Those 12 Apostles became members of the elect; those are their names inscribed on the gates; they are to serve with Christ during the Millennium as Judges over those being taught “The Way.”
Correlating the jigsaw pieces:
Revelation 21:14 “The city wall had 12 foundations, and on them were the 12 names of the Lamb’s 12 apostles.”
The 12 Apostles form the secondary foundation of the New Jerusalem, built upon Christ Jesus. There are 12 tribes of the sons of spiritual Israel, and each tribe symbolically representing 12,000 members.
Revelation 7:4-8 “And I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel: 12,000 sealed from the tribe of Judah, 12,000 from the tribe of Reuben, 12,000 from the tribe of Gad, 12,000 from the tribe of Asher, 12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali, 12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh, 12,000 from the tribe of Simeon, 12,000 from the tribe of Levi, 12,000 from the tribe of Issachar, 12,000 from the tribe of Zebulun, 12,000 from the tribe of Joseph, 12,000 sealed from the tribe of Benjamin.”
12 x 12,000 = 144,000. This number represents the 144,000 Orders of Holy Ghosts that make up the Holy Ghost tribes; in those individual Orders, are millions of Holy Ghosts that represent the Spiritual Israelites in the Spirit Realm. The number 12 used in connection with the symbolic 12,000, is symbolic, because FREE WILL dictates that an unknown number accept or reject the Truth, but no number can be affixed to only a 144,000 as being the only ones to receive Salvation; this is why the 12,000 per tribe is symbolic; the number “12” denotes by its use, whether it be added to with thousands, it represents a complete and balanced divinely constituted arrangement; Yahweh chose 12 Apostles who form the secondary foundations of the New Jerusalem, built upon Christ Jesus.
Genesis 49:28 “These are the tribes of Israel, 12 in all, and this was what their father said to them. He blessed them, and he blessed each one with a suitable blessing.” Even the 12 tribes of Israel were made up of thousands upon thousands of people; not just 12,000 per each tribe; it is the number “12” that is significant. Just as Genesis 35:22 in part points out: “…Jacob had 12 sons:”
Romans 9:6 “[ God’s Gracious Election of Israel ] But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.”
Though there are some fleshly Israelites that believe in Christ Jesus, the vast majority are now made up of the Spiritual Class of Israelites; Ancient Israel only typified what was to come – those of Spiritual Israel. We all descended from what was typified if we have faith in Christ and Yahweh; they were our examples of olden times – laying out the pattern, making mistakes, and often setting examples of faith for us to learn from, and revealing Yahweh’s Plan to take all obedient subjects into the Promised Land of Christ’s Millennium.
Romans 11:27-29 “And this will be My covenant with them, when I take away their sins. Regarding the gospel, they are enemies for your advantage, but regarding election, they are loved because of their forefathers, since God’s gracious gifts and calling are irrevocable.”
Romans 11:25, 26 “So that you will not be conceited, brothers, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery: a partial hardening has come to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written: The Liberator will come from Zion; He will turn away godlessness from Jacob.”
This is not speaking of the Israelite nation, but of the Spiritual Israelites; the “Gentiles” are those that have not yet accepted the Truth, and Father’s patience is awaiting them, but the opportune time is nearly run out. Just as Jacob exists on the other side at present, it is symbolism that Yahweh uses in all things She conveys – so that Her Wisdom is hidden in deep meanings of the Word and must be mined like fine silver or gold to attain in understanding of what She really means. For example:
Isaiah 44:1-3 “Spiritual Blessing. “And now listen, Jacob My servant, Israel whom I have chosen. This is the word of the LORD your Maker who shaped you from birth; He will help you: Do not fear; Jacob is My servant; I have chosen Jeshurun. For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your descendants and My blessing on your offspring.”
The “descendants” are the Spiritual Israelites. The “offspring” represent those that will be born during the Millennium.
Romans 12:1 “[ A Living Sacrifice ] Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.”
“bodies as a living sacrifice” because just as Christ Sacrificed his unblemished body for sin, we all must shed (make the sacrifice of leaving this corrupt flesh behind,) and therefore we must bridle that which is corrupt, presenting ourselves pleasing in obedience to Yahweh just as Christ did; in this way, we worship Yahweh in Spirit and Truth. Because kids, these vessels will be sacrificed to this old world of Dawn’s as the Rapture occurs; only those pleasing to Yahweh and Christ will be able to receive a spiritual ticket out of this place.
1 Corinthians 1:7 “so that you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
One of the gifts of a spiritual nature is the putting on of the new spiritual makeup you’ll receive as your chord is severed from this planet.
1 Corinthians 2:6 “[ Spiritual Wisdom ] However, among the mature we do speak a wisdom, but not a wisdom of this age, or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.”
Maturity, and Wisdom of understanding the deep hidden Truths about your Salvation. It is not meant for those of this age that do not comprehend spiritual things; and the rulers, whether they be human or fallen angels, they are counted as dust of this planet, because they will indeed come to nothing – literally out the Exit as their Judgments are metted out against them.
1 Corinthians 2:13 “We also speak these things, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people.”