144,000 men who are sealed as servants of the living God.
They have the mark of God on their foreheads.
They sing of endurance and victory.
They have been purchased by the Lamb.
They maintain absolute loyalty to the Lamb.
They never lie.
They are unblameable.
The 144,000 “Unblameable” Witnesses of the Eternal Gospel!
The godly, faultless, irreproachable army of God who will spread his eternal gospel across the globe in the last days.
God’s “ground troops” in the battle against the darkness.
Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel (Revelation 7:2–4 ESV).
The triumphant 144,000 will be completely loyal to the Lamb, no matter what the cost. In the words of John Phillips … They allow no rivals, no refusals, and no restraint to mar their dedication to Him. Does He need someone to stand upon the steps of the Vatican and cry out against the marriage of Christendom to the Beast? There are 144,000 ready to go! Does the Lord need someone to beard the Beast at some high function of state and roundly denounce him, his policy, his statecraft, his religion, his economic boycott, his mark, his ministers, his alliance with Satan? There are 144,000 eager to go! Does the Lamb need evangelists to proclaim to the untold millions the gospel of the coming kingdom of God? to climb the highest Himalayas, to cross the desert sands, to blaze evangelistic trails through steaming jungles, or to mush huskies across wide arctic wastes? There are 144,000 ready to go! And though the Beast’s Gestapo dog their footsteps and wreak upon their converts his direst vengeance, yet on they go undaunted and undeterred. That was the very spirit of their consecration as they followed the Lamb whithersoever He led them on earth, and their reward is in kind. [(Exploring Revelation, 180–81) MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2000). Revelation 12–22 (p. 78). Chicago: Moody Press.]
REVELATION MESSAGE 23 – Ripe for Salvation or Ripe for Judgment? Revelation 14
An expectation is a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future; a belief that someone will or should achieve something; a belief that something should happen in a particular way, or that someone or something should have particular qualities or behavior; believing that something is going to happen or believing that something should be a certain way.
The most powerful world political leader of all time comes onto the scene, (13:1-4).
He is ferocious and powerful. He has the blessing of the god of this world to work for the good of this planet and for you. You will be so impressed with his results that you will literally worship him.
He will exercise his authority over the entire planet, (13:5-10).
He will stand up for the people of Earth against the angry, unfair God of heaven. He will fight for their sovereign rights and freedom against this judgmental God and his followers.
He will be joined on his leadership team by the most amazing world religious leader of all time, (13:11-18).
This powerful, yet compassionate, man completes the supreme commander’s leadership team for reclaiming the Earth for humankind. He is sensitive to the needs of this world. He looks like a lamb but has the heart of a dragon.
REVELATION MESSAGE 22 – the unholy trinity: the demon gods of deceit –