What do the 4 angels symbolize? (Revelation 7:1)


And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

Revelation 7:1 - King James



⚪ The Little Flock

Rev. 7:1 [...]
I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth.The Little Flock, commissioned to carry the message of Present Truth to the remotest outposts of civilization. "They shall gather together His Elect from the four winds."—Matt 24:31.

Source : 🇺🇸 1917 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery, page 123 + Cover


⚫ The holy angels of God (not human creatures)

Rev . 7 [...]
"Four angels standing on the Iour corners of the earth" means all the angels required to restrain the operations of the enemy in any and every part of the earth. Those angels are not human creatures or human agencies, but are "the holy angels" of God invisible to man and who accompany and act as the deputies of Christ Jesus when he comes for judgment. (Matt. 25: 31) The heavenly power to restrain Satan's forces [...]

Source : 🇺🇸 1930 - Light, vol 1, page 85, page 86 + Cover