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144000 and a great multitude


After Jesus opened six seals in Revelation Chapter 6, he did not open the 7th seal in next chapter at once. But he indicated angel to show another vision to apostle John, and let him recorded it. What did the vision about? It was about the “144000” and “a great multitude”. Is there any relationship with the 7th seal?


Yes, should be. You can imagine, angel show this vision before open the 7th seal, that means this vision must related to the 7th seal. Maybe angel wanted us know, the 7th seal will accomplish the “144000” and “a great multitude”.


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When the 7th seal is opened, it will be the End Day. This is God’s Day, the God’s judgement Day. When the sealing 144000 saints complete, then the great tribulation will come, the great multitude shall be saved and survived. Why we can say that?


Because Revelation 7:1 says, “holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree”.


God did not let the four angels bring destroy to the earth until


Revelation 7:3,4 says, “…until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel”


That means before the End Day come, the sealing 144000 saints is finished and complete. And then the great tribulation will come. Matthew 24:36 Jesus said “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.”


Why Jesus said no one knows the end day but the Father only? Because it depends on the time when will be complete seal 144000 saints, no one knows except Father. For only Father knows who is his last son(the selected one).


When seal the last one of 144000 finished, Revelation 9:14-16 “saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 The number of mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number.”


After the great tribulation, a great multitude will be saved and survived. Revelation 7:14 Angel said “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb”.


Now let’s read Revelation chapter 7


1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree. 


Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:”


Why verse 2 says angel “from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God”, and he stopped the four winds to harm the earth, sea and trees? Maybe this is the 7th star who come from the East(the rising of the sun). He pray to Father God(the living God) to order the four angels don’t release the four winds. Holding the four winds means holding the great tribulation, so that it will not bring the destroy soon. Anyway, God tells us the destroy winds will not release before the complete of sealing saints.


The only situation for the great tribulation come is all 144000 saints have sealed, then the four destroy winds will release. Verse 3 proved that this number is the real number or quantity, it says “Do not harm the earth… until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads”. So that means angel need to seal the saints one by one, until the last one of 144000.


Please read “Seventy Sevens” for another evidence.


Let’s continue to read the Revelation…


12,000 from the tribe of Judah were sealed,
12,000 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 were sealed.


A Great Multitude


After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could numberfrom every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,


10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”


11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,


12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”


Amen.


13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?”


14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.


15 “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 shelter them with his presence.


16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
    the sun shall not strike them,
    nor any scorching heat.


17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
    and he will guide them to springs of living water,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”


Amen.


Interesting


There is an interesting question : Is that only 144000 can go to heaven?


It is clear that Bible says the number of the sealed saints is 144000, “And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000“. So only 144000 saints go to heaven, they go to heaven are to be the Priests and Kings of heavenly kingdom. But if you mean the Salvation, it’s not only 144000, it’s uncountable and unlimited. Those uncountable great multitude are coming out of the great tribulation, and Jesus “will guide them to springs of living water”, they will live forever having eternal life.


Another interesting question : Why are they 144000?

Why not 12000? Or why not 120000? Why not 14400 or other number…?


In the ancient time, Jehovah God allowed men from the tribe of Levi to replace the other twelve tribes of Israel, they formed the Priests to serve God and atone for the sins of the Israelites. There were 24 shifts of Priests served God, they were on duty twice a year. Another way it can be say, if there were 12 shifts of Priests served God, they were on duty once a year.


So Maybe 144000 means there are 12 shifts of the Priests(saints) who are from 12 symbolic tribes on duty each month, the 12 Priests represent all people(from all tribes) to serve God and atone for the sins of them. Each month is one shift with 12 Priests, there are 12 months a year, therefore it will be 144 Priests a year, and they will serve God 1000 years. Why a thousand years?


Revelation 20:6 says, “Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! … they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.”


If we calculate 144 Priests x 1000 years, it will be 144000, so that’s why their number is 144000. And maybe it is the “first circle” of their duty, and the next round will start from the next “a thousand” years… to forever and ever.


Maybe it is related to Revelation 22:2, “through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations”. 12 kinds of fruit x 12 months will be 144 one year.


It is also related to New Jerusalem in Revelation 21:16,17, “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.”


Let’s Prayer.


YHWH God our heavenly Father, may praise and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power be You our God forever and ever! Amen.


You have already planned your heavenly kingdom, and let your only beloved son Jesus and 144000 saints to form the heavenly kingdom. When Jesus Christ back to your throne, the kingdom has finished a half. And when the last saint of 144000 is sealed, all 144000 is complete and another half of kingdom is also completed.


After 144000 saints has sealed, then the End Day will come, the great tribulation will come. We will not afraid but will straighten up and raise heads, for we have to be saved soon. Amen. We have to honor and worship you day and night before your throne, give the Glory, the Praise, the Power, Thankful to you and your beloved son Jesus Christ. Amen.


Prayer is also in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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