Today’s Devotional – JUNE 19th (Who Are The 144,000? Part 4)

By admin On June 19th, 2016

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Today’s Devotional – JUNE 19th

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Who Are The 144,000? Part 4

To read Part 1, click here…NOVEMBER 11 (Who Are The 144,000? Part 1)

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“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…

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 14:1, 4, 5

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It is a real tragedy that Christians have allowed that great Master Deceiver to lock them out of the last 19 chapters of the Book of Revelation.

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If only they could appreciate this above passage from Revelation 14, which speaks of the 144,000, who follow the Lamb of God whithersoever He goeth!

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As a matter of fact, by carefully studying the above description of the 144,000, it becomes evident that it is speaking of ALL true followers of Jesus!

 

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ABOVE PICTURE – Adding to or taking from God’s Word, the Bible

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MOUNT SION, AN HEAVENLY MOUNT

Heavenly Mount Zion

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For instance, these 144,000 all stand on Mount Sion, as is written in Hebrews 12:22…“But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,”

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So here it reveals that the Book of Hebrews was written for ALL true Believers, not just literal Jews!

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ABOVE PICTURE: The Heavenly Mount Sion Constellation (Commonly referred to as “Cassiopeia”, seen in the fall)

 

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A NEW SONG

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And then it says that, “And they sung as it were a new song before the throne,” Revelation 14:3

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This, of course is spoken of in Psalm 40:3…“And He (God) hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.”

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So here again, this new song which the 144,000 will sing is also given to every true Believer. Here is more proof that the 144,000 symbolize all true worshipers of God!

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David the Shepherd Boy – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THE FIVE WISE VIRGINS

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Next it says in this above passage from Revelation 14:4…“These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins.”

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Now here is another very simple allegory concerning being defiled with women, symbolizing being defiled by apostate churches which Scripture often refers to as “women”…“for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” 2nd Corinthians 11:2

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Five Wise Virgins – Matt 25 – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

 

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“COME FOLLOW ME!”

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Next, it says of this 144,000…“These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth.” Revelation 14:4.

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But this is merely reiterating what Jesus says to us all…“And He saith unto them, Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed Him.” Matthew 4:19, 20

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There are three components to this above command: 1. To follow Jesus 2. To let Him make us into fishers of Men 3. To forsake the pursuits of this life, that we may follow Him without distraction.

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Christ calling His Disciples by Edward Armitage – 1869 – courtesy Wikigallery.com – Public Domain

 

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A JOY-FILLED LIFE!

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Oh, that we could realize what a joy-filled life it is to follow Jesus! It is not at all as “the god of this world” would have us to believe. Satan works overtime to create the false notion that Christianity is a stark and austere existence.

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But what most do not realize is that by receiving the Spirit of Heaven, we become filled with new desires and new joys and new goals.

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No longer does the pursuit of this world’s selfish treasures and earthly pleasures hold our fascination.

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Now, we are filled with the desire to imitate the Holy One who leads us through our each and every new day!

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Now we are filled with the desire to let our light shine before all Mankind, that they also might become followers of Jesus.

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And now, we delight to engage in ceaseless prayer and continual contemplation of God’s Word, as we go through our day!

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WHO ARE “THE FIRSTFRUITS?”

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Next this 144,000 passage from Revelation reveals that, “These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.” Revelation 14:4

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Now by going to the New Testament Book of James it is revealed concerning “firstfruits”…“Of His own will begat He us with the Word of Truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.” James 1:18

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OK, so being firstfruits of His creatures is referring to Believers…ALL Believers!

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Jesus Discourses with His Disciples – James Tissot – by Brooklyn Museum – by Wikipedia – Public Domain

 

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ALL BELIEVERS ARE OF THE 12 TRIBES!

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But notice who this little book of James is addressed to…“James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the TWELVE TRIBES which are scattered abroad, greeting.” James 1:1

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So now it is revealed that James refers to Believers as “The Twelve Tribes”. Well here is a Bible truth which totally demolishes this false and non-biblical doctrine called, “Replacement Theology”.

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No wonder that the Bible never uses this term, “Replacement Theology!”

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No wonder that Satan had to concoct this totally non-biblical name, “Replacement Theology”!

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Bible Study Group – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

 

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NO GUILE

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“And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” Revelation 14:5

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And so, as this above verse reveals, this 144,000 have no guile in their mouth (guile = deception or dishonesty) 

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But this has been the standard for God’s people throughout time!

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Listen…“Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.” Psalm 32:2 (see also 1st Peter 3:10)

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William Brassey Hole – Jesus speaks to Nicodemus – Wikipedia – Public Domain

 

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REVELATION FOR THE CHURCH, NOT JUST JEWS!

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And so, the Book of Revelation is proven once again to be for all God’s people, both Jews and Gentiles. And that is why the Bible repeatedly refers to Christians in such terms as “The Commonwealth of Israel”, and “The Israel of God”, and as “A Jew…inwardly”, and “the seed of Abraham”. (see Ephesians 2:1, Galatians 6:16, Romans 2:28, 29, Romans chapter 9)

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God is no respecter of persons. He loves all Believers from every race, kindred, tongue, tribe, nation, and people!

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And this elite group of 144,000 is essentially the true nation of Israel, comprised of both Jews and gentiles.

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And even though these 144,000 spoken of in Revelation may indeed be a special group at the end of days, nevertheless this elect group of 144,000 has always existed at any time and in every era throughout the past 2,000 years!

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We know this because the description of this 144,000 in Revelation 14, is a description of Christians at any time in history!

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Jesus The Good Shepherd – Bernhard Plockhorst – 1825-1907 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

 

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SO WHO ARE THE 144,000?

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And so, just who are the 144,000? They are those who follow the Lamb up the heavenward pathway to the celestial courts above! These are those who love the Bible more than their physical food (see Job 23:12)! And they are those whose great desire is that Christ may shine brightly out from within, and give light to those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death! The 144,000 are, “the redeemed”, which are…“out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;” Revelation 5:9

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

 

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Let me become a part of this spiritual number, 144,000. Help me to overcome the flesh, the world, and the ‘god of this world’, the Devil. Let me stand victorious on top of the Zion of God, the Heavenly Jerusalem…

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…November 8th (Revelation of the Heart), or you can also read this shorter article…November 22nd (The Greatest Jig-saw Puzzle Ever!)

 

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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Valley of Decision & O Destroying Mtn. Constellations

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“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness.

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Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.”

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Psalm 48:1, 2

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ABOVE PICTURE – Fall Constellations – Valley of Decision Constellation

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This above passage sings of Mount Zion, in the sides of the North!

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But if one looks to the Northeast in late Summer and into Fall, there is a constellation which God created to be a heavenly picture of the Heavenly Mount Zion. And it is commonly known as Cassiopeia. But God has created it to symbolize the true Zion, which is in Heaven.

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Listen…  “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,” Hebrews 12:22

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Yes, Jerusalem and Mount Zion here on earth are merely earthly types, to represent the true Heavenly Jerusalem and Mount Zion.

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ABOVE STAR-CHART – Fall Constellations – Heavenly Mount Zion Constellation (Cassiopeia Constellation) – signsofheaven – Not for commercial profit use!

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LOCATING HEAVENLY MOUNT ZION 

Valley of Decision w/names

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But if the Reader will go out in August and well into November, this wonderful constellation can be seen in the Northeast night-sky. But don’t wait too long! Because once it enters the western sky, it flips upside down and can no longer be seen as a mountain.

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Now, this constellation is the very same constellation as the Mount of Blessing Constellation in the Valley of Decision Constellation Group. And it represents the favored mountain to which the people of God are to climb.

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Holy Ghost-Rider Constellation”

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TOMORROW…

“June 20th (I Go To Prepare A Place!)”

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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