One Group Or Two?

Q. When Jesus returns to carry away His bride, will all the Jews be called away as well, or only the 144,00 spoken of in the Bible?

A. When Jesus returns to take us, only those Jews who have accepted His death as payment for their sins during the Church Age will be taken. The 144,000 spoken of in Rev. 7:4-8 will be Jewish believers on Earth after the rapture who will become servants of God, most likely to assist in spreading the gospel message.

Another group of 144,000 can be seen in Rev. 14:1-5. A comparison of these two shows they are not the same as the ones in Rev. 7. The group in Rev. 7 is on Earth, they are from the 12 tribes of Israel, and they have the seal of God on their foreheads.

In contrast the group in Rev. 14 is in Heaven, they have the name of the Father and Son written on their foreheads, they are pure, they follow the Lamb, they have been purchased from among men, they are offered to God and the Lamb, and are blameless. These are characteristics that only apply to the Church.

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