Those whom Jesus Christ made to be a kingdom and priests to our God are shown as singing a new song in which they say that they were bought by Christs blood.(Re 5:9, 10) Further on, the ones singing the new song are enumerated as 144,000 persons bought from among mankind as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.(Re 14:1-5) Finally this underpriesthood is shown as being resurrected to heaven and joining Jesus Christ in his rule, becoming priests of God and of the Christ and ruling as kings with Christ during his Thousand Year Reign.Re 20:4, 6.(it 2 Priest p. 687)<quoted text>
The belief that only 144,000 and the belief that we will be right here on the same earth is false..
The key to the identification of the great crowd is found within the description of them in Revelation chapter 7 and in obviously parallel passages. Revelation 7:15-17 speaks of God as spreading his tent over them, of their being guided to fountains of waters of life, and of Gods wiping every tear from their eyes. At Revelation 21:2-4 we find parallel expressions:Gods tent being with mankind, his wiping every tear from their eyes, and death being no more. The vision there presented is concerning persons not in heaven, from where the New Jerusalem comes down, but on earth, among mankind.