The book of Revelation is a Jewish book. Both the books of Daniel and the Revelation are companion books and written for the Tribulation Saints. The Gospel of Matthew is the Jewish gospel, the book of Hebrews, the Jewish epistle. Meaning that while it is written for all men and women, it is written with the Jews in mind.
Revelation 7 Begins
After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. 2 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 to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” 4 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 were sealed:
From there is this dramatic description, which lists each tribe and gives us the number from each and then states, “were sealed,” This emphasizes the point.
of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand were [a]sealed;
of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand were sealed;
6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand were sealed;
7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand were sealed;
8 of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand were sealed.
When we go to Revelation 14, we learn more of the 144 thousand. It is here we read
These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were [c]redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no [d]deceit, for they are without fault [e]before the throne of God.
We see them in Revelation 15:2-4 and we also see the 144 thousand in several more places These are those with wisdom and understanding described in Revelation 13:18 who can count the mark of the beast
In my book I provide the details of the passages, of the 144 thousand and their special anointing and ministry. We see in the Revelation the second Exodus, and the similarities to the first Exodus. The 144 thousand will be leading the Jews in the wilderness when they are in pursuit by the Antichrist. They will have a special anointing like the apostles. These are real young men who will arise.
Concerning their identity, the consensus is that God is going to anoint the 144 thousand from all over Israel, meaning from all of the various peoples in Israel. But, due to intermarriage many of the tribes are not pure meaning they intermarried, not to mention the Gentile marriages along the way. You also have this criterion of not being defiled with women and they are virgins. The verse reads:
These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. A Pastor once suggested they would be 13-year-old young Jewish teens. But we are in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, when the transgressors are nearly come to the full, by middle school many kids have looked at pornography because it is on the internet and easy to access. You have all kinds of crazy ideas regarding their virginity being written about. One man even wrote of his purity because he is married to one woman. I even read where this verse is referring to those who do not have sexual relations outside of marriage. Then there are those who say this is purely symbolic or referring to spiritual idolatry because they just can’t accept the idea that God would require male virgins for the task. The prophet Daniel and the apostle John both fit this description of not defiled with women as did Elijah, Elisha and the prophet Jeremiah. The term not defiled is used in one other place in the Revelation. It was when Jesus was talking to the church at Sardis about those who have not defiled their garments. While this verse steps on the egos of many Christian male teachers, the verse is clear of these young men not being defiled with women even in marriage as the requirement. This is as hard to understand just as the Nazarite vow is hard to comprehend. Jesus was unmarried and the 144 thousand are united with the lamb. Concerning women 1 Timothy 2:14 states, And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived fell into transgression. Other words it was the woman who was first deceived not Adam. Thus, the defiling has to do with the fact that Eve sinned first and then coaxed Adam into sinning. Moreover “Paul talks of singleness as preferred in Christ’s service.
It came to my mind that there must be a group in Israel from which the 144 thousand will arise and it would be one of the religious groups. All one needed to do is to look at these in Israel. There is a very faction right now in Israel that dates back to the Roman empire and the destruction of the second temple, who were in Israel at the founding of the nation, although a part of their group gained momentum up in the 1800’s in Eastern Europe who have not allowed the intermarriage so the tribes would be pure, and this is near impossible to find among many Jews. Finally, this group has a zeal for God and are looking for the Messiah. Although both are beliefs on Messiah greatly differ. While there are many of their beliefs that don’t line, these pieces do. Moreover, a contemporary Orthodox Rabbi accused them of both Torah worship and adopting the Christian teaching of having to save one’s soul The title of my book which gives you the group I am referring to from which the 144 thousand will arise is: “The 144 thousand of Israel: Explained and Identified-Israel’s Haredim. It is being released today.
The Haredim or Haredi Jews, taken from the Hebrew word hared in Isaiah 66:5 means one who trembles at the Word of God. These are Israel’s ultra-orthodox and are the pulse of the nation. Currently their population numbers are such and the calculations are in the book, when you take their overall population and get the percentage of males and then males in their teens, you would have the 144 thousand the Bible predicts and describes as first fruits. Some may argue it could not be this group because of their beliefs. Or they might say these are the legalists or Pharisees. Again, more details about them are in the book. But the Haredim fit in three key requirements. The first is they number over 1.8 million and because they have 7 to 8 children per family their population is exploding, the percentage of teenage males fits our 144 thousand number. Second, the Haredim adhere to strict rules in who they marry and in fact these marriages are deliberately arranged. So they fit the purity in the Tribal requirement. Not to mention they date back to ancient Israel and were in Palestine before Israel became a nation. Third is the moral purity. They are literally unspotted from the world. The boys and girls are virgins until marriage. They are shielded from internet, TV and all that is worldly. They live in their own community’s called ghettos. Males are separated from females. Only in the Haredi community will you find the level of purity the Bible describes among their unmarried males.
The Haredi are virtually unreached with the gospel. Practically impenetrable. This won’t matter when the veil from their eyes is lifted as they are in the Scriptures.
While the Haredi have their legalists, their defectors and even the wolves in sheep’s clothing, which affect all faiths but fewer in number in this group, there are still those who have a heart to know God and He promises that those who seek Him will find Him. [EG1] They will, but when they do, most likely they will not sound like Evangelicals with our theological terms, cliches and catch phrases, but a convergence will have taken place as the Words of truth open to them right from the Scriptures.
The Haredim were almost completely murdered in the Holocaust and God’s hand has been in preserving them as today they number 1.8 million and growing. Of all groups, the Haredim, which are mostly in Israel but exist in a few enclaves around the world, in the US they are here in NYC and New Jersey, the Hasidic Jews are in New York, and this is a branch of the Haredim. These are those in the black jackets, hats and curls and long strands on the sides of their beards. They live to study Torah. But they are also the most persecuted of all Jews. It is no surprise Satan would attack this group above all others. For this reason, I have started a go fund me called the 144K fund, which funds will be used to contribute to an anti-Semitic nonprofit and have these earmarked for the Haredim Join me in helping fight anti-Semitism of this special group who are the pulse of the nation Israel. Moreover, of your recognition of their future role.
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