Question about the Jews and the Sixth Seal |

TBC Staff

Question: Most pre-tribulationists believe that 144,000 Jews are protected by God during the seven years of tribulation (Revelation:7:1-8) by receiving “God’s seal in their foreheads.” If the seven seals of Revelation are part of the tribulation period, then why do the Jews have to wait until after the sixth seal to receive God’s mark of protection?

Answer: The answer is fairly simple: they haven’t been commissioned until then, so there were as yet no 144,000 chosen by God to seal “in their foreheads.” Whatever disasters have happened on earth prior to this time, these 144,000 have been spared. It is only at this point that they are chosen (other than in God’s foreknowledge), so there was no way to seal them for protection before. From that point on, they “follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth” (Rv 14:4).