Mercy in the Midst of Misery

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #85 | with Daniel Whyte III

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 7

As you know, we are in a series of messages on the end times. By the grace of God, we are marching through the book of Revelation and seeing what is in store for the world in what I believe is the very near future. We have looked at the Rapture of the church in which every believer is taken from the Earth and ushered into Heaven to be with the Lord. We have seen the rise of the antichrist and the coming of a Satanic world system and government. And, most recently, we have seen the devastating judgment of God on a world that has turned its back on Him through the opening of the six seals as related in Revelation chapter 6.

Now, you might have been thinking that we were going to deal with the seventh seal today. But we are not. In Revelation chapter 7, we have what could be called an interlude or a break in the action. The scene shifts from the wrath of God being poured out on earth to the work that God is doing in Heaven. We will see that the work that God is doing is like a light in the darkness of the tribulation; it is a beacon in the shadows of Satanic supremacy; it is a lighthouse on the shores of a dark and stormy horizon. We see in Revelation chapter seven the awesome mercy, love, and grace of God in the midst of the wrath that is being poured out on the earth. Prophecy expert Tim Lahaye writes that “this chapter shows the supernatural efforts to which God will go during that time to bring a maximum number of souls to faith in Jesus Christ.”

1. First of all, I want you to notice with me the selection of the servants.

2. Secondly, I want you to notice with me the salvation of sinners.

3. Thirdly, I want you to notice with me the suffering of the saints.

+ Plus, listen to Casting Crowns singing “Till the Whole World Hears” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

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