The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. 2 When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss.3 And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. 4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. (Revelation 9:1-4)
This verse gives us more evidence that not only Jewish believers, but also Gentile believers will be sealed by God during the tribulation period. God will definately not allow these scorpions to attack the saints from every ethnic group who are held up as holy martyrs in this book (Revelation 6:9, 13:10, 19:2).
I humbly challenge those of you who think that only the Jewish believers will be sealed to go back and reread Revelation 7:1-4. It seems to me to be saying that all of God’s servants will be sealed, 144,000 of which will be Jews. I do not believe that the 144,00 represents the total number of those who are sealed.