With the eyes of faith and the Word of God we are given this morning to see what the apostle sees. Like Moses standing atop Mt. Nebo we gaze in one direction and we see mighty Israel gathered for war. 12,000 from each tribe. 144,000 from the 12 tribes; Christ’s mighty Church symbolically portrayed as an army arrayed for battle, the Church militant. Clothed with the whole armor of God they wrestle not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. (Eph 6:12 ESV). Theirs is a righteous battle, a just war, a good fight for whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, (Phi 4:8 ESV).