By: Robert Serreyn
Question? I have noticed that the Tribe of Dan is not mentioned in Revelation Chapter 7, why is that?
As you have pointed out, The Tribe of Dan IS NOT list in Chapter 7 of Revelation and here is why.
If you go to Judges Chapter 18 and read Verses 25 through 31 the Tribe of Dan were the first tribe to go into Apostasy and become disobedient to the Lord.
(25) And the children of Dan said to him, Let not your voice be heard among us, lest angry fellows run on you, and you lose your life, with the lives of your household.” (26) “And the children of Dan went their way: and when Micah saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back to his house.” (27) “And they took the things which Micah had made, and the priest which he had, and came to Laish, to a people that were at quiet and secure: and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and burnt the city with fire.” (28) “And there was no deliverer, because it was far from Zidon, and they had no business with any man; and it was in the valley that lies by Bethrehob. And they built a city, and dwelled therein.” (29) “And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel: however, the name of the city was Laish at the first.” (30) “And the children of Dan set up the graven image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land.” (31) “And they set them up Micah’s graven image, which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh.”
And again in Genesis Chapter 49 in Verses 17 we read…
“Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.”
Please Take Note that 49:17 is basically saying that Dan followed Satan’s leading instead of heeding to God’s warning.
But here is the best part… despite the Tribe of Dan’s disobedience and unfaithfulness we find out in Ezekiel 48:1 that the Tribe of Dan will still receive their portion of land that every tribe were promised to receive during Jesus Millennial Kingdom when he reigns on earth for a thousand years.
Now these are the names of the tribes. From the north end to the coast of the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hamath, Hazarenan, the border of Damascus northward, to the coast of Hamath; for these are his sides east and west; a portion for Dan.
This shows Eternal Security, The spiritual application to this is…
Even though a Christian may lack obedience or faithfulness to the Lord it proves that their unfaithfulness has NO BEARING on their salvation.
There are MANY christians just like the Tribe of Dan that have GAVE UP being used of the Lord (because they cannot be trusted) and have lost the blessings and rewards that would have accompanied with being used for his purpose.
1 Corinthians 3:11-15 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (12) Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; (13) Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. (14) If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. (15) If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH