7:15 "For this reason, they are before the throne of God; and they serve Him day and night in His temple; and He who sits on the throne shall spread His tabernacle over them.

"For this reason, they are before the THRONE of GOD;

What is the reason? In the previous verse, these are the ones who came out of the GREAT TRIBULATION (includes saved Gentile martyrs and the 144,000 sealed Jews, for certain) and washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb.

and they serve HIM day and night in HIS temple; and

They show a singleness of purpose: TO SERVE GOD!

`Day and night' means continually like the four living creatures do in Revelation 4:8. That there is day and night at this time of John's vision indicates that the first heaven (Genesis 1:6-8) and the first earth have not passed away yet, Revelation 21:1. Symbolicly, this matches with Christ's prayer that we are in Him and He in us, John 17:20-26, and His teaching that as a vine we abide in unity, John 15:1-8. Then we, as believers, being His temple right now, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, also should have this same singleness of purpose:


The result of SERVING GOD:

  1. Protection - this verse
  2. Subsistence- next verse
  3. Guidance - verse 17
  4. Comfort - verse 17

These are things they did not have during the GREAT TRIBULATION! Luke 9:23-27 is fulfilled.

He who sits on THE THRONE shall spread his tabernacle over them.

This is so typical GOD - He did the same with His shekinah presence on the Old Testament:

Later on Jesus himself defined the TRUE LIGHT in John 1:9-14. And we get to partake of it! AMEN.

NEVER AGAIN will these people go without the protection of God!