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The 144000 Jews are sealed and protected for the duration of the Great Tribulation

Posted by gospelclips on January 9, 2017

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144,000 Sealed

After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.

From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed,
from the tribe of Reuben 12,000,
from the tribe of Gad 12,000,
from the tribe of Asher 12,000,
from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000,
from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000,
from the tribe of Simeon 12,000,
from the tribe of Levi 12,000,
from the tribe of Issachar 12,000,
from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000,
from the tribe of Joseph 12,000,
from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000.

“Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God”

This seems to indicate that the sealing of God’s servants confers some sort of protection from what is to come.

This vision is given after the sixth seal is opened and before the seventh seal is mentioned

Following the seventh seal, the vision of the seven angels with trumpets is given

The first of these angels releases fire to burn up the Earth and it’s trees. The second angel causes a third of the sea to be destroyed and the third angel causes a third of the fresh waters of the Earth to become bitter. The fourth angel has power to obstruct the elements in the sky causing darkness

It would seem likely that the four angels who had power to harm the land and the sea are the first four angels with trumpets (although there are some notable differences)

This would mean that the 144000 would have to be sealed before the first four trumpet Judgments are given.

This is often used as an argument for sequential seals trumpets and bowls.

The vision of the 144000 is, however, a separate vision although it is given in the interlude between the sixth and the seventh seal for a reason.

The visions in the interludes must be concurrent with the seals, trumpets and bowls

If the sealing of the 144000 precedes the trumpets then it could precede the seals aswell particularly if the seals and the trumpets are simultaneous

The 144000 Jews are presumably protected from the seals aswell

The first seal conincides with the revelation of the Antichrist. This will probably not happen until he breaks the covenant with the Jews in the middle of Daniel’s last week.

The second seal brings war and the third seal brings famine

The fourth seal bring death. One quater of the Earth’s population dies. It is hard to believe that the Great Tribulation has not started by this point

When the fifth seal is opened, the Martyrs cry out

The sixth seal brings signs in the sky; the sun turns black, the moon red, stars fall from the sky and the earth shakes

The events of the first six seals result in considerable damage to the Earth and Mankind itself

It would therefore seem logical that the sealing of the 144000 would precede the seals aswell as the trumpets

The vision of the Great Multitude that appears in Heaven is also given in the interlude between the sixth and the seventh seal.

The Great Multitude had been through the Great Tribulation. By this point then, we are at the End of the Great Tribulation.

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The visions of the Gentiles trampling the Holy City for 42 months and the 2 witnesses prophesying for 1260 days is given in Revelation chapter 11 in the interlude between the sixth trumpet and the seventh trumpet

The vision of the Woman being pursued by a beast and fleeing to the wilderness where she will be taken care of for 1260 days and time times and half a time is given in Revelations Chapter 12

The vision of a beast being given power to pursecute the saints for 42 months and conquer them is given in Revelation Chapter 13

While these visions are given sequentialy, few commentators would argue that these time periods are not only equal in length but they are the same period of time occuring concurrently

This is a good example of visions in revelation occurring simultaneously, concurrently and being coincident

Just looking at the groups that have this 42 month or 1260 day time period attached we can see that the three main groups of people will be represented during the great tribulation – namely the Gentiles (nations or pagans), the Saints (Christians) and the Woman (Israel) which includes the people from the 12 tribes of Israel

What’s more we can see that the Woman (Israel) is taken to place where she can be taken care of for 1260 days which is the duration of the Great tribulation.

The woman being Israel no doubt includes the 144000 sealed from the 12 tribes of Israel.

As the Woman is taken care of for the entire duration of the Great Tribulation, it is probable that she was sealed before the Great Tribulation started at the mid point of Daniels 70th week.

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The 144000 sealed from the 12 tribes of Israel will be protected during the Great Tribulation.

They will not be harmed when God pours out his Wrath after the rapture when the Church has been removed from the Earth.

The Nations will be judged according to how they treated God’s people

The Nations will be separated into the Sheep and the Goats

The 144000 Jews and the ‘Sheep’ Nations will go on into the Millennium to repopulate the Earth in fulfilment of the promises God has made to the Jews

Christians will be in Heaven during the Millennium.

In Eternity, the Jews and the Christians will be combined into one New Jerusalem where God will dwell with his people.

The Nations whose names are in the Lambs book of Life will be outside the New Jerusalem but will escape the Lake of Fire

Those whose names are not in the Book of Life will spend Eternity in the Lake of Fire

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144000 JEWS from the 12 tribes of Israel will be chosen to be God’s People on Earth during the Millennium to fullfill promises that God made to the Jews in the Old Testament.

Posted by gospelclips on August 13, 2012

144000 JEWS from the 12 tribes of Israel will be chosen to be God’s People on Earth during the Millennium to fulfill promises that God made to the Jews in the Old Testament.

 

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144000 Jews are sealed when the seventh seal is opened. They become the God’s People on Earth during the Millennium to fulfill the prophesies given to Israel in the Old Testament.

Posted by gospelclips on August 12, 2012

An illustration of the Parable of the Prodigal son incorporating New and Old testament Believers. Sons represent Born Again believers. Jews were Born Again if they were circumcised in Heart by the Spirit (Older Sons). New Testament Believers are Born Again if they have received the Spirit by Baptism (Younger Sons).  Unlike servants, only Sons  who represent Born Again Believers will go to heaven when they die or when Christ returns. The 144000 Jews are sealed when the seventh seal is opened. They are a select group of the Jews (like firstfruits) who as a reward, become the Camp of God’s People on Earth during the Millennium to fulfill the prophesies given to Israel in the Old Testament. At the end of the Millennium, God’s Elect will descend from Heaven as the Bride of Christ to become the New Jerusalem (composed of Old and New Sons). In Eternity, all of God’s Children will be combined into one New Jerusalem. During the Millennium, the New Testament Believers will be reigning with Christ in Heaven while a selection of Jews (the 144000) and Pagans (the Sheep Nations) fulfill the promises that God made to the Jews in the Old Testament to restore the Kingdom of Israel as priests to the Nations.

 

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The 144000 Jews who were Sealed become God’s People on Earth during the Millennium

Posted by gospelclips on May 5, 2010

144000 Jews are sealed

Before God pours out his Wrath

When the seventh seal is opened

The 144000 Jews are Sealed when the seventh seal is opened. The Church is raptured at the same time and sleeping believers are resurrected (first resurrection). The Jews are protected form God’s wrath by the seal of God. Once the Church has been redeemed from the Earth, God can pour out his wrath upon the Nations (Pagans) of the Earth. Those who survive God’s wrath will repopulate the Earth during the Millennium including the 144000 Jews that were sealed. At the End of the Millennium all Pagans will be resurrected to be Judged at the Great White Throne (second resurrection) . Those who are not in the Lambs Book of Life will be thrown into the Lake of Fire which is the Second Death.

The 144000 Jews are Sealed when the seventh seal is opened.  The Church is raptured at the same time and sleeping believers are resurrected (first resurrection).  The Jews are protected form God's wrath by the seal of God.  Once the Church has been redeemed from the Earth, God can pour out his wrath upon the Nations (Pagans) of the Earth.  Those who survive God's wrath will repopulate the Earth during the Millennium including the 144000 Jews that were sealed.  At the End of the Millennium all Pagans will be resurrected to be Judged at the Great White Throne (second resurrection) .  Those who are not in the Lambs Book of Life will be thrown into the Lake of Fire which is the Second Death.

The 144000 Jews are Sealed when the seventh seal is opened. The Church is raptured at the same time and sleeping believers are resurrected (first resurrection). The Jews are protected form God's wrath by the seal of God. Once the Church has been redeemed from the Earth, God can pour out his wrath upon the Nations (Pagans) of the Earth. Those who survive God's wrath will repopulate the Earth during the Millennium including the 144000 Jews that were sealed. At the End of the Millennium all Pagans will be resurrected to be Judged at the Great White Throne (second resurrection) . Those who are not in the Lambs Book of Life will be thrown into the Lake of Fire which is the Second Death.

Revelation 6:1-8:5

The Seals

  • I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
  • When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.
  • When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”
  • When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
  • When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed.
  • I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
  • Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”

144,000 Sealed

  • After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.
  • From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed,
  • from the tribe of Reuben 12,000,
  • from the tribe of Gad 12,000,
  • from the tribe of Asher 12,000,
  • from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000,
  • from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000,
  • from the tribe of Simeon 12,000,
  • from the tribe of Levi 12,000,
  • from the tribe of Issachar 12,000,
  • from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000,
  • from the tribe of Joseph 12,000,
  • from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000.

The Great Multitude in White Robes

  • After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever.
  • Amen!”
  • Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?”
  • I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore, “they are before the throne of God
  • and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.
  • Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat.
  • For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water.
  • And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer

  • When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
  • And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.
  • Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.
  • The sealing of the 144000 and the vision of the Great Multitude standing before the Throne in Heaven is given after the events of the sixth seal are discribed and immediately before the seventh seal is mentioned.
  • Not much is said when the Seventh Seal is opened other than there was rest in heaven for half an hour.
  • This is because the sealing of the 144000 Jews and the Rapture of the Great Multitude so that God can pour out His Wrath on the Nations is what the Seventh Seal is about.
  • The Seventh Seal is clearly post tribulation.
  • The events that take place as the first six seals are opened indicate that the Great Tribulation is taking place.
  • The Great multitude that appear in Heaven have been through the Great Tribulation.
  • The fifth Seal even mentions those who have been killed because of the Word of God and the testimony that they maintained. “How long will it be until we are avenged” they cry.
  • When the sixth seal is opened, Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”
  • When the seventh seal is opened, it will be apparent who is listed upon the Scroll which is the Book of Life.
  • When the Seventh seal is opened, it will be time for God to pour out His wrath upon the Nations (Pagans).
  • God protects the 144000 Jews by sealing them and God removes the Christians who survive the Great Tribulation by rapturing them.
  • When God’s people are protected or removed from Earth, God is able to pour out His Wrath on the Nations (Pagans).
  • The Nations (Pagans) will be divided into the Sheep and the Goats according to how they treat God’s people.
  • Some of the Nations (Pagans) will reject the mark of the Beast.
  • All who accept the mark of the Beast will be thrown into the Lake of Fire.
  • There will be people from the Nations on Earth during the Millennium and in Eternity.
  • These people must not have accepted the Mark of the Beast otherwise they would have been thrown into the Lake of Fire.
  • Zechariah Ch 14 tells us that there will be people from the Nations who survive the Great Tribulation and go on into the Millennium.
  • The 144000 Jews will survive God’s Wrath as they have been protected by God’s Seal. They will go on to become God’s people on Earth during the Millennium and repopulate the Earth.
  • There will be survivors from the Nations (Pagans) who did not worship the Beast and were kind to God’s people. They will go on into the Millennium as the Millennial Nations.
  • The Nations (Pagans) will be Judged at the end of the Millennium at the Great White Throne. Those who have died up until that point will be resurrected (the Second Resurrection). Whoever is not in the Lamb’s Book of Life will be thrown into the Lake of Fire which is the Second Death.
  • As there are Nations (Pagans) that surround the New Jerusalem in Eternity who have not been thrown into the Lake of Fire, there must be some people from the Nations (Pagans) who are in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
  • The New Nations (New Pagans) are not as privilaged as God’s People who get to enjoy God’s presence continually and eat of the Fruit of the Tree of Life. The New Nations, nevertheless, are permitted to enter the New Jerusalem and can partake of the leaves of the Tree of Life for Healing.
  • The New Jerusalem is composed of all God’s People from the New and the Old Covenants.
  • The New Jerusalem has 12 foundations which represent the 12 Apostles and 12 Gates which represent the 12 Tribes of Israel.
  • In the New Jerusalem, all God’s people will be together. God will be among them and He will be their light. They will all be able to partake of the Tree of Life and live forever.

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    144000 Jews chosen to be God’s people during the Millennium and 144000 mature Christians spared from the Great Tribulation

    Posted by gospelclips on July 2, 2009

    There are two groups of 144,000.  The 144000 in Revelation Ch 7 are JEWS who will sealed and protected from God's Wrath at the End of the Great Tribulation.  They will survive to become God's people on Earth during the Millennium.  The other group is the 144000 in Revelations Ch 14.  They are Christians as they are followers of the Lamb.  They are pure and mature and ready to be with God.  They become the firstfruits of the Harvest and are spared from the 1260 day Great Tribulation.  The rest of the Church must go through the Great Tribulation with patient endurance.  The Great Multitude of believers will be raptured or harvested at the end of the 1260 days before God pours out his Wrath upon the Nations (Pagans).

    There are two groups of 144,000. The 144000 in Revelation Ch 7 are JEWS who will be sealed and protected from God's Wrath at the End of the Great Tribulation. They will survive to become God's people on Earth during the Millennium. The other group is the 144000 in Revelations Ch 14. They are Christians as they are followers of the Lamb. They are pure and mature and ready to be with God. They become the firstfruits of the Harvest and are spared from the 1260 day Great Tribulation. The rest of the Church must go through the Great Tribulation with patient endurance. The Great Multitude of believers will be raptured or harvested at the end of the 1260 days before God pours out his Wrath upon the Nations (Pagans).

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    144000 followers of the Lamb escape the Great Tribulation and 144000 Jews from the 12 tribes are sealed before God pours out his wrath

    Posted by gospelclips on June 28, 2009

    144000 followers of the Lamb escape the Great Tribulation and 144000 Jews from the 12 tribes are sealed before God pours out his wrath.

    144000 followers of the Lamb escape the Great Tribulation and 144000 Jews from the 12 tribes are sealed before God pours out his wrath.

    The 144000 followers of the Lamb are Christians who are ready to meet the Lord. They are called up as the first fruits of the Harvest before the Great Tribulation starts. The great multitude of believers will have to go through the great tribulation with patient endurance. They will be made spotless and refined. The great multitude of believers will be raptured / redeemed / harvested after 1260 days of tribulation before God pours out his wrath on the Pagans / Nations of the World. At the same time as the Great Multitude is Harvested, another group of 144000 Jews, taken from the 12 tribes, will be sealed so as to be protected from God’s wrath. They will survive God’s wrath and go on into the Millennium as God’s people on Earth. A gentile remnant will also survive God’s wrath and will go on to repopulate the Earth during the Millennium. Gentiles who survive God’s wrath must have rejected the Mark of the Beast and helped God’s people during the tribulation.

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