Most of us have common sense enough to come inside when we see a rain storm coming. So if we can discern bad weather coming, we ought to be able to discern the state of the world in which we live; we ought to be able to see the dark clouds of trouble our nation and this world are facing soon.
Today in Revelation chapter seven, John is going to introduce us to a group in heaven who had the sense to come out of the rain—to find shelter during this coming storm. And they found that shelter in Jesus, and so they were spared the horrors of the Great Tribulation. We will identify this group and hopefully learn from their example as we look at this fascinating text today.