And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}

Monday, May 1, 2017

Dan, Ephraim & the 144,000

Q: Why are Dan & Ephraim missing from the list of the 144,000 in Revelation?
*the 12 tribes had a head tribe on each side of the Sanctuary.
East - Judah (the Sanctuary faced east. Christ is the Lion of Judah, roaring back to save His people through the plan of Redemption laid out in the Sanctuary. Outer Court/JUSTIFICATION, Inner Court/SANCTIFICATION, Most Holy Place/Judgment)
South - Reuben (Egypt was to the south of Israel- the 1st born of Egypt died in the plague. Reuben was the 1st born- so think spiritual "Egypt" represented here)
West - Ephraim (God's people at the other end of from Judah patiently waiting for His return after the Judgment)
North - Dan (the tribe that led Israel into idolatry more than once. Babylon was to the north of Israel. So think of this as spiritual "Babylon")

A: IF Dan represents spiritual "Babylon" & Ephraim God's "Remnant" people in the endtimes, then obviously the 144,000 (which is after the mark of the beast) would represent the Church Triumphant [old SDA lingo] at His return. No longer "Ephraim" of the Remnant (the Church militant [old Sda lingo] before the wheat & tares are separated) which held up the 3 Angel's Messages to the world (Judgment has begun, come out of Babylon & correctly identifying the mark of the beast).
And among them would be those which came out of Babylon-hence they are no longer spiritual "Ephraim" & "Dan"- but his faithful people united...the  symbolic 144,000....
"The work is soon to close. The members of the church militant who have proved faithful will become the church triumphant."--Ev. 707 (1892) E.G.W.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Revelation 18:4