Larry!!! I have to tell you that some of your thinking is a lot different than mine. First of all, Why would you say that the 144,000 are the 5 wise virgins. Only because they are WOMEN? Men are virgins too! It seems to me that you are only quoteing the Scripture you want to use and are ignoring everything else. The 144,000 are Virgin, Jewish MEN. That is not me saying that my brother that is exactly what the Scriptures tells. Why would you feel the need to reject the words of God on this???? Rev. 7:4......... "And 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." That tells us that they are JEWISH! Revelation 14:4............ "These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb." That tells us that these 144,000Jews are MEN (Were not defiled with women). And they are VIRGINS. 144,000 MALE, VIRGIN JEWS!