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 first fruits to God and the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless. Revelation 14:4-6
In the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the outlaws are followed by a posse of unknown lawmen. They lawmen are so good at tracking that Butch and Sundance keep asking the question “Who are those guys”? In the same way, people will ask about the 144,000. They appear to be the first wave of evangelists that lead revival during the time of tribulation. These ones are from a Jewish background. In Revelation 7 we see that they inspire people and others to share their faith from every tribe, nation and tongue. They will most likely die in the tribulation a martyr’s death, but they wear a white robe into eternity.
I personally love the phrase “they follow the Lamb wherever He goes”. Is my devotion like that to Jesus? Am I willing to go wherever He leads?
God, on this wonderful day when people from every nation, tribe and tongue gather at church, I pray we all come to the same heartfelt commitment to follow Jesus wherever He goes.