I am glad my post found an interest. The point that I am trying to convey, is that out of the lost 10 tribes of Israel that received their blessings, for the end times, by Jacob, Manasseh became the United States of America and Great Britain is Ephraim. That means that these white caucasion peoples, of these two countries, are the 2 predominant tribes that inheritted the birthrights of Joseph that were given him by Jacob. These 2 peoples, along with the other 8 lost tribes that migrated to the areas of Europe, are all of the House of Israel! We are Israelites, the remnant of Jacob! The book of Micah 5: 7 tells about our power(America's) and how we loose it in the end. We will take part in the return to inherit the entire area from the mediteranean to the river Euphrates, the promised land, during the millenial age. Ezekiel 37: 17....Tells how Judah, the children of Israel and Joseph the house of Israel, will become ONE STICK. verse 25.....And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their childrens children forever: and my servant David shall be their prince forever.
The Jews and the Christians will be united as one people to dwell forever in the land of ISRAEL, reunited as one people, under king David.......(per the scriptures). This is talking about the time after the 6000 years and the millenial kingdom era starts.....onward, I think. The healing has already started, we are being drawn together.
The 144,000 Are called, and chosen, and faithful.....(Rev17: 14....the beast shall make war with the Lamb and the Lamb shall over come them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.) Rev20: 4......And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them: and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the wittness of Jesus, and for the word of God, (and which had not worshipped the beast), neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a 1000 years.
As far as the 200,000,000 horseman army of Revelations, it says, Loose the four angels that were bound in the great river euphrates, prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, to slay a third of men. These must be bad angels, maybe fallen ones. The army could be demons from the nefilim of Genesis that died, their spirits(the nefilim) rome the earth as demons. Johns explanation of what they look like makes it hard to decypher who they might be, they sure sound like some kind of demonic beings.
The 144,000 LIVE through the tribulation and many are beheaded and killed, if not all of them. They are obviously warriors because it says that the beast with make war with the Lamb and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. They also LIVE during the tribulation, because it says," they did not worship the beast, his image or his mark.
There is NO greater love than to lay down ones life for another.
How hard it must be to knowing except the same torture and death as our Saviour, to be baptized into his death, as well as his resurrection. The 144,000 give there lives fully to the Lord! Their faith has to be very strong, in Jesus Christ, to go into a situation knowingly, to face certain torture, if not death by beheading, to try and rescue the lukewarm elect, out of tribulation. You can not waver in the face of temptation. This can be done only by TRUE FAITH!
John, as far as the 4 angels holding back the 4 winds in Rev. 7: 1&2.....It says in 7: 3.......HURT not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
This, I believe, is to protect the 144,000 from the destruction that is to be unleashed by these winds. In other words, the calm before the storm! They are also protected from the first WOE in chap 9, the Locust's.Michael