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“And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one was able to learn the song except the 144,000 who had been purchased from the earth” (Revelation 14:3).

There are things of faith which only those who have faith understand.  It is not a secret, but the wisdom that comes when the Holy Spirit opens the eyes of the blind.  Imagine describing sight to one born blind.  The faithful know their hope is a real assurance.  They sing about it.  As many as believe are the ones who are saved.  Do not look at these numbers in absolute and modern terms but see that  the numbers include those from every tribe, folk, tongue, and nation.

Lord from the twelve tribes, the twelve apostles, from all times and places, there are those whom you have called and awakened to the reality of eternity.  That is Your business.  You have privileged me to be a part of what You are doing.  You have redeemed us by Your own shed blood.  Bring us together so that we no longer see the distinctions of tribe, folk, or nation, but understand that we are all one in You.

Lord Jesus, there is a much that needs to happen in my heart.  I understand enough to hear these things and believe them.  Then, I go about my daily life, and I do not live according to what I have heard.  You know the difference.  Help me to join with You in what You are doing so that I can move further along this path that You have set before me.  Abiding in Your goodness, may I become more like You with each day You give me.  Amen.