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What About the 144,000 Jews of Revelation Chapter 7?

I believe the number 144,000 refers to the male gender and there are 12,000 males from each tribe. These are 144,000 Jews/Hebrews (Israelites). As Scripture says that they will be nourished (preserved) to repopulate the earth. I believe that there will be an equal number of females preserved also (Rev. 12: 14).

The 144,000 Jews are "sealed" by an angel so that they cannot be hurt by the plagues during the tribulation period. It does not say they are saved (born again) at this point in Revelation 7. If they're not saved at the time they are sealed they will be when the Lord returns in the Revelation/Second Coming. (Read Rom. 9: 27, 11: 26, Rev. 1: 7, Zech. 12: 10.). If they were saved as of today they would be caught up in the Rapture. So it is obvious they are not yet saved.

These 144,000 Jews, and their wives or wives to be, cannot be killed. They have to be alive at the end of the tribulation period, the 70th week of Daniel, and at the end of those 30 days and 45 days that Daniel 12: 11 and 12 refer to, so that they can repopulate the earth during Jesus' 1000 year reign.

If all the Jews were killed by the Antichrist and his helpers Jesus could not reign on the throne of His father David because there would not be any Jews to reign over. A portion of the Israelites have to remain alive. (See Luke 1: 31 - 33, Isa. 2: 1 - 4, 9: 6 - 7, 11: 1 - 9, Zech. 14: 9, 16, Ezek. 34: 23 - 24, and chapters 36 and 37.).

These 144,000 Jews who flee (Matt. 24: 16 - 22) into the wilderness (Rev. 12: 6, 14 - 15) will be preserved by God for 1260 days. That would be the last half of the tribulation period, the 70th week of Daniel.

When Jesus returns to earth all of the Jews who are alive at that point will be saved (born again). They will accept Jesus as their Messiah. (Read Rom. 9: 27, 11: 26, Zech. 12: 10, 12, 14, 13: 8 - 9, Rev. 1: 7, Matt. 24: 13.).


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