Why maintain the distinction of New Testament Believers?
Aside from of the book of Revelation, the New Testament does not make a distinction between a Messianic
and Gentile Believer, which the apostle Paul was emphasizing to the Ephesian church
However, close observation of Revelation indicates that there are subtle distinctions which should be
recognized, because these distinctions may affect the interpretation of the passage such as:
Satan is seen persecuting "the woman who gave birth to the male child"
(Rev 12:13) and "went off to make war with the rest of her children,
who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus" (Rev 12:17).
Coming from the 12 sons of Israel (Rev 7:3-8), the
144,000 bond servants are described as virgin Jewish men who "follow Jesus wherever He
goes" and (Rev 14:3-5).