Who are the 144,000? Only in the Book of Revelation do we read of this special group of 144,000. There is a mystery surrounding them. Who are the 144,000 and could some people alive today be of the 144,000? What are the Biblical details? Here are eight known facts:
Jehovah's Witnesses Beliefs About The 144,000
And they [144,000] sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. (Rev 14:3)
After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. (Rev 7:9)
Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.” (Rev 7:15)
Again, since the 144,000 are before the throne and that is in heaven, then the great multitude that no man can count must also be in heaven, since they too are before the throne! Having said all of that, the answer to the question who are the 144,000 is they are 144,000 Jews who will be the first ones martyred during the days of the antichrist. Hence, all of the 144,000 are of the last generation when the antichrist, a man, is ruling over the earth.
BTW, get back to the Jehovah's Witnesses, they were taught in 1939 that God "commands all to worship Christ Jesus" and you must obey God to have "salvation" (Watchtower, Nov. 15, 1939, p. 339). [See image to the right.] Today the leaders of Jehovah's Witnesses, declare worship of Jesus is idolatry. That makes their 144000, who they think went to heaven, were actually idolaters and went to the lake of fire (Rev. 21:8).
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It is even more clear that the number in heaven with Jesus will definitely exceed 144,000 and is shown by the following:
Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. (John 12:26)
Jesus stated all of his servants will be with him! So, where is he referring to? Heaven. This glaring inconsistency about the 144,000 is just another obvious error and more evidence showing the Watchtower Society is not Jehovah's Organization, as they have taught their own gullible members. To have true salvation also means one is set free from his sin addictions via the good news (the gospel) . The plan of salvation taught by the Watchtower Society can never bring that about! All of that is also true besides being wrong about who are the 144,000.