Can you enlighten me with regards to those
"holy people" who must endure persecution in the great tribulation
like rev 13:7-10, rev 14:12-13, rev 7: 9-14 (...from every nation
and tribe and people and language).
Are they the 'lukewarm' gentile Christians?
Thanks! If you have any recommended verses for me to read to
understand it more clearly, I will appreciate it more :) God bless
you and your ministry! Glad I found your website.
thanks for the question. They are often refereed to as
'tribulation saints'. They will come to faith after the Rapture in the
tribulation period. The tribulation will be a period where no one can
sit on the fence anymore. They will be forced to choose - will they
believe in Jesus and follow the Lord or will they follow the
Antichrist? To believe in the Lord will be very difficult for these
'saints'. Most will be killed for their faith. That is why we see so
many from every nation coming out of the Great Tribulation (Rev
7:9,14). We need to remember that the tribulation, especially the
second half of it, is a time where God allows the Antichrist to have
power over the saints. This was mentioned in Daniel and Revelation:
Daniel 7:25 'He will speak out against the Most High and wear
down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make
alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand
for a time, times, and half a time (3 1/2 years).
13:7 He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer
them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language
The best way to see the saints that come out
of the tribulation from every nation in Revelation 7 is to see them as
the result of the ministry of the 144,000 Jews mentioned in Revelation
There is a good
commentary online that may help with specific verses from Revelation.
I have this book at home and the author, William Newell, is very good.