What are the parallels between the 12 apostles and the 144,000?

As, Jesus taught, trained and filled with the Holy Ghost the 12 apostles to preach to the the children of Israel at His first coming, He will also choose 12 times 12,000 faithful apostles filled with the Holy Spirit to lead His end time church in preaching the gospel to the entire world just before His second coming. And a great multitude of believers will accept the Lord Jesus Christ as a result of their anointed efforts.

The following are parallels between the 12 Apostles and the 144,000:

12 Apostles
1-Literal Israelites (Genesis 12:1-3)
2-Time of first coming (Galatians 4:4)
3-Number is complete and they are sealed with the Spirit (Acts 1-2)
4-Minister under the former rain of Holy Spirit (Acts 2:17)
5-Firstfruits of Jesus first coming (James 1:18)
6-Thousands of Jews converted (Acts 2:5)
7-Have Jesus’ Name (Acts 3:16)
8-Have no guile (John 1:47)
9-Follow Jesus (John 1:37)
10-Lead thousands to God (Acts 4:4)
11-They praise Jesus with palms (Mat 21:1-9)
12-Minister before a great persecution in Jerusalem (Acts 8:1)
13-The 12 sing a song with Jesus (Mat 26:30)
14-Rested on the Sabbath (Luke 23:56; Acts 17:2)
15-Not defiled with the leaven of Pharisees (Mark 7:1-15)
16-Will sit on twelve thrones Judging (Mat 19:28)

144,000 Apostles
1-Spiritual Israel (Gal 3:29)
2-Time of second coming (Rev 7)
3-Number is complete then sealed (Rev 7; Eph 4:30)
4-Minister under latter rain of the Holy Spirit (Joel 2:28)
5-First-fruits of Jesus’ second coming (Rev 14:4)
6-Great multitude converted (Rev 7:9)
7-Have the Father’s name (Rev 14:1)
8-Have no guile (Rev 14:5)
9-Follow the Lamb (Rev 14:4)
10-Lead great multitude to God (Revelation 7:9)
11-They praise God with palms (Rev 7:9,10)
12-Minister before a great persecution in the world (Dan 12:1)
13-The 144,000 sing a song with the Lamb (Rev 14:3)
14-Have the Sabbath seal of God and Father’s name (Rev 7:1; 14:1)
15-Not defiled with doctrines of Babylon (Rev 14:4)
16-Will sit with Jesus on 144,000 thrones judging (Rev 20:4)

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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