Bible Question:

Will the Jews be given a chance to repent in the last days?

Bible Answer:

Yes, the Jews will be given a chance to repent along with the rest of the world.

144,000 Witnesses

In fact, the book of Revelation tells us that 144,000 Jews will be God’s ministers to the world.

And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel . . . (NASB) Rev. 7:4-8

These men will be evangelists for God. In Revelation 14 we are also told that they are Christians.

And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased from the earth. (NASB) Rev. 14:3

These are very unusual men according to Rev. 14:1-5.

Two Witnesses

God will also have two witnesses or evangelists whom many believe are Moses and Elijah.

And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth . . . These have the power to shut up the sky, in order that rain may not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every plague, as often as they desire. And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. (NASB) Rev. 11:3, 6-7

These two men will be God’s representatives to the world. While we are not told what they will be preaching, their message will probably be about God’s coming judgment and the need to repent and believe in Jesus.

Angel With Eternal Gospel

God will also use angels to preach His message to the world.

“And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people . . .” (NASB) Rev. 14:6

God will be pursuing every man and woman in the world during the Tribulation. Some have said that the Holy Spirit is not present. The answer is yes and no. The Holy Spirit will not be indwelling Christians (Rom. 8:9; James 4:5) during the Tribulation period, but He will be here to help people understand God’s message just as He was in the Old Testament.


God will be seeking to rescue every man and woman from hell. God wants a relationship with each of us, but it is our choice. We have to want it also. Many will respond and many will be forgiven their sins because they have believed in Jesus. To learn more, visit the page Searching for God.

“And I said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (NASB) Rev. 7:14