The Song of the 144,000
I looked, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his name and his Father’s name written on their forehead .2 And I heard a voice from heaven like sound of many waters , and as the voice of a great thunder: and the voice which I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps . 3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty -four thousand who were redeemed from the earth.4 These are the which were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb wherever he goes . These were redeemed from among men , being the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb , 5 and in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
John says : And I looked . Where does John is looking at , heaven or earth ?
Well, being that John is seeing Jesus Christ , the Lamb, has to be in heaven, because at this stage of events in tribulation , Jesus Christ will not had yet come a second time to land . His second coming will occur at the end of the Tribulation , exactly as it is told in Revelation chapter 19. Mount Zion which the text reads, it is a reference to heaven . The Lamb is standing in heaven. But even if this scene is in heaven, then is looking ahead to the coming kingdom on earth. Also, note that not only the text says that with him 144,000 were standing . These 144,000 are the same that were sealed by God in Revelation chapter 7, but now they are no longer on earth but in heaven. The Bible does not provide us with the information about how they got to heaven. It seems as if they have perished in the persecution of the Antichrist and were martyred or died of a natural death , or perhaps even were translated to heaven without seeing death .
The character of the 144,000 is now described . The fact that he describes as ” not defiled with women ” and were ” virgin ” does not mean physically, but spiritually. Those who dwell on the earth in that day will be filled with the sin of spiritual fornication. , And apparently these 144,000 seals will not be contaminated . They will be marked with the name of the Father and not the beast .
The message of the three Angels
And I saw flying through the midst of heaven another angel , having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people , 7 Saying with a loud voice , Fear God , and give glory , for the hour of his judgment is come : and worship him that made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of waters.8 another angel followed , saying, fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. 9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand , 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God , which has been poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone before the holy angels and of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever. And they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name 12 Here is the patience of the saints who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus 13 I heard a voice from heaven saying , Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord . Yes , says the Spirit , they will rest from their labors, and their works follow them .
Each angel has a different ad , God still uses people to give messages and in recent times, times of judgment God will use angels. The great message of these angels ” The Everlasting Gospel ” they are representing God as the Creator, Savior, and warns that judgment is coming soon. They are advertising to fear God , tell them to give glory to God and not the beast or Satan. Also, the final call to warn all who worship the beast and his image, and one that has received the mark of his name . ( Ro 1:25). They also announce the fall of Babylon which is the political apostate religious system headed beast world . Read ( Jer 51:7,8 and 50:14,15,38 )
We see the seven bowls of judgment that is the outpouring of the wrath of God (Rev. 15-18) There will be no grace or mercy mixed with anger. The angel pronounces good warning to those who bear the mark of the beast will suffer eternal torments without rest or relief. Unlike the followers of the Lamb, for they rest from their labors and be blessed . Believers must be patient as the word tells us (Luke 21:19).
The land is mowed
14 I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sickle temple aguda.15 And another angel came out , crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come , for the harvest of the earth is madura.16 and he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle into the earth , and the earth was segada.17 another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven , he also having a sickle aguda.18 and another angel came out from the altar , which had power over fire, and cried with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle , saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the earth, for her grapes are maduras.19 and the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw them into the great winepress grapes of the wrath of God.20 and the winepress was trodden outside the city , and blood came out of the winepress up to the horses’ bridles , for one thousand six hundred furlongs.
Here we read how John saw Christ in a white cloud with a golden crown and a sharp sickle to the earth to reap the harvest . The first time Christ came to earth He came as sower of the seed, then and His second coming He will come as the reaper, bringing judgment to the world. “The harvest of the earth is ripe .” This shows that God knows exactly when and who to judge . For centuries and centuries and with all God patiently been waiting for the seeds of iniquity bear fruit (James 1:14-15 ) .
Then you see the great war of Armageddon
1. The beast attacked Israel.
Two . God defeated Russia
Three . The beast defeated Egypt
April . Both defeated enemies are removed
May . The beast is set and global ruling deity
6. The beast reigns even in Jerusalem
7. The armies move towards Palestine, fighting the beast
8 . The Son of Man will appear at the time and the armies will unite to fight against Christ
In verses 17-18 describes a man cutting bunches of grapes from the vine. Now that the new global system wicked are ” clusters of the earth.” And Christ is the true vine . Although Israel was sown for the holy vine of God , unfortunately , sad to say it but produced bitter fruits . Not only were disobedient and were against the word of God but also rejected the true Messiah and accepted the false Christ , why they had to suffer bitter consequences .
We come to verse 20 where read as gives chills the blood to run long distance, 320 km outside the city of Jerusalem and will be deep as the distance of the bridles of the horses until I strain ! . That’s where God’s wrath is poured out .
There is no doubt that all who reject the truth and the gospel of God will suffer terribly judgment on that terrible day and roughing the wrath of God .
Every day we get closer to this end “Armageddon” which John speaks in this chapter , as is already the emergence of Europe and Egypt , including the nations of Asia, adding the European federation. What we must be sure and confident to take the defeat Satan and his allies. For God gives certain word and true to the final war The winding forever with his demons and Satan with all his followers.