“After this, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth, or on the sea, or on any tree.”
All air movement on planet earth stops as the angels of God hold back the wind from blowing and bringing relief from the heat. The air is stifling and hot and breathing becomes difficult.
The oppression is growing and the angles are instructed to not harm the inhabitants of earth until the people of God are protected with a seal. An angel ascends from the sunrise, having the seal of God with Him. This messenger is none other than the Son of God, the one who protects His people, who’ve been promised to Him from before the inception of time. He will bring all His waiting people home to heaven. This is the One who fights for his people.
“For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Christ comes from the East, as the Saviour of holy Israel, the people of God, and the Everlasting father of this waiting multitude.
“Oh that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people, then Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.”
Christians will not always be the underdogs, but we wait in patience and hope for the deliverance of our Saviour and King. It is not a false hope but a “sure and certain hope” of eternal life and deliverance from the judgment to come. Christ will bring light and joy to all His people and they will be delivered for the ravages of the great time of trouble that will envelop this world. His people will recognise who He is, as the living and true god and not the falsehoods that will be replicated at this time- false teachers and leaders who lead people astray. The mighty Son will rise from the East with the commission of God in hand and the delight of His people in His mind.
This is the same angel that offers the prayers of His people before the throne of God. He is a singular and uplifted angel, the angel of Deliverance, our God and Lord, Jesus Christ the righteous one.
“Another angel came and stood over the altar, having a golden censer. Much incense was given to him, that he should add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne.”
We have nothing to fear as the people of God. He will not allow us to be lumped in with the tribulations of humanity that are coming. There will be a seal on the forehead of the elect people of God that will protect them for the evil that will stalk the Earth and kill so many, body and soul forever in punishment for sin. Since Christ has a died and paid for the sin of His people there is nothing left to fear. We walk worthy and righteously before the Lord and He will sustain us.
The Angel from the East has the authority over the other angels and cries out to them for His people’s sake. He will protect His own and none shall be lost to Him. They are all set apart as Bondservant to the Living God and no one can touch them.