144000

Some claim that the 144000 will ascend to heaven/become raptured and educated for 1000 years in order to become supernatural, come down, take revenge on those who have been cruel to them, as well as stop the remnants to take the mark of the beast and teach people in repenting. Well, the remnants would most likely not be alive by this time, since a human does not live for 1000 years, unless it does not mean 100 years instead.

Where does it say that the 144000 are the ones who are going to take revenge on Babylon? The 144000 are most likely Saints/Martyred from the ancient times, who have most likely already been educated for 1000 years to rule as kings and priests, who are pure hearted saints who are not allowed to take any revenge on anybody. You are not a saint anymore, if you kill or pain people or put demons in people.

How to take out the soul from one’s body.

Now rapture is something unique. Prophets seemed to be raptured in the Holy Bible in order to get visions, but then both their bodies as well as their souls were taken to other heavenly dimensions, for example Enoch and Elijah.

Then there were prophets who were teleporting from one place to another by the help of the Good Holy Spirit.

So watch out for demonic taking away of your soul. Now who put demons in peoples’ bodies?

– No one else than people, this is how kind people can be kind towards each other,  trying to control with demons, forcing demonic evil spirits into somebody by the help of black magic and punishing with evil by torturing with the mind-controlling weapons.

There maybe might be a possibility to be raptured if God has decided that you are going to be raptured, but in those cases you most likely have to have The Good Holy Spirit in you. The Great Good God YAH will probably warn you/inform you in some way what will happen, because people were warned in the Scriptures before something was going to take place with them. And your body will maybe will be taken with you, so that it will not be used for demonic purposes or sacrifice.

John 16:1-4 The Message (MSG)

16 1-4 “I’ve told you these things to prepare you for rough times ahead. They are going to throw you out of the meeting places. There will even come a time when anyone who kills you will think he’s doing God a favor. They will do these things because they never really understood the Father. I’ve told you these things so that when the time comes and they start in on you, you’ll be well-warned and ready for them.

Revelation 6: When he opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar+the souls*+ of those slaughtered because of the word of God and because of the witness they had given.+ 10  They shouted with a loud voice, saying: “Until when, Sovereign Lord, holy and true,+ are you refraining from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?+ 11  And a white robe was given to each of them,+ and they were told to rest a little while longer, until the number was filled of their fellow slaves and their brothers who were about to be killed as they had been.+

So here we see that Yeshuah is going to take the revenge on those ones who murdered the Holy Saints who almost had fulfilled the number of 144000 who were virgins and pure hearted.

REVELATION 6:15  Then the kings of the earth, the high officials, the military commanders, the rich, the strong, every slave, and every free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.+ 16  And they keep saying to the mountains and to the rocks: “Fall over us+ and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne+ and from the wrath of the Lamb,+ 17  because the great day of their wrath has come,+ and who is able to stand?”+

Here we see that people know that the Ones who are going to revenge are: The Great God YAH and Yeshua who are going to revenge.

REVELATION 7:1 After this I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding tight the four winds of the earth, so that no wind could blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree.  And I saw another angel ascending from the sunrise,* having a seal of the living God; and he called with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea,  saying: “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until after we have sealed+ the slaves/servants of our God in their foreheads.”+ And I heard the number of those who were sealed, 144,000,+ sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel:+ Out of the tribe of Judah 12,000 sealed; out of the tribe of Reuʹben 12,000; out of the tribe of Gad 12,000;  out of the tribe of Ashʹer 12,000; out of the tribe of Naphʹta·li 12,000; out of the tribe of Ma·nasʹseh+ 12,000;  out of the tribe of Simʹe·on 12,000; out of the tribe of Leʹvi 12,000; out of the tribe of Isʹsa·char 12,000;  out of the tribe of Zebʹu·lun 12,000; out of the tribe of Joseph 12,000; out of the tribe of Benjamin 12,000 sealed.

I do not read here above that these 144000 are going to take a revenge. It is possible that the 144000 are already in Yeshua’s Kingdom by now and are waiting for welcoming the coming crowd of everyone including Jacob’s remnant as well as other nationalities and also here I can not find that these groups who are most likely kind people mainly of Jacob’s remnant who happened to be forced with demonic mind-control and kind of become wicked in their thoughts and actions, but the true thoughts are in their hearts.

Here is the next group who are believers of Yeshua including Jacobs remnant who stood away from idolatry.

REVELATION 7:9  After this I saw, and look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues,*+ standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes;+ and there were palm branches in their hands.+ 10  And they keep shouting with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation we owe to our God, who is seated on the throne,+ and to the Lamb.”+11  All the angels were standing around the throne and the elders+ and the four living creatures, and they fell facedown before the throne and worshipped God, 12  saying: “Amen! Let the praise and the glory and the wisdom and the thanksgiving and the honor and the power and the strength be to our God forever and ever.+ Amen.”13  In response one of the elders said to me: “These who are dressed in the white robes,+ who are they and where did they come from?” 14  So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one who knows.” And he said to me: “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation,+ and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.+ 15  That is why they are before the throne of God, and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple; and the One seated on the throne+ will spread his tent over them.+ 16  They will hunger no more nor thirst anymore, neither will the sun beat down on them nor any scorching heat,+ 17  because the Lamb,+ who is in the midst* of the throne, will shepherd them+ and will guide them to springs* of waters of life.+And God will wipe out every tear from their eyes.”+

REVELATION 14:1 Then I saw, and look! The Lamb+ standing on Mount Zion,+ and with him 144,000+ who have his name and the name of his Father+ written on their foreheads.  I heard a sound coming out of heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder; and the sound that I heard was like singers who accompany themselves by playing on their harps. And they are singing what seems to be a new song+ before the throne and before the four living creatures+ and the elders,+ and no one was able to master that song except the 144,000,+ who have been bought from the earth.  These are the ones who did not defile themselves with women (or men); in fact, they are virgins.+ These are the ones who keep following the Lamb no matter where he goes.+ These were bought+ from among mankind as firstfruits+ to God and to the Lamb and no deceit was found in their mouths; they are without blemish.+

Even here I cannot see or read that the 144000 are going to take revenge on Babylon. I must make my glasses clean. Okey I can still not read anything about vengeance by the 144000. These are the Saints, they are NOT supposed to take revenge on anyone, they are not allowed to have blood on their hands! Would someone like to be ruled by kings and priests who are murderers in Yeshua’s Kingdom? How wonderful to have rulers who are “singers who accompany themselves by playing on their harps” how relaxing, now could anyone relax if these 144000 were killers?

REVELATION 14: And I saw another angel flying in midheaven,* and he had everlasting good news to declare to those who dwell on the earth, to every nation and tribe and tongue* and people.+  He was saying in a loud voice: “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of judgment by him has arrived,+ so worship the One who made the heaven and the earth and the sea+ and the springs*of water.” Another, a second angel, followed, saying: “She has fallen! Babylon the Great+ has fallen,+ she who made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion* of her sexual immorality!”*+ Another angel, a third, followed them, saying in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the wild beast+ and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,+ 10  he will also drink of the wine of the anger of God that is poured out undiluted into the cup of His wrath,+ and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur+ in the sight of the holy angels and in the sight of the Lamb. 11  And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever,+ and day and night they have no rest, those who worship the wild beast and its image and whoever receives the mark of its name.+ 12  Here is where it calls for endurance on the part of the holy ones,+ those who keep the commandments of God and hold fast to the faith+ of Jesus.”13  And I heard a voice out of heaven say, “Write: Happy are the dead who die in union with the Lord+ from this time onward. Yes, says the spirit, let them rest from their labors, for the things they did go right* with them.”14  Then I saw, and look! a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was someone like a son of man,+ with a golden crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand.15  Another angel emerged from the temple sanctuary, calling with a loud voice to the one seated on the cloud: “Put your sickle in and reap, because the hour has come to reap, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.”+ 16  And the one seated on the cloud thrust his sickle into the earth, and the earth was reaped.17  And still another angel emerged from the temple sanctuary that is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle.

Here are one of the angels who are taking the revenge/vengeance.

REVELATION 18  And still another angel emerged from the altar, and he had authority over the fire. And he called out with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, saying: “Put your sharp sickle in and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for its grapes have become ripe.”+ 19  The angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and he hurled it into the great winepress of God’s anger.+ 20  The winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress as high up as the bridles of the horses for a distance of 1,600 stadia.* (About 296 km (184 mi). A stadium equaled 185 m (606.95 ft).

New Living Translation 2 Kings 19:35 and Isaiah 37:36

That night the angel of the LORD went out to the Assyrian camp and killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers. When the surviving Assyrians woke up the next morning, they found corpses everywhere.

Berean Study Bible. 1 Corinthians 10:6 These things took place as examples to keep us from craving evil things as they did. 7Do not be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written: “The people sat down to eat and to drink, and got up to indulge in pagan revelry. ”a 8We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand (23000) of them died. 9We should not test Christ,bas some of them did, and were killed by snakes. 10And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel.

Numbers 16:49
But those who died by the plague were 14,700, besides those who died on account of Korah.

2 Samuel 24:16
When the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD relented from the calamity and said to the angel who destroyed the people, “It is enough! Now relax your hand!” And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

1 Chronicles 21:15
And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it; but as he was about to destroy it, the LORD saw and was sorry over the calamity, and said to the destroying angel, “It is enough; now relax your hand.” And the angel of the LORD was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

1 Kings 18:17-24The Message (MSG) 17-19 The moment Ahab saw Elijah he said, “So it’s you, old troublemaker!” “It’s not I who has caused trouble in Israel,” said Elijah, “but you and your government—you’ve dumped God’s ways and commands and run off after the local gods, the Baals. Here’s what I want you to do: Assemble everyone in Israel at Mount Carmel. And make sure that the special pets of Jezebel, the four hundred and fifty prophets of the local gods, the Baals, and the four hundred prophets of the whore goddess Asherah, are there.”

18:20 So Ahab summoned everyone in Israel, particularly the prophets, to Mount Carmel.

18:21 Elijah challenged the people: “How long are you going to sit on the fence? If God is the real God, follow him; if it’s Baal, follow him. Make up your minds!”

Nobody said a word; nobody made a move.

18:22-24 Then Elijah said, “I’m the only prophet of God left in Israel; and there are 450 prophets of Baal. Let the Baal prophets bring up two oxen; let them pick one, butcher it, and lay it out on an altar on firewood—but don’t ignite it. I’ll take the other ox, cut it up, and lay it on the wood. But neither will I light the fire. Then you pray to your gods and I’ll pray to God. The god who answers with fire will prove to be, in fact, God.”

All the people agreed: “A good plan—do it!”

1 Chronicles 21:14-18

So the Lord sent a pestilence on Israel, and 70,000 men of Israel fell. And God sent the angel to Jerusalem to destroy it, but as he was about to destroy it, the Lord saw, and he relented from the calamity. And he said to the angel who was working destruction, “It is enough; now stay your hand.” And the angel of the Lord was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. And David lifted his eyes and saw the angel of the Lord standing between earth and heaven, and in his hand a drawn sword stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces. And David said to God, “Was it not I who gave command to number the people? It is I who have sinned and done great evil. But these sheep, what have they done? Please let your hand, O Lord my God, be against me and against my father’s house. But do not let the plague be on your people.” Now the angel of the Lord had commanded Gad to say to David that David should go up and raise an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

Here was an angel of destruction.

 Genesis 19:23 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land.26 But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

 Romans 12:19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Deuteronomy 32:35 Vengeance is mineand recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.’

Hebrews 10:30 For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.”

Proverbs 24:29 Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done.”

Proverbs 20:22 Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.

Romans 12:17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.

Deuteronomy 32:42-45 TLB Living Bible  Praise his people, Gentile nations, For he will avenge his people, Taking vengeance on his enemies, Purifying his land And his people.”

Proverbs 24:17-19 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles, lest the Lord see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from him. Fret not yourself because of evildoers, and be not envious of the wicked,

Psalm 94:1-3 O Lord, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth! Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve! O Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult?

Revelation 20 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven with the key of the abyss+ and a great chain in his hand.  He seized the dragon,+ the original serpent,+ who is the Devil+ and Satan,+ and bound him for 1,000 years(What year this happened, I do not know. Which 1000 years were pretty calm among nations? Except that the demons/voodoo and other mythological gods were around maybe during the years 915-1914 or the years 1016-2017? )  And he hurled him into the abyss+ and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not mislead the nations anymore until the 1,000 years were ended. After this he must be released for a little while.+ And I saw thrones, and those who sat on them were given authority to judge.

Three groups of people here:

(The Saints are the green) Yes, I saw the souls* of those executed* for the witness they gave about Jesus and for speaking about God, and those who had not worshipped the wild beast or its image and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand.+ And they came to life and ruled as kings with the Christ+ for 1,000 years.  (The rest of the dead+ did not come to life until the 1,000 years were ended.) Sometimes now in our time, I believe this huge group in the graves will come to life) .

(These are the Saints, marked with green colour here) This is the first resurrection.+  Happy and holy is anyone having part in the first resurrection;+ over these the second death+ has no authority,+ but they will be priests+ of God and of the Christ, and they will rule as kings with him for the 1,000 years.+ Now as soon as the 1,000 years have ended, (Even this event, sometimes now in our time, I believe) Satan will be released from his prison, (Sometimes in our time, maybe since 1914 according to Jehovahs Witnesses, they might be right in this case, but it also could be the wicked creature CERN is awaiting to be let out from the abyss, the evil one is having different employees with different names). All types of demons have been operating during many times/eras and he will go out to mislead those nations in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Maʹgog, to gather them (nations) together for the war. (Sometimes now in our time, I believe). The number of these (nations) is as the sand of the sea (who are going to war).  And they (the nations) advanced over the whole earth and encircled the camp of the holy ones and the beloved city.

 Revenge: But fire came down out of heaven and consumed them.+ 10  And the Devil who was misleading them was hurled into the lake of fire and sulfur, where both the wild beast+ and the false prophet already were;+ and they will be tormented* day and night forever and ever.

11  And I saw a great white throne and the One seated on it. +From before him the earth and the heaven fled away,+ and no place was found for them. 12  And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. But another scroll was opened; it is the scroll of life.+ The dead were judged out of those things written in the scrolls according to their deeds.+ 13  And the sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the Grave* gave up the dead in them, and they were judged individually according to their deeds.+ 14  And death and the Grave* were hurled into the lake of fire.+ This means the second death,+ the lake of fire.+ 15  Furthermore, whoever was not found written in the book of life+ was hurled into the lake of fire.+

(2013 REVISION)

A Revelation to John 21:1-27

21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth;+ for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away,+ and the sea+ is no more.  I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God+ and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.+  With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them.+  And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,+ and death will be no more,+ neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.+ The former things have passed away.” And the One seated on the throne+ said: “Look! I am making all things new.”+ Also he says: “Write, for these words are faithful* and true.”  And he said to me: “They have come to pass! I am the Alʹpha and the O·meʹga,* the beginning and the end.+ To anyone thirsting I will give from the spring* of the water of life free.*+  Anyone conquering will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be my son.  But as for the cowards and those without faith+ and those who are disgusting in their filth and murderers+ and the sexually immoral*+ and those practicing spiritism and idolaters and all the liars,+ their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur.+ This means the second death.”+
Revelation 16:15

(“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”)

Some believe in this: “according to some millenarian teaching” the transporting of believers to heaven at the Second Coming of Christ.These focus on salvation, the Rapture, and the Second Coming of Jesus. Christ will return secretly to rapture his saints before the great tribulation.

But it is best to read the Bible back and forth over and over again to get some understanding. Because we are in the deceiving times now, so watch out for different faiths.

Matthew 23:2-4 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“The experts in Moses’ Teachings and the Pharisees teach with Moses’ authority. So be careful to do everything they tell you. But don’t follow their example, because they don’t practice what they preach. They make loads that are hard to carry and lay them on the shoulders of the people. However, they are not willing to lift a finger to move them.

Matthew 23:2-7 The Message (MSG)

Religious Fashion Shows

23 1-3 Now Jesus turned to address his disciples, along with the crowd that had gathered with them. “The religion scholars and Pharisees are competent teachers in God’s Law. You won’t go wrong in following their teachings on Moses. But be careful about following them. They talk a good line, but they don’t live it. They don’t take it into their hearts and live it out in their behavior. It’s all spit-and-polish veneer.

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Simply follow Yeshuah Messiah’s teachings and tell people about the coming good Kingdom of Yeshua that is around the corner. And it seems as the 144 000 have been selected from the ancient times long time ago who were virgins and pure hearted, maybe not 100% sin free, they already seemed to be educated in the Heavens for 1000 years (or maybe 100 years, because time might be counted a little different), ready for welcoming people. They will work as leaders coming from the different tribes of Israel. It does not seem that the 144 000 are the mind-controlled ones. The 144000 seem to be saints, holy ones with pure hearts, martyrs and this means, they cannot possible take revenge on anyone on nowadays inhabitants of this earth. How can the 144000 be called innocent, when some people claim these ones are going to take a revenge?

Revelation 14:3-5 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

And a new song was being sung in front of God’s throne and in front of the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn that song, except the one hundred forty-four thousand who had been rescued from the earth. All of these are pure virgins, and they follow the Lamb wherever he leads. They have been rescued to be presented to God and the Lamb as the most precious people[a] on earth. They never tell lies, and they are. Innocent.

Revelation 14:3-5GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

They were singing a new song in front of the throne, the four living creatures, and the leaders. Only the 144,000 people who had been bought on earth could learn the song. These 144,000 virgins are pure. They follow the lamb wherever he goes. They were bought from among humanity as the first ones offered to God and to the lamb. They’ve never told a lie. They are blameless.

Revelation 14:3-5Living Bible (TLB)

This tremendous choir—144,000 strong—sang a wonderful new song in front of the throne of God and before the four Living Beings and the twenty-four Elders; and no one could sing this song except those 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. For they are spiritually undefiled, pure as virgins,[a] following the Lamb wherever he goes. They have been purchased from among the men on the earth as a consecrated offering to God and the Lamb. No falsehood can be charged against them; they are blameless.

 

Revelation 14:3-5The Message (MSG)

2-5 And then I heard music, harp music and the harpists singing a new song before the Throne and the Four Animals and the Elders. Only the 144,000 could learn to sing the song. They were bought from earth, lived without compromise, virgin-fresh before God. Wherever the Lamb went, they followed. They were bought from humankind, firstfruits of the harvest for God and the Lamb. Not a false word in their mouths.

Revelation 14:3-5New Living Translation (NLT)

This great choir sang a wonderful new song in front of the throne of God and before the four living beings and the twenty-four elders. No one could learn this song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. They have kept themselves as pure as virgins,[a] following the Lamb wherever he goes. They have been purchased from among the people on the earth as a special offering[b] to God and to the Lamb.They have told no lies; they are without blame.

Revelation 14:3-5New Testament for Everyone (NTE)

And they are singing a new song before the throne, and before the four creatures and the elders. Nobody can learn that song except for the hundred and forty-four thousand who have been redeemed from the earth. These are the ones who have never polluted themselves with women; they are celibate. They follow the lamb wherever he goes. They have been redeemed from the human race as first fruits for God and the lamb, and no lie has been found in their mouths. They are without blemish.

Revelation 14:3-5Names of God Bible (NOG)

They were singing a new song in front of the throne, the four living creatures, and the leaders. Only the 144,000 people who had been bought on earth could learn the song. These 144,000 virgins are pure. They follow the lamb wherever he goes. They were bought from among humanity as the first ones offered to God and to the lamb. They’ve never told a lie. They are blameless.

Revelation

7 After this I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding tight the four winds of the earth, so that no wind could blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree.  And I saw another angel ascending from the sunrise,*having a seal of the living God; and he called with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea,  saying: “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until after we have sealed+ the slaves of our God in their foreheads.”+ And I heard the number of those who were sealed, 144,000,+ sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel:+ Out of the tribe of Judah 12,000 sealed; out of the tribe of Reuʹben 12,000;out of the tribe of Gad 12,000;  out of the tribe of Ashʹer 12,000; out of the tribe of Naphʹta·li 12,000; out of the tribe of Ma·nasʹseh+ 12,000;  out of the tribe of Simʹe·on 12,000; out of the tribe of Leʹvi 12,000; out of the tribe of Isʹsa·char 12,000;  out of the tribe of Zebʹu·lun 12,000; out of the tribe of Joseph 12,000;out of the tribe of Benjamin 12,000 sealed. After this I saw, and look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues,*+ standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes;+ and there were palm branches in their hands.+ 10  And they keep shouting with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation we owe to our God, who is seated on the throne,+ and to the Lamb.”+11  All the angels were standing around the throne and the elders+ and the four living creatures, and they fell facedown before the throne and worshipped God, 12  saying: “Amen! Let the praise and the glory and the wisdom and the thanksgiving and the honor and the power and the strength be to our God forever and ever.+ Amen.”13  In response one of the elders said to me: “These who are dressed in the white robes,+ who are they and where did they come from?” 14  So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one who knows.” And he said to me: “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation,+ and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.+ 15  That is why they are before the throne of God, and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple; and the One seated on the throne+ will spread his tent over them.+ 16  They will hunger no more nor thirst anymore, neither will the sun beat down on them nor any scorching heat,+ 17  because the Lamb,+ who is in the midst* of the throne, will shepherd them+ and will guide them to springs*of waters of life.+ And God will wipe out every tear from their eyes.”+
14 Then I saw, and look! the Lamb+ standing on Mount Zion,+ and with him 144,000+ who have his name and the name of his Father+ written on their foreheads.  I heard a sound coming out of heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder; and the sound that I heard was like singers who accompany themselves by playing on their harps.  And they are singing what seems to be a new song+ before the throne and before the four living creatures+ and the elders,+ and no one was able to master that song except the 144,000,+ who have been bought from the earth.  These are the ones who did not defile themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins.+ These are the ones who keep following the Lamb no matter where he goes.+ These were bought+from among mankind as firstfruits+ to God and to the Lamb,  and no deceit was found in their mouths; they are without blemish.+

 

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