The 144,000 on Mount Zion - with The Lamb

1.Then I looked and saw the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him 144,000 who had His Name and His Father’s name written on their foreheads.

2. And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of many waters and the loud rumbling of thunder. And the sound I heard was like harpists strumming their harps.

3. And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. And no one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.

4. These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins.

5. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes.

6. They have been redeemed from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.

7   And no lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.

These 144,000 have are said to be “not defiled by women and are virgins”. But having a sexual relation with a woman cannot be classed as being “defiled” Indeed, God instructed his newly created children to “go forth and multiply”. So not being “defiled” does not refer to these people as being virgins by choice! It could, however, be because of their age!

If these people are all quite young and have not yet reached, or only recently reached puberty, then this could be a very good reason to still be a virgin and would put a completely different slant on this prophecy. The fact that "no lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless", seems to confirm that they may be too young to lie!

They sang a new song…. and no one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. This sounds like many of the modern songs youngsters produce these days! No one han understand what they are saying!  

They would certainly "follow the Lamb wherever He goes" if the Lamb in this prophecy is some kind of singing star! They might even wear a hat which has the "Name of The Lamb and the Name of his Father" written on His Head.

Even the introduction to this prophecy seems to tell us about the sound of music and other sounds, suspiciously like the beckground noise of an amplifier and the percussion sounds associated with a band!

"And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of many waters and the loud rumbling of thunder. And the sound I heard was like harpists strumming their harps.

It definitely sounds like a band! But it seems to me that this Lamb and His music is more to do with a certain Church Group named Zion and based in the USA than a gathering on the actual Mount Zion in Israel.

It sounds too trivial for this relatively obscure church to be the subject of a prophecy in the Book of Revelation, but I can only comment on what has been written, not on the intention of the Man who wrote it.