After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.” (Revelation 7:9)
People from around the world come and visit the White House in Washington, DC. Some are invited guests and others are visitors on a tour. Invited guests are kings, presidents, and high ranking individuals from other nations. The U.S. President shows diplomacy toward other nations with hospitality at his place of residence. Serious governmental matters of state are sure to be discussed. Tourist visitors on the other hand have come to get a view on how the First family lives.
God has sent out an invitation around the world. He is asking all who would believe in Jesus Christ to His place of residence throughout eternity. The worship of the only God is a serious matter. He alone is King of kings and Lord of lords. Some have responded to God’s invitation and have become believers. These are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. They are not tourists or temporary worshippers, but they are have committed their lives to Jesus. They will stand before the King and His Son.
There are those that have not heard the invitation. There are people in some nations that have yet to hear about the Way to God through Jesus. Messengers are going now and will be sent to reach them. It is God’s intention to reach them so faith will be their response. They are to become a part of the great multitude that worships Father God and Jesus around His throne. White robes and palm branches are their special attire.
Challenge: Believer, you have been sent to the nations. There are opportunities all around to reach out with the Gospel. Nations, tribes, peoples, and languages are living in our cities and towns. You should extend God’s invitation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them. The salvation of souls is a serious matter on God’s heart. Go now! The Holy Spirit will help you with His gifts and demonstration God’s power with miracles. Amen!