144,000 or Whosoever?
Do only the 144,000 have a heavenly hope or is the following true?
“Come to Me, (all of you) who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
“But as many as received Him, to them gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe* in His name.” (John 1:12)
“God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have* eternal life.” (John 3:16)
“Whoever believes in Him is* not condemned.” (John 3:18)
“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent Me, has* eternal life.” (John 5:24)
“Therefore there is now, no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)
“Whoever believes in Me, as the scripture says, streams of living water will blow from within Him. By this He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive.” (John 7:38, 39)
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies and whoever believes in Me will never die.” (John 11:25, 26)
“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God…” (1 John 5:1)
*Present perfect tense, that is a completed action with emphasis on the present