Revelation 7: 144,000
“ And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. (Revelation 7:1-4)
In this same chapter we learn that each tribe of Israel (12) will have a select 12,000 from each one, 12,000 x 12= 144,000. Who are these Angels? The Doctrine and Covenants gives us an insight into this; “We are to understand that the angel ascending from the east is he to whom is given the seal of the living God over the twelve tribes of Israel; wherefore, he crieth unto the four angels having the everlasting gospel, saying: Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. Andy, if you will receive it, this is Elias which was to come to gather together the tribes of Israel and restore all things.” (Doctrine and Covenants 77:9)
Who are the 144,000?
The 144,000 are High Priests who have done well in the eyes of the Lord and will be sealed to administer the gospel of Jesus Christ during the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, we are given more insight from the Doctrine and Covenants; “We are to understand that those who are sealed are high priests, ordained unto the holy order of God, to administer the everlasting gospel; for they are thy who are ordained out of every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, by the angels to whom is given power over the nations of the earth, to bring as many as will come to the church of the firstborn.” (Doctrine and Covenants 77:11)