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