“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!” Revelation 7:9-10
Once the Church has been raptured, God will continue His plan of salvation through His people, Israel. Instead of the Church proclaiming the gospel of the grace of God to a lost world, 144 thousand Jewish evangelists will start to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom – and then Christ will return as their anointed King. Although this is a time of Great Tribulation, it is not God’s will that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance through faith in Christ for the forgiveness of sin. And it is during this ‘Time of Jacobs Trouble’ that we discover a great multitude without number who will be saved by God’s grace, through faith in the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world. This great multitude are those that have been forgiven of their sin, by faith in Christ. However, from reading the book of Revelation, we discover that their faith will be severely tested, for about three quarters of the entire world’s population will be slain during this period. Although there will be a global slaughter during this terrible time, a great multitude will be saved for the witness of Jesus and for the Word of God, because they did not worship the beast, nor his image, nor did they receive his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands.
Many have felt that when the Rapture happens the Holy Spirit will no longer be on the earth, but we see in this verse that there will be many saved during the Tribulation. Salvation only comes by the Holy Spirit. Many will be saved during the Tribulation. The disappearance of millions of people when the Rapture happens will cause others to be saved and come to Christ. Many of these people will be martyred by the Antichrist.