Summary: The panorama of the ministry of the 144 Thousand

‘The People of the Apocalypse’ The 144 Thousand

I. Their Prototypes/Patterns

A. The Prophet Daniel & Azariah, Mishael, Hananiah

1. Their ministry is prophesied (II Kings 20:17, 18; Revelation 7:1-8; 14:1-5)

2. They are prepared for their ministry (Daniel 1:3,4; Revelation 7:3-8)

3. They are young men (Daniel 1:4, 6, 17; Psalm 110:3)

4. They refuse to be defiled (Daniel 1:8; Revelation 14:4a)

5. They are given wisdom and understanding (Daniel 1:17; Daniel 11:33, 35, 12:3, 10)

6. They are supernaturally protected by the Lord (Daniel 3:23-28, 6:21,22; Revelation 9:4)

7. They are called servants of God (Daniel 3:26; Revelation 7:3)

8. They are sons of Israel (Daniel 2:25; Revelation 7:5)

9. They refuse to worship an idolatrous image under the threat of death

(Daniel 3; Revelation 13:15)

10. They are seen with the Lord (Daniel 3:26; Revelation 14:1)

11. They choose to follow God (Daniel 3:16-18,28; Revelation 14:4b)

12. They are without fault (Daniel 6:4; Revelation 14:5)

B. The Old Testament Saints Marked in Ezekiel 9

1. The Glory of God Departs (Similar to The Rapture of the Church)

2. The Marking of the Faithful (Similar to The Sealing of the 144k)

3. The Judgment/Wrath of God Follows (Similar to The Day of the Lord’s Wrath)

C. The New Testament Saints Marked/His Name Written

1. The Overcomers of the Church of Philadelphia (Revelation 3:12)

2. The Servants of the Lamb in Heaven (Revelation 22:3,4)

II. Their Plan

A. Kingdom of Priests (Exodus 19:5,6; I Peter 2; Revelation 1,5,20)

[Orchestrating the Peace of the Lord Jesus Christ the Messiah (Micah 5:5) in the midst of Earth’s Chaos]

1. Prayer Warriors Ministry to God (Acts 13:2)

a. The Father’s Original Desire (Exodus 19:5,6)

b. The Son’s Subsequent Supply (I Peter 2:5-10; Revelation 1:5,6, 5:10, 20:6)

2. Prayer Warriors Ministry to Man (2 Prophets/Preachers/Multitudes Sinners/Multitudes Saints)

a. The Spirit’s Gift to the Church (Romans 8:26,27)

b. The Spirit’s Gift to the 144k (Revelation 14:5)

B. Holy Nation (Exodus 19, I Peter 2)

1. Personal Holiness (Romans 6:1-14; Revelation 14:4)

2. Practical Holiness (Romans 6:15-23; Revelation 14:5)

III. Their Past (Heritage and Last Days Blessing)

A. Prophecy of Jacob (Genesis 49)

1. Sons of Leah

2. Sons of Handmaidens

3. Sons of Rachel

B. Parental Structure (Genesis 29,30)

1. Order of Birth

2. Order of Blessing

IV. Their Prophecy

A. Titles (Revelation 7:3,4; 14:4)

1. Servants of God

2. Sons of Israel

3. Sealed Soulwinning Priests unto God

4. Sanctified/Set Apart: Firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb

5. Saviors/Deliverers (Obadiah 21)

6. Soldier/Priests (Psalm 110:3; Micah 5:1-10)

B. Tribes (Revelation 7:5-8)

1. Sons of Leah (v.5a,b-7,8a)

2. Sons of Handmaidens (v.5c-6a,b)

3. Sons of Rachel (v.6c-8c,d)

C. Testimony (Revelation 14:1-5)

1. With the Lamb/Redeemer/King (Continually Abiding w/Lamb in His Presence (Revelation 17:14)

2. Sealed for Protection (Rev.9:4) [w/The Lamb’s Name & Father’s Name Written Upon Their Foreheads]

3. Extraordinary Musical Ability (Only Ones Who Could Learn The New Song)

4. Redeemed from the Earth

(Purchased by The Blood of Christ from All Realms of the Earth)

5. Not defiled with women for they are virgins (Similar to Self-Made Eunuchs)

6. Follow the Lamb wherever He goes (Fully Devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ)

7. Redeemed from among men

(Purchased by the Blood of Christ from All Realms of Mankind)

8. The firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb

(The First Hebrews to be Redeemed in Seventieth Week)

9. No guile (deceit found in their mouth without fault (blameless)

(Personal Holiness/Made Righteous)

10. Before the Throne of God (Prepared Prayer Warriors Ministering Unto God)

V. Their Power

A. The King’s Physical Presence (Revelation 14:1)

1. God Sets His King upon His holy hill of Zion (Psalm 2:6)

2. God’s King is the Lamb, The Lord Jesus Christ, The Redeemer (Isaiah 59:20; Romans 11:26; Revelation 14:1)

B. The King’s Spiritual Presence/Kingdom Principles (Revelation 14:2-5)

1. Their Identification w/Him and His Cross: Crucified/Dead/Buried/Risen/Seated/Reigning (Romans 5,6,7,8)

2. Their Abiding in Him: The True Vine (John 15:1-17)

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