Allow me just a wee bit of thinking outside the religious dogma we call “the box”. I promise I’ll try to stay in view of it, but sometimes a feller just needs to get out and stretch. Know what I mean?
Please read this passage from the Bible; the Book of Revelation. This is from the apostle John, as he described the things he saw while “in the Spirit”.
“After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. And they were shouting with a great roar, “Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living beings. And they fell before the throne with their faces to the ground and worshiped God. They sang, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength belong to our God forever and ever! Amen.” (Revelation 7:9-12 NLT)
To me, this is an awesome picture. I’m even wondering if John could see me in that crowd? After all, he seemed to indicate he was being shown the future; the final days of man’s time on earth, the devil’s judgment, man’s final judgment, and the new heavens and earth.
I’m sure he saw me!
John said he saw a vast crowd, too many to count. People from every nation, people, tribe, and language. The vast, innumerable crowd stood before the Lamb of God. They were in Heaven because of the Lamb; who had carried their sin all the way to the cross, shedding His blood for their complete salvation.
Okay, up to now, I haven’t left the box. But my hand’s on the door knob, I’m turning the knob, opening the door…
…here we go!