To be sealed with the Holy Spirit (Yahweh’s Spirit), is not something that is unique to the 144,000 that are mentioned in the book of Revelations. All of the Elect of Yahweh are sealed and thus set apart unto Him.
Rev 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, Yahweh shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, Yahweh shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book
Titus 1:14-16 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know Yahweh; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate
Today we not only have Jewish fables to contend with but now we have Judeo-Christian ones as well. One that is quite outrageous is that after the church is raptured away, many will come to be saved through the witness of the 144,000 of the twelve tribes of Israel that are left behind.
Sealed With Yahweh’s Spirit
Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you; indeed the same are marked unto Yahweh the Father, as being sealed (John 6:27).
The earnest (which is a down payment) of our inheritance, is that we are sealed with Yahweh’s Spirit of promise. The fulfillment of this contract is our redemption which is realized when our Messiah returns with our Salvation (Eph 1:13-14, Heb 9:28, 1 Peter 1:5).
Eph 4:30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of Yahweh, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption
And then shall the Son of man appear, and when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption is near (Luke 21:27-28).
Rev 7:4 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
There is nothing to suggest that the 144,000 who are sealed witness to anyone.
Rev 9:4 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 Yahweh in their foreheads
In this verse, the 144,000 are not mentioned, but there are believers in Messiah that are sealed and thus protected from the Fifth Trumpet Judgment (Rev 9:1-11).
What Does It Mean to Be Sealed with the Holy Spirit?
All of Yahweh’s Elect are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, to be sealed with Yahweh’s Spirit is to have His Spirit residing within us. This occurs when we are Baptized with His Spirit. Becoming a born-again believer is also a reference to this gift given to His Chosen (Isa 59:21, Isa 61:1, John 1:33).
Rev 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having their Father’s name written in their foreheads
The Lamb of Yahweh, stands upon Mount Zion with the 144,000 that are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. With reference to this group here in this chapter, there are two possible scenarios.
- If they are with Him in heaven they could not be witnesses to those on earth.
- If this is an earthly reference, Messiah our Savior has returned and there is no longer time for witnessing.
Rev 14:4 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 first fruits unto Yahweh even the Lamb
It should also be noted that the 144,000 are in fact redeemed from among men, and are the first fruits unto Yahweh. This group also is said to be without fault before the throne of Yahweh. Compare the words first fruits and redemption in the verse below for context. The word redeemed in this verse refers to a purchase. Messiah our Savior who is the image of Yahweh, redeemed or bought us with His shed blood that takes our sins away.
Romans 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body
This group, the 144,000 who are sealed with the Holy Spirit are referred to as the Children of Israel. The word child can also mean son. He that endures until the end shall be Saved. Those that overcome the world, and all the deceptions in it, shall be called the sons of Yahweh (Rom 8:14, Rev 21:7).
We are sealed with Yahweh’s Spirit, in order that we may have fellowship with him (1 Cor 1:9; Eph 3:5-12; Phl 2:1).
Romans 8:16 The Spirit of Messiah bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of Yahweh
We are commanded to come out from among those that are living lives unto idolatry, and we must put off iniquity. By doing so we become the Sons and Daughters of Yahweh (2 Cor 6:16-18).
Gal 3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham
Our Savior returns with rewards for all of the elect who are sealed and look upon Him with great admiration. However, in 2 Thes 1:8-9, the vengeance and punishment reserved for those that do not know or obey Him is vividly described. This speaks of His second coming as a judge and redeemer.
All of the Elect in Yahweh are Sealed with Yahweh’s Spirit Unto Salvation. And when He returns we shall receive glorified bodies that are incorruptible and immortal (John 14:26; 1 John 3: 1-2; 1 Cor 15:52-53).
Messiah’s second covenant unto mankind was to take away their sins. Instead of allowing a covering for them as was the case under the Old Testament law, He became the final sacrifice under the New Testament Law (Mat 6:13; Luke 11:4; Eph 4:30 2 Cor 1:9-10).