Who Are The 144,000 In Revelation?
By David J. Stewart
The 144,000 Jews (Israelites) who are sealed in Revelation 7:4-8 are sealed for the specific purpose of being “evangelists” during the Tribulation period. The sealing provides protection from the plagues and devastation brought on by the trumpet and bowl judgments, as well as from the wrath of the Antichrist.
The 144,000 is not a limit to how many people will be saved, but rather is just a select group of Jewish believers called to proclaim God’s message during the end times. There will be perhaps millions of other converts during the Tribulation, most of them a result of the 144,000’s ministry. The number 144,000 may represent 12,000 soulwinners from each of the 12 tribes of Israel.
The Jehovah Witnesses pervert this Biblical teaching by claiming that only 144,000 will enter into Heaven. There is nothing in the Word of God teaching any such nonsense. John said that the number of believers he saw in Heaven were innumerable, “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number...” Clearly, the Word of God does not teach that only 144,000 souls will go to Heaven.
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