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Who are the 144,000 of the book of Revelation 

    Age after age Christians and pseudo-Christians have laid claim to membership in the elite group of sealed believers mentioned in the book of Revelation.

Revelation 7:2-4 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed a hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

They are depicted as a special group of Jewish converts won to the Lord Jesus during the 7 year Great Tribulation period prophesied by the Old Testament prophet Daniel and Jesus himself in Matthew 24. 

12000 men from each of the 12 tribes of Israel anointed to represent Christ Jesus in the earth during “Jacobs trouble”.

Jeremiah 30:4-9 (CWSB) And these are the words that the Lord spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah.
5 For thus saith the Lord; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?
7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:
9 But they shall serve -- the Lord their God, and -- David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.

 

Daniel speaks of this period of time as a part of a seventy weeks of years  (period of 490 years) plan to bring Israel back to his plan for them. Though the Christian church has great affection for Israel, the truth is they are walking in darkness because they have by and large rejected Jesus as The messiah. Though the blessing of Abraham is intact they cannot enjoy the peace and restoration promised until their faith in God is come to fullness in the trusting of Jesus Christ for salvation. 

 

Daniel 9:24-26

Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

 

69 of those weeks of Daniel expired from the return of Israel under the leadership of Nehemiah, Ezra and Zerubabbel to the triumphant entry of Christ into Jerusalem in preparation for his crucifixion for man’s sin. After a delay called the “time of the Gentiles” Jesus would reveal his perfect plan to all mankind unleashing a period of great trouble for the earth and great victory for heaven. This battle and victory will be shared with the 144,000 as first fruit of the tribulation period for God. 

Revelation 14:3-4

And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
 

They are virgin Jewish men who followed Jesus whithersoever he goeth, as described in the book of revelation. This seven year period of culminating activity is designed by God to save the remnant of Israel before destroying the first Earth And renewing his creation to his intended state of blissful cohabitation with him without sin or death reigning. What an exciting promise. 

 

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