144,000

EVIDENCE THE 144,000 SERVANTS OF GOD REPRESENT ALL OF GOD’S CHILDREN ON EARTH AT A PARTICULAR TIME

“And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an HUNDRED AND FORTY and FOUR THOUSAND of all the TRIBES OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. –Revelation 7:2‭-‬4 KJV

This group of 144,000 appear to be ALL the genuine children/natural descendants of Israel scattered abroad across the earth.

The next group of 144,000 appear to represent ALL OF THE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS on earth at that time, as distinguished from the unbelievers:

“And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. –Revelation 9:4 KJV

THE SEALS AND MARK ARE NOT ARBITRARY they distinguish between God’s children and Satan’s:

“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.–Revelation 9:20‭-‬21 KJV

“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand [saints in heaven], having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins [spiritually faithful to God]. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men , being the firstfruits [the harvest of souls] unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God…. And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. –Revelation 14:1‭, ‬3‭-‬5‭, ‬11‭-‬12 KJV

Let the women keep silent?

Why did the Spirit command women to keep silent in the churches?

To use the analogy of biological human body, SUBMISSION TO AN AUTHORITY IS DIVISIVE. IT’S LIKE A VIRUS THAT RE-PROGRAMS THE BODY’S OWN DNA BY INJECTING DIFFERENT INFORMATION. THE VIRUS NOW CONTROLS THE BEHAVIOR.

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be ONE FLESH: so then they are NO MORE TWAIN, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. —Mark 10:7-9 KJV

And Adam knew [intimate experiential knowledge] Eve his wife. —Genesis 4:1 KJV

The marriage bond is a created by God to be complete, self contained, whole, single organism, with God-supplied nourishment channeled through the husband (the head) from God.

I use the analogy of a virus’s destructive effect on human DNA because this is the effect the advice of the serpent had on the first family

When a wife seeks and receives instruction from another man, it mirrors the Serpent getting Eve alone and dividing her union with her husband by deception. Therefore the Bible’s instruction for the wife to not inquire for herself instruction from another man in the church is based upon the deception of the first woman by Satan. The text notes that she was tricked, but her husband (Adam) had a resistance to deception–he sinned willfully with correct knowledge of the situation.


“But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. Let the woman learn in silence [without questioning the male teacher] with all subjection [to her husband]. But I suffer [permit] not a woman to teach [instruct], nor to usurp authority [have dominion over, dominate, govern] over the man, but to be in silence [she is not the designated teacher in the church.]. For [because] Adam was first formed, then Eve [1st. reason: creation order, first in rank].  And Adam was not deceived [2nd. Reason: resistance to deception], but the woman being deceived was in the transgression [3rd reason: susceptibility to deception]. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. —1 Timothy 2:10-15 KJV


“Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience [to God’s command, and husband. “Wives obey your husband…”], as also saith the law [O.T.]. And if they will learn anything [be taught, instructed, guided], let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak [ask for guidance] in the church [from male teachers]. —1 Corinthians 14:33-35 KJV

The “Shame” is upon the husband, the wife inviting a third party into the marriage, and on the public division of that household’s union and structure.

How would a husband react knowing that another man is teaching and instructing his wife? How would a wife react knowing that another woman is depending on her husband for leadership and guidance? How should a single woman feel who is depending on a married man for guidance, instruction? We will discuss single women shortly.

The greatest example of this shame and sin is what the serpent did in the garden when he caught Eve alone and gave her corrupt advice; She took it and also caused her husband to transgress. We are told in the passage in 1 Tim. that Adam was not deceived but she was. Like a virus Satan corrupted her good, healthy family unit. Another warning is given in: Ti 3:6,7  For of this sort [corrupt teachers] are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

DEBORAH AND SHAME:


Jdg 4:8,9  And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go. And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the LORD shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.

The above passage confirms the fact that selected men were to lead Israel and the request of Barak would bring shame on himself by subjugating himself to a woman. The story of Deborah was included to demonstrate the sad condition of male leadership in Israel during that time of failure.  The book of judges is a history of sinful failures.

FRIENDS, MANY PASTORS COMMIT THIS SIN BY INSTRUCTING AND LEADING OTHER MEN’S WIVES. AS THE TEXT SAYS, THIS IS A PUBLIC DISGRACE/A SHAME.

The “Woman thou art loosed”, and “Think like a Man” programs are not Biblical, they are based on worldly philosophy. No married man should be “loosing” any woman but his wife. Women should think like a woman makes sense right? We’re not confused about gender identity in the Bible.

If anyone doubts the weakness and susceptibility of women in general to this sin, just remember the Playboy Enterprise based wholly on millions of women readily submitting to an authoritative man for exploitation. To this you can add, the so-called adult bars and clubs, the prostitution and call girl industry around the world where women are voluntarily taken captive by the millions by corrupt men they submit to for guidance. There must be no such unlawful submission in the church. Many of the gentile women during the time of the early church also served as prostitutes in the pagan temples, being obviously exploited by the male leaders of those religions, 1Cor. 6:9-11. Paul was writing to Gentile converts.

The believers are protected by truth against this prevailing sin among mankind. The family unit is sacred to God, because it is patterned after Christ and his bride the church (Eph 5:22-33). God gifts, equips, and expects husband’s to lead their households. With his command God gives the means: “it is God who works in is to will and do if his good pleasure.” —Phil. 2:13

SO WHAT ABOUT SINGLE WOMEN? HOW DO THEY GET THEIR TEACHING?

Single women should not be led or guided by a married man!


“The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, TEACHERS of good things; That THEY MAY TEACH [lead like Miriam] the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient TO THEIR OWN [not someone else’s] husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. —Titus 2:3-5 KJV

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be ONE FLESH: so then they are NO MORE TWAIN, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. —Mark 10:7-9 KJV

OUTSIDE OPPOSITE SEX LEADERSHIP SPLITS THE ONE FLESH FAMILY UNION, whether it’s a man over another man’s wife, or a woman under another woman’s husband. SUBMISSION TO AN OUTSIDER IS DESTRUCTIVE. IT’S LIKE A VIRUS THAT REPROGRAMS THAT BODY’S OWN HEALTHY DNA. The Scriptures forbid it.

It is however very important for all women “to learn” from the preaching and teaching from the male elders, but “in quietness” as the scriptures teach. If she has the experience or gift to teach, she should exercise it teaching women younger in age, or younger in the faith.