Revelation 14:4, Zechariah 14:4, and Psalm 144 have something in common. They all speak of the LAMB with the 144,000 and the new song they will be singing. Is this not amazing? Yet Christ’s triumphant Return will be more than amazing!!!
The numbers “144” means “the Spirit-led life.” One Thousand means “Divine Completeness” or the “Glory of God.” So does that means 144,000 is the “Spirit-led life leading to the Glory of God”?
WHAT WAS PROPHESIED IN ZECHARIAH 14:4
“On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward.”
Christ ascended 2000 years ago from the Mount of Olives and He promised to return here. The LORD is returning with clouds of His saints, who have been resurrected at this point.
Thus the Lord my God will come,
And all the saints with You.
So He is there with the 144,000, those who have been redeemed! Both these mountains – Mt. of Olives and Mount Zion, mentioned in the next verse, are in Jerusalem.
REVELATION: The Lamb and the 144,000
1 Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, 3 and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, 5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless. (14:1-5)
“It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb,”
1. Praise to prepare for war (v. 1-2) (spiritual)
2. Humility and confession of their weakness (v. 3-4) – a wise heart because “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6)
3. A plea for deliverance (5-8; 11) This will be when the LORD will return in His Second Coming. (See Zechariah 14:4)
“Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down!
Touch the mountains so that they smoke!” (v5)
4. An expression of faith in God’s deliverance: “I will sing a new song…” (v. 9-10)
5. A prayer of “so that”, expressing their desire for peace and prosperity. It looks forward to the establishment of peace and security for all – prophetically, the Millennial Reign of Christ. In order for peace to reign, evil must be conquered! Evil does not negotiate but wants to subdue all under its hand. However, the Prince of Peace wins and His Kingdom is established forever! HalleluYAH!
FYI: As with many prophetic Scriptures, I believe the 144,00 to refer particularly to the remnant of the tribes of Israel who will follow Messiah AND ALSO spiritually those Holy Spirit-led Church saints “who follow the Lamb wherever He goes.” The remnant of Israel will be waging war in the physical threatened with their very extinction as a people (but, HalleluYAH, according to the Word of God, as God’s chosen people, they live on!); the Church saints will be doing battle against evil in the spirit realm. (Ephesians 6)
And so the true “Desire of all Nations shall come”!!!
comparing Psalm 144:9 & Revelation 14:3
I will sing a new song to you, O God;
upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,
And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, 3 They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth.
Future Revealed, Part One by Reverend Ann L. Ott, pg. 135: “Twelve is the number of perfect government. This is twelve times twelve. God is speaking perfect government over these sealed saints.” (note added on 7/28/17)