(9) 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;
As John’s vision progresses, those who were graciously sealed by God are now seen enjoying eternity with Him.
In this portion of Scripture, we can see that they are described as an innumerable multitude that includes every possible division of mankind. Every race, language, nationality, social position and lineage are included in this group who were redeemed through the blood of Christ.
Christ is truly no respecter of persons …
“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.” (Act 10:34-35 KJV)
By His grace alone, He came and died for men that are found throughout the world…
“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2Co 5:18-21 KJV)
What a wonderful blessing it is to know that our Lord did not limit salvation to the Jew or Gentile; to any social position or race. It truly does not matter where a person might live, what language they speak, or what family name they might carry. Our Lord has chosen to save men, women, boys and girls out of this entire world.
What a great love!
Joh 3:16 KJV… “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
What a great Lord!
Gal 3:13-14 KJV… “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
May we never forget the wonderful blessing He has given to us, not because of who we are, but only because of who He is… Our gracious, loving, unbiased Lord!
Let us serve our Lord today with renewed strength, knowing our salvation is based upon Him and Him alone.
For an in depth look at these sections of the Revelation