Revelation 7:9-14 "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 cried with a loud voice,
saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the
Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders
and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and
worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and
thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and
ever. Amen. 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."
They are those of the second harvest, or second resurrection, that comes
through the end time tribulation after the thousand year reign of Christ and his
1444,000. They wash their robes by overcoming satan and human nature. They will
serve God day and night.
Revelation 20:7-10 "And when the thousand years are expired,
Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the
nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to
gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the
sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of
the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of
heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into
the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are,
and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever."
It is at this time all who have not been found in the book of life receive
final judgment as well.
Revelation 7:15 "Therefore are they before the throne of God,
and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne
shall dwell among them."
Revelation 20:2-5 "... But the rest of the dead lived not
again until the thousand years were finished."
Revelation 20:11-15 "And I saw a great white throne, and him
that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and
there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great,
stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened,
which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things
which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave
up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which
were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And
death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the
lake of fire."
Matthew 12:41-42 "The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with
this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the
preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. The queen of
the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall
condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the
wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here."
So the great multitude are both those that which were non-believers and later
accepted Christ as well as those Christians that have been following pagan
influences in their religious life and accept the fact they were wrong and
For information on the 144,000 read the article The 144,000.