ihv is this the same eyes of understanding that were supposed to SEE JESUS return in 1914?<quoted text>
Your viewpoint regarding "spiritual eyes" isn't correct.
I believe that the correct term would be "eyes of understanding".
IHV IS THIS what was supposed to happen in 1914? how MANY TIMES does he parousia?When Jesus comes as God's executioner of His enemies,
TO MUCH WT RUBBISH TO SORT THRUall will understand that it is Jesus doing this.(Revelation 19:11-21) Maybe not right at first, but they will understand, with their eyes of understanding. This is the only way that every eye can see him.
Regarding the great crowd of Rev 7:9, what does the Revelation reveal about this great crowd?
They are mentioned in the same chapter as the 144,000, that have died and been resurrected to heavenly life.
We know that these ones have died, because they are said to have conquered the world as Jesus had earlier, by remaining loyal to God to their death.
Revelation 3:4-5 (KJV)
4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
Now compare Rev 6:11
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
Here we see that these ones have died, and others of their number that will be fulfilled, will die also. They are given clean white robes, signifying their new life as spirit persons in heaven. In the very next few verses, the number of these ones is revealed.
Rev 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
Now about the great crowd of Rev 7:9.
Do we find mention of their deaths? No. Here is what is said of them;
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;
These ones are wearing white robes also. How does this come about? Verses 14-15;
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.
These ones of this great crowd, dont have new clean white robes given to them, but they have washed their existing robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Still existing in their now cleaned robes, signify that they are still alive as humans.
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.
When and where does the Revelation say that God will dwell with them? Rev 21:3-4 gives the answer;
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
This is what I believe.