Next let us examine the first three verses as a whole:
"And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth." (Revelation 14:1-3
The 144,000 not only stands for an internal manifestation of energies, but also an external one. Externally, it is a symbolic number of seekers who correctly see and follow the teachings of the initiate over the period of an astrological age of about 2160 years.
144,000 may seem like a large number but it is quite small in relation to the number of followers. For instance, there are over two billion Christians on the earth today and over a billion more who have passed on. If we divide 144,000 into 3 billion we see that less than one in twenty thousand followers become one of this group.
This illustrates a principle and it is that only one in thousands among the followers of an initiate sees the true original vision and follows the true spirit of the founding words and works. Only a small number escape the power of the unjust authority of the Beast and find the Father's name inside their own minds and hearts.
"And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters,"
When one sees with the same vision as the Christ, the Buddha, Confucius or any other initiate he receives revelation from the realm of Spirit. It is as the voice of many waters because in the midst of many waters, such as a great waterfall, all other sounds are drowned out. Only the overpowering sound of the water can be heard. Even so when the disciple hears the inner voice correctly, even though it is very quiet, a focus upon the message drowns out all other distractions so only the message is heard.
"And as the voice of a great thunder..."
Again the thunder signifies an awakening of the follower to a new realization of purpose and spirit.
"And I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:"
The beautiful music signifies the tuning and focus of the mind and heart of the seeker so he is in harmony with the Will and Purpose of God.
"And they sung as it were a new song...."
The power to sing the Song is achieved through the previously mentioned items:
When this trinity of achievements is accomplished he sings a "new song." He sees the world and other people in an entirely new way. Words can be given out (such as The Song of the 144,000 below) that can direct the mind and heart toward this consciousness, but the Song is more than words. The true song is sung through the attunement and the harmonious vibration given off by the seeker. The true disciple may be sitting still and silent, yet singing the Song with his radiating being.
Let me repeat here the Song Of The 144,000 given out in my book, The Immortal. This is designed to lift up the hearts, minds and purpose of those who are ready so the Song can be sung:
We thank you Father
That you have revealed to us your protective universal light;
That within this light is complete protection from all destructive forces;
That the Holy Spirit of Your Presence permeates us in this light,
And wherever we will the light to descend.
We thank you Father
That you fill us with your protective fires of love;
That within this love is complete protection from all destructive thoughts and feelings;
That the consciousness of Christ is lifted up in us in this love,
And wherever we will the love to be enflamed.
We thank you Father
That You are in us and we are in You;
That through us Your Will is sent forth on wings of power;
That Your Purpose is accomplished on earth as it is in heaven;
That through us Your Light and Love and Power is manifest to all the Sons and Daughters of Mankind.
Amen, or Ahman
The scripture continues:
"Before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders:"
When the higher consciousness is achieved the vibration of the Song radiates throughout the mind (the throne) the lower self and the emotions follow it (the four beasts) and the wise people (elders) of the earth acknowledge the wisdom of the disciple.
"And no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth."
The earth stands for the lower nature and the concrete mind. To attain the vibration of the Song one must be redeemed from the carnal mind and be dominated by the spiritual.
The next verses to consider are:
"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.
"And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God." (Revelation 14:4-5)
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