Scriptures are cited from the King James (Authorized) Version, unless stated otherwise.


Question: Please explain Revelation 7: 1.


Answer: Revelation 7: 1 reads, “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.” We will explain this verse through the use of bracketed comments:


“And after [seeing] these things [in Revelation 6] I [the Little Flock] saw [with both physical and mental eyes] four angels [the messengers of wrath: (1) rulers, (2) aristocracy, (3) bourgeoise and (4) laborers, who bring about the trouble, and thus pour out the sufferings, the wrath of the Time of Trouble] standing [each group stationed in the section of society to which it belongs] on the four corners of the earth [the symbolic earth, society is divided into four sections, each one corresponding to one of the four messengers of wrath: (1) government, (2) aristocracy, (3) bourgeoise and (4) labor], holding [these groups, prompted more or less by their selfishness, which worked in different forms in the various groups, followed a course that restrained the fallen angels from bringing the great tribulation sooner than the due time] the four winds [the fallen angels, who seem to be divided into four classes (Romans 8: 38) (Ephesians 6: 12), ruling over the symbolic earth] of the earth [society], [so] that the wind [World War I] should not blow [bring tribulation] on the earth [society], nor on the sea [the restless, rebellious, lawless masses], nor on any tree [great one: the Lord’s people are counted great ones by Him; and the leaders among the four sections of society are so counted by their partisans].”






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