Devotional: The 144,000

Heritage Presbyterian Church

Scripture – Revelation 7: 1-17

Theme: In the Book of Revelation, it very clearly states that “144,000 from the tribes of Israel” are the “select.” Some Christians interpret this to mean that only 144,000 people will be saved at the end of the world. The problem with this number is that it represents a tiny, tiny fraction of the estimated 100 billion people who have ever lived. If Jesus only came to save this fraction, that makes no sense. Why does mercy exist? or grace? or forgiveness?