QUESTION: Someone recently asked a good question: If we assume [the 144,000 are Jews], Rev. 7 says they are sealed because they will be on earth during God’s wrath. According to Rev. 7, this sealing will happen right about the same time the rapture happens (the “great multitude”). Now these are the questions: (1) Will […]
A Perplexed Pretribulation Theologian on the Sealing of the 144,000
Robert L Thomas’s two volume commentary on the book of Revelation has been the standard pretribulation commentary on Revelation for three decades. On page 472 of his first volume, he makes an admission: Apparent weaknesses in [my own understanding] of the seal include its inability to explain why the sealing did not come before the […]
Are the 144,000 Israelites ‘Saved’ in Revelation 7?
I view the 144,000 Israelites in Rev 7:4–8 as sealed in the sense of God choosing them to be saved when the end of the seven-year period is completed, fulfilling Daniel’s 70 week prophecy of the nation of Israel when they recognize Jesus as Messiah. They are also sealed in the sense of protection from the impending […]