAW, and the OLD ORDER.  The other ten sons of Issac came through Leah.  According to the study of numbers, ten is the number for law and completion.  In relationship to Leah and her ten sons, God clearly shows us prophetically that He is going to bring to an end the old order and complete (fulfill) the law.

The name of Benjamin was engraved upon the Amethyst, a purple stone, which symbolized kingly royalty.  Purple is the mixture of blue (divinity) with red (man) that also symbolizes God and man becoming one. Purple also signifies royalty, kingship, and redemption.  The stone was also known as the stone of the dreamer. It was in a dream that the Lord touched Jacob (Gen. 35:11), changed his nature (name), and told him "many nations and kings will come from your body".

Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

White righteousness, purity, holiness

Palms Objects of oneness Feast of Booths a sign of forthcoming tabernacles

Revelation 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

Revelation 7:11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

Revelation 7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

         Jesus Christ Who is the model for all prayers fell on His face to worship, not so much to teach us an outward posture as to show us the attitude in which our soul must be as we pray and worship. In this inward state of nothingness the soul gives God all the glory that can be given to the Creator by one of His creatures.
         How did Jesus Christ teach us to honor God as God? He became nothing, taking the form of a servant. In this way, He gave God such a high honor, though being God Himself, that a greater honor cannot be found. In this nothingness of His, He accomplishes His wonderful works! So, too, we do His will as it is done in heaven, for that is what nothingness always does.
         Phil. Chapter 3

Revelation 7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

Revelation 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

A new creature in Jesus Christ! He clothes him with Jesus Christ. These men, then, dressed in white, finding their identity in Christ.
         But where did they come from? From out of themselves! They have passed through total destruction! Their robes were stained by sin, covered by the dust...but through the loss of themselves, "their robes were washed in the blood of the Lamb."
         These people have died to themselves and now only find their life in Christ.

Galatians Chapter 2

Revelation 7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

Revelation 7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.