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The Bible says in John 12:48: “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.”
PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “From Tribulation to Jubilation (Part 4)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”
Having listed 144,000 Jews (12,000 from each of the twelve tribes), John says, “After these things…” This is John’s typical literary expression to move the reader on to the next event, or, in this case, the next group.
The innumerable multitude is not just Jews from the twelve tribes of Israel. They are a host of people from every nation (Gentiles and Jews) and are so great in number they cannot humanly be counted. John specifically identifies this group as coming from every nation, tribe, people group, and language group. The partitive “ek” (meaning “from”) means that only some from every one of these groups will be represented. That this is a body of redeemed people is obvious from the fact that they stand before the Lamb in white robes (indicating righteousness), waving palm branches (indicating victory).
OCCUPY TILL I COME: “Waiting on the Second Coming — Grace and Peace Be With You (Part 2)” by Ray C. Stedman