They are "clothed in fine linen, white and clean". Does this army then include the redeemed in Christ?
NKJV - 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.
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✿ The armies in Heaven include all the redeemed and resurrected saints of all ages and all the angels of heaven (Rev. 19:14; Mt. 24:29-31 2Th. 2:7-10 Jude 1: 14-15 Zech. 14:5; Joel 2:1-11). Hope that helps.
In my opinion, this final battle between the armies of the beast and the armies of heaven comes at the end of the times of the Gentiles. Besides Rev. 19:14, the battle and prior events are described with the sixth trumpet, Rev. 9:13-21 through Rev 10:14. Verse 10: 6 announces the formal end of the times of the gentiles. It is with the 7th trumpet that the rewards for the saints and redeemed are given, Rev 11:9. These rewards are indicated for the seven churches in Rev 2 and 3. The armies in heaven in Rev 19:14 are composed of warrior angels only, not the saints, since they haven't yet been given their rewards. At that point they are patiently waiting as described in Rev 6:9-11, under the fifth seal. The saints were at war on earth, not heaven, where they will rest until they receive their rewards Simultaneously with the armies in heaven,the armies of the kings of the east are also battling the beast and his armies. This is described in Rev 9:13-21. There is a certain parallel here between the armies of heaven fighting against the beast, and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. At that time, Ex 14: 21-28, the LORD troubled the Egyptians and took off their chariot wheels so that none escaped when the waters returned. No Israelites fought against the Egyptian army.
The angels in part (Matt. 25:31; 2 Thessalonians 1:7), but also the saints (1 Thess. 3:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:10). The same scene is found in Jude 1:14-15. The word "saints" means “holy ones” and could refer to believers or angels.
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