What is the importance of the number 144?

number 144Numbers play a significant part in understanding the book of Revelation, but can you explain what the importance is of number 144? For example 144,000 Jewish virgin saints, and 144 cubits as the length of the New Jerusalem

The meaning of the number 12 in Scripture is God’s perfect rule through human agency or government. We see that meaning reflected in 12 apostles and 12 tribes of Israel. Furthermore in Hebrew, to double a number implies added emphasis (i.e., 12×2=24) and to multiply a number indicates the highest emphasis (i.e., 12×12=144). We see this rule at work in places like Matthew 18: number 144 Continue reading