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Who are the 144,000

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Exploring just who are the 144000 spoken of in the Bible.

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Who are the 144,000

  1. 1. WHO ARE THEY
  2. 2. THE WORLD VIEW OF 144,000
  3. 3. WORLD VIEW: • Superheroes with super powers • Sent into this world as spies for the end times • Reincarnated throughout generations • Select group of rulers, warriors and agents of God • Enemy looking for them for thousands of years • Insight into the celestial realm
  4. 4. WORLD VIEW:
  5. 5. MOVIES:
  6. 6. SPECIAL FORCES: Navy Seals Commandoes Special operations Group are trained beyond the average soldier or marine
  7. 7. SPECIAL FORCES: Navy Seals Commandoes Special operations Group are trained beyond the average soldier or marine
  8. 8. WATCHTOWER DOCTRINE REGARDING THE 144,000? Core to Watchtower doctrine is that only 144,000 humans will go to heaven, where they are to rule as kings. This number is based on misinterpretation of Revelation 7 and 14, and also proven false by Watchtower's own statistics of the number of partakers since Jesus. WATCHTOWER’S VIEW OF 144,000
  9. 9. Most Jehovah's Witnesses are not considered part of the 144,000 and do not expect to go to heaven. Rather, they believe themselves part of the Great Crowd that will never die, but rather reside forever on earth. Prior to 1935, all "true Christians" were said to be anointed and called to heaven. Therefore, everyone associating with the Watchtower Society prior to 1935 was automatically part of the heavenly class. Those who converted after 1935 generally are told they have an earthly hope. What makes this doctrine quite absurd is that it indicates God could only find 144,000 true Christians over a period of 2000 years, yet over 6 million true Witness Christians since 1935. http://www.jwfacts.com/watchtower/144000.php WATCHTOWER’S VIEW OF 144,000
  10. 10. WATCHTOWER DOCTRINE REGARDING THE 144,000? In Revelation 14, we see the 144,000 in Heaven, on Mt. Sion, the heavenly mountain of God (the identification of Mount Sion as a Heavenly mountain and not the earthly Mount Zion is confirmed in Hebrews chapter 12). It is clear at this point that the 144,000 are dead and thus “redeemed from the Earth”. It is this author’s contention that the 144,000 will be some of the first victims of the Great Persecution carried out by the Antichrist that commences in Revelation 13. http://beginningandend.com/who-are-the- WATCHTOWER’S VIEW OF 144,000
  11. 11. WATCHTOWER DOCTRINE REGARDING THE 144,000? Jesus Christ, is not the Mediator between Jehovah God and all mankind. He is the Mediator between his heavenly Father, Jehovah God, and the nation of spiritual Israel, which limited to only a 144,000 members. 31 - 144,000 LIES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KXBWcCWijY WATCHTOWER’S VIEW OF 144,000
  12. 12. WATCHTOWER DOCTRINE REGARDING THE 144,000? Partaking of the emblems: doctrinal restrictions Only the ones who belong to the 144,000 anointed partake of the emblems (i.e. eat from the bread and drink from the wine). Thus they show they belong to the second covenant and are one with Christ. According to the Watchtower-doctrine, the anointed one is apparently under 'a command' to partake of the bread and wine (Gal. 6:16; Watchtower 1985, March 1, Question From Readers). WHY DO WATCHTOWERS DON’T PARTAKE IN COMMUNION?
  13. 13. WATCHTOWER DOCTRINE REGARDING THE 144,000? So in order to eat the bread and drink the wine in this day and age 'lawfully', you have to be (1) baptised as a Jehovah's witness, (2) 'in good standing', or at least not disfellowshipped and (3) believe you belong to the anointed class. There are only a few thousands among the JW's today who still believe they go to heaven, the other JW's ("great multitude of other sheep") believe they will live for ever on paradise earth. So the great WHY DO WATCHTOWERS DON’T PARTAKE IN COMMUNION?
  14. 14. WATCHTOWER DOCTRINE REGARDING THE 144,000? majority of Jw's do not drink from the cup of wine or eat the bread, but simply "pass" these emblems. Persons who are present at the memorial, but are no (baptised) JW's, are instructed not to partake of the emblems. In most congregations of Jehovah's witnesses there are no anointed left, so the emblems are "merely passed" and left untouched. http://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/56 07/do-jehovahs-witnesses-celebrate-communion WHY DO WATCHTOWERS DON’T PARTAKE IN COMMUNION?
  15. 15. THE EVENTS THAT TAKE PLACE BEFORE THE 144,000 Revelation 6:12-17 After the sixth seal was: environmental phenomenon/disasters. • a great earthquake • the sun became black • the moon became as blood • the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, • the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together • every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
  16. 16. THE EVENTS THAT TAKE PLACE BEFORE THE 144,000 “…there was a great earthquake…” Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12) Lisbon Earthquake (1755 ACB) (Revelation 6:12) “…the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood…” "In 1833... This prophecy received a striking and impressive fulfillment in the great meteoric shower of November 13, 1833. That was the most extensive and wonderful display of falling stars which has ever been recorded..."3 (Revelation 6:13) “… And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth…” Series of earthquakes; morning of Nov. 1; serious damage to the port city of Lisbon, killing an est. 60,000 people in Lisbon alone; demolished large public buildings and about 12,000 dwellings. Because All Saints’ Day; earthquake struck; the churches, unable to withstand the seismic shock, collapsed, killing or injuring thousands of worshippers. "May 19, 1780, stands in history as "The Dark Day." Since the time of Moses no period of darkness of equal density, extent, and duration, has ever been recorded."2
  17. 17. THE EVENTS THAT TAKE PLACE AFTER THE 144,000 (Revelation 6:14) “… And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”
  18. 18. FLEEING FOR THE WRATH OF THE LAMB Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:16) 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: …..
  19. 19. For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? THE EVENTS THAT TAKE PLACE AFTER THE 144,000
  20. 20. Revelation 7:4 - (8) And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. REVELATION 7 ANSWERS REVELATION 6:16
  21. 21. THE 144,000 VS. THE GREAT MULTITUDE Revelation 7:9 9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; A lot of people are going to be saved during the tribulation
  22. 22. Revelation 7:4-6 …..there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. - Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. - Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthali were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. LIST OF THE 12 TRIBES SEALED
  23. 23. Revelation 7:7-8 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. - Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand. LIST OF THE 12 TRIBES SEALED
  24. 24. LIST OF THE 12 TRIBES SEALEDLIST OF THE 12 TRIBES IN GENESIS Genesis 49:3- Reuben… Simeon… Levi… Judah… Zebulun… Issachar… Dan… Gad… Asher… Naphtali… Joseph… Benjamin (Deuteronomy 33: 6-24) LIST OF THE 12 TRIBES IN REVEALATION Revelation 7: 4-8 Juda… Aser… Nepthali… Manasses… Simeon… Levi …Issachar… Zabulon… Joseph… Benjamin
  25. 25. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO LISTS? Dan is Missing / Manasseh appears The tribe of DAN is rejected because of its apostasy (idolatry). Judges 17; 18:1-31 Ephraim is also rejected because of apostasy (Isaiah 7:8; Jeremiah 7:15; Hosea 4:17; 9:16) Joseph replaces Ephraim / Manasseh replaces Dan
  26. 26. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO LISTS? Dan is Missing / Manasseh appears The tribe of DAN is rejected because of its apostasy (idolatry). Judges 17; 18:1-31 Ephraim is also rejected because of apostasy (Isaiah 7:8; Jeremiah 7:15; Hosea 4:17; 9:16) Joseph replaces Ephraim / Manasseh replaces Dan
  27. 27. CALLED TO DO A SPECIAL WORK …. …character to prepare the world for the 2nd coming
  28. 28. WHAT THE TRIBES REPRESENT?.....CHARACTERISTICS The 144,000 needs character in order to withstand the global assault against rishts of man. 1) Right to serve God; 2) Right to exist; 3) Right to Private Property, found in the Ten Commandments. (Exodus 20: 2-11; 12-13,6; 14-15,17). • Juda (praise) kingly, lawgiver, enrapt the truth • Reuben – (behold a son) lively • Gad - (good fortune) confidence, fighter, self preservation; lawgiver; overcomer • Aser – (blessed) teacher of wisdom, rich blesser • Nepthali – (my wrestling) cautious, freedom loving, admonisher, rich transactor • Manasses – (making me to forget) judge • Simeon – (hearing) deviser, fighter • Levi – (joined) deviser, fighter, mediator • Issachar – (a hired worker) servant, adviser • Zabulon – (in place, dwelling) missionary • Joseph – (God will add…) administrative, resourceful • Benjamin – (son of the right hand) divider THE PLAN OF SALVATION: “I will praise the Lord [for] He has looked on me [and] granted good fortune. I am happy [because] my fortune, God is making me forget to forget. God hears me [and] is attached to me. He has purchased me a dwelling [and] will add to me the Son of His right hand.”
  29. 29. WHY ARE THE TRIBES PLACED IN THAT ORDER? IT REVEALS THE PLAN OF SALVATION: “I will praise the Lord [for] He has looked on me [and] granted good fortune. I am happy [because] my fortune, God is making me forget to forget. God hears me [and] is attached to me. He has purchased me a dwelling [and] will add to me the Son of His right hand.” The 144000, Doug Batchelor, amazing facts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF0N67aQx24
  30. 30. WATCHTOWER DOCTRINE REGARDING THE 144,000? Scripture clearly identifies the 144,000: they are children of Israel. It is important to note that when Scripture uses the term “children of Israel” it is referring to the lineage of Abraham. It is not a reference to the Church. The Church, in their spiritual connection to Abraham through faith are referred to as “Jews” WHO IS A JEW?
  31. 31. WATCHTOWER DOCTRINE REGARDING THE 144,000? and the “seed of Abraham” in Scripture, adopted into the family of God through faith in Christ. However the term “children of Israel” refers to national Israel. In the New Testament, the phrase “children of Israel” is only used 14 times, and each is a reference to the descendants of the twelve sons of Jacob (who was renamed Israel by The Lord). The 144,000 are actual ethnic Israelite descendants. Scripture goes on to make this very clear by specifying each tribe:… http://beginningandend.com/who-are-the- WHO IS A JEW?
  32. 32. ARE THE 144,000 LITERAL JEWS? Romans 2:28-29 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. (Psalms 73:1; Romans 9:6-8; Esther 8:17)
  33. 33. Deuteronomy 6:1 6 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: …… 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. Sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
  34. 34. WHAT IS THE SEAL OF 144,000? God’s Seal in the heart of the Law Exodus 20:11 • Name: YHWH • Title/Office: Creator • Territory: Heaven & Earth
  35. 35. WHAT IS THE “SONG” OF THE 144,000 Revelation 15:2-4 2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. 3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. 4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
  36. 36. WHAT IS THE “SONG” OF THE 144,000 Revelation 14:1-5 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
  37. 37. WHAT IS THE “SONG” OF THE 144,000 Revelation 14:1-5 4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
  38. 38. WHO WERE THE “WOMEN” THEY WERE NOT “DEFILED” WITH? Revelation 17:5 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. They are not polluted with the “wine”/false teachings of Babylon
  39. 39. 1444,000 ALIVE & SURVIVING THE TRIBULATION Isaiah 24:5-6 5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. 6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. Isaiah 13:9-13 9 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. 10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. 11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. 12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. 13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
  40. 40. 1444,000 ALIVE & SURVIVING THE TRIBULATION Hebrews 12:29 29 For our God is a consuming fire. Psalms 97:3-5 3 A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. 4 His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled. 5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole Zechariah 14:12 12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
  41. 41. HERE IS ELLEN G. WHITE'S BASIC STATEMENT ON THE 144,000 OF REVELATION 7 AND 14: Upon the crystal sea before the throne, that sea of glass as it were mingled with fire,--so resplendent is it with the glory of God,--are gathered the company that have "gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name." With the Lamb upon Mount Zion, "having the harps of God," they stand, the hundred and forty and four thousand that were redeemed from among men; and there is heard, as the sound of many waters, and as the sound of a great thunder, "the voice of harpers harping with their harps." ….
  42. 42. HERE IS ELLEN G. WHITE'S BASIC STATEMENT ON THE 144,000 OF REVELATION 7 AND 14: And they sing "a new song" before the throne, a song which no man can learn save the hundred and forty and four thousand. It is the song of Moses and the Lamb--a song of deliverance. None but the hundred and forty-four thousand can learn that song; for it is the song of their experience--an experience such as no other company have ever had. "These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth." These, having been translated from the earth, from among the living, are counted as "the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb." Revelation 15:2, 3; 14:1-5. "These are they which came out of great tribulation;" they have passed through the time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation; they have endured the anguish of the time of Jacob's trouble; they have stood without an intercessor
  43. 43. HERE IS ELLEN G. WHITE'S BASIC STATEMENT ON THE 144,000 OF REVELATION 7 AND 14: But they have been delivered, for they have "washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." "In their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault" before God. "Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple: and He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them." They have seen the earth wasted with famine and pestilence, the sun having power to scorch men with great heat, and they themselves have endured suffering, hunger, and thirst. But "they shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." Revelation
  44. 44. JOEL 2:1-3 1Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand; 2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. 3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
  45. 45. JOEL 2:4-6 4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. 5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. 6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.
  46. 46. JOEL 2:7-9 7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: 8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. 9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
  47. 47. JOEL 2:10-11 10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: 11 And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? who shall be able to stand?

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