John B (21 Nov 2011)
"Who are the 144,000 Jewish virgins and who are the  200 Million Man Army spoken of in the Book of Revelation??  (revised)"


I believe this is a very important read, one that you will find has a "wow factor".
Have you ever wondered the identity of the 144,000 Jewish virgins or the 200 million man army that show up in the Book of Revelation?? These forces that are spoken of in Rev. 7 and Rev.9.  I have asked the Lord to share the answers to these questions with me and for what it's worth,I would like to share my thoughts with you. Be prepared to depart from what you may have been told on these subjects from the "accepted norm".
I will set the scene and explain the answers to these two questions in the way I believe God showed me it will happen.
First thing to keep in mind is that most of the bible focus on the 144,000 Jewish virgins and the 200 million man army happens after the rapture or resurrection of the gentile church. From that point on in the end time scenario God is primarily focused on His chosen people the Jews. He will re-establish the covenant relationship He had with them and establish the Jewish kingdom in the Middle East as to how it was originally supposed to be.
We know that when Jesus comes to get His gentile church that the dead in Christ will rise first and then those of us who are alive will rise to meet the Lord in the clouds, to be with Him always, and eventually we the bride end up in a city in the sky called New Jerusalem. But what happens to the Jews? The bible says in Ezek.37 that God gathers them from past and present to be with Him in the land He had chosen for them in the Middle East. In this land He will make a covenant of peace with them and it shall be an everlasting covenant and He shall set His sanctuary in their midst forevermore. Ezek.37:26
I have said before and I will say again that we are raptured as the sixth seal is opened in Rev.6:12. accompanied by a world wide earthquake. And at that time the bodies of the dead in Christ will come out of their graves to be joined with their souls that had been with the Lord. Souls that He had just awoken at the opening of the fifth seal. And when these bodies come out of the earth, along with them as well, will be vast numbers of the bodies from "all of the House of Israel" (as spoken of in Ezek.37) God made a covenant with the Jews first so it would only be fitting that as per Rev.7 the first fruits from this resurrection would be the 144,000 virgin Jews that He will seal and keep as His personal entourage. Then in the next verses we the bride of Christ show up in heaven in Rev.7:9. as what I would describe as second fruits.
And by the way, nowhere in scripture that I can find does it say that these 144,000 Jewish virgins will go around the world as evangelists as most people believe. And it really doesn't say that they are all males either.....just that they were never defiled with women. It seems to me that if a woman was a virgin and never defiled herself and laid with another woman that she could qualify to be one of these 144,000.
In Ezek. 37, in the end times, we see that God not only resurrects from "dry bones" an exceedingly great army, He also breaths life into them. This exceedingly great army appears to me to be the 200 million man army spoken of in Rev.9 ----which is a resurrected Jewish army from the untold numbers of Jews that have died over the centuries.
To back these things up in scripture, lets look at the way the proceedings transpire as John is seeing them in Revelation. First John sees the resurrection of the gentile church and the Jews happen at the opening of the sixth seal and before he sees the raptured gentile church show up in heaven a few verses later (Rev.7:9) he sees 144,000 Jewish virgins being sealed on their foreheads by God in Rev.7:1  Where did these 144,000 come from? They came from the same mass resurrection of bodies that the gentile church came from and also Jews that are alive at this time and qualify. And we learn that even before the raptured gentile church is welcomed in heaven in Rev.7:9 , God has in the interim sealed these 144,000 Jewish virgins as His "first fruits" from the mass resurrection and as per Rev.14 they will follow the Lamb wherever He goes.
Now lets look at the 200 million man army. In Ezek.37 God took dry bones from those that had been slain, and breathed on them from the four winds. After doing so these slain came back to life as an exceedingly great army. God said that these were the whole house of Israel, millions of Jews that had died over the centuries. God explained it in Ezek.37:12---"Behold my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up from your graves.I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it, say the Lord." He then goes on to tell us that He will go and collect the alive Jews from all over the planet and combine them with the alive Jews living in Israel and the newly resurrected Jews. They all will collectively live in the land that God promised them in the Middle East (which is much larger than the present state of Israel) with David as their king and the sanctuary of God in their midst forevermore.
Lets back this up again from Revelation: In Rev.7:1 right after everyone (Jew and gentile) were resurrected from their graves, John saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth preventing the four winds from blowing on the earth. Why did God have these angels prevent the four winds from blowing on the whole earth? Because first He needed to seal the 144,000 Jewish virgins as His first fruits. Then, He needed these four winds ( as per Ezek.37:9-10) to blow life into the entire house of Israel who had died over the centuries to return them to life. And with these millions came the 200 million man Jewish army.
Lets back it up more from Rev.9:14: The text reads--- "release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates. So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. Now the number of the army of horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire smoke and brimstone. By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed---"
I believe these were the same four angels that held back the winds of the earth as God sealed His "first fruits" and then breathed life into millions of slain Jews. These same four angels in Rev.9 are now being tasked to lead the 200 million man resurrected Jewish army to vanquish the enemies of Israel around the planet. In doing so they will kill one third of mankind. Notice that the text made mention of the "breastplates" the men were wearing which is another reason to believe they are resurrected Jews. To my knowledge the ancient Jews were the only fighting force to wear breastplates with colors in them. Each of the twelve Jewish tribes had their own color gem stone that was in the breastplate of the chief priest. I tried to relate the colors given in Rev.9:17 as to there significance to the Jews and believe I made some progress in that God combined two groups in Ezek.37---Judah (the lion) and present day Israel with Joseph (which is in the hand of Ephraim) and all the House of Israel (those dead from over the centuries).  I have researched and believe these two groups combined are represented by the colors of fiery red, hyacinth blue and sulfur yellow but I have yet to prove it.
We read that these four angels were "bound" at the river Euphrates which leads one to believe that these are bad angels. I don't believe that this is the case, I believe that the word bound in this case refers to these angels instructions, they were "bound" by their instructions from God not to intervene on Israel's behalf with Israel's enemies until their allotted time as designated by God in Rev.9:14. We also know that prior to this that present day Israel will be attacked and two thirds of her people will be killed.
I know this is an explanation of these events that will be foreign to many or all of you----- as it was for me. In the past I listened to Christian talk shows and read Christian articles and let other people explain the bible to me....that was very wrong on my part. Read the bible for yourself and ask God to share the meaning of the holy verses with you.
I have long speculated as to the identity of these two groups of people and have of late prayed to the Lord for Him to share the details----and the above is what I believe He showed me. I know it may be a radical departure from anything you have read before but I ask that you do not discount it out of hand until you read and check out the related scripture verses for yourself. To me it makes perfect sense and has "cleared up" a lot of the muddy water as to the end time scenario. And I thank God for sharing the details that were to be "sealed up until the end."---as per Daniel the prophet.
In Christ our savior,
   John B
Months ago in an earlier post I speculated as to who the 200 million man army was and the only logical conclusion I could come up with was that it was an army from the Far East, they being the only ones that could field that many men. After posting that speculation it bothered me and I asked God for help which led to this post. I was also at a loss as to how God was going to find (in today's world) 144,000 Jewish virgins, 12,000 from all the twelve Jewish tribes.