Jesus Christ the Fiery Serpent

Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

Weekly Bible Study

Just who are the 144,000,and the innumerable company of angels ?

THE BRIDE OF CHRIST

REV.14:1-5

  1And 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.

Read: II Timothy 2:19: having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. {They all have the Lamb's Father’s name written in their foreheads. That is the seal of II Timothy. They all nameth the name of Christ.}

  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:

  3 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.

The 144,000 are redeemed from the earth. So they are the Elected saints of God.

  4 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.

  5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

HEB. 12:22-23 But ye( The 144,000 )are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, ( Now Who is going to make up the Heavenly Jerusalem ) and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.

ANGLE: A word signifying in Hebrew and Greek, a"Messenger," an hence employed to denote any agent God sends forth to execute His purposes. It is used of an ordinary messenger (Job 1:14: 1Sam 11:3; Luke 7:24; 9:52), of prophets ( Isa 42:19; Hag 1:13), of priests (Mal 2:7), and ministers of the New Testament (Rev 1:20).

  John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Look at Heb. 12:22-23 we see two groups of beings. One is the 144,000 with the other being the innumerable company of angles.

  Ps{48:2} Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, [is] mount Zion, [on] the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
  Joel{2:32} And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
  Isa.{59:20} And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.

Question: weren't the twelve tribes of Jacob in Jacob's loins at one time? So they were in Jacob.

In REVELATIONS 14:1-5 we see a Lamb standing on Mount Sion and with him Hundred forty four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.

   These verses are parables, and the Lamb as we can see from John 1:29 is Our Lord Jesus Christ. And from Hebrews 12:22-23 we can see Mount Sion is the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem.

     Now with Jesus is hundred and forty four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. These hundred fourth four thousand are the twelve tribes of Israel, the fig tree and innumerable company of angles in Hebrews 12 are all the gentiles redeemed from among men, are the vine.

  Judges{9:10} And the trees said to the fig tree, Come thou, [and] reign over us. {9:11} But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees? {9:12} Then said the trees unto the vine, Come thou, [and] reign over us. {9:13} And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?

  Hosea{9:10} I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time:

  John{15:1} I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. {15:2} Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every [branch] that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

The true believers are the branches, these branch are still the vine.

     As in Revelations 14:4 we see these hundred and forty for thousand are redeemed from among men being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. We now know from Hebrews 12 that the hundred and forty four thousand are the general assembly and the church of the first born, which are written in heaven. These, hundred forty four thousand are all of the Jewish people redeemed of God, We see also in Hebrews 12 a group call the, innumerable company of angels. These are they that make up the Church through out the Church Age , from Pentecost to the GREAT TRIBULATION.

  Just what are firstfruits: Well Exodus 23:16 will help. And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.

  Rev.{14:6} And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

  Rev.{14:7} Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

This angle in Rev. 14:6-7 is no other then Jesus Christ, bringing the Gospel to the world. We must rember that the word angle means messenger.

REVELATION 14

The first part of Revelation 14,

  It talks about the first fruits unto God, which are the 144,000. These 144,000 are all of the true believers in the Old testament. We refer to them as the fig tree. They are the Jewish people.

In the second part of Rev.14,

  Rev. 6-7 we see Christ comming,having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth.

  Mark{1:1} The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

  Romans{1:1} Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called [to be] an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God.

All true believer are one body and this body is called, the Israel of God.

  In Galatians 6:16 we read read of believers that they are the Israel Of God.

  In Revelation 7, God speaks of 144,000 of all tribes of Israel who were sealed. The Bible then names 12,000 from each of the twelve tribes of Israel, but the tribe of Dan is not named.

When Revelation 7:4 speaks of 144,000 of ALL the tribes of Isael, it is immediately apparent that the twelve tribes named are actually the complete fullness of Israel of God, The numbers 12,000 and 144,000 symbolically represent the complete fullness of all those who would become saved before Pentecostal rain season of the New Testament church.

Joseph Rossomando

You see the firstfruits are a harvest. Now think parable, earthly story with heavenly meaning. God sowns a field which is the earth with people, which will become the Elect of God. At the end of years, he gathers them in out of the field.

  IITimothy2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

  The foundation here in II Timothy 2:19 are all those of the first fruits of God. The first part of a house to be built is the foundation,no?That house is to be the New Jerusalem.

A great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues,The next verses will explain who they are. They are all the Saints, From Penticost to the Great Tribulation.

  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: {6:10} 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? {6:11} 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.

  Rev{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; {7:10} And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. {7:11} 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,

THE 144,000 AND THE INNUMBERABLE COMPANY OF ANGLES

  Now these are they which were not defiled with Women. Women! WHAT? Defiled with Women. Women are Sons of man just as men are sons of man! Man being the human race. So who or what is this women which they were not defiled with. Remember parable!

Isaiah 54 hole chapter Will explain that this women was and is the CHURCH. For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.

The HUNDRED AND FOURTY FOUR THOUSAND AND THE INNUMBERABLE COMPANY OF ANGLES were not defiled with the church. They are Virgins, why?

  Revelations 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

Because they don’t comet FORNICATION with the women, the CHURCH.

Revelations 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

  Rev.{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.

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,

Rev.{7:3} 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 saved of the Jewish Nation, the first group."

Jewish Flage

  Rev.{7:4} 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.
Rev.{7:5}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.
Rev. {7:6} Of the tribe of Aser [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses [were] sealed twelve thousand.
Rev.{7:7} 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.
Rev.{7:8} 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.

"These are the saved of all those from Pentacost to the Great Tribulation."

Pentecost

( If your not Jewish this is the group you'll be in.)

  Rev.{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;

  Rev.{14:18} And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

  Rev.{7:10} And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb

CONCLUSION!

New Jerusalem
THE NEW JERUSALEM

  Rev.21:9} And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. {21:10} And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, {21:11} Having the glory of God: and her light [was] like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; {21:12} And had a wall great and high, [and] had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are [the names] of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: ( The 144,000) {21:13} On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. {21:14} And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (A great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues,)Rev.{21:15} And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. {21:16} And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. {21:17} And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred [and] forty [and] four cubits, [according to] the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. innumberable company of Angles{21:18} And the building of the wall of it was [of] jasper: and the city [was] pure gold, like unto clear glass. {21:19} And the foundations of the wall of the city [were] garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation [was] jasper; the second, sapphire; the

Rev.4{4:4} And round about the throne [were] four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

The number is twenty four elders: Twelve from the Jewish people,(144,000) and twelve from the gentiles,(innumberable company of Angles)

  The “Jehovah’s Witnesses” have almost no concept of the distinction between the literal and the figurative language in the Bible. And so, they literalize the number 144,000 in these two contexts, and ridiculously argue that only 144,000 people will gain heaven.

A Watchtower publication states that “the final number of the heavenly church will be 144,000, according to God’s decree” (Let God Be True, p. 113). The balance of saved humanity, they contend, will live on God’s glorified earth.

What about the “great multitude” and the 144,000?
Logically, the Watchtower people must exclude the “great multitude, which no man could number” (7:9) from heaven. This group, they allege, represents the “earthly class.”

That is not so. This multitude was described as “standing before the throne” (7:9), which is in heaven (1:4; 4:2-10). Furthermore, these saints “before the throne” were serving God in “his temple” (7:15). Elsewhere John comments that “the temple of God … is in heaven” (11:19).

BIBLE REFERENCES
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Heb.12:22-23 Ps 48:2 Joel 2:32
Isa.59:20 REV.14:1-5 IITimothy 2:19
John 1:29 Mark 1:1 Rev.21:9
Romans 1:1 Galatians 6:16 Revelation 7:4
Isaiah 54 Revelations 14:8 Revelations19:2
Revelations 6:9 Revelations 7:9 Revelations14:18

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