Amy VanGerpen (29
"RE: Do the 144,000
Hopefully the following will help answer your question:
Isaiah 61 indicates that these "servants of God" [the
144,000], in the manner of Christ's ministry (Luke
4:18-19), will preach "good tidings", which is the good
news of the Gospel.
Revelation 7:2-4 Then I saw
another angel ascending from the east, having the seal
of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to
the four angels whom it was granted to harm the earth
and the sea, saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea,
or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our
God on their foreheads." And I heard the number of
those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four
thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
Isaiah 61:1-6"The Spirit of
the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed
me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent me
to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the
captives, And the opening of the prison to those who
are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the
LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort
all who mourn, To console those who mourn in Zion, To
give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for
mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of
heaviness; That they may be called trees of
righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may
be glorified." And they shall rebuild the old ruins,
They shall raise up the former desolations, And they
shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of
many generations. Strangers shall stand and feed your
flocks, And the sons of the foreigner Shall be your
plowmen and your vinedressers. But you shall be named
the priests of the LORD, They shall call you the
servants of our God.
Also note in Revelation 7, where we are introduced to the
144,000 I believe we see in the next section the fruit of
their work in the multitudes saved during the Tribulation.
I believe that they are raptured out of here, possibly the
same time as the 2 witnesses, when their work is complete.
Amy Van Gerpen
Paul Wilson (26 Oct 2011)
the 144,000 Really Minister"
I read over revelation and it
mentions the sealing of the 144,000 but I am not seeing that
they are to minister to people on earth. Can someone please
point out to me the verses that speak of their commission
(witnessing to the world)?????
Also in Strong's the word Sion in re 14 could be talking about
the mount on earth not heaven so are we sure they are
raptured??? I just don’t understand WHY they would be raptured
when they have the seal of God on them to protect them. They
should be protected from anything harming them even judgment.