There are 1440 minutes in a 24 hour day. This fact is not mentioned very often in Bible commentaries of Revelation 14: 4. It suggests that the 144 "thousands" saved out of the earth are ' somehow' related to the completion of time as measured by the clock. Another thing you will not see in a Bible commentary is that the numbers 1, 4, 4, appear in the chapter and verse in Revelation exactly where the forward text explains the meaning of '144'.
Gematria of the Bible phrases that equal 144 also follow this strange pattern:
"The Elect" [1Thes 1.4]
"The Heart" [Jn 14.1]
"Faithful" [1 Tim 4:10]
"In that day shall there be one LORD" [Zec 14.9]
If one could assign importance on a single Chapter in the Old Testament based on how many times it is recited by Orthodox Jews, the greatest chapter would be Psalm 145. It is recited three times every day. In fact it is said that by reciting it a person is guaranteed to partake in the World-to-Come.
However, this Psalm is numbered [size=150]144[/size] in the Septuagint Greek version of the Old Testament.
The Talmud explains that this Psalm is chosen from the out of the three acrostic (every sentence beginning with the letter of the alphabet) Psalms as most significant because only it includes the verse:
"You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing."'
There is another strange anomaly to this Psalm. Although it should have 22 verses, corresponding to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, it has only 21.
The only Hebrew letter that does not begin a verse of Psalm 144 is nun (the 14th letter).
According to the Talmud, the 14th letter "nun" was omitted because it refers to the downfall of the enemies of Israel [this, of course, is a euphemism for Israel], as it is written, 'She has fallen ('nafla') and will not again arise, the maiden of Israel' (Amos 5:2)."(Talmud Bavli, Tractate Berachot).
It is amazing that the 14th verse that begins with the 15th Hebrew letter "samekh" says:
"The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all [those that be] bowed down."
With these strange discrepancies one wonders if there might exist a specific reason for them, a code perhaps that can be read in the fullness of time? If Israel has fallen, when will she be lifted up?
Because there are 21 verses of this acrostic with the 14th verse omitted or 'hidden', these two numbers stand out as significant.
Watch what happens when the Septuagint Psalm 144 is multiplied by its verse numbers:
20. 2880 21
Verse 14 equals 2016 (14 x 144) and the final verse equals 3024 (21 x 144). Three thousand & twenty four is precisely the number of years between the dedication of the first temple (in 360 day prophetic years) and the year 2016.
3024 is also the perimeter of the Great Pyramid... a Pyramid that is 5776 inches in height, a number that in the Hebrew calendar represents the Gregorian year 2016.
There is more... It is known that the average diameter of the moon is 2160 miles.
2016 + 144 = 2160
The average diameter of the earth is 7920 miles or 2016 x 4 - 144.
The moon's diameter 2160 plus the earth's diameter 7920 is precisely 5 x 2016.
The term “Septuagint” means seventy in Latin, and the text is so named to the credit of 70 Hebrew scholars that translated the Old Testament into Greek. It is because the Septuagint lists Psalm 145 as 144 that this code works... and 70 x 144 also equals the combined diameters of the earth and the moon.
The image below shows this ratio. The year 144 does not stand out significantly with respect to prophetic events in the past. However, it is marked to show the relationship between that number and the diameter of the moon in miles and the year 2016.
The Great Pyramid has long been known to represent the ratio between the earth and the moon. Notice that it also marks the distance 5040 from the middle of the earth to the middle of the moon. In other words, half the earth's diameter (3960) plus half the moon's diameter (1080) is 5040.
5040 is the perimeter of the Temple mount. If the measurements are accurate, the Temple mount platform
"within the temple mount" is 2016 ft around... four feet more than I previously calculated with Google earth. This gives a difference between the two at 3024, the same as the perimeter of the Great Pyramid and the distance in prophetic years between the dedication of the first temple and the year 2016.
What I am saying with all this is that the measure of time for the Church age has been pre-set. It was aligned with creation from the beginning. The numbers that surface in this study have been well known in "sacred geometry" from antiquity. Using 'statute' miles in the ratio of earth and moon compared to the dimension of the Great pyramid and temple mount in feet does not interfere with the harmony of the system. Time, measure, feet and miles are interdependent and have been preserved by the creator for good reason.
But without reason, one cannot appreciate what is being said."The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. [There is] no speech nor language, [where] their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world."