1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
Where those that followed satan had the lies of satan in there "foreheads" = minds, these 144,000 had The Truth in their "foreheads" = minds. There are many more that hold to The Truth, having The Seal of God locked in their minds at this time, these 144,000 will be the ones used to deliver it to the world on a bigger scale. 12,000 each of the 12 tribes represented. Ref. Rev. 7
2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
"A voice" because they sang in unity, loud and joyfully praising our Lord's return.
3 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.
4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
"Women" = other religions. We are to stay virgins for ONE and He Is Christ. We are not to defile ourselves chasing after the fake one and his lies. Isaiah 62:5-6 5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee [Christ]: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee. 6 I have set watchmen upon the walls, O Jerusalem [referring to Christ's church today] which shall never hold their peace day or night: they make mention of the Lord, keep not silent. These 144,000 of Gods Elect are the firstfruits of the age before this flesh age. They overcame satan before and are chosen of God to stand against him in this age. They know very well to wait on The True Christ. The Holy Spirit will speak through them for all tongues to hear and understand.
5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
These 144,000 won't conform to the lies and start speaking them as others do today. Nor will they when that evil one shows up. They know The Truth!
6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Everyone will hear The REAL TRUTH in the Millennium age. There won't be any human to twist it.
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
The religious system of satan has fallen at the 7th trump and when The Truth is taught in the Millennium age it will be no more.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
If anyone believes satans lies while following him and does his work for him. Remember, whats in your "forehead" = Your mind and right hand = actions.
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
These that followed the lies of satan will see The True Christ coming and feel the burn of their ignoring of The Truth. They're waiting for their rapture while the whole time they had already been taken. These had no time to study and seek The Truth. They only had time to go into their so-called church show. Warming the seats of the buildings. Listening to babble.
11 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.
Those that chose to see satan as Christ and did things to help him while he was here will be seen by all for who they were in the flesh. You can see smoke for miles!
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Those that wait on The True Christ while satan is here claiming to be Christ are these with Patience, Truth and Faith.
13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
Christ blood is what saves us, but don't think for a minute what you do doesn't follow you to judgment day. Repent daily and do good. Reward or punishment is our choice.
14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
Harvest time! Christ coming to harvest His garden.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
This is The Day of The Lord = 7th Trump. Christ DOESN'T come until then and when He does it's time to separate the wheat from the chaff. We get a new body, 1 Cor. 15 and good and evil will be known at that instant. There won't be any excuses. You won't be able to blame anyone but yourself. I pray those that are following this study will be the ones with a smile on their face. I will add, I'm trying to give two thoughts here. New body and a separation of good = wheat and evil = tares, See Matthew 13.
16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
Time to clean house! Heaven will be called such because there will be no evil in it. This isn't The Great White Throne of Judgment, just a separation. Wheat from the tares. Matthew 13:37-41 37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world [age]. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend [cause stumbling], and them which do iniquity;
17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
Some serious harvesting is being done. The time is right.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
When everything is ripped up, it's a time for a new beginning. Are your fruits = actions good to bring you joy? Did they please God?
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
Everything we have done or not done will be out in the open. That wrath of satans is nothing for those of God, but the wrath of God will be bad for those not of God.
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
What a glorious day this will be for those that waited on The True Christ. This is also the size of the New Jerusalem, which represents the distance of one hundred eighty miles, to two hundred miles, which is at the return of Jesus Christ.