able to fly at will like angels?
"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." Revelation 14:4
BIBLE SUPERMEN AND SUPERWOMEN?
When I first studied this I thought the 144,000 were all men. But now, after deeper study, I feel there is a lot of evidence it is not so, and that perhaps 50% of the 144,000 are women! This is even more likely to me, as when the bible superficially seems to have racism or sexism, "superficial" is precisely what it is. Lets have a look at some facts:
REVELATION 14:1-5........ and WOMEN!
1) Nowhere in these 5 verses is a male pronoun ever used. There is no indication of this. What is more astonishing, the one place it does seem to be, verse 4 "redeemed from among men" the word men is actually pronounced "anthrOpOn" in Greek, that is HUMANS! Even the connected referral to this "no man" in verse 3, is actually "oudeis" in Greek, or "no-one" or "not-yet-one" according to Greek scholars.
2) You may immediately want to retort: "Yes but it says defiled by women", and only men can be defiled by women. But what if this is spiritual. Much of Revelation certainly is. What if these women are the Whore of Babylon, and the Jezebel spirit of worldliness? In the Book of Revelation itself. And by extension The Spirit of Hagar in Galatians 4? Is the Spirit of Hagar part of the attack on the woman in Revelation 12? Also the Queen of Heaven spirit of idolatry, linked with Rome. The witchcraft of "apothecary" also in Revelation, that some might link with the contraceptive pill? It is a credible possibility. In other words they have not been spiritually seduced into lies against the Faith, or into selling out truth for the comrdeship of Tribalism.
3) So..... what about the word "virgins"? Well in the "Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins" (Matt 25) the idea of spiritual (and perhaps physical) virgins is associated with women (as they are waiting for the groom) and then to immediately discount this can mean female virgins in Reveltion 14, is a bit hasty isn't it? That would be inconsistent. Some might try to even argue it is an indication all 144,000 are women!
4) Concerning timing, why do the 144,000 all have to be alive now, at the end of the age? It is very possible to think people like William Tyndale and Joan Waste might be in that number. Sure it has credibility they are all alive today, but "great tribulation" has happened in the past, as well as happening in the future or now, indeed some people might think it is possible some old testament believers may be in the 144,000.
so that is some evidence the 144,000 may not only be men!
THE RACE ISSUE - ?
WHY ABLE TO FLY AT WILL?