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The 144,000: The Facts

By Ben Ruach ha Kodesh (John of AllFaith) 3.3.08

Perhaps there is no area of biblical prophecy so misapplied and misunderstood as the identities and ministry of HaShem's 144,000 end time ministers. Will this study correct this situation?

Of course not.

People will always believe as they choose and the various inaccurate versions of this important prophecy apparently provides something to those who hold these views.

What I intend to do here is show who these ministers are and what they will be doing in the next few years for those who wish to know what's coming soon.

Amos 3:7 Surely Lord HaShem will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Note that this important verse does not say until he reveals it in the Scriptures nor until a minister preaches on these scriptures, but rather until He reveals the information to His prophets. These scriptures we discuss are important of course, and often eye-opening, however they are not enough! Not at times like these when there is so much uncertainty and understandable disbelief! When HaShem performs great acts He always first notifies His prophets.

Although there have been a great many supposed/accepted prophets over the past hundred and fifty years or so, there have been none in the biblical sense of this term. There have been plenty of Bible expositors, teachers, psychics, soothsayers, mediums, seemingly inspired speakers and so on, but a prophet of HaShem is different than these.

Every prophetic word spoken by a true prophet, in the biblical context, must not only come to pass but must come directly from HaShem. In the Tanach those who claim to be prophets but who prophecies do not come to pass are to be stoned!

Deuteronomy 18:20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.

Edgar Cayce, whom I deeply admire and respect to this day, both in that incarnation and his present one, was wrong on certain points and didn't claim to speak for HaShem.

The Nostradamus prophecies are at points amazing, however they have not been without their failures and are, in many cases, so vague that they could mean anything. And like Cacye, he wasn't claiming to speak for HaShem.

Herbert W. Armstrong is still accepted by many people as a true modern day prophet, but certain of his essential teachings directly violate the Scriptures and can be seen as Anti-Semitic. When his movement imploded these traits only increased through the competing "Church of God" groups that formed later.

The same is true of Ellen White and her Seventh Day Adventist movement and of Charles Taze Russell and Judge Rutherford who established the Jehovah's Christian Witnesses sect and many other alleged modern day prophets who claim to disclose the identities of the 144,000. The point here is not to denigrate these and similar people and groups, they all have many good points to make and things to add to the discussion, but to point out an essential difference:

True prophets, from a biblical/Noahide/Abrahamic/Nazarene perspective, boldly and unequivocally speak the exact words they are given to speak and they are never wrong. Never.

When was the last time we beheld such a prophet on earth?

The next time is coming soon!

In my study of the Two Witnesses I describe the testimony and ministry of the next two prophets in some detail.

The 144,000, from all evidence, will not be prophets as such. They will be preachers, encouragers, biblical expositors and news bringers who will confirm the prophetic messages of the Two Witnesses.

According to some teachings the 144,000 will be something completely different than what the biblical prophets have told us. The Jehovah's Christian Witnesses teach that these will be the "anointed servant class" taken from all previous generations, with only a few still alive today. The Worldwide Church of God (and its various offshoots) teach that that only the 144,000 will be "saved," that for the past 6000 years of human history this small number of people have been chosen. Because of their righteousness, others will later be placed in new bodies (rather than being resurrected as the Bible teaches). Several groups, especially those that sprang form the Awakening of the late 1800's, hold similar views.

But such views are not to be found in the Bible nor in the words of the prophets of HaShem.

So, what do the prophets tell us?

Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
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,
3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
4 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.
5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.
6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.
7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.
8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,
12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

We have lots of clear information here. Let's begin with verse one: "...And after these things I saw..."

We have a basic time line in this Book of Prophecy for when the 144,000 will appear and perform their ministry. They will appear "... after these things."

While the Book of Revelation is a bit more difficult to understand than many other books due to its heavy use of symbolism and metaphor, it is actually written in a fairly straightforward matter. When it says, "therefore" or "and then" or "after these things," it is giving us clear direction. So, what happened before "these things" that chapter seven comes after? We need to understand this because this prophecy must be understood in its contextual, prophetic wholeness. Those who fail to understand the context of this prophecy will misunderstand everything contained within it.

Chapter one of Revelation praises God and describes the source of this prophecy: The God of Israel, through Master Y'shua, through the Apostle John, through the Seven Church ages, and down to us.

Chapters two through four describe the future history of the followers of Master Y'shua using the simile of seven churches that progressively abandon his teachings until finally, until finally, in the End Times or final days of the age, Master Y'shua 'vomits" those who claim to follow him from his "mouth" due to their hypocrisy and false doctrines. I discuss this in some detail elsewhere and plan to write specifically on the Seven Churches themselves soon, God willing and the bombs don't drop.

Then, in chapter five of the Revelation, the reader is transported into the Heavenly Kingdom of HaShem. Beginning at this point we are granted a bird's eye view of the coming events.

During his earthly ministry Master Y'shua encouraged his disciples to pray that HaShem's Will would be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Beginning in chapter four we behold the goings on in the Heavenly Kingdom as the Plan of the Ages goes into effect.

Here we behold HaShem's servants praising Him and preparing for their roles in the things to come. I'll discuss the 24 elders, the four beast etc. elsewhere. For now, chapter four is showing us that the time for action has arrived and that the denizens of the spiritual Kingdom of HaShem are in complete agreement with what comes next. It is a righteous plan although the living out of it will be the most difficult experience in human history. Things would be far worse for us were HaShem and His Moshiach (Messiah) not to intervene however! This entering into human history is happening as an act Divine Love.

Revelation 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne [ie HaShem] a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

This scene speaks to the Plan of HaShem that is now being fulfilled. Since the beginning of this age, six thousand years ago, HaShem has been following this plan for the restoration of the earth. I discuss this plan in greater detail elsewhere.

In general terms, as this final and present age began HaShem maintained His granting of free will to humanity. As in previous ages, humanity in this age has demonstrated our lack of ability for just self governance. We have, over the past few decades, created the most technologically advanced civilization the earth has seen during this age (ie in the last 6000 years, which is to say, since the last planetary destruction). Today there is no justifiable reason for hunger, war, poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia, or even disease for the most part to exist, and yet these and similar negatives continue to plague our world and indeed seem to be increasing in many cases. HaShem, who alone knows the past, present and future decisions of mankind (ie our future is not predestined by God, it is pre-known), knows the end result of human self rule and is now moving to counter it.

The world has now reached the point where we must either move beyond our petty greed and jealousies or be completely enslaved by them, if we don't destroy ourselves entire. Ours is the first generation within this age that actually has the ability, and seemingly the willingness, to destroy all life on the planet. As is surely obvious to everyone by now, we as human beings are following the foretold path towards mutual self destruction. The result of our actions, if allowed to continue indefinitely, are described in detail in the Indian scriptures written during the previous age:

The Sri Bhagavata Purana, which like the Bible has many accurate prophecies to share, foretells the coming of a very dark time that will only end due to divine intervention:

Sri Bhagavata Purana 1.3.25: Thereafter, at the conjunction of two yugas [ages], the Lord of the creation will take His birth as the Kalki incarnation and become the son of Visnu Yaśā. At this time the rulers of the earth will have degenerated into plunderers.

I am absolutely convinced that "Lord Kalki" will soon, albeit early, arrive at the conjunction of Kali Yuga (our present age) and Satya Yuga (the age that will follow the 1000 year messianic reign) and slay the evil doers even as this ancient text accurately foretold the coming of the Buddha and others.

According to a literal reading of the Hindu scriptures our present age of Kali Yuga (said to have begun around the year 3102 BCE) should not end for another 428,000 years. However the later periods of this age become unthinkably hellish. This is the course human self-rule is leading us towards.

It is taught by the ancient sages that as our present age continues the world will become so vile and evil that those with faith in God will be few and hard to find. They will be ridiculed and condemned by the world, hunted like animals and slaughtered without mercy. People of faith will be forced to live in caves and to salvage for what they can for their survival. Many will commit suicide out of despair, desperation and the desire to go Home to the Ek Devata (the One God however conceived). Human longevity will gradually decrease dramatically. According to the Vedas (and the Bible) people used to live for nearly a thousand years, even longer, but as our present age took hold, human lives began to shorten to the point that it is now uncommon to see even one's one hundredth birthday. As the world continues to devolve it will be quite literally hell on earth for a very long time until finally God intervenes out of pity and ends the suffering, proclaiming that enough is enough!

Thereafter the first age, Satya Yuga will begin again.

This is the future seen by the Indian Rishis of the previous age (Dvapara Yuga). However Ek Devata is most merciful to us and has established a plan to cut this present age short.

As Master Y'shua assured us:

Matt 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

In order to save the people of the earth from thousands of years of torment and to bring reconciliation between man of God, the Ek Devata, as HaShem, chose the Jewish people to be His servants. Since the time of Abraham and Isaac the Jewish people have been wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon them; and by their stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53). When we say the Jewish people are the Chosen Ones of HaShem this is what we are referencing. These verses are sometimes applied by Christians to Master Y'shua however in context, chapter 52 makes it very clear that the suffering servant is Israel, not the Messiah (Jesus or otherwise). For more on this topic, see my study Identifying the Suffering Servant.

This has been an inconceivably difficult service for the Jewish people to perform and many have lost faith, especially following the Shoah of the 1930's and 40's. As Tevye said in Fiddler on the Roof: I know, I know. We are Your chosen people. But, once in a while, can't You choose someone else?

Now we are (if we are wise) preparing to see the fulfillment of HaShem's Plan and the reward for the long sufferings of the Jewish people.

Revelation 6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

The Book of prophecies that John saw were protected with seven seals. Until this generation of the Last Days of the Age the contents of this book remained hidden. Prophet Daniel, John and other prophets wrote frankly that they did not know the contents of this book of prophecy, not in detail. Even Master Y'shua tells us that portions of these things were hidden from him as well.

Dan. 12:8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

Matt. 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

And yet, as stated at the beginning of this study,

Amos 3:7 Surely Lord HaShem will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

The fulfillment of these End Time prophecies could not possibly have happened prior to our generation. I present why this is so elsewhere.

Now is the time of the end of human rule and the ministry of the 144,000 is an integral part of this fulfillment of HaShem's Plan. The prophecy begins with the coming of Rex Mundi:

Rev. 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

As this time of prophetic fulfillment begins a ruler will arise, one who is "riding a white horse." He appears to be a righteous ruler, but this is lie. Of him Apostle Paul tells us:

I Thessalonians 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

As mentioned above, even Master Y'shua said he didn't know when this day would come. Paul assures us however, as did the Master (Matt 24) that there would be clear signs and prophets given so that we who are alive today would know the time had come. When "those who have eyes to see and ears to hear" witness the rise of this ruler they (we) will know for certain that the time has arrived. And yet other clear prophecies of this day have already come pass so we know the Day is now dawning.

This present study is looking at the 144,000 rather than the Rex Mundi (Anti-Christ/Dijal/Beast/Little Horn) so I wont go into this here, but at Revelation 6:2 it is confirmed that early during this period this prophesied ruler will ascend a gloablist throne (out of the EU). At his appearance he will seem like a truly great leader, a man of peace, as one "riding on a white horse." However this will be a deception.

The opening of these seven seals will reveal the true nature of this New World Order leader. His kingdom is even now being established.

Rev. 6:3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

At first the world will accept "the Great Leader" at face value, however humans do not like to accept authority when it seeks to limit what they can do and as the nations come to understand his policies and intentions great opposition to the Rex Mundi will rise from various quarters. I discuss his rise to power in some detail elsewhere. But as the Rex Mundi rises to power as a peaceful pseudo-messiah, he will face stiff opposition, especially from China and Russia, and his tactics will gradually go from diplomatic to military might.

By this point in the prophetic timetable, the United States will have lost its position as superpower to the ever consolidating European Union. I discuss this elsewhere. At this point, the leader of ten EU nations will be working to establish a global government with the Rex Mundi at the head. China, Russia, certain European states and others will begin to actively oppose the implementation of the proposed Global Union. This opposition will result in much bloodshed.

Rev 6:5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

Due to the onset of global war inflation will run rampant, resulting in more death, starvation and war... Same state of affairs as before, only worse now. Many will begin to question that the Rex Mundi is who and what he claims to be and political intrigue and resistance will continue to rise, but it will be too late. It will be during this period that people will seriously begin to reconsider the biblical prophecies of the Beast. This will bring in a period of martyrdom never before seen.

Meanwhile across Europa and elsewhere the New World Order Elite will be busy consolidating their influence and power. The once optional economic system (including the Mark of the Beast technology) will gradually become inescapable and eventually mandatory, the implant will come to be viewed as a loyalty oath. Those who refuse to accept it will face severe persecution, starvation and death. At what point the technology becomes the Mark of the Beast is debatable. The best bet is to refuse all forms of this system, including the soon to be released REAL ID system, especially if it includes the RFID chip.

The utter absence of the United States from these prophecies does not bode well for us here! Our absence from these prophecies screams loudly that we have gone terribly astray, if we even still exist at this point! We are deafened by the silence! What happened to this present-day Superpower?

This part is conjecture:

    I believe that once the US finalizes its growing abandonment of Israel HaShem will allow us to be largely if not utterly destroyed.

    At some point prior to the emergence of the Rex Mundi, as the Novus Ordo Seclorum seeks to establish the North American Union and take away the remainder of our freedoms and independence, the American people will face an internal meltdown. Factions of our fellow Americans will refuse to accept the new trilateral government of Canada, Mexico and the US. In the name of patriotism and nationalism many of these people will set about causing great harm to the new NAU government. Some will establish fiefdoms in places like Idaho, others will become outlaws and revolutionaries. At the same time, Mexican patriots will decide the time is right to retake their lost lands to the north, southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, portions of Texas will see invasion forces from Mexico streaming over our open southern borders, probably supported by other, largely unidentified political entities probably including the People's Republic of China and factions of the Muslim Ummah.

    These pre-tribulation events may begin with a US sponsored terrorist attack on Southern California (perhaps as early as the Fall of 2008), intended to justify the implementation of the North American Union, but this plan will backfire.

    Some however will believe the reports that the attacks were conducted by Muslim terrorists and throughout the US Arab and other Muslim people will be targeted for revenge and extermination. This will lead the Grand Mufti of the US, Mexico, Canada, UK and other countries to declare global Jihad. This will result in Muslims in these countries waging war within the US, Canada etc. Millions will die in these attacks.

    In order to restore the peace, the NAU government will implement national (regional) marshal law and probably use the unrest at home as a justification to attack other nations destined to submit to the NWO. It is quite conceivable that one of those nations, perhaps Iran, perhaps Venezuela, perhaps Saudi Arabia, perhaps the Muslim Ummah itself, will respond by nuking the US mainland.

What is certain, is that the US is not a player in these prophesied events and that the EU will take the reigns of Western leadership.

Rev 6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Death on an unprecedented scale.

While it is tempting to say these events reference things like the 9-11 attacks, and some people are saying just that, this is not the case. "The first Horseman of the Apocalypse" is clearly the Rex Mundi. As he has yet to reveal himself none of the events following his rise to power have yet taken place. Understand however that in Matthew 24 and elsewhere Master Y'shua and others speak of other tragic events that come before the rise of the Beast (the Rex Mundi). Much of the devastation facing the earth today, 9-11, Katrina, the Indian tsunami, the various wars, climate change, and so on are in accordance with the prophecies that pinpoint the "watch in which the thief will come" and add confirmation that these are the days when all things will be fulfilled. HOWEVER these things, these specific prophesies, have not yet been fulfilled.

But they soon will be.

Rev. 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

The reign of Rex Mundi will not only be political but religious as well. I'll discuss this in much more detail elsewhere, however the now emerging New World Order will eventually move to outlaw religion. When this fails, as clearly it must, the Elite will seek to utilize the beliefs of what we today know as the New Age Movement and the Interfaith Movement in conjunction with the ailing Roman Catholic hierarchy. By manipulating these movements and establishing an official universal ("Catholic") religion in conjunction with a newly renovated/denigrated Vatican hierarchy, all legal religion will be placed under the authority of a man known in the prophecies as the False Prophet.

This man will, at this point in time, be the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. There is no evidence to suggest that Pope Benedict XVI will become the False Prophet, however the sitting Pope at the rise of the Rex Mundi will be.

It is noteworthy however that Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) was an active member of the NWO Hitler Youth and that Nazi Germany was a dress rehearsal for what is coming soon. Pope Benedict XVI is certainly aware of what is taking place in the world and is quoted as saying, "We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal ones own ego and one's own desires."

This acknowledgment of the inevitable direction the world is taking does not of course mean Pope Benedict XVI supports it. Time will tell, however if Pope Benedict XVI does not become the foretold False Prophet, chances are very high that he will be the last Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.

Rev 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

This sixth seal marks a very important event. As explained above, the Rex Mundi will rise to power as a hero riding a white horse. At first he will face little opposition but in time significant opposition will come. Three and a half AFTER the Rex Mundi signs a significant peace treaty between Israel and those who oppose it, he will be assassinated. This prophecy says:

Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast [ie the Rex Mundi] rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

I discuss all this symbolism elsewhere but it is all very meaningful, however it will be at this point, when the Sixth Seal is loosened, that the Rex Mundi will be killed! However... He will be raised from the dead as the full incarnation of the fallen Angelic prince Lucifer. When this happens the earth will have three and half more years to endure. This entire seven year period is known as The Tribulation but the final three and a half years are called The Great Tribulation because, as Master Y'shua explained:

Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

It is of this three and a half period specifically that Master Y'shua warned:

Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake [ie the Jews] those days shall be shortened.

Of these times Revelations six continues:

15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

So then, when our text says:

Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
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,
3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

These are "the things" the prophet is referring to.

The US will have fallen, the EU will have risen under the adminstration of ten nations and will have enthroned the Rex Mundi as its leader.

According to Master Y'shua, the leaders of Israel will accept the Rex Mundi as their long awaited Moshiach:

Matthew 5:43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

As the Rex Mundi gallops onto the world scene on his white horse the majority of Jews or at least their leadership, will accept him as the Moshiach.

As the Rex Mundi gallops onto the world scene on his white horse the majority of Christendom will accept him as the Second Coming.

As the Rex Mundi gallops onto the world scene on his white horse the majority of Muslims will accept him as the Twelfth Imam, the Madhi.

As the Rex Mundi gallops onto the world scene on his white horse the majority of Hindus will accept him as an Avatar, as Lord Kalki.

As the Rex Mundi gallops onto the world scene on his white horse the majority of Buddhists will accept him as Matreya.

As the Rex Mundi gallops onto the world scene on his white horse the aboriginals of many lands will see him as the Great Redeemer thought of in various ways.

As the Rex Mundi gallops onto the world scene on his white horse the New Agers will hail the fulfillment of the 2012 prophecies.

As the Rex Mundi gallops onto the world scene on his white horse the Novus Ordo Seclorum or New Secular Order of the Ages will hail him as the great Merovingian Prince, the success and fulfillment of their centuries-long work. For them he will be Ormus de Outremer completed and returned.

As the Rex Mundi gallops onto the world scene on his white horse the majority of humans across the planet will accept him as a great humanitarian and negotiator of peace, the one destined to establish a just and peaceful global society.

But not all.

The Rex Mundi will be a counterfeit! He will be the logical and unavoidable result of human self rule and self deception. Were his reign allowed to continue the situation described by the Vedic Seers of the previous age would be realized.

Sri Bhagavata Purana 1.3.25: Thereafter, at the conjunction of two yugas [ages], the Lord of the creation will take His birth as the Kalki incarnation and become the son of Visnu Yaśā. At this time the rulers of the earth will have degenerated into plunderers.

To stop this 428,000 years of hell on earth, to save the elect [the Jews], these days will be shortened.

According to the clear word of the prophets HaShem is going to call forth 144,000 Jews, 12,000 from each Tribe of Israel, to be preachers against the Rex Mundi. This, according to the text, will be their job. Revelation chapter seven, quoted above, is abundantly clear on this point. Doubtless Christians and others will also be preaching this same basic message, but the 144,000 will all be Jews.

The 144,000 are not going to be "preaching Jesus and him crucified" etc. They will be 144,000 very devout, probably Orthodox, Jewish preachers to whom HaShem will reveal the truth about the Rex Mundi and about the coming Kingdom of HaShem. They will oppose the compromised religious leadership in Israel and elsewhere and will travel the globe warning people not to accept the claims of Rex Mundi.

They will begin their ministry around the time the Rex Mundi signs the peace treaty with Israel and begins construction on the third Temple. They will work, directly or indirectly, with the Two Witnesses, citing their conclusions, confirming their warnings and acting around the planet for all to hear, "to the Jew first, but also to the Gentile." These 144,000 Witnesses will fulfill the prophecy of Master Y'shua:

Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)...

It will be these 144,000 who fulfill this prophecy of the coming Kingdom and Moshiach, not the Christian Church. The 144,000 will condemn the Rex Mundi and the religion of the False Prophet. They will explain the Truth of God and His plan to the world, "to the Jew first, but also to the Gentile."

Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,
12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

These 144.000 Jewish preachers, along with the Two Witnesses or prophets and unknown numbers of Gentiles, will bear warning to the world that the time for the establishment of the Kingdom of HaShem has arrived.

The 144,000 will preach during the entire seven year period of tribulation. One by one, two by two, they will be killed by the forces of the Rex Mundi, by those who reject their testimony of truth. When they die they will go into the presence of HaShem and there await the conclusion of these earth altering events. We can assume a similar fate awaits their Gentile compatriots.

The Two Witnesses will likewise preach and eventually face martyrdom.

Revelation 14 sings the praises of these 144,000 Jews and shows that they will be granted positions of great honor and authority within the coming Kingdom. These Witnesses will be leaders of true integrity. Of this Kingdom we read:

Zechariah 8:23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men [ie the Gentile Nations combined] shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

These will be the kind of righteous rulers we Gentiles will willingly turn to to rule the earth, and they will rule the planet under the direction of the Moshiach, for the next thousand years.

This is the true account of these 144,000 preachers of righteousness. They will announce the establishment of the Kingdom of HaShem and the destruction of the New World Order.

This is not a religious matter.

I am not following this up by encouraging you to become a whatever...

That's not the point.

HaShem is not looking to form a cult.

Micah 6:6 'Wherewith shall I come before HaShem, and bow myself before G-d on high? Shall I come before Him with burnt-offerings, with calves of a year old?
7 Will HaShem be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my first-born for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?'
8 It hath been told thee, O man, what is good, and what HaShem doth require of thee: only to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy G-d.

Do justly,
Love mercy,
Walk humbly with the God of your understanding

    Shalom,
      Ben Ruach ha Kodesh (John of AllFaith

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