Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Revelation 7:9,13-14 -- On a Glimpse of the Future

"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;
And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
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."
Revelation 7:9,13-14

I like this glimpse of the numberless multitude that succeed in this life in becoming the people that they need to be, and are able to take advantage of the atonement of Christ and make themselves clean and pure.  I love the fact that they are from ALL nations and people and tongues, and that we can be part of that.  It's kind of like a glimpse forward in time, saying... look, it's not impossible. :)  You can do it.  We can do it together. :)  And, as a bonus, after these verses it tells us that this group doesn't feel hunger or thirst, and that "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."  That's pretty massively cool as well.
Today, no matter how overwhelmed we might feel, or how impossible it seems to overcome our personal obstacles and trials... let's take comfort in this glimpse of the future.  Let's remember that we're not alone in trying, and that success is waiting for us, just a few chapters ahead.  We can be there.  We can help each other through these in between parts, and be there together.


  1. During our last stake conference I got to be in the stake choir and sing "Behold, A Royal Army." The message of the chorus really impressed itself on my soul:

    "Victory, victory, victory,
    through Jesus Christ our Lord!"

  2. It makes me feel that way too. Thanks Michaela. :)


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