A Message to the 144000 Jewish Christian Believers in Beersheba, Israel

September 6, 2021.

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There are about 6,894,000 Jews in Israel. The Bible informs us that of this Jewish population, 2/3rds will be killed during the invasion from the Islamic forces, which will amount to about 4,619,000 Jews; more or less, depending on when this invasion occurs. This battle will take about 75 days according to Bible prophecy. There are many young Jewish men in the Israel military service. They will be part of this battle in defense of Israel and will watch this horrific massive killing take place. It might be ironic if the 144,000 are composed totally of young men military soldiers who have survived this battle and have been Saved by Grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, then submit to Scriptural Baptism, unite together to form a Local New Testament Assembly/Church and witness to the remaining Jews in Beersheba for the 3 1/2 years of the Great Tribulation Period. These young Jewish men will resemble the 11 Disciples that the Lord Jesus Christ called out some 2,000 years ago, as the first group of young men to follow Him. This may be the group of young men/disciples that Jesus will appear too at the Rapture in the clouds above Israel, during the catching out of all of the True Christian Believers at the 7th Trumpet.

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180..The 144,000 Jewish Church in Israel……180

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349….The 144,000 Jews…..349

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In the very near future, Israel will be drawn into a conflict with Syria and this will be met with a well planned attack from Syria and all of the Arab terrorist groups. This battle will last for about 75 days. All of the land from Dan to Beersheba will fall into control of the Arabs. Jerusalem will likewise fall. A great earthquake in the Mount of Olives will split the Mount and allow most of the Jews in the city to escape to Beersheba. The Bible informs us, that 2/3rds of the Jewish population in Israel will be killed during this invasion. Since Beersheba will be the save haven for the remaining Jews in Israel, a truce will be declared at Beersheba, between the Arabs and Israel for the 3 1/2 years of this Great Tribulation Period. There will be some young Jews who will be Saved by Grace in their belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. These young Jews will become a Local New Testament Assembly/Church, similar to the first Jewish Assembly/Church some 2,000 years ago. It will be an Assembly/Church that will be present when the Lord Jesus Christ returns, in like manner as to when He went into Heaven in the clouds.

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Revelation 7: [1] And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
[2] And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
[3] Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
[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.
[5] Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.
[6] Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.
[7] Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.
[8] Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

Revelation 14: [1] And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
[2] And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
[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.

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Matthew 4: [17] From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
[18] And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
[19] And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
[20] And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
[21] And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
[22] And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

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Matthew 10: [1] And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. [2] Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; [3] Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; [4] Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

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Mark 1: [19] And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets. [20] And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

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Luke 6: [12] And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. [13] And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; [14] Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, [15] Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes, [16] And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.

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Matthew 28: [16] Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. [17] And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. [18] And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. [19] Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: [20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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Mark 16: [14] Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. [15] And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. [16] He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. [17] And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; [18] They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. [19] So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. [20] And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

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Luke 24: [33] And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
[34] Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
[35] And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
[36] And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
[37] But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
[38] And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
[39] Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
[40] And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
[41] And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
[42] And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
[43] And he took it, and did eat before them.
[44] And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
[45] Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
[46] And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
[47] And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
[48] And ye are witnesses of these things.
[49] And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
[50] And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
[51] And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
[52] And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
[53] And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

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John 20: [19] Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
[20] And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
[21] Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
[22] And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
[23] Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
[24] But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
[25] The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
[26] And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
[27] Then saith he to Thomas, reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
[28] And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
[29] Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
[30] And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
[31] But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

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Acts 1: [1] The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
[2] Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
[3] To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
[4] And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
[5] For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
[6] When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
[7] And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
[8] But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
[9] And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
[10] And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
[11] Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
[12] Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.

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Revelation 14:4

New International Version
These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they remained virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among mankind and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb.

New Living Translation
They have kept themselves as pure as virgins, following the Lamb wherever he goes. They have been purchased from among the people on the earth as a special offering to God and to the Lamb.

English Standard Version
It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb,

Berean Study Bible
These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They have been redeemed from among men as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.

Berean Literal Bible
These are they who have not been defiled with women; for they are pure, these following the Lamb wherever He shall go. These have been redeemed out from men as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.

New American Standard Bible
These are the ones who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are celibate. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from mankind as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.

NASB 1995
These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.

NASB 1977
These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.

Amplified Bible
These are the ones who have not been defiled [by relations] with women, for they are celibate. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased and redeemed from among men [of Israel] as the first fruits [sanctified and set apart for special service] for God and the Lamb.

Christian Standard Bible
These are the ones who have not defiled themselves with women, since they remained virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were redeemed from humanity as the firstfruits for God and the Lamb.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are the ones not defiled with women, for they have kept their virginity. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They were redeemed from the human race as the firstfruits for God and the Lamb.

American Standard Version
These are they that were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they that follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were purchased from among men, to be the firstfruits unto God and unto the Lamb.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
These are those who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins who cleave to the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed from men, the firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.

Contemporary English Version
All of these are pure virgins, and they follow the Lamb wherever he leads. They have been rescued to be presented to God and the Lamb as the most precious people on earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These are they who were not defiled with women: for they are virgins. These follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were purchased from among men, the firstfruits to God and to the Lamb:

English Revised Version
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 purchased from among men, to be the firstfruits unto God and unto the Lamb.

Good News Translation
They are the men who have kept themselves pure by not having sexual relations with women; they are virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They have been redeemed from the rest of the human race and are the first ones to be offered to God and to the Lamb.

GOD’S WORD® Translation
These 144,000 virgins are pure. They follow the lamb wherever he goes. They were bought from among humanity as the first ones offered to God and to the lamb.

International Standard Version
They have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins, and they follow the lamb wherever he goes. They have been redeemed from among humanity as the first fruits for God and the lamb.

Literal Standard Version
these are they who were not defiled with women, for they are virgin; these are they who are following the Lamb wherever He may go; these were bought from among men—a first-fruit to God and to the Lamb—

NET Bible
These are the ones who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed from humanity as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb,

New Heart English Bible
These are those who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed from among humanity, the first fruits to God and to the Lamb.

Weymouth New Testament
These are those who had not defiled themselves with women: they are as pure as virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They have been redeemed from among men, as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.

World English Bible
These are those who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed by Jesus from among men, the first fruits to God and to the Lamb.

Young’s Literal Translation
these are they who with women were not defiled, for they are virgin; these are they who are following the Lamb whithersoever he may go; these were bought from among men — a first-fruit to God and to the Lamb —

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Strong’s Greek English Morphology
3778 [e] οὗτοί
houtoi
These DPro-NMP
1510 [e] εἰσιν
eisin
are V-PIA-3P
3739 [e] οἳ
hoi
they who RelPro-NMP
3326 [e] μετὰ
meta
with Prep
1135 [e] γυναικῶν
gynaikōn
women N-GFP
3756 [e] οὐκ
ouk
not Adv
3435 [e] ἐμολύνθησαν·
emolynthēsan
have not been defiled; V-AIP-3P
3933 [e] παρθένοι
parthenoi
pure N-NMP
1063 [e] γάρ
gar
for Conj
1510 [e] εἰσιν.
eisin
they are, V-PIA-3P
3778 [e] οὗτοι
houtoi
these DPro-NMP
3588 [e] οἱ
hoi
Art-NMP
190 [e] ἀκολουθοῦντες
akolouthountes
following V-PPA-NMP
3588 [e] τῷ
the Art-DNS
721 [e] Ἀρνίῳ
Arniō
Lamb N-DNS
3699 [e] ὅπου
hopou
wherever Adv
302 [e] ἂν
an
Prtcl
5217 [e] ὑπάγῃ·
hypagē
He shall go. V-PSA-3S
3778 [e] οὗτοι
houtoi
These DPro-NMP
59 [e] ἠγοράσθησαν
ēgorasthēsan
have been redeemed V-AIP-3P
575 [e] ἀπὸ
apo
out from Prep
3588 [e] τῶν
tōn
Art-GMP
444 [e] ἀνθρώπων
anthrōpōn
men N-GMP
536 [e] ἀπαρχὴ
aparchē
[as] firstfruits N-NFS
3588 [e] τῷ
Art-DMS
2316 [e] Θεῷ
Theō
to God N-DMS
2532 [e] καὶ
kai
and Conj
3588 [e] τῷ
to the Art-DNS
721 [e] Ἀρνίῳ,
Arniō
Lamb. N-DNS

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NASB © Greek Strong’s Origin
These <span=”greek3″>οὗτοι
(outoi)</span=”greek3″>
3778: this probably from a redupl. of ho,, used as a demonstrative pronoun
are the ones who have not been defiled <span=”greek3″>ἐμολύνθησαν
(emolunthēsan)</span=”greek3″>
3435: to stain, defile of uncertain origin
with women, <span=”greek3″>γυναίκων
(gunaikōn)</span=”greek3″>
1135: a woman a prim. word
for they have kept themselves <span=”greek3″>
 </span=”greek3″>
1510: I exist, I am a prol. form of a prim. and defective verb
chaste. <span=”greek3″>παρθένοι
(parthenoi)</span=”greek3″>
3933: a maiden, a virgin of uncertain origin
These <span=”greek3″>οὗτοι
(outoi)</span=”greek3″>
3778: this probably from a redupl. of ho,, used as a demonstrative pronoun
[are] the ones who follow <span=”greek3″>ἀκολουθοῦντες
(akolouthountes)</span=”greek3″>
190: to follow from alpha (as a cop. prefix) and keleuthos (a road, way)
the Lamb <span=”greek3″>ἀρνίῳ
(arniō)</span=”greek3″>
721b: a little lamb dim. from arén
wherever <span=”greek3″>ὅπου
(opou)</span=”greek3″>
3699: where from hos, and pou
He goes. <span=”greek3″>ὑπάγει
(upagei)</span=”greek3″>
5217: to lead or bring under, to lead on slowly, to depart from hupo and agó
These <span=”greek3″>οὗτοι
(outoi)</span=”greek3″>
3778: this probably from a redupl. of ho,, used as a demonstrative pronoun
have been purchased <span=”greek3″>ἠγοράσθησαν
(ēgorasthēsan)</span=”greek3″>
59: to buy in the marketplace, purchase from agora
from among <span=”greek3″>ἀπὸ
(apo)</span=”greek3″>
575: from, away from a preposition and a prim. particle
men <span=”greek3″>ἀνθρώπων
(anthrōpōn)</span=”greek3″>
444: a man, human, mankind probably from anér and óps (eye, face)
as first fruits <span=”greek3″>ἀπαρχὴ
(aparchē)</span=”greek3″>
536: the beginning of a sacrifice, i.e. the first fruit from apo and arché
to God <span=”greek3″>θεῷ
(theō)</span=”greek3″>
2316: God, a god of uncertain origin
and to the Lamb. <span=”greek3″>ἀρνίῳ
(arniō)</span=”greek3″>
721b: a little lamb dim. from arén

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3933 parthénos – properly, a virgin; a woman who has never had sexual relations; a female (virgin), beyond puberty but not yet married; (figuratively) believers when they are pure (chaste), i.e. faithful to Christ their heavenly Bridegroom (2 Cor 11:2; Rev 14:4).

STRONGS NT 3933: παρθένος

παρθένος, παρθένου, ,

1. a virgin: Matthew 1:23 (from Isaiah 7:14); ; Luke 1:27; Acts 21:9; 1 Corinthians 7:25, 28, 33() (from Homer down; the Sept. chiefly for בְּתוּלָה, several times for נַעֲרָה; twice for עַלמָה i. e. either a marriageable maiden, or a young (married) woman, Genesis 24:43; Isaiah 7:14, on which (last) word cf., besides Gesenius, Thesaurus, p. 1037, Credner, Beiträge as above with ii., p. 197ff; παρθένος of a young bride, newly married woman, Homer, Iliad 2, 514); παρθένον τίνος, one’s marriageable daughter, 1 Corinthians 7:36ff; παρθένον ἁγνή, a pure virgin, 2 Corinthians 11:2.

2. “a man who has abstained from all uncleanness and whoredom attendant on idolatry, and so has kept his chastity”: Revelation 14:4, where see DeWette. In ecclesiastical writings one who has never had commerce with women; so of Joseph, in Fabricius, Cod. pseudepigr. Vet. Test. ii., pp. 92, 98; of Abel and Melchizedek, in Suidas (10 a. and 2450 b.); especially of the apostle John, as in Nonnus, metaphorically, ev. Joann. 19, 140 (John 19:26), ἠνίδε παρθένον

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These
οὗτοί (houtoi)
Demonstrative Pronoun – Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong’s Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

are
εἰσιν (eisin)
Verb – Present Indicative Active – 3rd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the ones who
οἳ (hoi)
Personal / Relative Pronoun – Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong’s Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

have not been defiled
ἐμολύνθησαν (emolynthēsan)
Verb – Aorist Indicative Passive – 3rd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 3435: To soil, stain, pollute, defile, lit. and met. Probably from melas; to soil.

with
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong’s Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

women,
γυναικῶν (gynaikōn)
Noun – Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong’s Greek 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

for
γάρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong’s Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

they are
εἰσιν (eisin)
Verb – Present Indicative Active – 3rd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

virgins.
παρθένοι (parthenoi)
Noun – Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong’s Greek 3933: Of unknown origin; a maiden; by implication, an unmarried daughter.

They
οὗτοι (houtoi)
Demonstrative Pronoun – Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong’s Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

follow
ἀκολουθοῦντες (akolouthountes)
Verb – Present Participle Active – Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong’s Greek 190: To accompany, attend, follow. Properly, to be in the same way with, i.e. To accompany.

the
τῷ ()
Article – Dative Neuter Singular
Strong’s Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lamb
Ἀρνίῳ (Arniō)
Noun – Dative Neuter Singular
Strong’s Greek 721: (originally: a little lamb, but diminutive force was lost), a lamb. Diminutive from aren; a lambkin.

wherever
ὅπου (hopou)
Adverb
Strong’s Greek 3699: Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

He goes.
ὑπάγῃ (hypagē)
Verb – Present Subjunctive Active – 3rd Person Singular
Strong’s Greek 5217: To go away, depart, begone, die. From hupo and ago; to lead under, i.e. Withdraw or retire, literally or figuratively.

They
οὗτοι (houtoi)
Demonstrative Pronoun – Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong’s Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

have been redeemed
ἠγοράσθησαν (ēgorasthēsan)
Verb – Aorist Indicative Passive – 3rd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 59: To buy. From agora; properly, to go to market, i.e. to purchase; specially, to redeem.

from among
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong’s Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; ‘off, ‘ i.e. Away, in various senses.

men
ἀνθρώπων (anthrōpōn)
Noun – Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong’s Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

[as] firstfruits
ἀπαρχὴ (aparchē)
Noun – Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong’s Greek 536: From a compound of apo and archomai; a beginning of sacrifice, i.e. The first-fruit.

to God
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun – Dative Masculine Singular
Strong’s Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong’s Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to the
τῷ ()
Article – Dative Neuter Singular
Strong’s Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lamb.
Ἀρνίῳ (Arniō)
Noun – Dative Neuter Singular
Strong’s Greek 721: (originally: a little lamb, but diminutive force was lost), a lamb. Diminutive from aren; a lambkin.

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July 4, 2021:

The Sounding of the Trumpets – Are You Ready?

In I Corinthians 15:51-52, the Apostle Paul speaks a mystery: “at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed.” For speculation, are there trumpets, which have already sounded before the last trump?

In I Thessalonians 4:16-18, the Apostle Paul writes, “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”

In Revelation 8:1, seven Angels are given seven trumpets. Each trumpet announces the beginning of certain events which can be for a “worldwide” or “local” area. They can be for events on the surface of the earth, in the oceans, in the atmosphere or in the spiritual world.

Revelation 8:7 – 1st trumpet – volcanic activity begins on the earth destroying one third of the trees and all the green grass surrounding the volcano.

Revelation 8:8-9 – 2nd trumpet – volcanic activity begins in the oceans killing one third of sea life and producing worldwide tsunami waves, which destroy a third of the ships in port.

Revelation 8:10 -11- 3rd trumpet –a great comet strikes the earth, melts and is absorbed into the hydrological cycle, producing hydrocyanic acid, poisoning one third of the earth’s water supply, proceeded by a meteor storm as the comet begins its atmospheric entrance.

Revelation 8:12 – 4th trumpet – a dramatic increase in worldwide volcanic activity, creates a dust haze over a third of the earth.

Revelation 9:1-12 – 5th trumpet – a massive chain of worldwide volcanic eruptions and releasing of demonic beings from the earth’s interior, which torment lost humanity for five months.

Revelation 9:13-21 – 6th trumpet – release of four demonic kings, which lead approximately 200 million demons to kill a third of the human population with fire, smoke and an intense sulfurous suffocating odor.

Revelation 11:15-19 – 7th trumpet – announces the time of the judging of the dead and to give rewards to saved souls in the presence of Jesus Christ in the spiritual kingdom, understood as the Rapture and the occurrence of an earthquake and great volcanic hail upon the earth.

The Seven Trumpets of the Great Tribulation Period
After the first “great earthquake” occurs, there follows “seven trumpets” which are:

1. Volcanic eruptions on the land surface, which destroy the trees and grass from the heat blast, lava flow and ash fall. The Saved, that is, the True Christian Believers are still on the earth during this event.

2. Volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor, which poisons the water and produces tsunamis. The Saved, that is, the True Christian Believers are still on the earth during this event.

3. A comet strikes the earth, melts and releases its’ poisonous gases into the hydrological cycle. It probably falls directly over Eurasia, which is 1/3 of the earth and where the most evil population of the world exists. The Saved, that is, the True Christian Believers are still on the earth during this event.

4. This is a dramatic increase of volcanic eruptions, producing towering ash clouds, surrounding one third of the earths’ surface. The Saved, that is, the True Christian Believers are still on the earth during this event.

5. This is the release of demonic beings from the interior of the earth. They will torment lost humanity for the remaining five months or 150 days, to the very end of the Great Tribulation Period. This is the first “Woe” upon the earth. The Saved, that is, the True Christian Believers are still on the earth during this event.

6. This is the release of four chief demonic beings which command 200 million demons to kill 1/3 of humanity with fire, smoke and brimstone, which are from volcanic eruptions and volcanic lava flows. This is the second “Woe” upon the earth. The Saved, that is, the True Christian Believers are still on the earth during this event.

7. This is a massive increase of volcanic eruptions resulting in volcanic bombs being cast out upon the earth. The “great hail” is not hail stones from thunderstorms, but molten rock flying through the air from the towering volcanic eruptions. This “seventh trumpet” announces the Rapture; the Catching Out of what few “Saved”- The True Christian Believers have survived thus far, through the previous 6 Trumpets. This is the third “Woe” upon the earth.

The Wrath of God

The Apostle John explains the wrath of God in a picture of catastrophic terror and horrors coming upon the earth because of the wickedness of humanity and in order to make necessary changes in the geological structure in the land of Israel. This period of the wrath of God lasts only for 45 days. These events occur after the Rapture of the Saved from the earth. They are a continuation and an increase of intensity of the seven trumpets which have just been completed. The entire text is found in Revelation 16:1-21.

Revelation 16:2 – 1st plague – a shift in the magnetic field of the earth, from the earthquakes, leaving the earth temporarily without its protective shield, resulting in cosmic radiation mutilating the human flesh of those who worship the beast or antichrist.

Revelation 16:3 – 2nd plague – the heating of the oceans by undersea lava causing the reproduction of various dinoflagellates at a fantastic rate, producing oxidation and red tide.

Revelation 16:4-7 – 3rd plague –a poisoning of the earth’s freshwater supply by a comet’s release of methyl cyanide, hydrogen cyanide and a whole range of cyanogenic poisonous gases into the hydrological cycle.

Revelation 16:8-9 – 4th plague – destruction of the ozone layer by volcanic activity, allowing penetration of ultraviolet radiation causing a burning skin cancer.

Revelation 16:10-11 – 5th plague – a massive pyroclastic holocaust from volcanic lava upon wicked humanity.

Revelation 16:12-16 – 6th plague –the releasing of three evil spirits, causing people to worship the antichrist and to gather for the battle of Armageddon, including the diversion of the Euphrates River towards the Jordan River valley.

Revelation 16:17-21 – 7th plague – the greatest earthquake to ever have occurred since humanity has been on earth will take place in the Jordan river valley, causing the city of Jerusalem to split into three sections and producing a chain reaction of earthquakes, which will cause the cities of the nations of the world to fall into ruin, ending with catastrophic global volcanic activity, developing a single dust cloud encircling the entire planet earth.

Volcanic Hailstorm… calaza chalaza khal’-ad-zah… Hail: chalaza khal’-ad-zah to lower (as into a void): to let down from a higher place to a lower; hail. [Greek: chalaza, hard lump, hailstone.] Revelation 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Revelation 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thundering’s, and an earthquake, and great hail.

Revelation 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, [every stone] about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

What is this “hail”? It is mingled with a substance of a blood red color. It was cast upon the earth. It is associated with a third part of the trees being burned up. It is associated with all the green grass being burned up. It is associated with lightning, a tone of thunder, an earthquake and is great. It fell out of heaven. It had a tremendous effect upon humanity, because the plague was extremely great.

When the Great Tribulation Period begins, there will be absolutely no doubt as to what this “hail” really is. Just plain and simple: this “hail” will be molten rocks of volcanic “hailstones” that will cast out from the volcanic vents of the earth.

The majority of these events will be along the earths’ tectonic plate boundaries. This “hail” noticeably begins on the 1st trumpet; it intensifies with the sounding of the 7th trumpet and becomes “exceeding great” upon the pouring out of the 7th vial of the wrath of God.

September 13, 2020:

If you are watching the news about the Middle East Arab nations currently trying to make Peace with Israel, which is a good thing; but as a few more make Peace with Israel, this is actually leading up to the time when the Islamic Antichrist will take action as Israel has a sense of a time of Peace and Safety, then this Islamic Antichrist will be working with terrorist groups in the Middle East with the Arab Countries, to collectively work towards an invasion of Israel.

When this invasion occurs, the Arabs will kill 2/3’s of the Jewish population in Israel according to Biblical Prophecy. A Great Earthquake will split the Mount of Olives and allow perhaps most of the Jews in Jerusalem to escape to the Negev Wilderness.

This Islamic Antichrist will conquer Jerusalem and the Land from Dan to Beersheba. He will then take control of Cairo, Egypt and establish his headquarters at Cairo for 3 1/2 years and create an Islamic Caliphate of ten Arab Nations. It will last for 3 1/2 years.

The Great Tribulation Period will begin at the start of the Great Earthquake and last for the duration of the 3 1/2 years. At the end of this time period, the Lord Jesus Christ will Return to defeat the Antichrist as he stands on the Temple Mount and declares himself to be God in flesh to the Islamic followers. This will end the 1,335 days of the Great Tribulation Period.

Christian Believers will still be on the earth during this 3 1/2 year Tribulation and will caught out at the Rapture just before the last portion of the about 45 days of the Wrath of God, which will be the 7 Vials of the Book of Revelation.
In other words, as you see a few more Arab countries form some type of Peace Deal with Israel, then be on the watch for an invasion from Syria into Israel.

This battle will last for about 75 days, then Jerusalem will be taken by the Arabs and the Land from Dan to Beersheba. A truce will be brokered with the Arabs and Israel after the about a 75 day battle. The Great Tribulation Period will continue with an increase number and degree of Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions and Tsunamis on a global scale.

It will finally end with the greatest Earthquake in human history in the Jordan River Valley of Israel, which will begin a surface motion that will cause all the cities of the world to fall into ruin. During this time, the Volcanic Eruptions would have developed a massive cloud of ash encircling the planet.

The final part of the Great Tribulation Period 3 1/2 years and mostly during the about last 45 days of the Wrath of God will be the Destruction of Rome, Italy and the Vatican City at the very end of this time period; perhaps just a few days before the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

There are two studies on my website that describe in detail about this event:
1. The Volcanic Burning of the Vatican City
2. The Future Destruction of Rome, Italy

The Lord Jesus Christ will return as the Parousia in bodily presence through this Volcanic Ash Cloud and begin His Millennial Reign. The Glory of the Brightness of His body will illuminate sufficiently to be refracted visibly surrounding the entire planet and every human will see Him upon His Return.

The Great Tribulation Period will be composed of the 7 Trumpets and 7 Vials of the Book of Revelation. True Christian Believers will be on earth until the 7th Trumpet, in which case; whoever may survive the 1st thru 6th Trumpet, will be caught out on the 7th Trumpet. The Spiritually Lost human beings who survive the 7 Trumpets will have to endure the 7 Vials of the Wrath of God, which will last about 45 days. The majority of the population on earth will die during this Time Period, with perhaps only a few hundred million entering the Millennial Reign.

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From:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beersheba

Beersheba (/bɪərˈʃbə/; Hebrew: בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע‎, romanizedBe’er Sheva, IPA: [ˈbe(ʔ)eʁ ˈʃeva(ʕ)] (About this soundlisten); Arabic: بئر السبع‎, romanizedBiʾr as-Sabʿ, lit.‘Well of the Oath’) is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Often referred to as the “Capital of the Negev”, it is the center of the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in Israel, the eighth-most populous Israeli city with a population of 209,687,[1] and the second-largest city (after Jerusalem) with a total area of 117,500 dunams.

The Biblical site of Beersheba is Tel Be’er Sheva, lying some 4 km distant from the modern city, which was established at the start of the 20th century by the Ottoman Turks.[2] The city was captured by the British-led Australian Light Horse in the Battle of Beersheba during World War I. In 1947, Bir Seb’a (Arabic: بئر السبع‎), as it was known, was envisioned as part of the Arab state in the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine. Following the declaration of Israel’s independence, the Egyptian army amassed its forces in Beersheba as a strategic and logistical base. In the Battle of Beersheba waged in October 1948, it was conquered by the Israel Defense Forces.[3]

Beersheba has grown considerably since Israel’s independence. A large portion of the population is made up of the descendants of Sephardi Jews and Mizrahi Jews who immigrated from Arab countries after 1948, as well as smaller communities of Bene Israel and Cochin Jews from India. Second and third waves of immigration have taken place since 1990, bringing Russian-speaking Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union, as well as Beta Israel immigrants from Ethiopia. The Soviet immigrants have made the game of chess a major sport in Beersheba, and it is now Israel’s national chess center, with more chess grandmasters per capita than any other city in the world, making it the chess capital of the world in some regards.[4]

Beersheba is home to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. This city also serves as a center for Israel’s high-tech and developing technology industry.[5]

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Beersheba is one of the fastest-growing cities in Israel. Though it has a population of about 200,000, the city is larger in area than Tel Aviv, and its urban plan calls for an eventual population of 450,000–500,000.[94] It is planned to have a population of 340,000 by 2030.[67] In 2010, the National Council for Planning and Construction approved a master plan with the goal of increasing the population of Beersheba and its metropolitan area to 1 million by 2020. The population of Beersheba is predominantly Jewish. Jews and others represent 97.3% of the population, of whom Jews are 86.5%. Arabs constitute around 2.69% of city population.[95] [96] The Israel Central Bureau of Statistics divides the Beersheba metropolitan area into two areas:

Metropolitan rings in the Beersheba metropolitan area[97]
Metropolitan ring Localities Population (2014 census) Population density
(per km2)
Annual Population
growth rate
Israeli Jews Israeli Arabs Others[a] Total
Core[b] 1 177,200 4,400 19,500 201,100 1,711.8 0.9%
Outer Ring[c] 32 35,700 124,100 500 160,300 286.4 3.0%
Northern Section 12 11,700 72,100 200 84,000 272.8 3.2%
Eastern Section 8 14,900 52,000 200 67,100 527.8 2.7%
Western Section 12 9,000 0 100 9,100 73.2 4.4%
Total 65 248,500 252,600 20,500 521,600 533.6 1.8%
  • Others includes non-Arab Christians and those not classified by religion.
  • Includes the city of Beersheba.

Includes the cities Rahat and Ofakim, the local councils Lehavim, Omer and Tel Sheva, as well as many smaller towns (local councils).

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According to CBS, Beersheba has 81 schools and a student population of 33,623: 60 elementary schools with an enrollment of 17,211, and 39 high schools with an enrollment of 16,412. Of Beersheba’s 12th graders, 52.7% earned a Bagrut matriculation certificate in 2001. The city also has several private schools and yeshivot that cater to the religious sector.

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From:  https://www.gotquestions.org/Beersheba-in-the-Bible.html

Beersheba was a city in ancient Israel in the southern part of the land. To the south of Beersheba was the Negev Desert, so Beersheba marked the southernmost boundary of cultivated land in Israel. The proverbial phrase from Dan to Beersheba is used nine times in the Old Testament to describe whole of the Promised Land—Dan being in the north, and Beersheba in the south (Judges 20:1; 1 Samuel 3:20; 2 Samuel 3:10; 17:11; 24:2, 15; 1 Kings 4:25; 1 Chronicles 21:2; 2 Chronicles 30:5). The distance from Dan to Beersheba was approximately 270 miles.

Beersheba is mentioned in Genesis 21:31 as the place where Abraham made a treaty with Abimelech, king of the Philistines in Gerar. Abraham had moved his family to the “region of the Negev and lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a time he stayed at Gerar” (Genesis 20:1). Abimelech saw that Abraham’s wife, Sarah, was beautiful and took her into his harem, not knowing that she was married to Abraham. Because of this, God put a curse on Abimelech’s household and warned him in a dream that Sarah was married (verses 3, 17–18). Abimelech quickly returned Sarah to her husband along with bountiful peace offerings (verses 14–15).

Abimelech and Abraham eventually formed an alliance wherein Abimelech said to Abraham, “God is with you in everything you do. Now swear to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or my descendants. Show to me and the country where you now reside as a foreigner the same kindness I have shown to you” (Genesis 21:22–23). Abraham agreed.

A short time later, Abraham complained to Abimelech that the king’s servants had taken over a well in Beersheba that belonged to Abraham’s people. So Abimelech gave the well back to Abraham, who gave the king seven ewe lambs as a seal of their covenant. This happened at Beersheba, and it was the treaty that gave the place its name: Beersheba means “the well of the seven” or “the well of the treaty.” At that time, “Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the Lord, the Eternal God. And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time” (Genesis 21:33–34).

Beersheba also figures into the story of Abraham’s son, Isaac. Following in his father’s footsteps, Isaac moved into the land of the Philistines when there was a famine in Canaan (Genesis 26). When he began to settle there, he found that all the wells his father’s servants had dug had been filled up with dirt by the Philistines. He reopened those wells and dug some new ones (verses 18–22). After that, Isaac went to Beersheba. There the Lord appeared to him as He had done to his father Abraham and made him the same promise of a multitude of descendants (verses 23–24). As Abraham had done, Isaac built an altar and called upon the name of the Lord. In a repeat performance, Abimelech arrived and asked for another treaty with Isaac, identical to the one made with Abraham. Isaac agreed. He prepared a feast for the king, and the two swore an oath of peace to each other (verses 30–31). On the same day, Isaac’s servants discovered water in a new well they were digging (verse 32), and Isaac called the place Shibah, which means “oath” or “seven” (verse 33). In this way, Isaac perpetuated the name his father had given the place, and Beersheba became the name of the town that would later be built near the wells that Abraham and Isaac had named.

Years later, in the division of the Promised Land, the area around Beersheba was part of the inheritance of the tribes of Simeon and Judah (Joshua 15:20–28; 19:1–2). Beersheba was a place where several people came into contact with God. Isaac (Genesis 26:24) and Jacob (Genesis 46:2) both heard from God in dreams they had at Beersheba. Hagar (Genesis 21:17) and Elijah (1 Kings 19:5) were in the wilderness of Beersheba when God spoke to them.

Beersheba was also the place where Samuel’s two wicked sons served as leaders (1 Samuel 8:1–3). It was this perversion of the judgeship that led Israel to demand a king (1 Samuel 8:6–9). By the time of the prophet Amos, in the reign of King Uzziah, Beersheba seems to have become a center of false worship, and the prophet warns those who would truly worship the Lord, “Do journey to Beersheba” (Amos 5:5). Today, the spot where Beersheba once stood is marked by ancient ruins; several ancient wells have been discovered in the area, and they still produce water.

Beersheba can be seen as symbolizing those events in our lives that cause us to call upon the name of the Lord. Tragedy strikes, heartaches happen, and the Lord shows Himself strong on our behalf (2 Chronicles 16:9). The date or place where we experienced a turning point becomes a memorial in our hearts, much as Beersheba’s altar, well, and tamarisk tree were to Abraham and Isaac. When God reveals His will to us or rescues us in some way, we can create a personal “Beersheba” in our hearts. Then, when times of doubt or conflict come, we can return there over and over in our hearts for assurance that God is fulfilling His plan.

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The 144,000

The 144,000 – Created: July 2009

This page has an expanded translation, based upon the King James Version, with virtually every word examined from the Greek Lexicon. Click this link to view the Greek Lexicon:

01.  Revelation Lexicon 

Click on the following eight links for more information:

01.  Revelation 7:1

02.  Revelation 7:2 

03.  Revelation 7:3

04.  Revelation 7:4 

05.  Revelation 7:5

06.  Revelation 7:6

07.  Revelation 7:7

08.  Revelation 7:8         

Revelation 7: [1] And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, so that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. [2] And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun in the east, having a seal of the living God. And he cried with a great loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to harm the earth and the sea, [3] Saying, Do not harm the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. [4] And I heard the number of those having been sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. [5] Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. [6] Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. [7] Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. [8] Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

Revelation 14: [1] And I looked, and, Lo, See, Behold! The Lamb stood on the Mount Zion. And with Him an hundred forty and four thousand, having His Father’s name having been written on their foreheads. [2] And I heard a voice from the sky of heaven, as the sound of many waters, and like the sound of a great loud thunder. Also I heard the sound of harpers harping with their harps. [3] And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures, and the elders. And no one was able to learn the song except the hundred and forty and four thousand, the ones having been redeemed from the earth. [4] These are they who were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb wheresoever He may go. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb. [5] And there was not found deceit in their mouth. For they are without blemish before the throne of God.

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THE GREAT SLAUGHTER OF FOUR MILLION JEWS AND PRESERVATION OF A REMNANT OF TWO MILLION LEFT IN ISRAEL IN THE VAST NEGEV WILDERNESS! “LEFT THEREIN” MEANS INSIDE ISRAEL BORDERS, NOT IN PETRA, WHICH IS “THEREIN” JORDAN’S BORDERS! ISRAEL IS NOT GOING TO FLEE TO PETRA, BUT INTO THE NEGEV WILDERNESS, WHICH LIES ENTIRELY “THEREIN” THE STATE OF ISRAEL!

Zechariah 13:8 – And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be LEFT THEREIN.

ISRAEL’S FLIGHT INTO THE NEGEV WILDERNESS

Revelation 12:6 – And the woman (Israel) fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

THE FALL OF THE CITY OF JERUSALEM TO ISLAMIC FORCES

Zechariah 14:2 – For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

IT WILL BE TRODDEN DOWN BY THE GENTILES (NON-JEWS) FOR 42 PROPHETIC MONTHS OF 30 DAYS

Revelation 11:2 – But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

AN ISRAELI REMNANT IS IN THE NEGEV SURROUNDED BY THE ISLAMIC ANTICHRIST FOR THREE & ONE-HALF PROPHETIC YEARS, EACH ONE 360 DAYS IN LENGTH

Daniel 7:25 – And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Revelation 12:17 – And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

THERE IS A REMNANT OF 144,000 CONVERTED JEWS AMONG THE MUCH LARGER TWO MILLION REMNANT OF JEWS IN THE NEGEV. THEY ARE THE REMNANT OF JESUS WHO IS THE SEED OF THE WOMAN ISRAEL.

Revelation 12:5 – And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Revelation 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.

AT THE END OF THE THREE AND ONE-HALF YEARS IN THE NEGEV GOD BEGINS TO FIGHT FOR ISRAEL AT ARMAGEDDON AND ENDS IT BY HIS SECOND ADVENT TO BEGIN HIS MILLENNIAL REIGN.

Revelation 16:16 – And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

Zechariah 13:9 – And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.

Zechariah 14:3-5 – Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. [4] And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. [5] And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

Luke 21:26-28 – Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. [27] And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. [28] And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Zechariah 14:9 – And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.

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The Jewish Remnant in Israel will be Protected

Isaiah 26: [20] Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. [21] For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

At the very end of the Great Tribulation Period, during the last about 45 days, there will be Massive Volcanic Eruptions and Lava Flows throughout the world. The 144,000 Jewish/Christian Believers in Israel will preach the Gospel to the Jewish people in the Negev Wilderness for 3 ½ years. During this about 45 day time period, they will hide themselves in the war bunkers in the Negev wilderness. They will be allowed to enter into the Millennial Reign of the Lord Jesus Christ. All of the “True Christian Believers” will have been already killed by Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis or Raptured at the 7th Trumpet, along with the 144,000 Jewish/Christian Believers. All of the rest of humanity will be non-believers, including children below the age of accountability and they will be going through a Global Volcanic Holocaust, as the majority of humanity will be burned off the surface of the earth as punishment for their iniquity; their immorality; their sinfulness.

Lava refers both to molten rock expelled by a volcano during an eruption and the resulting rock after solidification and cooling. This molten rock is formed in the interior of the Earth.

When first erupted from a volcanic vent, lava is a liquid at temperatures from 700 to 1,200 °C (1,292 to 2,190 °F).

https://en.eikipedia.org/wiki/Lava.

The Holocaust (from the Greek ὁλόκαυστος holókaustos: hólos, “whole” and kaustós, “burnt”). The term holocaust comes from the Greek word holókauston, referring to an animal sacrifice offered to a god in which the whole (olos) animal is completely burnt (kaustos).

https://en.wikiedia.org/wiki/TheHolocaust

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Followed by Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 24 – The Slaughterhouse

SPECIAL PROPHECY UPDATE NUMBER 196B

November 2, 2004

Confusion Is Drifting Us Toward the Prophesied Conclusion!

Followed by Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 24 – The Slaughterhouse

Over the past three years I have stated, over and over again in many Prophecy Updates, (all available in our Archive Prophecy Update Menu File shown at the top of our home web page), what I believed would be the final prophesied scenario in the Middle East, which would lead to a lightning Jihad against Israel from the north.  If I were only allowed to use two words to describe the existing world situation, I would choose DIVIDED CONFUSION, which is supposed to be the situation prior to the sudden rise of antichrist to power in the Middle East.  The United States is badly, and sharply, divided on the Middle East issue, and on its perception of what is moral and immoral, and there are ever growing divisions between different groups of nations on all political issues.  All of this divided confusion between nations, and individuals within those nations, will lead to the last day events predicted by Zechariah, and the Jihad attack against Israel from the north.  This attack will result in the slaughter of two-thirds of the Israeli population that lives in Israel at the time of the attack, and the driving of the remaining one-third into the vast Negev wilderness south of Beersheba, east of the Sinai, west of the Jordanian border, and north of Eilat.

Zechariah 13:8 – And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

The one-third represents the one-third that will be “left therein” in the Negev wilderness for 3 and ½ prophetic years.

Revelation 12:6 – And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

This one-third is the remnant that God will both try and protect in the Negev for 1260 days, and then being triumphant back into all of Israel following the end of the battle of Armageddon.

Zechariah 13:9 – And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.

Messiah the Prince, Jesus Christ, will reign over them and all the earth for a thousand years.

Zechariah 14:9 – And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.

During the past three years I have issued so many updates on what I believe will occur in these latter days, that I began to issue updates on what I had previously covered in great detail on our web pages to those on our E-Mail Address list, and we have been doing this for the past six months.

Because I have just come up to the chapter in my first book, Tectonic Chaos, which is Chapter 24, (See this weeks Prophecy Update Number 196A for Chapter 23), and since it gives a lengthy rough outline of what I have put out for the last four years, I have attached it to this Update.

Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 24 – The Slaughterhouse

There have been thousands of books written concerning the last great battle of Armageddon.  It is a subject that requires several volumes.  I will not do an injustice to the subject by a shallow treatment of such a subject.  However, I will at least advise you of this – I am of the ancient school as to the part antichrist will play in it.  Most of the books written today have the antichrist arising out of a battle that comes immediately before a period of time known as the tribulation period.  He wins that battle and gains worldwide popularity by bringing peace to the Middle East.  But he later breaks the peace by attacking Israel and starting a second war, which finally culminates in the battle of Armageddon.  I believe there is only one war that begins when the antichrist breaks a forced unilateral peace put on the Palestinians by the Israelis.  I call it the war of the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, who is also called the willful king of the north, the Assyrian, the beast, the eleventh horn, the little horn, the antichrist, and the man of sin.  I believe it begins when antichrist attacks Israel, lasts 1260 days, and its final battle is called the battle of Armageddon, which will be ended by the Second Advent of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.  However, regardless of whether the old school or the new school prophetic buffs are correct, both are agreed it will be a time of great slaughter in the slaughterhouse located in Israel.  I hope, as you read these prophesied account by both Old and New Testament writers, you will grasp the magnitude of the human slaughter occurring during this great conflict.

Revelation 19:17-19 – And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; [18] That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. [19] And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

Ezekiel 39:17-20 – And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood. [18] Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan. [19] And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you. [20] Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord God.

Ezekiel 39:4-6 – Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured [5] Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God. [6] And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord.

Revelation 14:20 –  And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

Joel 3:9-15 – Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: [10] Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. [11] Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord. [12] Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. [13] Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. [14] Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. [15] The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

Malachi 4:1 – For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Zechariah 14:12 – And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

Isaiah 66:15,16 – For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. [16] For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many.

Revelation 19:21 – And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

Matthew 24:21 – For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

I said earlier in this chapter that I was not going to give a shallow type of coverage to this subject, but I am at least going to tell you why I do not agree with the teaching of two separate wars.

As a young man, living in the pre-Hal Linsey books age, I was taught that only one war occurred during the “latter days” before Armageddon.  It was a war that began in the Middle East when the antichrist attacked the nation of Israel, and ended some 3 and ½ years later with the final battle of this age – Armageddon. But I now find myself surrounded by a large array of preachers and teachers who are convinced that the war led by Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and found in Ezekiel 38 and 39, occurs before the war that commences some 3 and ½ years before the battle of Armageddon, and that the antichrist is not Gog, but comes out the war led by Gog, and then leads 10 European Union nations against Israel.  They teach that when Gog and his armies come against Israel they will be slaughtered, and that Israel will be absolutely successful in thoroughly routing them.  Perhaps I overlooked it, but in all my years of looking in many old musty religious archives, I never found a manuscript published before 1812 that taught there were two back-to-back wars just before the battle of Armageddon.  It would seem to me that the arrival of Napoleon in Europe set the stage for a shift from bringing the antichrist out of the southern flank of the old Roman Empire to a new scheme of bringing him out of the northern flank.  This shift necessitated the invention of two wars. I do not believe the shift should ever have been made.  I believe the attack of the antichrist is found in the following Scriptures, and I believe the attack occurs 1260 days before the end of this age at Armageddon.

Ezekiel 38:10,11 – Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: [11] And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,

Daniel 7:24,25 – And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. [25] And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Daniel 11:41 – He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

Micah 5:5 – And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.

Zechariah 13:8 – And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

Revelation 13:5,6 – And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. [6] And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

Revelation 17:12.13 – And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. [13] These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

I believe that the following names all apply to the antichrist:  He is Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal in Ezekiel 38 and 39, the eleventh horn in Daniel 7, the king of the north in Daniel 11:40, the Assyrian in Micah 5, the seventh wounded head on the beast in Revelation 13, and the eighth head on the beast in Revelation 17.

The 3 and ½ year war, in all the accounts, follows a certain pattern from start to finish.

(1)   The initial attack occurs, and is successful.

(2)   After Jerusalem falls, the Lord begins to fight for Israel.

(3)   The Lord fights for Israel for 3 and ½ years.

(4)   God protects Israel in the Negev during that period.

(5)   The Lord leaves most of the enemy bodies on the hills of Israel at the final battle of Armageddon.

Ezekiel 38:8,9 (1) – After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. [9] Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.

Zechariah 13:8 (1) – And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

Zechariah 14:2,3 (2) – For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. [3] Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

Daniel 7:25 (3) – And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Revelation 12:6 (4) – And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

Ezekiel 39:1-5 (5) – Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: [2] And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: [3] And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. [4] Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. [5] Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God.

Revelation 19:17-21 (5) – And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; [18] That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. [19] And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. [20] And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. [21] And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

Ezekiel 38:1,2 – And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, [2] Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

Gog is a person, the antichrist.  Magog is a land, the land of Magog.  God tells Ezekiel to set his face against a person, Gog, and against a land, Magog, which is Russia.  Gog is NOT the chief prince of  Magog (Russia).  He is the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.  At the time of Ezekiel’s writings the descendants of Magog were settled in Russia, while the descendants of Meshech and Tubal were settled in Syria.  The antichrist will come out of Syria to launch the initial attack.  Some 3 and ½ years later Magog (Russia) will come down to join him at Armageddon.

To make a long story short – I believe there is only one war, the war that begins when Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, attacks Israel, and ends three and one-half years later when Magog (Russia), along with all of Europe, Eurasia, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, comes down to join him against Israel at the final battle of Armageddon – Only to find the bodies of their great armies end up as buzzard bait on the hills of Israel.

BUT AM I PREPARED TO BE WRONG?  CERTAINLY!  WHAT WILL I DO IF THERE ARE TWO WARS?  WELL, I WILL JUST SAY I WAS WRONG, AND WAIT FOR ANTICHRIST TO COME OUT OF THE FIRST WAR, THAT IS, IF I AM STILL HERE.

BUT WHAT IF THERE IS ONLY ONE WAR?  WELL, ONLY ONE THIRD OF ISRAEL WILL SURVIVE, JERUSALEM WILL FALL, ISRAEL WILL BE DRIVEN INTO THE NEGEV, AND YOU WILL BE WAITING FOR AN ANTICHRIST THAT IS ALREADY ON THE SCENE, THAT IS, IF YOU ARE STILL HERE.

My advice is to be prepared for either eventuality, even one that may be quite different from how many of these verses are commonly interpreted.  I think that falls under the category of “watching.”

Mark 13:37 – And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

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The word: disciple in the New Testament:

Matt.5

  1. [1] And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

Matt.8

  1. [21] And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
  2. [23] And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.
  3. [25] And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

Matt.9

  1. [10] And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
  2. [11] And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
  3. [14] Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
  4. [19] And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.
  5. [37] Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

Matt.10

  1. [1] And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
  2. [24] The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
  3. [25] It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
  4. [42] And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Matt.11

  1. [1] And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.
  2. [2] Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

Matt.12

  1. [1] At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
  2. [2] But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
  3. [49] And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

Matt.13

  1. [10] And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
  2. [36] Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

Matt.14

  1. [12] And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
  2. [15] And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
  3. [19] And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
  4. [22] And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
  5. [26] And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

Matt.15

  1. [2] Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
  2. [12] Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
  3. [23] But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
  4. [32] Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
  5. [33] And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
  6. [36] And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

Matt.16

  1. [5] And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.
  2. [13] When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
  3. [20] Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
  4. [21] From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
  5. [24] Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Matt.17

  1. [6] And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
  2. [10] And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
  3. [13] Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
  4. [16] And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
  5. [19] Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

Matt.18

  1. [1] At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

Matt.19

  1. [10] His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
  2. [13] Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
  3. [23] Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  4. [25] When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

Matt.20

  1. [17] And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,

Matt.21

  1. [1] And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
  2. [6] And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
  3. [20] And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!

Matt.22

  1. [16] And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.

Matt.23

  1. [1] Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,

Matt.24

  1. [1] And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
  2. [3] And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

Matt.26

  1. [1] And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,
  2. [8] But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
  3. [17] Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
  4. [18] And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
  5. [19] And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
  6. [26] And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
  7. [35] Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
  8. [36] Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
  9. [40] And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
  10. [45] Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
  11. [56] But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

Matt.27

  1. [57] When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple:
  2. [64] Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.

Matt.28

  1. [7] And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
  2. [8] And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
  3. [9] And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
  4. [13] Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
  5. [16] Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

Mark.2

  1. [15] And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
  2. [16] And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
  3. [18] And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
  4. [23] And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.

Mark.3

  1. [7] But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,
  2. [9] And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

Mark.4

  1. [34] But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

Mark.5

  1. [31] And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

Mark.6

  1. [1] And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
  2. [29] And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
  3. [35] And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:
  4. [41] And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
  5. [45] And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.

Mark.7

  1. [2] And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
  2. [5] Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
  3. [17] And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.

Mark.8

  1. [1] In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them,
  2. [4] And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?
  3. [6] And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.
  4. [10] And straightway he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
  5. [14] Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.
  6. [27] And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?

Mark.8

  1. [27] And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?
  2. [33] But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
  3. [34] And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Mark.9

  1. [14] And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.
  2. [18] And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
  3. [28] And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
  4. [31] For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.

Mark.10

  1. [10] And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.
  2. [13] And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
  3. [23] And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
  4. [24] And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
  5. [46] And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.

Mark.11

  1. [1] And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,
  2. [14] And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

Mark.12

  1. [43] And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:

Mark.13

  1. [1] And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!

Mark.14

  1. [12] And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?
  2. [13] And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.
  3. [14] And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
  4. [16] And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
  5. [32] And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.

Mark.16

  1. [7] But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

Luke.5

  1. [30] But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
  2. [33] And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?

Luke.6

  1. [1] And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
  2. [13] And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
  3. [17] And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
  4. [20] And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
  5. [40] The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

Luke.7

  1. [11] And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
  2. [18] And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things.
  3. [19] And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?

Luke.8

  1. [9] And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
  2. [22] Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.

Luke.9

  1. [1] Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
  2. [14] For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
  3. [16] Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
  4. [18] And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
  5. [40] And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
  6. [43] And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
  7. [54] And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?

Luke.10

  1. [23] And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:

Luke.11

  1. [1] And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

Luke.12

  1. [1] In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
  2. [22] And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.

Luke.14

  1. [26] If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
  2. [27] And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
  3. [33] So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

Luke.16

  1. [1] And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.

Luke.17

  1. [1] Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
  2. [22] And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

Luke.18

  1. [15] And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.

Luke.19

  1. [29] And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
  2. [37] And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
  3. [39] And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

Luke.20

  1. [45] Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples,

Luke.22

  1. [11] And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
  2. [39] And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
  3. [45] And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,

John.1

  1. [35] Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
  2. [37] And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

John.2

  1. [2] And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
  2. [11] This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
  3. [12] After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.
  4. [17] And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
  5. [22] When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

John.3

  1. [22] After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
  2. [25] Then there arose a question between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purifying.

John.4

  1. [1] When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
  2. [2] (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
  3. [8] (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
  4. [27] And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
  5. [31] In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
  6. [33] Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?

John.6

  1. [3] And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
  2. [8] One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him,
  3. [11] And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
  4. [12] When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
  5. [16] And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea,
  6. [22] The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone;
  7. [24] When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.
  8. [60] Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
  9. [61] When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
  10. [66] From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

John.7

  1. [3] His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.

John.8

  1. [31] Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

John.9

  1. [2] And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
  2. [27] He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples?
  3. [28] Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples.

John.11

  1. [7] Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.
  2. [8] His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?
  3. [12] Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
  4. [54] Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.

John.12

  1. [4] Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him,

John.12

  1. [16] These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.

John.13

  1. [5] After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
  2. [22] Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.
  3. [23] Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
  4. [35] By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John.15

  1. [8] Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

John.16

  1. [17] Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?
  2. [29] His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

John.18

  1. [1] When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.
  2. [2] And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.
  3. [15] And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest.
  4. [16] But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.
  5. [17] Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man’s disciples? He saith, I am not.
  6. [19] The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
  7. [25] And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.

John.19

  1. [26] When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
  2. [27] Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
  3. [38] And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.

John.20

  1. [2] Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
  2. [3] Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.
  3. [4] So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
  4. [8] Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
  5. [10] Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.
  6. [18] Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
  7. [19] Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
  8. [20] And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
  9. [25] The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
  10. [26] And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
  11. [30] And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

John.21

  1. [1] After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.
  2. [2] There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.
  3. [4] But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
  4. [7] Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher’s coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.
  5. [8] And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.
  6. [12] Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.
  7. [14] This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.
  8. [20] Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?
  9. [23] Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
  10. [24] This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

Acts.1

  1. [15] And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

Acts.6

  1. [1] And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.
  2. [2] Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
  3. [7] And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Acts.9

  1. [1] And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,
  2. [10] And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.
  3. [19] And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.
  4. [25] Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.
  5. [26] And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.
  6. [36] Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
  7. [38] And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.

Acts.11

  1. [26] And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
  2. [29] Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:

Acts.13

  1. [52] And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

Acts.14

  1. [20] Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
  2. [22] Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
  3. [28] And there they abode long time with the disciples.

Acts.15

  1. [10] Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Acts.16

  1. [1] Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek:

Acts.18

  1. [23] And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.
  2. [27] And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:

Acts.19

  1. [1] And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
  2. [9] But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
  3. [30] And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

Acts.20

  1. [1] And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia.
  2. [7] And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
  3. [30] Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Acts.21

  1. [4] And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.
  2. [16] There went with us also certain of the disciples of Caesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge.

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The following information is from:

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/latest-population-statistics-for-israel

On Israeli Independence Day 2021, Israel’s population stood at 9,327,000.  This is a more than 10-fold increase compared to when Israel was founded in 1948.  

Diversity & Growth
Immigration & Naturalization
A Young Population
Distribution
Birth, Marriage & Divorce

Diversity & Growth

The population increased by 1.5% since last Indendence Day. The Jewish population is 6,894,000 (73.9%) and 1,966,000 (21.1%) are Arabs. Those identified as “others” (non-Arab Christians, Baha’iSamaritans, Karaite Jews, Seventh-day Adventists, Messianic Jews, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and immigrants from the former Soviet Union, who identify themselves as Jewish but do not satisfy the Orthodox Jewish definition of “Jewish” the government uses for civil procedures) make up 5% of the population (467,000 people).

In 2020, the population by religion was roughly 18% Muslim (2019 – 1,636,000), 2% (180,000) Christian and 2% Druze.

When the state was established, there were only 806,000 residents and the total population reached its first and second millions in 1949 and 1958 respectively. Judging by current population trend data, experts predict that the population of Israel will reach 10 million by 2024 or sooner.

In addition to these numbers, there are approximately 170,000 people living in Israel who are neither citizens nor permanent residents.

Out of the 14.7 million Jewish people in the world, 47% reside in Israel.

The average earnings per household are NIS 20,027 gross (approximately $5,800).

Approximately 50,000 people died in 2020, with more than 3,300 succumbing to COVID-19.

Israel is the 100th most populous country in the world, not including the over 250,000 illegal foreign workers and African migrants residing in Israel.

Of Israeli Jews over age 20 in 2020, 43% self-identify as secular, 22% as traditional but not very religious, 13% as traditional-religious, 11% as religious and 10% as ultra-Orthodox.

According to a poll by the NGO Hiddush published in September 2019, 58% of Jewish citizens do not affiliate with any religious stream, 18% are “Zionist Orthodox,” 12% “ultra-Orthodox” (including 2% “Zionist ultra-Orthodox”), 7% “Reform,” and 6% “Conservative.”

 

Ultra-Orthodox Jews As Percentage of Population
(thousands)
2009 2014 2020
Number % of Total Number % of Total Number % of Total
Ultra-Orthodox 750 10% 911 11% 1,175 13%
Other Jews 5,267 70% 5,560 68% 5,695 61%
Arab Israelis 1,536 20% 1,713 21% 1,956 21%
Total 7,553 8,184 8,826
Note: Total does not include non-Arabs. Percentages for 2020 are of total Israeli population including non-Arabs.
Source: Israel Democracy Institute

 

According to 2019 figures, more than three-quarters (77.5%) of Christians are Arabs, representing 7.2% of all Israeli-Arab citizens. The majority of non-Arab Christians living in Israel are citizens who immigrated to Israel since 1990, together with Jewish family members under the Law of Return.

Some 70.6% of Arab-Christians live in northern Israel today, while 13.3% reside in the coastal city of Haifa and 9.5% live in Jerusalem. The nation’s most populous Christian cities are Nazareth (21,900 inhabitants), Haifa (16,100), Jerusalem (12,700) and the Galilee city of Shfaram (10,300).

The average fertility rate among Christians in 2018 was 2.06 children per woman, compared to 3.2 for Muslim women, 3.17 for Jewish women and 2.16 for Druze women.

Immigration & Naturalization

Israel welcomed approximately 20,000 new immigrants during 2020, down significantly from the 34,000 last year undoubtedly because of the coronavirus pandemic. Most immigrants arrived in Israel from Russia (38.1%), Ukraine (15.1%), France (11.0%), and the United States (10.7%).

Since Israel’s founding, 3.3 million people have immigrated to the country, 44% of them arriving since 1990.

While the number of immigrants from most countries declined, those from Russia increased significantly. “Most of the immigrants coming to Israel from Russia and Ukraine in recent years do not qualify as Jewish under religious law, even if they are eligible for citizenship,” Judy Maltz noted, “To qualify for citizenship under the Law of Return, an individual must have at least one Jewish grandparent, a Jewish spouse or have undergone a conversion in a recognized Jewish community (it does not have to be an Orthodox conversion). To qualify as a Jew under religious law, an individual must have been born to a Jewish mother or have undergone an Orthodox conversion by rabbis recognized by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate.”

Another significant change in 2018 was a surprising reduction in the number of immigrants from France despite rising anti-Semitism in that country. Moreover, Maltz reported that many French Jews who moved to Israel have returned to France because of difficulty integrating into Israeli society due to the inability to master Hebrew and find jobs matching their skills.

In 2020, 78% of the total Jewish population were “Sabras” – born in Israel – compared with just a 35% native-born population at Israel’s independence in 1948. Over half of the Jewish population are Israeli-born to at least one parent who was also Israeli-born.2Those of European and American ancestry ma030ke up about 2.2 million (36%) of the Jewish population in Israel while Africans fill out another 14.5% and Asians are 11.2%.

A study performed by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that one in four Jewish individuals currently live in a country other than the one they were born in. In contrast, one in twenty Christians and one in twenty-five Muslims live in a country other than that of their birth. This makes Jewish individuals the world’s top migrants.

A Young Population

Israel’s population is considered young relative to the populations of other Western countries.

As of 2021, 28% of the population was aged 0-14 while only 12% were older than 65 years of age. The OECD average is 18.5% (0-14) and 15% (65+). Israel’s average age, however, is getting older. In 2011, the average age was 29.5 years as opposed to 27.6 in the year 2000. Average age worldwide for males is 28.4 and for women is 30.6 years old.

Life expectancy for Israelis is 83 years, 81 years for men, and 84.7 years for women. In 2017, life expectancy for Arab women was 79.5 years and 77.4 for men.

The World Health Organization issued a report in May 2016 that concluded humans were on average living 5 years longer than they were in 2000. Israel was ranked as the country with the 8th highest life expectancy in the world, better than the United States, Canada, France, Russia, and other highly developed nations. Life expectancy in 2020 was 83.5 years for all Israelis, 84.9 for women and 82 for men.

Distribution

Israel’s population density in 2017 was reported as 373.2 people per km2. By comparison, Slovenia (who’s territory is roughly the same size as Israel’s) has a population density of 102 people per km2; Belgium (slightly larger than Israel) has a density of 364 people per km2.

Tel Aviv is Israel’s densest region with 7,522 people per km2; Jerusalem has a density of 1,484 people per km2 and Bnei Brak is Israel’s densest city with 22,145 people per km2.

The most popular cities for new immigrants to settle down in during 2014 were Tel Aviv and Netanya, with 3,275, and 3,102 new immigrants settling there, respectively.

Just under half of the Jewish population lives in the center of the country, either Jerusalem or Tel Aviv metropolitan areas. 60% of the Arab population lives in the north.

Jerusalem is Israel’s largest city, with a population of 936,047, followed by Tel Aviv-Jaffa (461,352), Haifa (285,542), Rishon Le-Zion (254,238) and Petah Tikva (248,005). Today there are 14 cities in Israel with a population of over 100,000.

Israel’s male to female population ratio is 982:1,000.

Israel has 15 cities that are home to over 100,000 people.

Birth, Marriage & Divorce

The average age for an Israeli woman to be married in 2016 was 26.1 years old, and the average age for an Israeli woman to have her first child was 28.3. Teen births are uncommon in Israel, with births to women aged 19 and under accounting for 0.5% of national births during 2016.

The fertility of Israeli Jewish women in 2018 exceeded that of Arab women for the first time. The rate among Jewish women living in Israel and in Israeli settlement in the West Bank was 3.05 compared to 3.04 for Israeli Arab women. The overall fertility rate in Israel in 2020 was 3.01 children per woman. The average fertility rate for 2017 for all developed countries of the OECD was 1.65.

Some 176,000 babies were born in 2020 (73.8% born to Jewish mothers, 23.4% to Arab mothers and 2.8% to mothers of Others).

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