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To: topcat54; Just mythoughts

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.


96 posted on 10/08/2008 11:07:22 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler
Israel was given specific duties.... Christ gave opportunity to ALL to be party to salvation but did NOT dismiss the duties already assigned to Israel... meaning literally the TEN tribes which Christ made note of in His first instruction to the disciples in Matthew 10:5-6.

Sadly most modern Christians have NO clue who those of Israel literally are.... there were and are two houses that it is written that it will be Christ Himself that will rejoin and He was NOT talking about a piece of real estate that in modern times got called Israel. Remember that ‘civil’ war wherein the two houses were split and the Northern kingdom called ten tribe/Israel were sent into captivity to the Assyrian king and then the House of Judah with Benjamin were sent to the king of Babylon????

110 posted on 10/08/2008 12:31:44 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: Star Traveler; Just mythoughts
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.

Yah, so? If that all it takes (speculation) to classify someone as a worldwide evangelist of incomparable proportions, then you can pretty much have the Bible say anything you want it to say.

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.

Hmmm, curious. Rather than try to explain why angels (and only angels) in the book are the ones specifically identified as preaching the gospel, you want to extend that to the group symbolically referred to as the one hundred and forty four thousand in order to bolster your end-time theories. All with hype about worldwide evangelization.

But, I’ll guarantee you that these 144,000 won’t have their priorities wrong

More speculation. Based on what? You still haven’t told us from the Bible exactly who they are and what they will be doing or why there were identified by God.

111 posted on 10/08/2008 12:35:16 PM PDT by topcat54 ("The selling of bad beer is a crime against Christian love.")
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