Dear Nicole and Doves,For some time, I have thought that DNA Identification would play a part in the tribulation.When the 144,000 are identified and sealed in Israel, they will come from each tribe, 12,000 exactly. If you notice this is painstakingly spelled out in Revelations.The Israelis are world leaders in this field.If they have located Jacobs body, or perhaps another of the patriarchs, and are able to extract DNA, then they could map the DNA for any Jew living in Israel today. I have a hunch they have or will soon have this information.A couple of years ago, I was watching a program on the Discovery Channel, and it detailed just such a project.They took DNA samples from a 2500 yr old mummy found in a museum in Istanbul, who was supposedly a Phonecian King. Next they went to a seaside town in Lebanon where he was probably from. They sampled almost the entire population. They all claimed to be descendants of the earliest inhabitants . Not ! They were mostly all of Arab descent, from the Arabian penninsula.They did a similar study in Ireland or England, where they found a bog mummy. They compared the mummies DNA to the local residents, and surprisingly , they were mostly all related to or desended from him !I shared my thoughts about the 144,000 in Revelation, with friends, and got a lot of eye rolls.I am not sure how the 144,000 will be identified, but we can rest assured, that it will not be 99.9999999 % accurate, it will be 100 %.In Ephesians we read that we have been sealed with a promise of redemption. I always wondered if this " Earnest " was some kind of Spiritual RFID Chip. This would key in with the Trumpet Blast. LOL. It activates our Chip !!!!!!!! wouldn't that be just like our God !!Ephesians 1: 13-14 says13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
blessings Doves, joechappell