Prophecy Sign #19:  The 144,000 Sealed

Sign #19

The 144,000 Sealed

Revelation 7:4 (NIV)
4 Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.

What it looks like

During the End Times, many Jews will become willing followers of Antichrist at the inception of the seven-year agreement, which is ostensibly designed to protect Israel. They will view him as a defender of Israel, and perhaps even the Messiah prophesized in the Old Testament. However, there will be a remnant group of Jews from Israel - 144,000 to be exact - that will see through the deception of Antichrist. As Daniel's 70th week progresses, these Jews will refuse to worship Antichrist or accept his mark. Remember that, although the 144,000 reject Antichrist, they will not become believers during this time period - otherwise, they would become a part of the Church and be raptured up to heaven prior to the Day of the Lord. Think of the many Jews who recognized and rejected the evil of Hitler, but did not necessarily believe in Jesus.  The group of 144,000 will realize that they are in imminent danger from Antichrist, and will begin to flee Jerusalem after the Abomination of Desolation occurs - when Antichrist proclaims himself God in the Jewish temple, ushering in the Great Tribulation. The 144,000 will flee into the wilderness, to an undisclosed location - some believe the rock city of Petra. See Rev 12:13,14 and Isa 16:1-4). They will be supernaturally sealed by God's angels prior to the Day of the Lord, protecting the 144,000 from God's Wrath and the seven trumpet judgments of the Day of the Lord.

During the Great Tribulation 144,000 Jews from the twelve tribes of Israel, descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, will trust in Jesus. They will reject the Antichrist and not take his mark. These will be the first fruits of the beloved nation Israel who will accept Jesus as Messiah, and there will be many more to follow.

Current Status

NOT FULFILLED

 

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