Who are the mysterious 144,000 numbered only in the book of Revelation? Do they constitute the entirety of God’s true church throughout the years? Could they be living today?
Could the 144,000 be a set of people that the leadership of a Christian group or denomination have designated as being “special?” What does the Bible say about this fascinating prophetic subject?
The 144,000 are specifically referenced only twice in the Bible. In the end time, after God commands a temporary ceasing of earth’s calamities (Revelation 6, 7:1 – 3), he sends an powerful angel on a special mission. The angel is not to allow the sea or even earth’s trees to be damage until a unique group of folks are set apart.
Revelation then states, “And I heard the number of those who were sealed: one hundred forty-four thousand (144,000), sealed out of every tribe of the children of Israel” (Revelation 7:2 – 4, HBFV).
The 144,000 are mentioned again later in Revelation. The Apostle John, in vision, sees a group of resurrected believers standing with Jesus Christ. They have been called and converted by God during the great tribulation period. >>> Read More