If only 144,000 people are part of the rapture, then how do you explain the "Great Multitude" in Revelation?

I have seen many say that only the 144,000 are going to be raptured or that only the 144,000 will be in heaven period. I believe this needs to be clarified. The 144,000 are Jews sealed by God. Proof from revelation: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%207:1-8;&version=50; Proof of... show more I have seen many say that only the 144,000 are going to be raptured or that only the 144,000 will be in heaven period.

I believe this needs to be clarified.

The 144,000 are Jews sealed by God.

Proof from revelation:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?sea...

Proof of the Great Multitude:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?sea...

So if the 144,000 is all that will ever be saved, then how do you explain the "Great Multitude"?
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