December 30, 2019 ~ The Sealed People of God

THE 144,000 |James Abbott McNeill Whistler
1834-1903
Aesthetic painter, printmaker and etcher
Whistler and the Leyland Family in the Billiard Room, Speke Hall
42.8 x 63.5 cms | 16 3/4 x 25 ins
Oil on canvas
Walker Art Gallery
Liverpool | United Kingdom

THE GREAT MULTITUDE | James Abbott McNeill Whistler
1834-1903
Aesthetic painter, printmaker and etcher<br Whistler and the Leyland Family in the Billiard Room, Speke Hall
42.8 x 63.5 cms | 16 3/4 x 25 ins
Oil on canvas
Walker Art Gallery
Liverpool | United Kingdom

December 30, 2019 ~ The Sealed People of God

Story @ Revelation Chapter 7
John does not want to describe the end without showing us a positive picture of the sealed servants of our God. The family in this painting is wearing the attire of God’s faithful people, “These are they which came out of great tribulation, and washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:14, KJV). The featured families are the same – Israel in the Messiah! They are unmoved and settled in the seats of truth, obviously, since 1875. The billiard room is how God came into my orbit.

— §tacy §weeney