Summary: Revelation Chapter 14
Revelation Chapter 14
14:1 The redeemed will be seen with Jesus. The Lamb is Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, the One whom all true believers love and adore and long to be with. He is the Lamb who was slain for our sins, the Lamb who took all our sins upon Himself and died for them, the Lamb who sacrificed Himself for us so that we might be acceptable to God
Look where He stands: on Mount Sion. Mount Sion was another name for Jerusalem. It has always been used to refer to heaven itself, to the heavenly Jerusalem. Here Mount Sion means the heavenly city of God, heaven itself. These dear believers are seen with the Lord Jesus Christ in heaven.
Who is with Him: the one hundred and forty four thousand Jews who had taken a vow to stand up for Christ, the Christian Jews who had not denied Him during the holocaust of the antichrist. Their commitment will be rewarded: they will be with the Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sealed: the redeemed will be sealed with God’s name, with the name of the Lamb’s Father. This tells us why they will be in heaven: they will be identified with Christ and God. They will refuse to take the seal of the antichrist
There are many antichrists in the world now, many false teachers, who deny that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God We must guard against these antichrists, these false teachers. We must believe in the Lamb of God, in. the Lord Jesus Christ, the very Son of God who came to take away the sins of the world.
14:2 Voice, of God: the redeemed will hear the voice of God.
Imagine having the glorious privilege to hear the voice of God!
It will be the most wonderful privilege imaginable, and it will be the privilege of the 144,000 Jewish servants who will be faithful to Christ and to the dear believers in the tribulation.
1. The voice of God is like the sound of many waters: forceful and mighty, as powerful as the sound of many Niagara Falls or of many rushing and mountainous waves of the sea. Yet the many waters can also be the quieting, comforting, and peaceful rippling of many creeks. When we hear the voice of God we know that it is Him speaking, for it will be both powerful and comforting at the same time.
2. The voice of God is like the sound of thunder: deep, rumbling, arousing, stirring, and distinctive. When He speaks, we will be aroused and stirred from what we are doing. His voice will demand full attention.
What a lesson for us today. How we should be listening to the voice of God in His Word. His Word is just as powerful as His voice will be when we get to heaven. The problem is this: we are not listening to His Word, not nearly as much as we should be.
3. The voice of God is like the sound of many harps: restful, calming, soothing, relaxing, and fulfilling. Soft music does this for us, and God’s voice is just like soft music: it can calm our hearts in the most troublesome of times. And oh how the voice of God will need to be heard in the tribulation
The point is this: the 144,000 will be rewarded with the voice of God. They will have the glorious privilege of hearing the voice of God.
14:3 The redeemed will be uniquely privileged. They will have a song of victory to sing before the entire heavenly host. But note: the words of the song are not here or anywhere else given. We will not know the words until the glorious day of redemption comes. However, what a glorious privilege! To have a special song to sing and present to all the beings of heaven. The Jews who receive the Lord Jesus Christ and vow to be the servants of God during the great tribulation will be given a special song of victory. They shall triumph over the antichrist and his holocaust and over evil and death. They shall live forevermore in the presence of our God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. When they arrive in heaven victorious and triumphant, they will have something to sing about: the glorious victory given them in Jesus Christ our Lord.
14:4-5 The redeemed will be clearly identified. Who are the 144,000 Jews? They were seen earlier in Revelation
Note what is said about them here.
I. They will be virgins: they will never marry. The days of the end time will be filled with horror after horror: the worst holocaust the world has ever witnessed will be launched by the antichrist and millions will be killed. A special commitment will be needed to stand up for Christ. Apparently, these 144,000 form a body of believers who vow and commit their lives to never deny Christ. They apparently take a special vow to be the ministers to the people who will be so severely attacked and persecuted by the antichrist.