Revelation 7:9-17 Vision of the Redeemed
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; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
As we can see, praise God, there are no favorites in Heaven. God honors and cherishes ALL those who believe in His Son. There is going to be a huge eternal celebration. “….a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues…” That means that there will be more than 144,000 which some faiths believe, because man can number it. I will still have my ‘fro and you will still have your thick, thin, blonde, black, red hair or curly hair. I am sure that Heaven is not like Hollywood in trying to make us all blonde. There are no hair contracts there. God accepts us just as we are.
I told someone that if my real life was as good as my dreams, life would be fine. My dreams are so vivid with tables, food, clothes, stores, fun, church events, gatherings, cars, traffic, cities, hotels, colors, people, even schools and carnivals. It seems that I am always at a buffet or a church event with lots of cake. Imagine having an eternal celebration. That’s what Heaven is going to be like. It is hard for us to fathom now because we are just types and shadows of what is in Heaven, not seeing through a glass clearly but one day……one glorious day…..God is going to reveal ALL of His glory and greatness to those who patiently held on to His Word.
We must continue in the Doctrine of Jesus Christ no matter how tired that we may get or how worn that our patience may get. Have you ever seen someone make taffy? It stretches and stretches and stretches until the two makers have to fold it over again. Imagine your patience being stretched and stretched until it has to be folded and made strong and thick again. The key is the fact that the more it is stretched the sweeter and more pliable it becomes. Point made. Hang in there and call a friend when you need someone to talk to . Try Jesus first, His phone is always on. He doesn’t have 3-way, His phone has “Innumerable-way.” You will never get His answering machine.