In Revelation 8 an Angel has a Golden Censer, which is an Old Testament symbol of God’s protection. When he throws down the Censer this marks the beginning of the Time of Trouble when Satan will be allowed to bring destruction upon the earth in an attempt to prove that God’s people are not faithful.
The Great Multitude and the 144,000 are two groups of God’s people at the End of Time. The Great Multitude are in the Babylon false religious system. The 144,000 will give God’s last message, calling the Great Multitude to leave Babylon
The 144,000 are a special group of people in the Book of Revelation who live at the End of Time. They are sealed (selected by God) from Spiritual Israel and give the Last Message of God to the World.
The Four Winds represent the great destruction that Satan would like to bring upon the world, but he is restrained until the 144,000 are sealed. Then the Great Tribulation (Time of Trouble) will begin.
The Book of Revelation reveals Jesus and what He has been doing and will do to bring evil and injustice to an end. It focuses on the Last Days when the Antichrist Babylon system persecutes God’s People and the 144,000 give God’s last message to the world.
Revelation 7 shows the “four winds” about to bring destruction upon the earth, but they are held back by four angels until the one hundred forty four thousand receive the seal of God on their foreheads. The sealing of the 144,000 is the equivalent of the Old Testament “Latter Rain” and will result in the salvation of the Great Multitude.