The Two Armies of 144,000
by Sherry Shriner
It has been prophesied and written that in the last days the Lord would raise up an army of 144,000. This 144,000 will go throughout the earth preaching His Salvation, persuading the peoples of the earth not to join the global economy by getting a mark or chip in or on their right hand or forehead, thereby disrupting the global political and religious unified systems that have by then overtaken the world.
The whole world unified under a one world religion and a one world economy and global government. This is what the New World Order has been trying to achieve for the past decade. Replacing democracies and republics with one world socialism. Even dictatorships if being led by someone they couldn't control were replaced within the past 10 years with someone they could.
If you think the United States has been busy helping and saving smaller countries from tyrannical governments think again. We've entered over 200 countries throughout the world and overpowered both peaceful and not so peaceful governments to install dictatorships. They've even overthrown democratic governments to install dictatorships, and the whole time they've lied to the American public about what they were really doing, installing dictatorships for the global government to come. There are several beasts involved with the last days and America is one of them. America, the right hand man of the Antichrist. The Arab countries call America the Great Satan. After witnessing first hand and coming to the realization of what's really going on here it certainly is a valid accusation and prophetic to say the least.
Not many saw it coming. But through carefully crafted orchestrated plans and lies, the American public has been deceived by those we trusted the most, our government. They orchestrated terror attacks on our own soil, blamed the Arabs, and replaced our constitution with a Patriot Act. Don't let the term fool you, there's nothing patriotic about the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act overrides and null and voids the constitution. And with Patriot Act 2, our Bill of Rights. America has been lied to and sold down the drain by its leaders and there's not much left we can do about it but wait for the Antichrist's War on the Saints to begin here. And it's coming.
America itself will be the last country on earth to install a dictatorship overthrowing our own congress and constitutional government and then the world will be ready to embrace Satan as it's global government leader. Of course he won't use that name, his real name, but he will indwell and incarnate the man who takes the reigns of world power and rule through him or be a hybrid of DNA cloning and alien-human hybridization.
This is the man, the leader of this installed one world government here on earth that the army of 144,000 will go up against. Not a physical war but a spiritual war. Not a war of weapons and bombs, a supernatural war led by the two witnesses and the second group of 144,000 who will defy the beast empire to bring a final message of salvation to the worlds inhabitants.
The truth has always been a casualty of every war man has fought in the past century. But in this last days war with good vs. evil the truth itself about who this leader is and what this global government is about will be the battle cry of Yahweh's last days army.
Not much has been written about this mysterious group of 144,000 prophesied in two chapters of the Book of Revelation. Even yet, most didn't even know this isn't really one group, but two separate groups of 144,000 each.
Revelation 14: The First Group of 144,000
The Lord has revealed to me that there are two groups of 144,000. The first group of 144,000 is mentioned in Revelation Chapter 14. I don't know why it was put in after the rise of the Antichrist and not before the first group mentioned in Revelation Chapter 7 but perhaps it was to conceal it's real meaning and purpose until the last days. There's always been a mystery surrounding these groups and now some of it is coming to our understanding.
This first group is taken to heaven (what we call a rapture, the Bible calls redeemed) and are given Yahweh's name written in their foreheads. It doesn't say who does the writing but His literal Name is written in their foreheads. If you look at the Strong's term for writing it means actual letters or characters and the term forehead means space between the eyes. For this group of people His name is literally written in the space between their eyes.
It was done before as well. In Ezekiel 9:4 "And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof." And it will be done again in the last days but with His Name written in these peoples foreheads.
The Apostle John sees them standing in front of the throne of the Lamb and describes: "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 (taken, rescued) from the earth" (14:3)
The Lord has often used songs to identify with His people. In the past Moses was given a new song to teach to the children of Israel, "Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel" (Deut. 31:19). The song the first group of 144,000 learn is a witness of who they are in Yahweh. And no one else is allowed to learn or sing this song to Him.
Who makes up the first group of 144,000? The 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 first fruits (first ones taken) unto God and to the Lamb." (14:4) This army is a mixture of men and women. They are virgins in the fact they were undefiled by the world's religious Jezebel system and spiritual adulteries. Feminine terms are often used in relation to spiritual terms. "They were not defiled with women" being religious whores and abominations.
"And in their mouth was found no guile (Strongs 1388: craft, deceit): for they are without fault before the throne of God" (14:5) I'm sure the 'craft' being mentioned in Strong's is referring to witchcraft itself. How many ministries today are delving into witchcraft with their visions and angelic visitations? Many prophetic ministries, or those who claim to have prophetic gifts are being deceived by the angel of light himself. These will not make the first group of 144,000 no matter how gifted yet confused they are. The craft will keep them out. Even those following after these leaders and adopting their practices and false teachings are guilty by association. A remnant will wake up to repent and realize they were deceived to qualify for and make the second group of 144,000 sealed here on earth.
While the first fruits group is in heaven there are three angels. One proclaims the hour of God's judgement has come. The second proclaims Babylon is fallen, and the third gives a warning against those who receive the mark of the beast.
So we can see here the time frame of when this group is in heaven. They are in heaven before the time Babylon falls and right before the mark of the beast is enforced upon the world.
If you look at the Judgments to come the Sixth Seal signifies the destruction of the Babylonian Economy. The Seal Judgments happen before the Antichrist rises to power. Therefore this group is taken sometime before the Sixth Seal Judgment during the first half of the tribulation period and are definitely there right before the second half begins. They are returned for the beginning of the second half.
The mystery is in the job description of this particular group. On the face of it, the Bible doesn't reveal it. But it does in the hidden layers of the Bible. I found some of it in the hidden layers, often referred to as the Codes. Two different groups, two different job assignments.
But let's go on to the second group of 144,000.
144,000 Sealed on Earth
For the first group the Apostle John sees them in a vision in heaven standing before the throne of God. In chapter seven he's seeing a vision taking place on earth. So the first group is in heaven, the second group is on earth.
He describes four angels standing on the four corners of the earth holding the four winds of the earth. It is their assignment to cause damage to the earth (natural disasters). Another angel ascends from the east having the seal of the Living God and cries with a loud voice to the other four angels to not hurt the earth yet till "we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads." Here is the angels who seal the servants of God in their foreheads. A seal is an imprint, mark, ascription. Something is imprinted in their foreheads, where the first group had His Name written in their foreheads.
It is the angels themselves who seal the servants of God by putting God's seal in their foreheads. The servants are on earth. Those who are sealed number 12,000 each from 12 of the 14 tribes of Israel. Only the tribes of Dan and Ephraim are left out of this sealing and it doesn't say why.
Now notice the time jump. First they are sealed, and the next thing mentioned in chapter 7 is that they are standing clothed in white robes before the throne of God in heaven.
"And one of the elders answered saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said unto me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple, and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them" (7:13-15).
Where did they come from? This is a rapture, redeeming of the second group of 144,000. In this one chapter we see their beginning where they are sealed on earth and then we see their rapture into heaven after their time of 1,260 days of service is over. Notice they will serve God day and night in His temple from that point on. The first group, "follows Him wherever He goeth" the second group "serves Him day and night in His temple."
If you look in Revelation chapter 11 it describes further who will lead this particular group.
"And I will give power unto my 2 witnesses and they shall prophesy 1,260 days clothed in sackcloth. These are the 2 olive trees and the 2 candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. I believe these 2 witnesses to be the former prophets mentioned of in Nicodemus 5:3, Elijah and Enoch. Others believe them to be Enoch and John (the first and the last). Either way, two former patriarch's will arrive at the same time the 144,000 are sealed on earth. Why can't it be Moses? Because Moses died and God buried him on the mountain. No one really knows if John died and Elijah and Enoch were both taken up to heaven in chariots.
And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These witnesses will be able to destroy those who try to hurt them by being able to breath fire on them destroying their enemies.
These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit (space) shall make war against them, and shall overcome them and, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt (Jerusalem), where also our Lord was crucified...jumping to verse 11, "And after three days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet, and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up Hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them" (11:6-12).
We know the second group of 144,000 prophesies for 1,260 days along with the 2 witnesses. Then the Antichrist will be able to overcome and kill them all. I believe that when the 2 witnesses are raptured into heaven, the entire group of the then slain 144,000 will be as well fulfilling Rev. 7:13-15 where they are all seen in heaven as a great group before the throne of God.
This happens right after the sixth trumpet judgment. For after this group is taken up, the seventh angel sounds his trumpet.
The first group is taken up before the 6th Seal. The Second group is taken up after the 6th Trumpet with the two witnesses..
"And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell (Jerusalem), and in the earthquake were slain seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven" (11:13). The remnant, who are the believers left here, were frightened by the earthquake but gave glory to God. This shows that there are believers still here on earth and not raptured with the two witnesses or the second group of 144,000.
At different times the two distinct and separate groups of 144,000 are taken off the earth. And at no time are the rest of the believers taken with them. This didn't happen the first time and it doesn't happen the second. The believers who are not part of one of these groups are left on earth. Many will die as martyrs and many will be protected here on earth in encampments. Those in encampments will be protected and be here to witness the Second Coming of Christ and will enter the millenniall reign with Him.
When the second group and witnesses are raptured this signals the almost end of the tribulation period. For next is the 7 Vials of His Wrath Judgments, the War of Armageddon and then the Second Coming of Yahshuah.
So what happens to the believers that aren't a part of either group of 144,000?
Are the Rest of the Believers Ever Raptured?
These are mentioned in both chapters Revelation 6 and 15. "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the Word of God, and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice saying, How long, O Lord, Holy and True, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?" And white robes were given unto every one of them, and it was said unto them that should rest yet for a little season until their fellowservants also and their brethren that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled" (6:9-11).
This is giving us a portrayal of those who died for their faith during the beginning of the tribulation period, or perhaps even including all those who have died as martrys over the past centuries.
And this is even at the beginning of it yet. And as we know even now, believers are being persecuted and killed around the world for their faith in God. Many are dying daily for the simple reason of holding services in their homes or refusing to convert to Islam. Many, many of our brethren have already died as martyrs. Is this type of persecution coming to the United States? Yes it is.
These are the ones asking the Lord to avenge their deaths, and He gives them white robes to wear and tells them to hold on just a little longer because many more will be joining them and dying for their faith.
Then in Revelation chapter 15:2 we see more martyrs joining them. These are "them that had gotten victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name." They refused to worship the beast.
And notice this time frame, it's also right before the last group of 7 Vial Judgments. Is there a rapture of both martyrs and the second group of 144,000 together at the same time? They're not both together but they are around the same time, because both groups are taken and seen in heaven before the last group of judgments is cast on earth by Yahweh.
At this point, all those who died for their faith including the second group of 144,000 are in heaven with the Lord before His final judgments take place on earth.
So what about the first group of 144,000? Where are they?
The first group of 144,000 is/was a support group for the second group. When the second group is raptured to heaven, the first group goes back with them. Their jobs are done. They were translated to heaven during the first part of the Seal Judgments and they never tasted death.
From what I have discovered working in the Bible Codes and under the direction of the Most High God, the first group of 144,000 are transporters, warriors, gliders and gladiators. They are working as support to the second group getting them where they need to be, fighting against the fallen angels, i.e. aliens here on earth during that time, and causing general mayhem and destruction to the beast agenda and kingdom on earth.
The roles of the first group are different even amongst themselves. There are generals and other ranks of officers. And each general and soldier is given different abilities and assignments. These can come to and fro from the earth from their home base, a planet somewhere between the third and fourth dimensions that Yahweh provides for them. You can see what the codes reveal at http://www.hiddencodes.com/sixth-seal.htm
Not all of it has been revealed to me but from what He has revealed to me in the codes and some of the visions I've had concerning this first group, it is simply above and beyond anything we could have ever imagined taking place during this time. And it looks and it sounds like Pure Royal Fun! We are children and warriors of the King and we're going to get to fight like warriors during this time! The word "enjoyment" is all over the codes for the first group of 144,000.
How can believers make the first group? Be found IN Yahweh without CRAFT or DECEIT. Follow and Seek Him only!! And if you're not sure if you are seek Him and ask Him to reveal to you if you are indeed involved with craft or deceit. Stay away from spiritual whoredoms and abominations dominating our churches today!! Those in this first group are called virgins because they haven't been defiled or taken in by the Jezebel system!! Keep that in mind when man tries to entice you with their vain theologies and lies, their illusions, delusions, twisting of Scriptures, revelations, angelic visitations, signs and wonders. Most of what is going on today is not of Yahweh but the devil. Beware of the craft and deceit! Get out of her (Jezebel) and stay away from her!!
I don't present this as an all inclusive article on the 144,000. I'm sure I have much more to learn as the Lord continues to reveal it to me. We know that there are many layers upon layers in the Bible and that certain things can mean or represent multiple things. But this is what I am certain of at this point and that is that there is no rapture of anyone to escape death outside the first group of 144,000 who are taken sometime before mid trib. Those believers on earth who do not make the first group will die as martyrs. Even the second group of 144,000 will prophesy for 1,260 days and then be killed. Those who survive the entire tribulation period will enter the millennium reign of Christ as He builds His kingdom on earth, but they will never experience a rapture either.
When you die as a martyr your soul will go to heaven where you will await to return with Him at His Second Coming. Most Christians today will either die as martyrs or betray Yahshuah and join the beast kingdom. There will be millions of martyrs. Just don't expect an easy ride out as taught by the churches because unless you're part of the first group of the undefiled 144,000 there isn't an easy way out unless you're protected in an encampment or safe haven on earth that Yahweh provides for some of His believers during the tribulation period.
Why are some believers protected on earth and yet many more die as martyrs during that time? I don't know yet. But keep checking back at my site at http://www.sherryshriner.com and as the Lord reveals more to me about what's coming I'll post the information there.
So what is next on the calendar of end time events? I don't know for sure exactly when the first group of 144K is taken other than before the sixth seal is opened. So there will be wars, famines, and petilences like there are now only growing worse and more severe. The United States could be bombed and thrown into martial law, the middle east could escalate into a full blown war between the USA and China, or USA and Russia, there's a lot of things to look out for. The most important thing is to keep your eyes and heart focused on true worship in Yahweh and in Him alone and to get out of the Whore of Babylon, the Jezebel system of "Jesus" and the false worship and idolatries in the churches today and follow His commandments. Once you are truly in Him, everything else is secondary.