Those who pay attention to our Site Meter on the sidebar may have noticed the passage today of a milestone: 144,000.
Why is this important? Well, as we all know, the Apocalyse tells us that: “I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.” What does this mean for latecomers? It means, quite simply, that the quota has been filled. Thanks for playing.
A follow-up in the Doctrine and Covenants clarifies that: “Those who are sealed are high priests, ordained unto the holy order of God, to administer the everlasting gospel; for they are they who are ordained out of every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, by the angels to whom is given power over the nations of the earth, to bring as many as will come to the church of the Firstborn.”
So I guess there is room in the Kingdom — and at T & S — for a few latecomers after all.