The great multitude appears in heaven after the events that take place at the opening of the sixth seal (Revelation 6:12-17). This is the rapture as the multitude is composed of all nations, kindred, people and tongues (languages). And when John asks an elder where they came from, the elder replies that they came out of great tribulation (Revelation 7:14).
The multitude are clothed in righteous white (Revelation 19:8) and have palms in their hands (Revelation 7:15) to wave in joy, just as when Jesus entered Jerusalem on the ass and the people took palms in their hands, crying Hosanna (John 12:13).
Praise the Lord that Jesus has overcome the world (John 16:33).
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Revelation 7 Audio
9 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;
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
11 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,
12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
14 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.
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.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.