EVERYONE IS IMPORTANT TO GOD
MONDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2021
Today I want us to look at an important story in the book of revelation concerning the very multitude that came out of the great tribulation. The book of revelation is a realm of Bible knowledge that explains the end of times and every day's purpose in God's eternal plan for redemption – and it also introduces the prophetic supernatural events and mystifying enigma, which can only be grasped by yielding wholly to the divulging intelligence of God's Spirit.
Reference: Revelation 7:9 -10 The Message (MSG) "I looked again. I saw a huge crowd, too huge to count. Everyone was there—all nations and tribes, all races and languages. And they were standing, dressed in white robes and waving palm branches, standing before the Throne and the Lamb and heartily singing: Salvation to our God on his Throne! Salvation to the Lamb!"
Despite the fact that at this point in revelation, apostle John had gained several strong divine ideas and insight into the mysteries being unveiled to him from the outset, he could not identify or interpret the meaning of such gathering of countless crowd and what was going on there. So the paradox remained a mystery until one of the elders asked him, "Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?" As John admitted that the elder knew the answer, the elder responded saying, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulations, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."
Just before the great multitude with countless number were shown to John, the 144,000 people from the tribes of children of Israel who were sealed, had faithfully administered a tremendous evangelical effect on the whole world. Now among this emerging great multitude, according to our referenced Scripture, it was noted that everyone was there. By everyone, it means that all nations and tribes, all races, peoples and languages were identified in the multitude. Prophetically speaking, they were saints from every nation, tribe, group, people and language.
Although the "huge crowd" from the great tribulation is a term which does not signify the saints that were raptured with Christ in His soon return (which is another day's topic), my aim is to draw our attention to the truth that everyone was there - all nations and tribes, all races and languages. Simply put, everyone is important to God; for there is no favouritism with Him. As far as salvation is concerned, there is nothing like "a more preferred race" in God's sight. He doesn't practise giving preferential treatment to any race, people, tribe, or culture. Salvation is for all and sundry regardless of differences in people.
The Scripture says, "Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame. For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile - the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him" (Romans 10:11-12). The Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. We have the same Lord who saves all who call on Him. Therefore, God offers everyone salvation in Christ which serves as a continual reminder of His love for all people, regardless of gender, colour, and more. This is the reason nobody will go to heaven by racial connection or by any humanly shared interest. Everyone must be saved by giving their lives to Christ.
Galatians 3:28 (NIV) says, "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." That means, if you are reading this right now, you are very precious to God because He created everyone in His image. If you are already saved, beloved, you are highly favoured and perfectly crafted to epitomize God's goodness in Christ Jesus, daily. If not, you're fully qualified to partake of this salvation because no race, ethnicity, or background is exempt from God's love. He truly loves everyone equally and so, the idea of racism or tribal difference is pointless in the message of the gospel. Yet to receive Christ as Lord? Kindly say the prayer of salvation below. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Deuteronomy 10:17; Romans 2:11; Ephesians 2:14; Colossians 3:10-11; Galatians 3:26-29.
Guided Prayer: I acknowledge today that God demonstrated His unconditional love for me in this: While living without Christ, He sent Him ahead of time to die for me. Therefore I renounce the nature of sin and I accept Jesus as my Saviour. I believe and confess with all my heart that Jesus is the Son of the true living God, who died for me and was raised from the dead on the third day by God. I believe that Jesus is risen and He's alive forever. I accept Him into my heart and I declare His Lordship over my life forever. I'm now born again as a new creation. I have eternal life: my present-moment reality. Thank you Lord Jesus for saving me and taking full charge of my life, as my Lord. GLORY TO GOD!