12 Tribes of Israel

12 Tribes of Israel

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Revelation 6:9-11


Revelation 6:9: “And when he” [Christ] “had opened the fifth seal,” [See Revelation 5:5, 7] “I” [John] “saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:” See Revelation 12:11 and Revelation 20:4.


Revelation 6:10: “And they" [The souls under the altar] "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?”


Revelation 6:11: “And white robes were given unto every one of them;" [See Revelation 3:5] "and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren," [The rest of the 144,000] "that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.” The killing of the Two Witnesses is the fulfillment of the aforementioned fellowservants and brethren, see Daniel 7:21, Revelation 11:7 and 2 Esdras 2:40-47.


The vision of The Fifth Seal represents the time period of the Great Tribulation.


The Fifth Seal

Revelation 7:1-8


THE SEALING OF THE 144,000


Revelation 7:1: “And after these things” [The visions] “I” [John] “saw” [Another vision] “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:” [See 2 Timothy 2:19] “and he” [The angel] “cried with a loud voice to the four angels,” [Standing on the four corners of the earth, see verse 1] “to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,” See Revelation 8:7-11 and Revelation 16:12.


Revelation 7:3: “Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we” [The angel ascending from the east, and the four angels] “have sealed the servants of our God” [The 144,000] “in their foreheads.” See Isaiah 52:4-8.


Revelation 7:4: “And I” [John] “heard the number of them" [The Servants of God] "which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.” See Revelation 14:1.


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.”


Revelation 7:6: “Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.”


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.”


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.”



Revelation 10:1-11


VISION OF THE ANGEL WITH THE LITTLE BOOK


Revelation 10:1: “And I” [John] “saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:”


Revelation 10:2: “And he” [The angel] “had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,”


Revelation 10:3: “And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.”


Revelation 10:4: “And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.”


Revelation 10:5: “And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,”


Revelation 10:6: “And sware by him” [The Most High] “that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:”


Revelation 10:7: “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound,” [His trumpet] “the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” See Revelation 11:15.



JOHN EATS THE LITTLE BOOK


Revelation 10:8: “And the voice which I” [John] “heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.”


Revelation 10:9: “And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.”


Revelation 10:10: “And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.”


Revelation 10:11: “And he” [The angel] “said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.” See Matthew 10:18-20, Mark 13:30 and John 6:40.


Revelation 11:1-6


THOSE WITHOUT THE TEMPLE


Revelation 11:1: “And there was given me” [John] “a reed like unto a rod:” [A measuring instrument] “and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.” See Revelation 21:1-2, 22-24.


Revelation 11:2: “But the court which is without the temple" [The first heaven and the first earth] "leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city" [Jerusalem] "shall they" [The Gentiles/nations] "tread under foot forty and two months.” See Luke 21:24, Daniel 7:25 and Revelation 13:5.



THE TWO WITNESSES


Revelation 11:3: “And I” [Christ] “will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days," [Three and half years, see Message to read: The Period of Great Tribulation (3 ½ Years)] "clothed in sackcloth.”


Revelation 11:4: “These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.”


Revelation 11:5: “And if any man will hurt them,” [The Two Witnesses] “fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.”


Revelation 11:6: “These” [The Two Witnesses] “have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy:" [The thousand two hundred and threescore days mentioned in verse 3] "and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.”


Revelation 13:3-8


THE BEAST WHOSE DEADLY WOUND WAS HEALED



Message to reader: The Beast Whose Deadly Wound Was Healed

In Revelation 13:3, the seventh head wounded unto death, is the fulfillment of 2 Esdras 12:28, his (the seventh head’s) deadly wound was healed, is explained in Revelation 17:8, 11. This Beast/king whose deadly wound was healed will be one of the last two rulers, to rule the earth before Christ returns, see 2 Esdras 12:29-30.



Revelation 13:3: “And I" [John] "saw one of his heads" [The SEVENTH head/The Eagle's right head] "as it were wounded to death;” [Killed, see 2 Esdras 12:28] “and his deadly wound was healed:” [See Revelation 17:8, 11] “and all the world wondered after the beast.” Whose deadly wound was healed, the SEVENTH Contrary, see 2 Esdras 12:2, 19-21, 29-30.



Message to reader: The Children of Satan

Revelation 13:4: “And they [All the world that wondered/marveled after the Beast whose deadly wound was healed] worshipped the dragon...” Satan!

The children of Satan will worship the image of the Beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. They will receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads, see Revelation 13:14-17.

The children of Satan, both Jews and Gentiles, will not follow the words of God and the testimony of Christ, see John 8:13-14, 17-18, 41-45, 47, John 10:24-26 and John 12:44, 46-48 and Acts 14:1-5.

Christ came into this world to be the light of it, see Luke 2:25-32, John 8:12 and John 12:46.

Therefore, those who followed Christ are the children of light (the children of God) and those who rejected Christ are the children of darkness (the children of the Devil/Satan), see John 3:16-21 and 1 John 3:7-12.

Just as Cain killed Abel for his righteous works, see Genesis 4:1-11, the children of Satan will kill the 144,000, see Daniel 12:10 and Revelation 20:4.



Revelation 13:4: “And they worshipped the dragon” [Satan] “which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast,” [Whose deadly wound was healed] “saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”


Revelation 13:5: “And there was given unto him" [The Beast whose deadly wound was healed] "a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” The forty and two months or 3 ½ years, is the time period of the Great Tribulation!


Revelation 13:6: “And he” [The Beast whose deadly wound was healed] “opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.”


Revelation 13:7: “And it was given unto him” [The Beast whose deadly wound was healed] “to make war with the saints," [The 144,000/Servants of God] "and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” See Revelation 13:4.



Message to reader: The Book of Life

The Most High has a book, which is called the Book of Life. Whosoever sins against the Most High, he bolts or erases their names out of his book, see Exodus 32:31-33.

Christ is the mediator of the New Testament/Covenant, those who followed him will be written in the Lamb's Book of Life, and those who deny him will not be written in his book, see Hebrews 9:14-15, Matthew 10:32-33, Revelation 3:5 and Revelation 21:27.



Revelation 13:8: “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him,” [The Beast whose deadly wound was healed, see verse 12] “whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”


Revelation 12:1-17


VISION OF THE WOMAN, CHILD, AND DRAGON


Revelation 12:1: “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:”


Revelation 12:2: “And SHE” [The Woman] “being with child cried, travailing in birth, and PAINED TO BE DELIVERED.” See Galatians 4:4-5.


Revelation 12:3: “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.”


Revelation 12:4: “And his" [The great red dragon's] "tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before THE WOMAN WHICH WAS READY TO BE DELIVERED, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.”


Revelation 12:5: “And she brought forth a MAN CHILD,” [Christ] “who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.” See Acts 1:10-11, Luke 22:69 and Revelation 3:21.


Revelation 12:6: “And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.”



SATAN CAST OUT OF HEAVEN


Revelation 12:7: “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels” [The righteous angels, see Daniel 12:1] “fought against the dragon;” [Satan] “and the dragon fought and his angels," The wicked angels.


Revelation 12:8: “And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.” See Luke 10:18.


Revelation 12:9: “And the great dragon was cast out,” [Of heaven] “that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”



THE LOUD VOICE IN HEAVEN


Revelation 12:10: “And I" [John] "heard" [At the time when Satan and his angels were cast out of heaven] "a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ:" [See Isaiah 32:15-16, Isaiah 43:19-21, John 14:19-23 and John 17:22-23] "for the accuser” [Satan] “of our brethren [See Revelation 19:10] “is cast down,” [Into the earth] “which accused them before our God day and night.”


Revelation 12:11: “And they” [The brethren/Servants of God] “overcame him” [Satan] “by the blood of the Lamb," [See Galatians 4:6-7 and John 15:14-16] "and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” See Revelation 6:9.


Revelation 12:12: “Therefore” [Because Satan and his angels are cast out of heaven, and salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ has come] “rejoice, ye heavens, and ye" [The righteous angels] "that dwell in them. Woe” [Affliction, suffering, misery etc.] “to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea!” [Mankind] “for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath," [See 1 Peter 4:17-19] "because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” See Revelation 20:1-3, 10.



Message to reader: The Period of Great Tribulation (3 ½ Years)

After Satan and his angels are cast out of heaven, into the earth, he will give power to the BEAST whose deadly wound was healed, and the False Prophet (Kings of Babylon), see Revelation 13:4, 7, 11-15. This time period is known as the Great Tribulation, see Matthew 24:21 and Daniel 12:1.

The Most High will also raise up Two Witnesses (prophets), during the Great Tribulation, he will give them power, see Revelation 11:3-6, and they will prophesy 3 ½ years (time, and times, and dividing of time; a thousand two hundred and threescore days; forty and two months, see Daniel 7:25, Revelation 11:3 and Revelation 13:5).

Matthew 24:22: “And except those days” [A thousand two hundred and threescore days/forty and two months] “should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.” See Matthew 24:30-31.

For more information, see A Time of Trouble (Daniel 12).



THE WOMAN PERSECUTRED


Revelation 12:13: “And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth," [See Revelation 12:7-9] "he” [Satan] “persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.”


Revelation 12:14: “And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she" [The woman] "might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time,” [3 ½ Years] “from the face" [The Beast whose deadly wound was healed, and the False Prophet] "of the serpent.” Satan.


Revelation 12:15: “And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he" [The serpent/Satan] "might cause her: [The woman] "to be carried away” [Destroyed] “of the flood.”


Revelation 12:16: “And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.” 


Revelation 12:17: “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed," [See Genesis 3:13-16] "which keep the commandments of God," [See John 14:9, 14, 21] "and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” See Daniel 7:21, Revelation 6:9 and Revelation 19:10.


Revelation 13:11-18


THE FALSE PROPHET


Revelation 13:11: “And I" [John] "beheld another beast” [The Eighth Contrary Feather, see 2 Esdras 12:2, 19-21, 29-30] “coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.”


Revelation 13:12: “And he” [The Eighth Contrary Feather (also known as The Little Horn and the False Prophet)] “exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him,” [See Revelation 13:4-5, 7 and Daniel 7:8, 24-25] “and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”


Revelation 13:13: “And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,”


Revelation 13:14: “And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the BEAST; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the BEAST, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”


Revelation 13:15: “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should BOTH speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” See Revelation 20:4.


Revelation 13:16: “And he” [The Eight Contrary Feather/The Little Horn/False Prophet, see Revelation 19:20] “causeth all," [Those not written in the Book of Life (the children of Satan)] "both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:” See verse 8.


Revelation 13:17: “And that no man might buy or sell, save he” [The worshippers of the BEAST] “that had the mark, or the name of the BEAST, or the number of his name.”


Revelation 13:18: “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”



Revelation 14:1-13


THE 144,000 (THE FIRSTFRUITS)


Revelation 14:1: “And I” [John] “looked,” [a vision] “and, lo, a Lamb” [Christ] “stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.” See Revelation 7:2-7.



Message to reader: The 144,000

During the reign of the BEAST whose deadly wound was healed and the False Prophet, the 144,000 shall be killed for their witness and testimony of Christ. The 144,000 will not worship the BEAST whose deadly wound was healed, nor his image, nor receive his mark upon their foreheads. They shall be redeemed from the earth, being the firstfruits unto the Most High and Christ. After being redeemed from the earth, they shall all receive the harps of God, sing as it were a new song before the Most High’s throne. This vision (Revelation 14:1-13) explains the victory of the 144,000 over the Beast whose deadly wound was healed and the False Prophet.

The killing of the 144,000 is the fulfillment of The Fifth Seal. After their death, they shall receive rewards, below are a few examples:


Clothed in white raiment, see Revelation 3:5 and Revelation 6:9-11;

Receive eternal life and return with Christ on the Day of the Lord, see John 6:39-40, Zechariah 14:5 and Jude 1:14-15;

Sit with Christ in his throne, see Revelation 3:21, Revelation 20:4, Daniel 7:14 and Matthew 25:31.


The 144,000/Servants of God with the harps of God are the ONLY men able to learn and sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb. They will be sealed with the Most High’s name, see Isaiah 52:5-8 and Revelation 14:1.



THE SON OF THE 144,000


Revelation 14:2: “And I” [John] “heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I HEARD the voice of harpers harping with their harps:” See Revelation 15:2-3.


Revelation 14:3: “And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders:” [See Revelation 4:6, 9-10] “and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.”


Revelation 14:4: “These are they” [The 144,000/Servants of God] “which were not defiled with women;” [See Proverbs 2:16-22] “for they are virgins.” [See 2 Corinthians 11:2] “These are they which follow the Lamb” [Christ] “whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits: unto God and to the Lamb.” The first among those written in the Lamb’s book of life to receive eternal life, see 1 Corinthians 15:23 and Revelation 20:4-6.


Revelation 14:5: “And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.”



Message to reader: The Three Angels

The first angel’s warning (Revelation 14:6-7) is an allegory (symbolic representation) of the period of Great Tribulation wherein the Saints/144,000 will preach the everlasting gospel/the testimony of Christ;


The second angel (Revelation 14:8) foretells the destruction of Babylon that will occur on the Day of the Lord, after the Great Tribulation, see 2 Esdras 15:43-44;


The third angel (Revelation 14:9-11) foretells the punishments that will come upon everyone who worship the BEAST whose deadly wound was healed and the False Prophet, see Matthew 24:29-30 and Revelation 20:11-15;


Additionally, in Revelation 14:12, the angel explains that the saints are patiently waiting for the kingdom of Heaven to appear after the final judgment, see Revelation 21:1-4;


The voice from heaven, in Revelation 14:13, is a commandment, and promise from the LORD, starting at time John received the order to write, “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth…”



THE FIRST ANGEL (The Period Of Great Tribulation)


Revelation 14:6: “And I” [John] “saw” [a vision] “another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,”


Revelation 14:7: “Saying with a loud voice, Fear" [Obey] "God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him” [The Most High] “that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”



THE SECOND ANGEL (The Day Of the Lord)


Revelation 14:8: “And there followed another angel," [The second angel] "saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she” [Babylon] “made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”



THE THIRD ANGEL (The Day Of The Lord And The Second Death)


Revelation 14:9: “And the third angel followed them," [The other two angels] "saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,” See Revelation 13:4, 8, 12, 16.


Revelation 14:10: “The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he” [The worshipers of the Beast whose deadly wound was healed and the False Prophet] “shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:” See Revelation 1:7, Matthew 24:29-30 and 2 Esdras 15:40-44.


Revelation 14:11: “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever:" [See Isaiah 13:19-20, Isaiah 34:9-10 and Revelation 18:9] "and they" [The worshipers of the Beast whose deadly wound was healed and the False Prophet] "have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.” See Revelation 20:12-15.


Revelation 14:12: “Here is the patience of the saints:" [Waiting for the judgments of the Most High, verse 10 (The day of The LORD) and verse 11 (The final judgment)] "here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” See Revelation 7:9, 13-17 and Revelation 21:1-7.


Revelation 14:13: “And I” [John] “heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth:” [The time period when John heard the voice from heaven] “Yea, saith the Spirit, that they” [Those that die in Christ/the righteous] “may rest” [Die] “from their labours; and their works” [See 1 Corinthians 3:13-14] “do follow them.” See John 6:37-40, Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 26-28 and Revelation 3:5, 9-12, 20-21.