The 144,000 – What the Bible Says


144,000 - What the Scriptures Say:



Post Summary:

1) Scriptures in Revelation that Mention 144,000 - Revelation 7:4, 14:1-5

2) Scriptures in Revelation that refer to "Number" or "144 Cubits" - Revelation 6:9-11, 21:17

3) 144,000 - "PRIESTS," "KINGS" & "JUDGES" - Revelation 1:6, 5:10, 20:4-6, 1 Peter 2:4, Matthew 19:28, Exodus 19:5-6  

4) "New Jerusalem" = "Holy City" = "Bride" = "The Wife of the Lamb" = "144,000" = "the City of YHWH" - Revelation 2:11,  21:2, 9, 16, Hebrews 12:22

5) WHERE will the 144,000 Reign? - Revelation 5:10, 3:12. 22:10-11

6) 144,000 REQUIREMENTS "OVERCOME" or "CONQUER" - Revelation 2:10-11, 17, 26-29,3:5-6, 11-13, 21, 12:11

7) Where will the 144,000 come from? - Revelation 5:9-10 

8) WHO SEALS the 144,000? - Revelation 7:2-3

9) HOW LONG will the 144,000 Reign on the Earth? - Revelation 20:6

10) 144,000 = The IMMORTALS - 1 Corinthians 15:52-54

11) "First Resurrection" - "2nd Death No Authority" - Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15, 2:10-12

12) 144,000 = "Firstfruits" "First Borne" - Revelation 14:3-5, Hebrews 12:22, Romans 8:23, 2 Thessalonians 2:13, James 1:18

13) When Will the 1st Resurrection Occur - 144,000 - Matthew 24: 29-31, Mark 13:24-27, 1 Corinthians 15:50-57, Revelation 11:14-19

14) Order of the 1st Resurrection - 144,000 - 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17



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1. Scriptures in Revelation that Mention 144,000


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➠ Revelation 7:4 
And I heard the NUMBER of the SEALED, 144,000, SEALED from every tribe of the sons of Israel:

➠ Revelation 14:1-5
Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, 3 and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, 5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.

 


2. Scriptures in Revelation that refer to "Number" or "144 Cubits"


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➠ Revelation 21:17He also measured its WALL, 144 CUBITS by human measurement, which is also an angel's measurement. 

➠ Revelation 6:9-11
"When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. 10 They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”"Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the NUMBER of their FELLOW SERVANTS and their BROTHERS should be COMPLETE, who were to be KILLED as they themselves had been.

 


3. 144,000 - "PRIESTS," "KINGS" & "JUDGES"


➠ Revelation 1:6
"and made us a KINGDOM, PRIESTS to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen." 

➠ Revelation 5:10
"and you have made them a KINGDOM & PRIESTS to our God, and they shall REIGN ON the EARTH.”

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➠ Revelation 20:6
"they will be PRIESTS of God and of Christ, and they will REIGN with him for a thousand years." 
(Most Churches completely "Subtract" ALL of these scriptures & Most Church members are completely unaware of the clear function of people who go to Heaven, namely, Priests, Kings & Judges. Rev 22:18-19)

➠ Revelation 20:4-6  
"Then I saw THRONES, and seated on them were those to whom the AUTHORITY TO JUDGE was committed.Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and REIGNED with CHRIST for a thousand years. 5...Over such the second death has no power, but they will be PRIESTS of GOD & of CHRIST, and they will REIGN WITH HIM for a thousand years.

➠ 1 Peter 2:4 
"As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like Living Stones are being built up as a Spiritual House, to be a HOLY PRIESTHOOD, to offer Spiritual Sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ."

➠ Matthew 19:28
 "Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on 12 THRONES, JUDGING the twelve tribes of Israel."

➠ Exodus 19:5-6  
"
Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine,
you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...”

 


4. "New Jerusalem" = "Holy City" = "Bride" = "The Wife of the Lamb" = "144,000" = "the City of YHWH"


➠ Revelation 2:11
"I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown. 12 The one who conquers, I will make him a PILLAR in the TEMPLE of MY GOD.Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the NAME OF THE CITY of MY GOD, the NEW JERUSALEM, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name. 13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

➠ Revelation 21:2

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"And I saw the HOLY CITY, NEW JERUSALEM, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a BRIDE adorned for her HUSBAND. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man...4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
(In most Churches, NEW Jerusalem in completely "subtracted" as their members have not even heard of the word. Rev 22:18-19)

➠ Revelation 21:9
“Come, I will show you the BRIDE, the WIFE of the LAMB.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the HOLY CITY JERUSALEM coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God."

Revelation 11:1-3 "Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and Measure the TEMPLE OF GOD and the ALTAR (Seal 5) and those who worship there, 2 but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the HOLY CITY for forty-two months. 3 And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”
(Even though the above scriptures connect New Jerusalem to the Holy City & New Jerusalem to YHWH'S Temple, Most Churches "Subtract" New Jerusalem as the Holy City & YHWH'S Temple and replace it with physical location of Jerusalem in the State of Israel. Rev 22:18-19)

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➠ Revelation 21:16
"The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia. Its length and width and height are equal. 17 He also measured its WALL, 144 cubits by human measurement, which is also an angel's measurement."
(Consider with 1 Peter 2:4 ☺)
ALL of Revelation 21 is about NEW JERUSALEM

➠ Hebrews 12:22
"But you have come to MOUNT ZION and to the CITY of The LIVING GOD, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23 and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect. 

➠ Revelation 22:19
"and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the HOLY CITY, which are described in this book."

 


5. WHERE will the 144,000 Reign?


➠ Revelation 5:10
"and you have made them a Kingdom and Priests to our God, and they shall REIGN on the EARTH.”
(Most Churches completely"Subtract" the Earth and teach that all go to Heaven, Rev 21:1, Rev 22:18-19)

➠ Revelation 3:12
"The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which COMES DOWN FROM MY GOD OUT OF HEAVEN, and my own new name." 

➠ Revelation 22:10-11 
"And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem COMING DOWN OUT OF HEAVEN from God, having the glory of God..."
(Many Churches "Subtract" "comes down out of heaven," and replace with starting with their Religious Organization Headquarters or with a specific Earthly Location unique to their religion. Rev 22:18-19)

 


6. 144,000 Must "OVERCOME" or "CONQUER"


➠ Revelation 2:10-11
10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who OVERCOMES shall not be hurt by the second death." '

➠ Revelation 2:17
17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who OVERCOMES I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it." '
 
➠ Revelation 2:26-29
26 And he who OVERCOMES, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations-- 27 'He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter's vessels'-- as I also have received from My Father; 28 and I will give him the morning star. 29 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." '

➠ Revelation 3:5-6
5 He who OVERCOMES shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." '

➠ Revelation 3:11-13
11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12 He who OVERCOMES, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. And I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name. 13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." '

➠ Revelation 3:21
21 To him who OVERCOMES I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

➠ Revelation 12:11
And they OVERCAME him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 

 


7. Where will the 144,000 come from? 


➠ Revelation 5:9-10 
“Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from EVERY TRIBE & LANGUAGE & PEOPLE & NATION, 10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”
(Many Churches "subtract" this scripture, and instead teach, the 144,000 are limited to Native Borne Jews. Rev 22:18-19)

 


8. WHO SEALS the 144,000?


➠ Revelation 7:2-3
"Then I saw another ANGEL ... and he called with a loud voice to the 4 ANGELS... saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until WE HAVE SEALED the *SERVANTS of OUR GOD on THEIR FOREHEADS.”
(Most ALL Churches "Subtract" these words and instead Seal Themselves. Most Churches "Subtract" the ANGEL'S do the SEALING and instead, man Seals Himself. Rev 22:18-19)

 


9. HOW LONG will the 144,000 Reign on the Earth?


➠ Revelation 20:6
"but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for A THOUSAND YEARS."
➠ 1 Corinthians 15:24
"Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25 For he must REIGN UNTIL he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. 28 When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.

 


10. 144,000 = The IMMORTALS


➠1 Corinthians 15:
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on IMMORTALITY. 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on IMMORTALITY, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”

 


11. 144,000 = "First Resurrection" - "2nd Death No Authority"


➠ Revelation 20:4-6  
"Then I saw Thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to Judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the FIRST RESURRECTION! Over such the SECOND DEATH has NO POWER, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.

➠ Revelation 2:10-12 
"Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers willNOT be HURT by the SECOND DEATH."

➠ Revelation 20:11-15
11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades (Seal 4) delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the SECOND DEATH. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

 


12. 144,000 = "Firstfruits" "First Borne"


➠ Revelation 14:3-5
"No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as FIRSTFRUITS for God and the Lamb, 5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.

➠ Hebrews 12:22 
"But you have come to Mount Zion and to the CITY of The LIVING GOD, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23 and to the assembly of the FIRSTBORN who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect.

➠ Romans 8:23
And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the FIRSTFRUITS of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

➠ 2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the FIRSTFRUITS to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.

➠ James 1:18
Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of FIRSTFRUITS of his creatures.

 


13. When Will the 1st Resurrection Occur - 144,000


 ➠ Matthew 24: 
29 “IMMEDIATELY AFTER the TRIBULATION of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken (6th Seal). 30 Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he will send out his angels with a LOUD TRUMPET CALL, and they will GATHER HIS ELECT from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

➠ Mark 13:24-27 
24 “But in those days, AFTER THAT TRIBULATION, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken (6th Seal). 26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then he will send out the angels and GATHER HIS ELECT from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

➠ 1 Corinthians 15:50-57
50 I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the LAST TRUMPET. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”

➠ Revelation 11:14-19 - Trumpet 7 
15 Then the 7th ANGLE SOUNDED: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"...18 The nations were angry, and your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should REWARD YOUR SERVANTS the prophets and the saints, and those who fear your name, small and great, and should destroy those who destroy the earth." 

 


14. Order of the 1st Resurrection - 144,000


➠ 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the DEAD IN CHRIST WILL RISE FIRST. 17 THEN WE WHO ARE ALIVE & REMAIN shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

 


144,000 & The Great Multitude Come From:

"Every Tribe & Language & People & Nation"


144,000
➠ Revelation 5:9-10
 "and by your blood you ransomed people for God from Every Tribe and Language and People and Nation, 10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”

Great Multitude
➠Revelation 7:9-17
"9 After this I looked, and behold, 
a Great Multitude that No One Could NUMBER, 
"from Every Nation, from ALL Tribes and Peoples andLanguages."
(Most Churches "Subtract" one or both of these groups and teach either the 144,000 or the Great Multitude is limited to native born Jews, ignoring what these scriptures say.)

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144,000 "Defeated" - "Conquered" & "Beheaded."coming soon
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"This Means the Patience & Endurance of the Saints"
BEAST, IMAGE & MARK coming soon
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HOW are the 144,000 CHOSEN? What are God's Qualifiers?
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144,000 and Women? coming soon
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When did the Sealing begin? coming soon
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WHEN is the Sealing of the 144,000 is complete or finished?
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The Clue is at Revelation 7:3
Revelation 7:1-4
 "I saw 4 ANGELS standing at the 4 corners of the earth,
 holding back the 4 winds of the earth,
 that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree. 
2 Then I saw another ANGEL .... 
& he called with a loud voice to the 4 Angels 
who had been given power to harm earth and sea, 
3 saying, "Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, 
UNTIL WE HAVE SEALED THE SERVANTS of OUR GOD on THEIR FOREHEADS." 
4 and I heard the number of the sealed, 
144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:

According to Revelation 7:3, the Sealing of the 144,000 will be complete or finished BEFORE the 4 Angels are released.

So when are the 4 Angels Released?

They are Released in Trumpet 6 & Woe 2 at Revelation 9:
13 Then the 6th  Angel blew his trumpet, & I heard a voice,... 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "RELEASE THE 4 ANGELS who are bound at the great river Euphrates." 15 So the 4 ANGELS, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were RELEASED to kill a third of mankind.

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No longer shadow...but reality
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Hebrews 10:1 For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities.

Shadow = Levitical Priests
REALITY = 144,000 Kings & Priests

Shadow = Ancient Jerusalem
REALITY = New Jerusalem

Shadow = Altar of Incense in the Tent of Meeting
REALITY = Altar of Incense before the Throne in Heaven

Shadow = Lamp-stand in the tent of Meeting
REALITY = 7 Churches

Shadow = Arc in the Tent of Meeting
REALITY = ARC in YHWH"S Temple in Heaven

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