A Great Multitude

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:

“Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.”

All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying:

“Amen!
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.
Amen!”

Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?”

I answered, “Sir, you know.”

And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore,

“they are before the throne of God
    and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne
    will shelter them with his presence.
‘Never again will they hunger;
    never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat down on them,’
    nor any scorching heat.
For the Lamb at the center of the throne
    will be their shepherd;
‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’
    ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’”

Revelation 7:9-17


Amen! Salvation belongs to our God!


Question:

Who are these people? Any ideas anyone? I’d love to hear your thoughts.


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13 thoughts on “A Great Multitude

  1. Unlike jmshistorycorner, I’m not guessing. I KNOW WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE! They are people with the same convictions as I have about who Jesus is….He is the Son of the Living God Who has paid the price for my sins. The Scriptures reveal over and over again who these people are…the ones who confess the Lord and have dedicated their lives to Him. If I die in the next second, I truly know where my New Home will be. I look to you, Dee, to enlighten the masses. Keep up the good work.

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    1. I also am 100% convinced that this multitude is completely comprised of the saints of Jesus Christ! My conviction is that this scene takes place directly after the rapture. And I personally believe that the rapture takes place sometime after the Sixth Seal is opened, but before the Seventh Seal. I know many don’t agree with me, and all we can do at this point is speculate, but I believe the overall evidence suggests this timeline.

      Thanks so much for your encouraging words and powerful comment!

      Dee

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    1. I looked up Leviticus 23 and I’m not convinced. This multitude of people are from all nations, tribes, and tongues– and those in Leviticus are Jews only. It seems to me that they are either martyrs or the saints after the rapture. We can only speculate at this point.

      However, since they are 1) a multitude that can’t be numbered, and 2) are from every nation, tribe, people and language 3) are clothed in clean, white linen (which the martyrs in the 5th seal are not) I would lean more toward this scene taking place directly after the rapture (or the catching away) of the saints.

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      1. It reminds me of the living creatures who constantly say, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” Rev 4:8. It is also awesome that our sins are white as snow because of Jesus! Amen! Blessings sister!

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