Revelation 7:1-4, 9-17 NKJV
THE SEAL OF ISRAEL
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.
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, saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.”
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:
THE SAVED SAINTS
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, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
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, saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”
WHO ARE THE SAVED SAINTS?
Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” 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.
BENEFITS OF BEING A SAINT
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. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; 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.”
ARE YOU A SAVED SAINT?
The question that came to me after i read the book of Revelation chapter 7 was; would i be called a saved saint in Heaven? This question applies to you all my friends.
Do we get drowned (lose our faith) during great tribulations? Have we been Redeemed by the blood of Jesus?
If and only if we are saved by the blood of Lamb (blood of Jesus) and we are able to endure every great tribulations to the end, then we can proudly remind ourselves that our heritage in heaven is very great;
- No hunger
- No thirst
- No sunburn No heat
- The Lord will be our leader
- We will drink from the Living fountain of water
- And God will wipe away every tears from our eyes.
Dear Lord, we humble ourselves before you again to seek Your face; we are here to re-dedicate our lives to you. Dear Lord, wipe away our sins with the blood of Jesus.
Father please give us grace to be counted among the saints when we get to heaven. We look forward to these heavenly heritages, please prepare us for it.
In Jesus Name we pray.