The 144,000 of Israel Sealed
1#Da 7:2; Mt 24:31Then I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind would not blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. 2And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. He cried out with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the earth and the sea, 3#Rev 14:1; 6:6; 22:4saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” 4#Rev 9:16; 14:1Then I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand out of every tribe of the children of Israel:
5Twelve thousand from the tribe of Judah were sealed,
twelve throusand from the tribe of Reuben were sealed,
twelve thousand from the tribe of Gad were sealed,
6twelve thousand from the tribe of Asher were sealed,
twelve thousand from the tribe of Naphtali were sealed,
twelve thousand from the tribe of Manasseh were sealed,
7#Ge 35:23twelve thousand from the tribe of Simeon were sealed,
twelve thousand from the tribe of Levi were sealed,
twelve thousand from the tribe of Issachar were sealed,
8twelve thousand from the tribe of Zebulun were sealed,
twelve thousand from the tribe of Joseph were sealed,
and twelve thousand from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed.
The Multitude From Every Nation
9#Rev 5:9; Lev 23:40Then I looked. And there was a great multitude which no one could count, from all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands. 10#Ps 3:8; Rev 19:1They cried out with a loud voice:
“Salvation belongs to our God
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb!”
11#Rev 4:6; 4:10All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures and fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, 12#Rev 5:12–14; 19:4saying:
Blessing and glory
and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor
and power and might
be to our God forever and ever!
13#Rev 7:9Then one of the elders asked me, “Who are these clothed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
14#1Jn 1:7; Zec 3:3–5I said to him, “Sir, you know.”
He said to me, “These are those who came out of great tribulation and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15#Rev 22:3; Isa 4:5–6Therefore,
they are before the throne of God,
and serve Him day and night in His temple.
And He who sits on the throne
will dwell among them.
16#Isa 49:10; Ps 121:6 ‘They shall neither hunger any more,
nor shall they thirst any more;
the sun shall not strike them,’#Isa 49:10.
nor any scorching heat;
17#Isa 25:8; Jn 10:11 for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne
will shepherd them
and ‘He will lead them to springs of living water.’#Isa 49:10.
‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’#144 cubits, or 65 meters.”