Text: REVELATION 7:1-17
Revelation 7:1 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, on the sea, or on any tree.
2 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,
3 saying, "Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees until we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads."
4 And I heard the number of those which were sealed: and there were sealed 144,000 thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
5 Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.
6 Of the tribe of Asher were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Naphtali were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasseh were sealed twelve thousand.
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.
8 Of the tribe of Zebulun were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
9 After this I looked, and, behold a great multitude, which no one could number, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, stood before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palm branches in their hands.
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."
11 And all the angels stood around the throne, and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshiped God,
12 Saying: "Amen. Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen."
13 And one of the elders answered, saying to me, "These which are arrayed in white robes, who are they and from where did they come?"
14 And I said to him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation, and they washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple; and He that sits on the throne shall dwell among them.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun beat on them, nor any heat.
17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them to living fountains of waters; and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."