Rev 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, nor on the sea, nor 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, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. 4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. 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. 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. 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 Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
The sealed …the chosen of God are overcomers because they have been preselected to overcome. God does not release His chosen ones under strong contrary situations without sealing them in safety. By this mark, they are pre-known …and seen in the Spirit as different. The mark is on their forehead suggesting that they are known even to principalities that these are the sealed of the Most High God. Even in the worst of trials and temptations, God is already faithful to have made us overcomers ahead of any troubles. The sealed servants are protected in two ways …first …evil is not permitted until they are sealed and when any evil is permitted to blow, they will overcome … not because of anything they can do or not do but because of their identity as God’s sealed children and supernatural help linked to the seal of God on their lives.
The lesson is that God sets His chosen apart for safety and mercy even in the worst of times. The other lesson is the concept of a final seal that nothing will be able to unseal. This unusual mercy is reserved for servants … this verse pictures a rare grace that is available even in extreme of difficulties … so that the servants of God will be permitted to complete their assignments even under the worst of spiritual and physical attacks. Whether the winds are errors, evils or powerful corruptions – they will be delayed until the sealed are well marked out and then the mark of God upon their foreheads send a clear signal to any evil wind that this one is an overcomer … no matter what. God’s overcomers are unstoppable and helped to defeat every evil wind …protected from seeing death until the appointed time.
There is a redeemer, Jesus, God’s own Son,
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, Holy One,
Jesus my redeemer, Name above all names,
Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, Oh, for sinners slain.
Thank you oh my father, For giving us your Son,
And leaving Your Spirit, ‘Til the work on Earth is done
Prayer: Lord, Mark me with your seal of life. Amen
The Songs of Joseph is an integration of encouragement scriptural devotions, prayers and a compendium of songs of mercy, salvation, new beginnings and victory. We can expect as we trust and obey that our end will indeed be ultimately glorious because God works His marvellous agenda. Be blessed as you read and sing along, daily. Edited by Bolade Apampa