John’s expression of eternal Truth is overwhelming. Commentaries such as this are intended to help fellow disciples to find their own relationship with God through Christ and the scripture.
14:1–3 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. And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, 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.
Mount Zion is the apex of human achievement in Spirit. It is the home of the prodigal son and the homeland of the wandering Jewish tribes. Mount Zion is the symbolic mountain where Christ, the Lamb, resides.
The 144,000 represent the spiritual, subtle nerve pathways that enliven the physical nervous system. The dual positive/negative manifestations of the 72,000 neutral nadis set forth in yogic traditions Perhaps it is easier to think of the 144,000 as a blueprint, unblemished and still perfect in form and concept before construction begins.
Throughout all traditions and notably in the Bible, the voice or “Word” of God sounds like rolling thunder or the roar of many waters. When the disciple learns to still the body and mind and concentrate on a single idea, the rolling nature of God’s Word becomes the deep vibrational sound of AUM (or OM) spoken about in Yogic traditions.
The voice like the sound of harps comes from the church in Pergamum (the lumbar/manipura chakra). It is a symbolic indication of how this church instructs the less spiritually advanced churches and holds the element of fire. The unspoiled, unmanifested 144,000 sing a song no one else can sing (and which has not been previously heard by the disciple) because their purity is beyond the experience of all who have been tainted by desire. These sons of Adam are have inherited the original sin unlike those who never ate the fruit of selfish intention.
The 144,000 subtle components of the Afferent and Efferent nerves are the positive and negative poles of the 72,000 nadis of yoga. Without redeeming the nervous…