Shortly after the rapture, God will call and seal 144,000 Jewish believers in Christ to be the voices of hope for Jews and Gentiles worldwide. Since all true believing Christians are going to be raptured, God will raise up 144,000 from among His own chosen people to preach that Jesus is the Messiah. God will send these 144,000 Messianic Jews out into the world (most likely two by two, just as Jesus instructed His disciples to do) to preach the good news of salvation through Yeshua (Jesus), resulting in a tremendous tribulation harvest.
Rev. 7:1-8 “After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God; and he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, ‘Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the bond-servants of our God on their foreheads.’ 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel: 5 from the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, from the tribe of Gad twelve thousand, 6 from the tribe of Asher twelve thousand, from the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand, from the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand, 7 from the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, from the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, from the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand, 8 from the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand, from the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand, from the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand were sealed.”
Another scripture reference to the 144,000 says:
Rev. 14:1-5 “Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps. 3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased from the earth. 4 These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb. 5 And no lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless.”
This scripture reference teaches us that the 144,000 Messianic Jews will receive a seal on their forehead which will include the name of Jesus and God the Father. They have been “purchased from the earth” and now belong to God. They will also be virgins and of good character; blameless before God.
Have you heard of John the Baptist? I wouldn't be surprised if these men were of similar boldness and faithfulness, preaching salvation through Jesus Christ with as much vigor as John the Baptist did.
These 144,000 also receive a special blessing. When they are transformed and have received their new immortal bodies, they will sing a new song before Jesus that no one else in heaven will be able to learn. They also remain in Jesus’ presence forever, following Him wherever He goes! What a blessing!!!