If you’re one of Jehovah’s witnesses, you are well acquainted with the 144,000. Let’s step into the context of the only places in the Bible this group is mentioned. (Revelation)
Who are the 144000 in context? And when do they appear in history? (Or future)
I made this little visual to help make it clear:
So who are the 144000 in context? And when do they appear in history? (Or future)
I made this little visual to make it clear.
As u can see the great tribulation is well underway in revelation chapter 6. The seals are being opened and the colored horses of the apocalypse are riding. By the 6th seal things are getting intense. Earth quakes, crazy things in the sky, people hiding in caves…specifically hiding from the wrath of the Lamb because the day of wrath has come…
And THEN in chapter 7 the 144000 are sealed. Where are they sealed? On their foreheads. When? During the wrath of the great tribulation which has already begun in chapter 6 and which is at that time getting worse.
Who does it say they are? They are 12,000 chosen ones from each of the 12 tribes of Israel (listed specifically)
Then i didnt tack on chapter 14 but it adds that these are men who have not been with women and who have been found to be without blemish and have no lie on their tongue.
So this group of 144,000 are yet future. Jews in the midst of the great tribulation who are sealed all during the same time. They later appear in heaven before the throne.
I don’t pretend to have Revalation figured out. But this little portion does tell us who and when the 144,000 are.