WHO ARE THE REDEEMED 144,000?
Religious scholars have wrestled with this question for a very long time, often trying to claim the honour for their specific church, but the answer is not hard to see if you are paying attention.
The 144,000 are the chosen permanent residents of Elysium (The Kingdom of Heaven), the orbiting paradise where Our Lord’s throne is located.
The Book of Revelation mentions the 144,000 twice.
In Revelation 7:1-8, we read that they consist of twelve thousand from each of the 12 tribes of Israel.
In Revelation 14:1-5, we get a much clearer description…
“Then I looked, and I saw the Lamb standing upon Mount Zion, and with Him 144,000 people, having His name and His Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard music from Heaven which resembled the sound of many waters and the roar of loud thunder; and the music which I heard was like that of harpists playing upon their harps. And they were singing what seemed to be a new song, in front of the throne and in the presence of the four living creatures and the Elders; and no one was able to learn that song except the 144,000 people who had been redeemed out of the world. These are those who had not defiled themselves with women: they are as pure as virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They have been redeemed from among men, as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. And no lie has ever been found upon their lips: they are faultless.”
To understand who Revelation 14:1-5 is describing takes discernment…
The 3 primary identifiers are:
-“These are those who had not defiled themselves with women”
-“they are as pure as virgins”
-“no lie has ever been found upon their lips”
You probably remember my recent lesson about “evil women”, well that was not an exercise in misogyny, it was a scriptural warning, because The Lord loves women, but he hates the deception most of them engage in.
If you go to Strong’s Greek Concordance, the original word used in Revelation 14:4 for “defiled” is “molunó” (3435), which has nothing to do with sex, but instead is “sin smearing a person with its spiritual filth”, so it is “spiritual corruption”, not fornication.
Our Lord taught in Matthew 15:11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” This tells us what he sees as “defilement”, which means that though “they are as pure as virgins”, the defilement of women is their lies/deception, which is reinforced by the 3rd identifier: “no lie has ever been found upon their lips”.
The word “pure” in the original Greek text is the feminine use of the word for “virgin”, so it is not excluding females from the 144,000.
But there is a 4th identifier that leaves no doubt who the 144,000 are…
-“offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb”
Yes… The 144,000 are innocent firstborn children.
Anyone who has paid full attention to the Bible’s message, would see that it has been telling us this all along…
Numbers 3:13 for all the firstborn are mine. When I struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, I set apart for myself every firstborn in Israel, whether human or animal. They are to be mine. I am the LORD.”
Matthew 19:14 But Yeshua said to them, “Let the children come to me and do not forbid them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.”
So Israelite children are the 144,000 permanent residents of Elysium (The Kingdom of Heaven), but there will be adults there too; those that meet the Matthew 18:3 condition…
Matthew 18:3 Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.
When one is loving, friendly, obedient, honest, inquisitive, joyful, open-minded and unburdened, one becomes like an innocent child.
And as we’ve been saying, Hollywood has given you glimpses of what is to come… This time, it was in the 2009 movie “Knowing”, where the Earth faced the “final chastisement”, as Angels rescued the chosen children, and delivered them to the fields of Elysium, and the “Tree of Life”.
Now you know.
The words “adoption” and “enrollment” were found in the Elysium Torah Code table… It was a reference to the 144,000.
Hebrews 12:23 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,
The “firstfruits harvest” only applies to 12,000 firstborn children of the 12 tribes of Israel… It’s a very small and set apart group.
The rest of the world will be harvested more “harshly”, with the exception of those The Lord has chosen to gather.
There are many who will be “chosen” but are not in the “firstfruits harvest”, those people will still be blessed, and will live in the utopian areas of the New Kingdom.
Some might live on Elysium, or in New Jerusalem, or in designated regions outside of the city.