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start date July 20, 2011

Today's date  May 27, 2012

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TOPIC:  TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

5-27-12   1:44  AM  TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

DREAM -  I was in a city somewhere and a friend of mine found a bright dark blue booklet describing the protocol of hohw to say goodby at a funerall and inside was the song TIME TO SAY GOODBYE which was the name on the front of this large size booklet.   We were singing the song as we were crossing the street.

another scene showed the writer of the song by the name of Tommy Tune and he went to be interviewed on a radio show.  Tommy Tune was a medium skinned black man and in the interview he said to the interviewer who was a darker skinned black man, "I am Hawaiian".

The darker skinned black man said, "You are a detriment to our kind."

I then was shown two very large apartments with fancy scrolled sofas in them, dark bright blue wallpaper festooned with long haired cattle laying in the fields, and long furred sheep laying in the field with crowns on their heads.  I knew that meant they were Jewish, but these were dark skinned black people.

Then I was again on the street and saw Tommy Tune crossing the street and going into a hotel.  He was having a discussion on a cell phone with his wife, telling her he was not going to a funeral somewhere.

Here I was carrying the funeral booklet in my hands written by Tommy Tune, and the man couldn't go to a funeral to say goodby to someone he loved.

So, what else couuld I do?  I followed him to his hotel and went inside behind him, but not showing myself.

Tommy Tune went into his hotel room, nnt closing the door all the way, and continued his conversation wit his wife, telling her was NOT going to the funeral and I knew he was hurting her feelings in this conversation the way he was talking to her.  I knew it was because he couldn't stand to say goodby to thhis person, whoever it was.

So, I took the dark blue booklet with the sonng in it and pushed his apartment door open and tossed the booklet onto his hotel room floor.  It landed with a plop sound on the floor.

Tommy Tune turned quickly around and saw the booklet on the floor and aid t ohis wife,  "Someone is at the door.  I have to call security."  and as he as I turned to run, he was calling security, he said to the eprson,  "Put it in encrypted", like he ddin't want them to know who he really was.

I turned to run like hell out of the hotel, and as the door opened to go outside, I woke uup with my heart pounding from fear of being cauught.

Awake now, I told the dream to Joe and asked if he ever heard of Tommy Tune and he said "No" and he was half asleep and didn't have any snwers for me about this dream.

I thought about getting up and writing down the dream, but closed my eyes again, and went right back into the dream.

I was now in an apartment with a woman and just observing the scene.

Tommy Tune came out of the bedroom, hauling a heavy yellow plastic bag full of clothes over his shoulder.  The woman said to him, "Did your brogher call you?"  and the scene panned over to the corner of the room where this ancient dark glossy black skinned man stood with his wife beside him.

The man had a white beard that came half wayy down his chest, but he was bald headed on top with a very high odd-shaped forehead.  He was wearing ancient clothing similar to a dark blue robe.  He had his arms folded in front of him and his wife was holding onto his arm.

This dark black glossy skinned man started to smile and changed form a couple times like he had appeared in several generations and I immediately knew his name was THOTH.

i immediately opened my eyes and looked at the clock, rather in shock, saying, "Oh my God"  and it was 1:44 a.m.

I really felt shocked that I had just seen what THOTH looked like.  It blew me away.

I told Joe this part of the dream and the name of the song  Time to say Goodbye, and Joe started to sing the sonng, as sung by Anndrew Bocelli.  and I told him, "Oh my God!  That's exactly how I was singing it in the dream too."

144 is a very important number as is  144,000 in the book of Revelation:

Twice in this book, mention is made of a group consisting of 144,000. In chapter 7:1ff John heard of 144,000 (12,000 each from twelve different Israelite tribes) servants of God who had been sealed on their foreheads. They were thus obviously redeemed people.

Also, the apostle saw a “great multitude, which no man can number” out of every nation. These too were redeemed individuals who had been made white in the Lamb’s blood (v. 14). They had victoriously triumphed over tribulation, and they served God continuously in his temple.

Some feel that these two groups are really the same people — just from different angles.

Again, in Revelation 14:1ff, John saw the Lamb on Mount Zion. With him were 144,000, sealed with the Father’s name upon their foreheads. This great multitude had been “purchased out of the earth,” and they were said to be the “firstfruits unto God and unto the Lamb.”

The “Jehovah’s Witnesses” have almost no concept of the distinction between the literal and the figurative language in the Bible. And so, they literalize the number 144,000 in these two contexts, and ridiculously argue that only 144,000 people will gain heaven.

A Watchtower publication states that “the final number of the heavenly church will be 144,000, according to God’s decree” (Let God Be True, p. 113). The balance of saved humanity, they contend, will live on God’s glorified earth.

It should be noted that the term “thousand” is used nineteen times in the book of Revelation, but not once is it employed literally in this document.

## The 144,000 in Revelation 7

There are some minor differences of opinion among reputable Bible scholars as to the identity of the 144,000 in Revelation 7.

John T. Hinds argued that the number referred to those who were saved from the physical nation of Israel (112).

Others, like J. W. Roberts, felt that this company is spiritual Israel, i.e., the church (71). Some think this group represents the martyrs who have given their lives for the cause of Christ.

Be that as it may, it is generally acknowledged that:

“The number is obviously symbolic. 12 (the number of the tribes) is both squared and multiplied by 1,000 — a twofold way of emphasizing completeness” (Mounce, 168).

## 144000 (number) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

144000 is a natural number. It has significance in several religious movements. In the Mayan calendar, a baktun is a period of 144,000 days. Reuben Simeon Levi Judah ...

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144000 is a natural number. It has significance in several religious movements. In the Mayan calendar, a baktun is a period of 144,000 days.

### Christianity

Tribes of Israel
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The number 144,000 has religious significance for Christians because of its use in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament, where it appears three times:

• Revelation 7:3-8 (ESV)
saying: "Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until after we have sealed the servants of God on their foreheads." And I heard the number of the sealed, a hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
12,000 from the tribe of Judah were sealed,
12,000 from the tribe of Reuben,
12,000 from the tribe of Gad,
12,000 from the tribe of Asher,
12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali,
12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh,
12,000 from the tribe of Simeon,
12,000 from the tribe of Levi,
12,000 from the tribe of Issachar,
12,000 from the tribe of Zebulun,
12,000 from the tribe of Joseph,
12,000 from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed.
• Revelation 14:1 (ESV)
Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads.
• Revelation 14:3-5 (ESV)
And they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. For it is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.
Page from an illuminated manuscript painted by an unknown artist, depicting the 144,000 from Revelation 7, from a copy of the Commentary on the Apocalypse by Saint Beatus of Liébana

The numbers 12,000 and 144,000 are variously interpreted in traditional Christianity. Some, taking the numbers in Revelation to be symbolic,[1] believe it represents all of God's people throughout history in the heavenly Church.[2] One suggestion is that the number comes from 12, a symbol for totality, which is squared and multiplied by one thousand for more emphasis. Others insist the numbers 12,000 and 144,000 are literal numbers and representing either descendants of Jacob (also called Israel in the Bible) or others to whom God has given a superior destiny with a distinct role at the time of the end of the world.[3] One understanding is that the 144,000 are recently converted Jewish evangelists sent out to bring sinners to Jesus Christ during the seven year tribulation period.[4] Preterists believe they are Jewish Christians, sealed for deliverance from the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Dispensationalist Tim LaHaye, in his commentary Revelation: Illustrated and Made Plain (Zondervan, 1975), considers the 144,000 in Revelation 7 to refer to Jews and those in Revelation 14 to refer to Christians.[5]

#### Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that exactly 144,000 faithful Christians will be resurrected to heaven to spend eternity with God as spirit beings. They believe that this number is made up of first-century Christians, and other servants of God since then who were "anointed" (or became part of "spiritual Israel"), rather than being composed of literal descendants of Jacob.[6] Witnesses believe that the 144,000 have been selected by God since Pentecost 33 CE. They believe the 144,000 (which they consider to be synonymous with the "little flock" of Luke 12:32) will serve with Christ as king-priests for a thousand years, while all other people accepted by God (whom they identify as the "other sheep" of John 10:16 and "the great crowd" of Revelation 7:9,14), will be given an opportunity to live forever in a restored paradise on earth. According to the Witnesses, the first of the 144,000 were resurrected as spirit beings in 1918 and others who die after 1918 are immediately resurrected to heaven.[7][8] Nearly 12,000 Witnesses worldwide—an increase of more than 3,000 since 1995[9]—claim to be of the anointed "remnant" of the 144,000.[10] The "remnant" is considered to constitute the faithful and discreet slave of Matthew 24:45 and Luke 12:42, with teaching authority over Jehovah's Witnesses worldwide. In practice, all doctrinal and organizational decisions are made by the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses, which is said to represent that "slave class".[11][12]

#### Skoptzists

The Christian Skoptsy sect in Russia believed that the Messiah would come when the Skoptsy numbered 144,000.[citation needed]

#### Unification Church

The Christian-based sect founded by Reverend Sun Myung Moon believes the 144,000 represents the total number of saints whom Christ must find "who can restore through indemnity the missions of all the past saints who, despite their best efforts to do God's Will, fell prey to Satan when they failed in their responsibilities. He must find these people during his lifetime and lay the foundation of victory over Satan's world" according to the Exposition of the Divine Principle, page 144.

### Islam

144,000 is alleged to have been the number of Sahaba of Muhammad, though other totals have been given.[13] The number is also given as the total number of prophets in Islam,[14] although this has also been reported as 124,000 or 244,000. The actual number of Prophets or Sahaba (Companions) is not known, however, 25 names have been mentioned in the Qur'an.

### New Age movements

The number 144,000 is also significant in various New Age religious movements.

• The Church Universal and Triumphant teaches that Sanat Kummara and the Lords of the Flame also brought 144,000 souls with them from Venus.
• The new age religion called Raëlism also states that there are 144,000 chosen people to continue humanity in case of an upcoming disaster.[15]
• The satirical Church of the Subgenius believes that somewhere between 144 000 and 144 people will be taken with the Xists aboard the pleasure saucers.

## Popular culture

• 144,000 Gone is a 1984 song by Agent Steel
• 144,000 is the title of:
• a song written and performed by California-based neo-psychedelic rock band Silver Sunshine
• the eighth track of Tribal Seeds' 2009 album The Harvest
• Songs mentioning 144,000 in the lyrics include:
• 4th Chamber by GZA from the 1995 album Liquid Swords ("Rollin' with the lands, the tribe's a hundred and forty four thousand chosen. Protons, electrons always cause explosions.")
• G.O.D. (Gaining One's Definition) by Common ("Cuz when the trumpets blowin', 24 elders surround the throne. Only 144,000 gon' get home.")
• It's Your World/Pop's Reprise by Common ("Be that last one of 144,000, be the resident of that twelfth house. Be eternal." Lonnie Lynn a.k.a. Pops.)
• Fire in the Sky by Beast 1333 ("Atrocities approaching and 144,000 of us will be chosen.")
• Share This by Soul Position from the 2003 album 8 Million Stories (album) ("I saw the stairway to heaven, and counted one-hundred and forty-four thousand steps.")

## References

1. ^ See "Numbers in the Book of Revelation" as an example of this view.
2. ^ "144,000 sealed in Apocalypse [Revelation] 7:4ff; 14:1 ff: This is 12, the number of the tribes of Israel, multiplied by itself and then multiplied by 1000, the number of a military unit in the ancient Israelite army. The number indicates the fullness of Israel; the Church in the New Testament is conceived as the fullness of Israel, and this is the heavenly Church in its final completion."--Dictionary of the Bible, John L. McKenzie, S.J., p. 621.
3. ^ "The earth-dwellers will stand in rebellion against God, but the 144,000 as slaves of God will faithfully proclaim the gospel." Robert L Thomas, "One Hundred Forty-Four Thousand: Who Are They?", Ankerberg Theological Research Institute
4. ^
5. ^
6. ^ What does the Bible Really Teach?, ch. 8, p. 79
7. ^ Revelation—Its Grand Climax at Hand, page 103
8. ^ From Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained Watchtower Society 1st Ed. 1958, page 231-232
9. ^ Hughes, Patrick. A Dictionary of Islam, "Ashab"
10. ^ Wherry, Elwood Morris & Sale, George. A Comprehensive Commentary on the Qurán
11. ^ The message, Intelligent Design, page 298

144 is the natural number following 143 and preceding 145. 144 is a dozen dozens, or one gross

It is the twelfth Fibonacci number, and the largest one to also be a square,[1] as the square of 12 (which is also its index in the Fibonacci sequence), following 89 and preceding 233.

144 is the smallest number with exactly 15 divisors.

144 is a number that is divisible by the value of its φ function, which returns 48 in this case. Also, there are 21 solutions to the equation φ(x) = 144, more than any integer below 144, making it a highly totient number.

$144^5 = 27^5 + 84^5 + 110^5 + 133^5$, the smallest number whose fifth power is a sum of four (smaller) fifth powers. This solution was found in 1966 by L. J. Lander and T. R. Parkin, and disproved Euler's sum of powers conjecture.

The maximum determinant in a 9 by 9 matrix of zeroes and ones is 144.

144 is in base 10 a sum-product number, as well as a Harshad number.