‘Go throughout the city, through all Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who are sighing and crying over the disgusting practices committed with in it’
Revelation 7:1 – 8
After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that no wind should blow on the earth, or on the sea, or upon any tree. And I saw another angel ascend from the sunrise having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a geat voice to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, 'Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, til we shall have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads. ' And I heard the number of them that were sealed, a hundred and forty and four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the children of Israel: Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand: Of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Isacar twelve thousand; Of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand; of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand; of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
This painting is showing the four angels holding back four winds at four corners of the earth. In this case I used a photo of hurricane Katrina as the 'four winds'. You cannot see the fourth angel who is on the backside of the hurricane. The angels are being told "Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads". There is an angel in the background who is sealing the 144,000 servants of God who will play a key role in evangelism during the Great Tribulation. Because of them thousands and thousands of people will start to believe in Yeshua.
Revelation 7 1 - 8