The 144 Thousand
REVELATION CHAPTER 7
The 144 Thousand Sealed
Have you heard the story of how after the Jews make a peace agreement with the Antichrist the Antichrist turns on them and then they realize that they were wrong and turn to Jesus and get saved? Only a 144 thousand Jews get saved. And those 144 thousand have to be beheaded before they can be saved. And then these 144 thousand born again Spirit filled Christian Jews preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ all over the world and save a great multitude, which no man can number in a few years. If you have heard that story please read what the Bible really says about it.
And remember they had mistaken the Antichrist for the real Christ. I guess they did all of that without taking the Mark Of The Beast and without worshipping Him. Because we know what happens to those who take the Mark Of The Beast and Worship him donít we. In case you forgot, read Rev Ch 14 v 9-11. So we know that this 144 thousand couldnít have taken the Mark or worshiped the Beast. So how can all of this be?
Iím sorry to tell you that the story that Pre-Tribulation preachers tell is not what the Bible teaches. The 144 Thousand Jews are Children sealed by God and it doesnít say that they must be beheaded. It says in Rev 20 Verse 4 I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus. These little Jew Children couldnít witness for Jesus because they donít know who he is yet. Please continue with me and you will see what the Bible really says about it. Read it for yourself. Follow in your Bible and see what it says. I use The King James Bible.
We studied in Chapter 6 the opening of the seals. When Jesus returns the wrath of God comes upon the earth in the sixth seal. Also see what Jesus said about it in Matt Ch 24 V 27-30.
Rev Ch 6 verse 17 says for the great day of his wrath is come.
But before the Wrath Of God comes upon the earth the four angels are stopped until another angel seals 144 thousand of all the tribes of Israel. The 144 thousand will be here when Godís wrath is poured out on the earth. That is why they are sealed. They are sealed to protect them from the wrath of God.
Look at Rev 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
The 144 Thousand
Look and see.
Revelation Chapter 7
Verse 1. And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
Verse 2. 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.
Verse 3. Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Verse 4. 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.
Verse 5-8 lists each tribe.
Verse 9-14 tells about the Christians that came out of the great tribulation.
Verse 9. 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;
Verse 10. And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. Read the rest verses 11-14 in your Bible.
The 144 Thousand Sealed Are Children
Now go to Chapter 14 and see if you donít think these 144 thousand are children or not.
Revelation Chapter 14 Verse 1-5
Verse 1. And I looked and lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty and four thousand, having his Fatherís name written in their foreheads.
Verse 2. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
Verse 3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beast, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
Verse 4. These are they, which were not defiled with woman; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb. Jesus Is the Lamb.
Verse 5. And in their mouth was found no guile: (deceit) For they are without fault (blameless) before the throne of God.
There is no doubt these are little children. If they had been older Jews they would have accepted the Antichrist and not the true Christ and could not be blameless before God. However if these are very small Children then they wouldnít be accountable if their parents made them take the Mark.
First of all they are virgins; they also follow the Lamb (Jesus) wherever he goes. This is after God has sealed them. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God and the Lamb. They have no guile (no deceit). They are blameless without fault before the throne of God. Notice only a 144-thousand is all that are sealed in their forehead with his fatherís name. This 144 Thousand Jews are Children that Jesus will raise himself during the thousand years that Jesus reigns here on earth.
All Christians are saved by the grace of God through Jesus. We must believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. John 14:6 Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life and no man cometh to the father but by me. These did not. How can that be? That is why the 144 thousand must be sealed by God.
This is why they will live with Jesus. Jesus will be the King over this earth for one thousand years. The Lordís Day, many think the Lordís day is Sunday, that is not so. The Sabbath is on Saturday a day of rest. The Lordís day is when Jesus is King on this earth for one of his days, which is a thousand years here on earth. Jesus will raise them and then one day the Devil will be released and will temp them with sin. They will then have to choose Jesus as Lord or not as their Lord.
Those who do choose Jesus as their Lord will be saved and receive the gift of everlasting life.
Read Revelation Chapter 20 verse 1-6 Here you will read how the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; reigned with Christ a thousand years.
There is more on this in my The Book of Revelation The Scroll Sealed With Seven Seals