1KJV: 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.
2KJV: 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,
3KJV: Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
4KJV: 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.
5KJV: 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.
6KJV: Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.
7KJV: 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.
8KJV: 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.
9KJV: After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
10KJV: And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
11KJV: And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,
12KJV: Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
13KJV: And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
14KJV: And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15KJV: Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
16KJV: They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
17KJV: For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Welcome, everyone! Hope we’re having a lit day? Hope we gained a lot from chapter 6? We don’t have much time to waste today, so I’m kicking off ASAP. Now, John’s visions continued, this is a direct continuation and a different scene unfolding, he looked again and he saw four angels standing on the four corners of the Earth. Now the four corners of the Earth is EAST, WEST, NORTH, and SOUTH. Hope we know? Good! So in this other scene, John saw angels positioned at those corners, now John saw them holding something, he saw them holding the FOUR WINDS of the Earth.
Now this WIND is not a literal breeze, no, these angels were positioned to WAIT for orders from Heaven, the WIND here is EXPRESSION of the order towards the four corners of the Earth. So they still held that expression, not releasing it yet, the order was to hurt as we see in successive verses, but they had not been ordered yet to do that in the four corners of the Earth. Hence, Four winds, hope we get? Now the Spirit is likened to WIND as well, that doesn’t mean He is a breeze, no but EXPRESSION.
So they were not allowed to express their placement yet until the order is given, then that scene passed, another rolled in and he saw an angel flying from the east with a seal from the living God. This was God Himself behind what these angels were positioned to do. Now have you seen an emissary before? If you watch movies. They are messengers and they carry the seal of the King on the message or letter that contains the information or orders from the King himself. This was the case that happened here when a King’s scribe writes a letter containing the orders from the King, he inscribes on it, the SEAL of the king, he uses the King’s ring, put it in ink and then seals that the letter, it is telling those it’s sent to that the message came directly from the King and proof that it is the King’s orders.
This is a natural explanation for what this angel from the East was sent to do to, the four angels placed at the four corners of the Earth I hope we get it? Now the message was revealed in verse 3 which is, “Hurt not the Earth, sea nor tree still we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads” Now the earth signifies terrestrial Creation, these an aquatic, and the trees signify atmospherically, So they’re not literal as you saw it there. Every substance or reality in the Earth dwell in these three categories or is made up of these three categories, one or more of these categories, now the order from the Judge Himself carried by His messenger to those angels were that those who are servants of the highest have to be sealed before the order is carried out.