The Harvest

The Revelation of Jesus Christ

The Gospel will continue to be preached during the tribulation hour. The Apostle John is shown in the midst of terrible judgments the final harvest of the righteous and unrighteous. Jesus gave a parable concerning the final harvest of the wheat and the tares at His return in Matthew 13:24-43. More details are given in Revelation 7, 11, 12, 14, and 15 concerning the final harvest.

The harvest represents a remnant of Jewish believers out of the nation of Israel and Gentile believers out of the nations of the earth. The harvest also includes the judgment of Nations at the battle of Armageddon. Remember the 5th seal reveals a multitude who are martyred for their faith in Jesus Christ.

The ministry of the 144,000 Jews
  1. 144,000 Jews are commissioned to preach the Gospel to the Nations.—7:1-8
  2. Multitudes of Gentiles will be saved out of the tribulation.—7:9-17
  3. The 144,000 Jewish ministers are before the Lord on Mt. Zion (Israel) singing a song of victory at the end of 42 months of great tribulation.—14:1-5
  4. The sea of glass and fire represents the martyrs singing the victory song. These are people who overcame the beast during the tribulation.—15:2
The ministry of the Two Witnesses

Two witnesses are anointed to preach when Jerusalem is overtaken by the Anti-christ and he sets up an image in the temple and declares himself as God. Their ministry takes place during the last 42 months of the tribulation.—11:1-14

The seventh angel trumpet blasts brings closure to the tribulation. Notice that the 24 elders (representing the church) are in heaven during the 7th angel’s trumpet praising God for His judgments—11:15-19

The ministry of the 3 Angels

Angels are commissioned to preach during the last 42 months.—14:6-13

The Persecution of The nation of Israel
  1. The woman is Israel who flees to a place and is protected for 42 months.—12:1-17
  2. The man-child is Israel’s Messiah, Our Lord Jesus. Israel brought the seed of Abraham into for the blessing of the world.—12:4,5
  3. The dragon is Satan who is cast down from heaven and tries to destroy Israel. Satan has always been Israel’s adversary. “Now Satan stood up against Israel…” (1 Chronicles 21:1)
  4. The Lord descends and fights the Nations at the battle of Armagedon where a river of blood will flow 180 miles down the River Jordan from Mt. Hermon to the Dead sea. This event is referred to as treading the grapes of wrath.—14:14-20