Originally posted by RRokkyy
reply to post by iamgodtron
If only 144,000 people are going to be saved, then every time they save someone, one of them is going to be unsaved. Does that make
It makes no sense because it's not true. The 144,000 are those who are alive at the time of Jesus' coming. When Jesus returns, there will be three
classes of people; the wicked who die at the sight of Him, the righteous dead who are resurrected, and those are still alive and are changed to their
The Bible describes the 144,000 as the "redeemed" from among men:
4These 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.
5And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
The "women" in verse 4 are the corrupt churches which make up Babylon. In prophecy, a woman represents a church (the bride
of Christ, for
example. And, the woman on the scarlet-colored beast which represents a church and state conglomerate- the Vatican, for another example.) The
144,000 will be people who were not corrupted by the false doctrines that the vast majority of the churches preach these days.
The white robes they wear represent their near-perfect walk with Jesus during the time of Jacob's trouble (Jeremiah 30:7
), which is part of the final steps of Satan's and the world's persecution of
the true children of God (not the great tribulation, which happened from 538 A.D. to 1798 A.D.)
The 144,000 are redeemed from the earth. They will be the ones who do not taste death. Instead, they are changed into their immortal bodies when
1 Corinthians 15:51-52(KJV)
51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall
The moment Jesus comes back, there will be 144,000 true children of God who have faithfully and perfectly withstood the trials that Satan has put them
through. Some will see their loved ones murdered, others will lose every one of their possessions, some will be living in the mountains and
wilderness to avoid being murdered by those they thought were their friends. Their faith will be tested to the limits, yet they will not waver. They
will still keep their hearts and thoughts and prayers on Jesus even in the most trying times.
The new song the 144,000 will be able to sing will be a song that no other man can learn except for the 144,000:
3And 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.
The song they will learn is a representation of the fact that they will experience something that no one has ever, or will ever, experience. They
will get to see the eastern sky split open as Jesus returns, and at the same time they will see their loved ones raised from the dead, then they will
join their resurrected loved ones in the air to meet Jesus. This is an utterly unique experience, therefore it is a new "song" that no man but the
144,000 could learn.
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