Thursday, July 29
Mercy in the Middle
Revelation 7:1-17 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree...
think about it.
Whom does the angel seal (7:2-8)? Describe the great multitude that John sees before the throne and the Lamb (7:9-14). What does this tell you about God's commitment to His people?
Death, destruction and judgment are what we see in Revelation 6. So you might be expecting more of the same in Revelation 7, but not so. Judgment is put on hold. You see, Revelation 7 is all about the salvation of both Jews and Gentiles during the seven year Tribulation. Even in this time of judgment, God still wants to reconcile people to Him through the blood of Jesus Christ (vs. 14). Pretty incredible.
So what does this passage show/tell us about God? Tami W.
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