Why do the 144,000 not believe "the lie" after the Rapture?

Why do the 144,000 not believe "the lie" after the Rapture?

Not all unbelievers will believe the Wicked One’s lie (2 Thessalonians 2:8-12). Those who believe the lie will previously have crossed a line of wilfully rejecting the truth (verses 10, 12). Only God knows the location of that line.

The 144,000 will be saved by a sovereign intervention of God, foreshadowed by Paul’s conversion (1 Corinthians 15:8; 1 Timothy 1:16). Although all believers will be taken at the Rapture, God will not leave Himself without witnesses. Following the Rapture, He will save the 144,000, making them a testimony established apart from any human instrumentality. They will be sealed and thus protected from the judgments of God that are about to fall on the ungodly (Revelation 7:1-8).

D. Oliver