In the book of Revelation their is a group of people referred to as the 144,000. These are 12,000 males from each of the 12 tribes of Israel. Once the anti-christ is revealed these people will begin their mission. They will be responsible for taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world. They will be most likely travel around the world preaching Jesus to who ever will listen. Their job will be full of danger. The anti-christ will most likely be hunting them down with an elite special forces unit. Also, the age of grace will be over, so whoever accepts Christ can not have or receive the mark of the beast. After accepting Christ, if they get the mark of the beast it is a one way ticket to hell.
Revelation 14:11 - 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.
The other choice is to refuse the mark of the beast. That will possibly result in torture, and definitely result in being beheaded.
Revelation 20:4 - And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
This verse clearly states what happens to those who refuse the mark. There is currently a global control grid set up around the world with facial recognition cameras and other security measures that can be used to hunt down the 144,000. It is going to be very difficult for these guys to do anything, because they will not have the mark of the beast. So, buying anything will be impossible. This will be a monumental task, and the only way it will be possible is by the supernatural power of God.
The question on everyone's mind is who will the 144,000 be? The 144,000 may be the babies that king Herod slayed after Christ was born. I got this idea from a video Robert Breaker did. Lets take a look at some of their characteristics.
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.
5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
The 144,000 are all males redeemed of men. They are all virgins. Their was no guile or fault within them. They are essentially sinless. This is going to be very difficult for a man born under sin to accomplish, unless their is some kind of super natural intervention from God. Here are some more verses to back up this theory.
15 Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
16 Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
17 And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.
In this prophecy a women named Rahel was weeping because her baby was dead. The Lord says don't weep, because the children will come again in the end to there own border. He says you will be rewarded. She may have her children return as some of the 144,000.
I have another theory about who these people will be. I think they might come back as children of different ages. I believe that they will evangelize other children. Why children? The reason I believe this is because, children will be the last people to receive the mark of the beast. Also, children are the most impressionable and pure. God may open their hearts to receive the gospel more so than adults. I also feel like children would be the least likely suspects in waging warfare against the anti-christ. There is no scripture to back this up, the 144,000 is more theory than anything. Most people are just throwing out ideas as to who they are. Even the Jehovah's witnesses claim to be the 144,000, which is totally false.
In this post I tried to shed a little light on this fascinating part of scripture. Feel free to disagree with me. I am just voicing my opinion on the subject. Now is the time to get saved, the anti-christ is coming soon. Take the free gift now before it is to late. The free gift is the gospel, which is putting your faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ as payment for your sins. As stated in the following scriptures.
I Corinthians 15
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: