A Complete Number From Israel

God wanted to seal His servants on their foreheads. From Israel, John discovered that God had a perfect number ready, “And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed…” (Revelation 7:4).
John then went on to list 12,000 from every tribe, sort of. Read verses 5-7 and see if you can discover a missing tribe. He listed twelve tribes, but another tribe is put in place of the missing tribe.
Later in the chapter, God showed that the number of the saved from the rest of world was without number.
God knows just how many will be saved from Israel and the world. Whether the number in verses 4-7 is exact or simply symbolic of the completeness of the number, that God has a perfect number in mind, or something else, the point is, we must make sure we are in the number, whether we are of Israel or of the church that God has raised from the world.

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