he 144,000 ‘Sons of Isra’el’ will be redeemed as firstfruits for Adonai and the Lamb. They are not redeemed from the nations of the world, but from the nation of Isra’el. Firstfruits alludes to the Feast of Firstfruits that will be followed by a great harvest resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:20). Whether these firstfruits are those who are raised from the dust to become a great army is not stated, but they are firstfruits for service to Adonai and Yeshua.
The original command for palm branches is found in the ‘appointed times’ of Elohim. The Feast of Tabernacles was given as a mikrah or ‘rehearsal’ for this very future event. It included not only waving palm branches, but also fruit, willows, and myrtle. These branches were waved to the north, south, east and west to prophesy the days when there would be a gathering of peoples from all nations, who would come and worship the One on the Throne and the Lamb in Jerusalem.