In this study we’re going to learn that very few people will be saved in the lead up to Christ’s return. God uses the widow of Luke 18 to teach us that there will be a dearth of faith on earth prior to Christ’s return. In this regard, most of the unsaved in and out of the church will not become saved because they are trusting in themselves for salvation.
We also know that the great multitude, that no man can number, is not teaching that millions will be saved during the great tribulation. The great multitude simply refers to those who are of the Seed of Abraham. Therefore, the great multitude includes the elect of God who were saved over the past 13,000 years (typified as 144,000) as well as the small remnant who will be saved during the great tribulation. The first group will be rapture before those who are alive when Christ returns.