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I respectfully say, Strictly speaking, there is no biblical basis for holding this assumption as fact. In this answer: A Scriptural Answer - The Formula [How we interpret the bible through comparisons] The Little Flock, Distinct from the Great Flock A Hidden Pearl [144,000] in the Parable of the Faithful and Discreet Slave Significance of the Money ...
Revelation 1:1 reveals WHO the receipients were: bondservants/slaves. Only Israel in bondage to the law under the old covenant were bondservants. The 144,000 are the 'Firstfruits' from the tribes of Israel, representing the priestly class of 24 elders with 6000 in each division.
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