Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2016-08-23 ILC Chapel — God’s grace is universal, for…

2016 Chapels -
God’s grace is universal, for all. Christ redeemed everyone. Those who believe this are sealed.


Date : 2016-08-23
Speaker : John Ude

Revelation 7:1–4 (Listen)

The 144,000 of Israel Sealed

7:1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:


2 Peter 3:9 (Listen)

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you,1 not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.


[1] 3:9 Some manuscripts on your account


Ephesians 1:13–14 (Listen)

13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guarantee1 of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it,2 to the praise of his glory.


[1] 1:14 Or down payment

[2] 1:14 Or until God redeems his possession


Ephesians 4:30 (Listen)

30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.


Hymn: TLH 391 :
Blessed Are the Sons of God — Organ Audio

1. Blessed are the sons of God,
They are bought with Christ’s own blood;
They are ransomed from the grave,
Life eternal they shall have:
With them numbered may we be
Here and in eternity!

2. They are justified by grace,
They enjoy the Savior’s peace;
All their sins are washed away,
They shall stand in God’s great Day:
With them numbered may we be
Here and in eternity!

3. They are lights upon the earth,
Children of a heavenly birth;
One with God, with Jesus one;
Glory is in them begun:
With them numbered may we be
Here and in eternity!