Interesting theory, but there is nothing at all in the Bible to indicate the activity of these one hundred and forty four thousand. Any suggestion as to what (if anything) these folks are doing is pure fiction.
Which again goes to show how much of the pre-trib futurist scenario is built on a fictional rendering of the Biblical texts.
topcat54 said — “Interesting theory, but there is nothing at all in the Bible to indicate the activity of these one hundred and forty four thousand. Any suggestion as to what (if anything) these folks are doing is pure fiction.”
They are called servants of God and, “as such” — they *will definitely* be following the commands of Jesus Christ — especially the one that He gave as the primary mission for all who believe and trust in Him — which is to proclaim the Gospel to the whole world and to every person, tribe, nation and peoples.
We can see that this time of the Tribulation, besides being a time of Judgement is also a time of proclaiming the Gospel, too, as the angel is sent out to proclaim it all over the world. You can call that a “general announcement” (if you will), while the “feet on the ground” can be the 144,000 (and have no doubt that they *will* be following Christ’s *primary command* to ones who believe and trust in Him as Savior).
If you don’t know that this is the primary command for those who trust and believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior, then you’ve got your priorities wrong. But, I’ll guarantee you that these 144,000 won’t have their priorities wrong — not in “that day”, before the final judgements are given out.
And remember, God doesn’t want any to perish (without Christ) and will give all the opportunity to accept Christ as their Savior. And also remember, that during this time that about 2/3 of the world’s population is “perishing”. God doesn’t desire that this be without Christ as their Savior.