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(Rev 7:1-4) 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. 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, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. 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.
(Rev 7:5-8) Of the tribe of Judawere sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Aserwere sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. 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. Of the tribe of Zabulonwere sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
(Rev 7:9) After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, andkindreds, and people, andtongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; (Rev 7:10) And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
Right now there are 195 nations on this planet as we speak. • The “kindred” refers to races of people • (Whites, Africans, Middle Easterners ) • The “people” different groups of people that would be in the same nation and of a different culture. • Tongues (Languages) There are exactly 6,228 languages spoken on Earth today NOTES
Most people that don’t want to receive the Bible as the WORD OF GOD, make statements like “the Bible is full of contradictions • The listing of the tribes in Revelation 7 is one those places they will take you to prove their points. • There are no contradictions, only apparent contradictions. • When we see these apparent contradictions, they are God’s neon lights to draw your attention to that place. NOTES
THE PROBLEMS WITH THE TRIBES • Revelation 7 • Juda • Reuben • Gad • Aser • Nephthalim • Manasses • Simeon • Levi • Issachar • Zabulon • Joseph • Benjamin • Numbers 13 • Reuben • Simeon • Judah • Issachar • Ephraim • Benjamin • Zebulon • Manasseh • Dan • Asher • Naphtali • Gad
(Deu 29:10-14) Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Israel, Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water: That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day: That he may establish thee to day for a people unto himself, and that he may be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
(Deu 29:15-21) But with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day: (For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye passed by; And ye have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them:) Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; …The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven. And the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:
Ephraim is one of the son’s of Joseph in the Old Testament, the other being Manasseh • God chose Levi to be his tribe (priestly tribe) therefore they did not receive a land lot. But received cities in the mist of the other tribes. • Since God chose them out, they were down to eleven tribes, so God split the tribe of Joseph in to 2 groups. Based on his son’s • So why did one son get into both list but not the other? NOTES
(Hos 4:17) Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone. (Hos 5:9) Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be. (Hos 5:14) For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.
In Revelation Dan is replaced by Levi. • Levi was that 13th and priestly tribe that was separated onto God • By comparing scripture with scripture there is a connection with the tribe of Dan and the Antichrist NOTES
(Gen 49:17) Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. (Deu 33:22) And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.
(Gen 3:1) Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (1Pe 5:8) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
One of the rules to Bible study is the “law of 1st mention” • The 1st place that “cursing” is mentioned in the Bible is in connection with the tribe of Dan NOTES
(Lev 24:10) And the son of an Israelitish(Asian) woman, whose father was an Egyptian(African), went out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp; (Lev 24:11) And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of the LORD, and cursed. And they brought him unto Moses: (and his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:)
(Rev 13:1) And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (Rev 13:2) And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
(Rev 13:5) And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. (Rev 13:6) And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
ThyatIra • Judges 13-16 are about a famous Judge of Israel named Sampson that is committing fornication with a harlot. • Sampson is a picture of the Laodicean Church age believer, in that fact that he was supernaturally birthed into the kingdom and give a commission and power and used it for selfish reasons • Laodicean are the last church age and therefore Samson's death is a picture of the rapture
ThyatIra NOTES • In Judges 17 and 18, Dan, Ephraim and Levi all show up together. • We see that prophetical context is set in versus 6 “In those days’
ThyatIra NOTES • Here is Dan… A serpent and a lion (A picture of Satan ) • In the tribulation period • A picture of specifically the Antichrist • Getting a religious system just like rev. 17 • This religion has a priest that is Called father, who uses Idols as apart of his so-called worship of God