Defiled (not with women)

 

Extract and comment from Revelation Chp. 14

 

14.4

These are they which were (a)not defiled with women, for they are virgins.  These are they which follow the Lamb wherever He goes.  These were redeemed from among men to be (b)the firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. 

(a) “Not defiled with women”; this verse has been misquoted, misused, and deliberately targeted against women throughout the last 2000 years by perverse and corrupt men.  It is true that in the timing of these events, it will certainly be the case on Earth that sexual immorality, perversion and idolatry will all be mixed together, as an essential part of the then system of “normal society”, and will in high probability be sanctioned by Religion, as was the case 2000 years ago in Greece and elsewhere!  

Charles Welch makes the point well in his book “This Prophecy”, as Satan attempts to use the same method he used successfully in Eden (See: Eve and Adam)!  It is easy to see now (2014) that the trend is already well established on the Earth.  What perverse men conveniently omit, is that they themselves are part of the system, and without them the corruption would not exist!  (See notes on 14:1(a)).

What Satan cannot do, is create, although he is still trying to find the key, via all means available to him (see: Satan's Motivation:)  However; as per Eden, Satan here is attempting again to control and pervert “pro-creation”!  As these 144,000 Jews are “first fruits” of the new “Bride”; and the nucleus of the Millennial Nation of Ezekiel and will not be perverted, as per Eve; Christ Jesus is the first fruit of His Body (1Cor. 15:23), THE Bridegroom, not perverted as per Adam!

See notes on “ceremonial cleansing for service” in V1(a). 

It is factual however that the 144,000 will not partake of the above corruption, and they will be ceremonially clean to the requirements of Ex. 28, Lev. 15 and 24 & 1Sam. 21:4.  They will not therefore be in the category of their forbears, who were in a state of sin and disobedience by their mixing with the women of Canaan, who were certainly of Nephilim stock, and who worshipped their pagan idols with sexual acts.  Their forbears suffered the fate of the idolater and died in their sin and disobedience to Jehovah, and they will face Jehovah’s judgement, the consequence was the eventual “Lo-Ammi” condition in A.D. 69-70.   

These forefathers should have been the wife of Jehovah (Jer. 3), but dealt treacherously with their God (Jer. 3:20).  The 144,000 are almost certainly the nucleus of the “Bride” of the Lamb and are “virgins” in the sense of not having partaken of the Satan controlled actions, as described above.  When the Bride is complete (Jeshurun) (Isa. 61:10), eventually Israel will call Jehovah “Ishi” (my husband), (Hos. 2:16).  The original Greek for the translation "virgins” (Str. 3933) renders: “a maiden”, “an unmarried daughter”, which complies with the Bride waiting!  

Most people object that the “Bride” is the Church!  However, Scripture says that the Church is the Body of Christ, of which He is the Head (Eph. 1:22-23), see: The Body of Christ and the Bride of Christ:  The eventual union of Christ and His Bride, are shown in Rev. 21:9-14, where V.14  implicates the Gospels figuratively, and the walls of the city has "12 foundations", named as the 12  Apostles of the Lamb!  This shows therefore that the "Body" and the "Bride" are eventually one with  Christ!

 

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