The great multitude

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands... (Revelation 7:9)

John looked and saw a great multitude who were not even born yet. They were people from every conceivable religion, philosophy and culture on earth who were first drawn by God out of their religion to worship the Lamb, then taken up into heaven to worship Him there.

Out of this great multitude of believers how many were famous or recognized by this multitude? Perhaps a tiny fraction. And, when this great Assembly in heaven takes place, any of the few great names or famous people will simply merge into the great sea of faces and no longer stand out as notable, for every person will shine with the true glory of Jesus Christ, no one will outshine the other, and they will be perfectly content on that Day to be an unknown, but known to God.

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2 Responses to “The great multitude”

  1. milind Says:

    I was of the impression that those who have been more faithful to The Lord while on earth would have greater honour. Paul who suffered much deserves much more than any nominal believer…

  2. ian vincent Says:

    True indeed… there’s two sides to it, there are different degrees of glory, and even the least shines with the glory and righteousness of Christ… which is indeed glorious.

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