The Great Multitude – Revelation 7
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands” “Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:9,13,14).
The great multitude is the group who is saved through the ministry of the 144,000. The 144,000 are 12 times 12,000 special anointed people that evangelize the world. At the day of Pentecost, the 12 apostles got filled by the Holy Spirit in the form of the “early rain” and saved a great multitude of 3,000 souls to the Lord.
The prophet Joel 2:23 prophesied about the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the end of time saying, “Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for He hath given you the former rain moderately, and He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.” The “latter rain” in this verse is interpreted as an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
The “latter rain” (the end-times outpouring) would be greater than the “former rain.” This outpouring of the Holy Spirit will take place just before the second coming of Christ. The 12 times 12,000 saints will be empowered to evangelize the entire world. And a great multitude will be converted through their efforts.
In His service,