Originally posted by MaxBlack
The bible states that 144K will be raptured or saved. Whenever I consider this small number saved from all over the planet, I think that perhaps some
person that we know or that we might be sitting next to suddenly disappears. The disappearance if witnessed will be the exact type of first hand
witness account that could lead to proving that a rapture has in fact occurred.
1And 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.
2And 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,
3Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
4And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed 144000 of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
1And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their
2And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with
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.
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.
These are not the ones being raptured (greek:harpazo) away these are the witness that are to spread the gospel of Christ.