Rev.14: 1 “ And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads….. 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
In the old Testament, marital infidelity is spoken of metaphorically as idolatry (Hos. 1:2+). And when God was describing Israel’s defilement in this regard, He said “…How dare you say ‘I am not defiled, I have not run after the Baals?’. Look at your footprints in the valley (the valley of Gehenna to the South of Jerusalem where Children were sacrificed to the god Topheth. Jer. 7:31 and Lev. 18:21+) and acknowledge what you have done. A frantic she-camel running in all directions bolts for the desert sniffing the breeze in desire; who can control her when she is on heat? Whoever looks for her will have no trouble; he will find her with her mate. Beware! Your own foot may soon go unshod, your own throat may grow dry. But ‘who cares?’ you said, for I am in love with STRANGERS and they are the ones I FOLLOW” (Jer. 2:23-25) JB.