Chapter 7 Verse 14 (NIV)
New American Standard Bible
"Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the
great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in
the blood of the Lamb.
I answered, "Sir,
John acknowledges that the elder since his death has had access to the
knowledge of heaven. John doesn't have this privilege yet.
And he said, "These are they
There is no doubt about it, though, a multitude of believers come out
of the GREAT TRIBULATION period!
- who have come out of the GREAT
This is the tribulation, Christ refers to in
Matthew 24:21 , where 'for then'
back to Matthew
24:15 when we see "standing in the holy place 'the
Caution: the Rapture appears to be an absolute
That is, if you rejected Christ before the rapture, you will be
deceived forever. (2
believe you have a chance during the tribulation (2
Peter 3:9-10), however, since
verse comes after verse 9
There will be plenty of Bibles, Christian
sealed Israelites, and this Internet study remaining during the great
- they have washed their robes and
made them white in the
blood of the Lamb.
The white robes are the "righteous acts of the saints.", Revelation 19:8 . That this
believers cannot be questioned because of the washing of their robes.
To Sardis, Revelation
3:4 , the
clothes, that is, the unrighteous acts, keep most from walking with
Christ. The walking is fellowship, and we can only do that if there is
no sin. Sin is cleansed by His blood, 1
John 1:7 .
1:18 refers to this
process. Sins are equated to scarlet, yet they will be made white as
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