Pamphlet 1882 Rev. kc 38
In chapter 14 we get to see what is happening on earth when Jesus Christ returns.
Good old John is still in heaven and once again he looks on.
John looked and saw Jesus standing on Mount Zion. He has returned! And there are 144,000 with Him. Hey, we saw that number before in Rev. 7:2-4. Remember there were 12,000 out of each of the tribes of Israel who were "sealed" with the Word of God in their foreheads just before the 4 Winds were let loose and the final events of this earth age commenced.Rev. 14:1
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.
The qualifier in this verse, "having His and His Father's name (as the texts read) written in their foreheads", lets us know that these are the same 144,000. Let's review from chapter 7:
So the 144,000 obviously made it through the great tribulation and now John sees them with Christ on Mount Zion after He has returned.Rev. 7:2
And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,  Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.  And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
The one in charge of the proceedings in heaven told the Royal Celestial Orchestra to begin to playing. A one... and a two... and a three.Rev. 14:2 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 the great choir of 144,000 Overjoyous Overcomers sang the Song of Moses to those assembled in the great hall of the brilliant flashing throne of God, with the floor that looked like a sparkling sea of glass and the Zoon, the four awesome guards at the throne, standing at attention, and the 24 Elders in formal attire all seated with their crowns on their heads. 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.
Yes, they made a joyful noise before the LORD. (We'll document that it was the Song of Moses when we get to chapter 15.)
Please notice that these are only the 144,000, redeemed from the earth, redeemed from this earth age, singing at this time and not God's elect. God's elect were chosen before the foundation of the world, before this earth age. Of course the 144,000 were redeemed from the earth by the Blood of the Lamb but it was His elect that help to seal them.
So did you get the PICTURE of the ceremony going on? The return of Christ is a momentous occasion to say the least. So this is not a difficult thing to understand. It is simply a special presentation of the firstfruits unto God. Of course there will be millions more who attend the wedding, from the great multitude out of all the nations in Rev. 7:9, which no man could number.
Virgins? They're virgins? Do you think there's 144,000 virgins left in this society? 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.
Flesh, flesh. Our minds seem to
always go there first, don't they?
But we know this doesn't mean they never had sex.
These folks were not "spiritually seduced" by Satan and his angels into believing the Great Lie!Which was what? That the one sitting in the temple in Jerusalem was Jesus Christ as Paul so warned in 2 Thes. 2. Remember Satan deceives the whole world with his miracles and his great and prosperous "Peace on Earth" society, which means they all got screwed!
You can look up the word "guile" if you so desire, but this verse pretty much speaks for itself. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
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