In 1934, The Watchtower made it clear that Christians with an earthly hope should make a dedication to Jehovah and be baptized. The light regarding this earthly class was indeed shining ever more brightly!—Proverbs 4:18. The Apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation on the Island Patmos in 96 CE. One the Elders that is spoken of in this scripture is actually an anointed one of the 144,000 whom finished their earthly course and now is in communication with the faithful and discreet slave upon the earth. Even though they may have not understood the prophecy at first, it certainly came to light!
The understanding of Revelation 7:9-17 was about to shine forth in sparkling brilliance. (Psalm 97:11) The Watchtower had expressed the hope that a convention scheduled for May 30 to June 3, 1935, in Washington, D.C., U.S.A., would be “a real comfort and benefit” to those pictured by Jehonadab. And that it proved to be!
What follows is the definition of the Great Crowd from one of the elders. So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one who knows.” And he said to me: "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." (Rev 7:14) Notice they come out of the Great Tribulation as Survivors? Therefore, the Great Crowd is not identified before the Great Tribulation starts, but AFTER. A 'timed event' that is to occur in the near future and will last in a relatively short period of time. Those who gain the King's favor are extended Jehovah's Life Force to keep living on. They simply outlive the wicked and the wicked do see this sign of the Son of Man.
"That is why they are before the throne of God, and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple; and the One seated on the throne will spread his tent over them." (Rev 7:15) Jehovah Witnesses give their ALL to serve JEHOVAH, 'the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.' (1 Peter 1:3) Jehovah's Witnesses are the only true Christians going door to door "sanctifying the Father's Name" by making it known. In the Evening of Satan's world, Jesus Christ stated, " Look! I am standing at the door and knocking. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into his house and take the evening meal with him and he with me." (Rev 3:20)
The Great Tribulation begins after the slaves of God have finally been sealed. “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until after we have sealed the slaves of our God in their foreheads.”(Rev 7:3) Notice Jesus is going from door to door and those whom take him in, he takes the evening meal with them. Just as fine food gives refreshment, those who apply Bible Principles are given a healing. Notice the following verses comes once the prophecy is fulfilled at (Rev 7:3). "They will hunger no more nor thirst anymore, neither will the sun beat down on them nor any scorching heat, because the Lamb, who is in the midst of the throne, will shepherd them and will guide them to springs of waters of life. And God will wipe out every tear from their eyes.” (Rev 7:16-17)
This process begins once a person accepts a Bible Study. However, once the door to door preaching work comes to its completion, that healing will be literally extended to members of the Great Crowd. "And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come." (Matthew 24:14) Few people recognize the importance of this Prophecy, but the end that comes is the end of badness. It's at this precise timing, that Jesus will no longer go from door to door to offer life saving food. "When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour." (Rev 8:1) Would you like to learn how to escape the incoming Great Tribulation? Why not ask for a Free Home Bible Study today or take an Online Bible Study Lesson.