In the book of Revelation, it sounds like the 144,000 that were sealed is the total number that will be saved. Tell me I’m wrong, please.

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You are going to be happy then when I tell you that you’re wrong because there will be many more saved.

The 144,000 talked about in Revelation 7 are Jews who will come to believe sometime during the tribulation. These 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes are so marked lest the antichrist might have his desired wish of annihilating all the remaining Jews before Christ’s triumphant return. These 144,000 will have a supernatural Divine protection during the worst of the things to come such as the locust of Revelation 9. Revelation 9:3-4 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

Since we know these 144,000 are still alive in Chapter 9, then these verses in Chapter 7 of Revelation prove there are many other saved during this dreadful time…

Revelation 7:13-17 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 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 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.

So we have proof of many being saved during this time, but for those not sealed in the 144,000 it will most likely cost them their lives to accept Christ and be saved. A small price to pay for an eternity of glory with our Lord.

Great question! Thank you.
Pastor Brad

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