Revelation 7: 9-17

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 in front of 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 spread his tent over them. Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon 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.”

A Thought

John’s vision continues from John’s present day to the things that will happen in the future. Most believe this scene is after the Church has been taken out of this world. Christ who is worthy has opened and revealed the seven seals which bring tribulation to those remaining on the earth. Angels are worshiping God around his throne, the elders, and the four living creatures. Now we have a picture of a great multitude of Jews and Gentiles who have been redeemed out of the great tribulation by the blood of the Lamb. They are robed in white and serving God day and night in the temple never to shed a tear again.

Our Prayer

Father thank you that you have made it possible for each of us to be redeemed by the blood of your son, Jesus Christ. We will have a new home with you where Christ will be our shepherd and we will be the sheep of his pasture with no need or want ever again. In Jesus’ name, amen.