Who are the 144,000? Garner Ted Armstrong has explained who they are in a booklet, titled “Who Are The 144,000“.
There in the introduction he states:
“In vision, John saw a huge throng of 144,000 “of all the tribes of the children of Israel” who are said to be “before the throne of God.” Who are these people? Are they in Heaven? Are they a church on earth? Here, in plain language, is the truth about the 144,000.”
Well, here in plain spoken language is the truth of who the 144,000 are in prophecy. There are many strange and crackpot views about who they are and where they are right now. But you will see and read (if you access the article) that the Bible is very straightforward on this matter.