Intro / Review:
Who Can Stand When God's Judgment Comes Down?
- 144,000 ISRAELITES (Rev 7:1-8)
- Countless MARTYRS. (Rev 7:9-17)
The Comfort in Judgment:
God SAVES. (Rev 7:10-14)
Ezekiel 18:32 - For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.
God SEALS. (Rev 7:2-3)
2 Corinthians 1:22 - ...and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
God PROMISES. (Rev 7:15-17)
Isaiah 65:17 - For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.
- So We WORSHIP. (Rev 7:12)
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Small Group Discussion
Read Revelation 7
What was your big take-away from Revelation 7? What stood out to you?
Who are the 144,000 (Rev 7:1-8)? Who makes up the “multitude” (Rev 7:9-17)? How are you able to identify them? <Note to leaders: their identity, when drawn from other sources besides the Bible itself, leads to crazy and weird beliefs. This is not a throw-away question, this is an “interpret the Bible with the Bible” question.>
Why do you think the Holy Spirit took a “break from the action” that started in chapter 6 to insert this content of Rev 7? Why this parenthetical interlude?
How do these promises of heaven encourage you personally (Rev 7:15-17)? How do they motivate you to share the Gospel / invite to church? How do they affect the way you think of loved ones who have died in Christ?
Pray for each other.