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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Revelation Chapter 7

Revelation 7:1

rev 7:1


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Revelation 7:2

rev 7:2


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Revelation 7:10

rev 7:10


(See Scofield) - (Rom 1:16).

Revelation 7:11

rev 7:11


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).


Living creatures.

(See Scofield) - (Eze 1:5).

Revelation 7:14

rev 7:14


The great tribulation is the period of unexampled trouble predicted in the passages cited under that head from (Psa 2:5) to (Rev 7:14) and described in Revelation 11-18. Involving in a measure the whole earth (Rev 3:10) it is yet distinctly "the time of Jacob's trouble" (Jer 30:7) and its vortex Jerusalem and the Holy Land. It involves the people of God who will have returned to Palestine in unbelief. Its duration is three and a half years, or the last half of the seventieth week of Daniel.

(See Scofield) - (Dan 9:24). (Rev 11:2); (Rev 11:3)

The elements of the tribulation are:

(1) The cruel reign of the "beast out of the sea" (Rev 13:1) who at the beginning of the three and a half years, will break his covenant with the Jews (by virtue of which they will have re-established the temple worship, (Dan 9:27) and show himself in the temple, demanding that he be worshipped as God. (Mat 24:15); (Th2 2:4).

(2) The active interposition of Satan "having great wrath" (Rev 12:12) who gives his power to the Beast. (Rev 13:4); (Rev 13:5).

(3) The unprecedented activity of demons (Rev 9:2); (Rev 9:11), and

(4) the terrible "bowl" judgments of Revelation 16.

The great tribulation will be, however, a period of salvation. An election out of Israel is seen as sealed for God (Rev 7:4-8) and, with an innumerable multitude of Gentiles (Rev 7:9) are said to have come "out of the great tribulation" (Rev 7:14). They are not of the priesthood, the church, to which they seem to stand somewhat in the relation of the Levites to the priests under the Mosaic Covenant. The great tribulation is immediately followed by the return of Christ in glory, and the events associated therewith. (Mat 24:29); (Mat 24:30).

See "Remnant" (Isa 1:9).

(See Scofield) - (Rom 11:5).


(See Scofield) - (Dan 9:24).

(See Scofield) - (Rev 19:20)

"Armageddon" (Rev 16:14).

(See Scofield) - (Rev 19:17).

Revelation 7:17

rev 7:17


Adonai Jehovah. (Isa 25:8).

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