I want you to watch this progression:
The Apostle Paul knew the Old Testament. He had spent all of his youth studying under the best teacher in Israel.
Acts22.3 “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated at the feet of Gamaliel according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God as all of you are this day.
The Apostle Paul was called by Jesus Christ.
Gal1.11 For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel. 12 For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
Just as He called Paul, God calls and seals 144,000 Jewish men, as written in the Book of Revelation, during the tribulation and each will know the Old Testament just like the Apostle Paul.
Rev7.4 And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel…
Look how many are saved during the tribulation by the work of these 144,000…a great multitude…just as Paul saved a great multitude in the Book of Acts.
Rev7.9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
How were so many people from around the world saved so quickly for the tribulation is only seven years long? There would need to be people that know the whole Bible, believe in Jesus Christ, and be able to speak the languages of the world. It would take a long time to train up 144,000 men much less 144, 000 Jewish men, especially when the Jewish people traditionally do not believe in Jesus Christ. Let’s see how it might be done.
The Jewish people no longer have their genealogical records for the Temple was burned down in AD70, but God knows the present day descendants of each tribe, so choosing 12,000 from each of the twelve tribes will be not be a problem for God.
The tribulation is also short and in order to save a great multitude “from all tribes and peoples and languages” there needs to be missionaries that speak the languages of the world and know the Old and New Testament. Today Jewish people live all over the world and speak the languages of the world already. They are also raised up in the knowledge of the Old Testament.
God knows and seals these 144, 000 Jewish men. They already live all over the world and speak the many languages of the world. They also already know the Old Testament well. Now the last step: Jesus Christ calls them just as he did the Apostle Paul…that’s all that is needed. They know the Old Testament and with the call of Christ they will immediately recognize their Messiah and the Gospel message of the New Testament. The result is a great multitude from all tribes and peoples and languages in a very short time frame. When God works He works wondrously; Hallelujah, AMEN.
Published on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 4:09 AM CDT