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Behold - The Seven Angels That Will Stand Before The Lord

This is part 26 of the Behold Sermon Series.


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We want to see how the story is going to end so that we know what to anticipate as we make our way through the story. Life is no different. We all have a desire to know what's going to happen next so that we can be better prepared for whatever it may be. While God has not explained everything that will take place to us, He has pulled back the curtain of tomorrow and He invites to take a look and to make proper preparations in our heart and in our life for what will come to pass shortly.

Summary: In Revelation chapter 7, we find that there is a pause that takes place before the opening of the seveventh seal and, during that pause, we are introduced to a great multitude. Who are they and what can we learn from them?


Key Scriptures


(Revelation 8:2): "And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets."



Review

In our last two thoughts, we consider Revelation chapter 7 and the pause that will take place between the breaking of the sixth and the seventh seal. Four angels are given the ability to hold back the winds of judgment long enough for a specific purpose to take place. It was then that were introduced to three groups of people that will be found at the mid-point of the Tribulation:


1) The SEALED and SERVING multitude


These are 144,000 Jewish men from the tribes of Israel that are virgins, that follow the Lord, and that cry out to God regarding the evil and the wickedness of their day. An angel is going to rise from the east, perhaps Michael the archangel, the guardian and defender of the nation of Israel, and he is going to place a seal in the

forehead of those 144,000 (the name of the Lamb’s Father) and they are going to serve God as preachers of the gospel of the kingdom during the Great Tribulation.


2) The SAVED and SUFFERING multitude


This is a great multitude of individuals that will here the gospel and will make the choice to put their faith in and practice obedience to Jesus Christ. However, these Tribulation saints will endure HUNGER, and THIRST, and HEAT, and PERSECUTION, and they will shed many TEARS as they endure Great Tribulation.


3) The STANDING and SHOUTING multitude


While these will at some point and for some period of time will be a part of the saved and suffering multitude, this multitude finds themselves in Heaven before the throne of God. That means that while these chose to put their faith in Christ, they still died be it from hunger, from war, or from persecution and perhaps a combination of the three. We concluded out thought by seeing that…


A) They are ROBBED IN RIGHTEOUS

B) They are REJOICING

C) They are REWARDED

1) The SILENCE of HEAVEN

Revelation 8:1 says, “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.


Zephaniah 1:7 says, “Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand…”


Habakkuk 2:20 says, “But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before

him.


Zechariah 2:13 says, “Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.”


A) The TIME


Revelation 8:1 says, “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.”


B) The TAKING UP OF POSITIONS


Revelation 8:2 says, “And I saw the seven angels which stood before God…”


Luke 1:19 says, “And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.


C) The TRUMPETS


Revelation 8:2 says, “And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.” 


Numbers 10:9 says, “And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.


Joshua 6:13 says, “And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.” 

2) The SUPPLICATION of the SAINTS

Revelation 6:10 says, “And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?”


Gordon said, "Prayer is the tracks for God’s will to run on."

3) The SOUNDS of the TRUMPETS

A) The FIRST TRUMPET -


Revelation 8:7 says, “The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.” 


B) The SECOND TRUMPET -


Revelation 8:8-9 says, “And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain

burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; and the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.


C) The THIRD TRUMPET -


Revelation 8:10-11 says, “And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; and the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.


D) The FOURTH TRUMPET


Revelation 8:12 says, “And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. 


Luke 21 :25-28 says, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”