We learn that in Revelation, chapter 7, there were a hundred and forty-four thousand Jews that were sealed. This sealing from God was made known in their foreheads, even with His Name written on them. This is in contrast to the wicked who will get the mark of the beast, which resembles its name also. However, we did not see that they had been raptured up into heaven yet, as we saw with a multitude of other saints that were now in heaven before God’s throne. Now, the time for these people to see their salvation in person before the Lord was now in Revelation, chapter 14. These verses read, “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. 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: 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.” (Revelation 14:1-3) It is on mount Sion that Jesus and the hundred forty and four thousand people will be there also. This is before the throne of God, where the people will sing a new song to our mighty God.
If you want to know the characteristics of these hundred forty and four thousand Jews, then know that this is also written down for us all to read. The way they lived their lives for Jesus, their Messiah, was easily seen by people. Not to boast in any way because of pride, but their light shined because of their great love for the Lord. More about who they are is written here. “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. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” (Revelation 14:4,5) So we learn that these people are men and virgins at that. That means that they are not married or have children. These people are single and live there whole lives in service to God. I love how it says that they follow the Lord wherever He goeth. If we could all be led by the Holy Spirit in this fashion, we could do much more for God’s kingdom and more people would also be saved. Among the wicked people in this world, they are redeemed by God through the blood of the Lamb, who is Christ the Lord. He died for our sins, but to them it meant everything. Praise God. If everyone could just live for Jesus, more people would be saved. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, my God, I pray for more and more salvations. There is freedom from the chains of sin and death only through Your great Name. I believe in You, Jesus. You are my healer, my redeemer, my Lord, my God, and my everything. May there only be good things that come from my mouth. Help me to live only for You. Knit my heart to Yours, that it may only beat for You. This world is crazy, especially the darkness that is seeping out of it. I can see the millions of demons taking over people’s lives and it kills me to see this happening. I wish people would come to You, in order to break free from their addictions, bad habits, and wicked lifestyle. What we are doing now that is evil can be cast out of our lives if we but trust in You, Jesus. You cast out of my heart all my lustful temptations. The enemy tries to have me bend over to these sexual perversions, but my spirit will have nothing with it. It grieves me even thinking of betraying You through willful sin. If I already know that something is sinful, how can I give in to it and still feel good about myself? The answer is I can’t. I love You more, God. If there is anything that is keeping me apart from serving You more, then cast it out of my life. I want only to be known by You and people that You were my everything. That I lived for You, because of my great love for You. I honor and love You through my obedience to Your commands. Amen.