a. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”. Since they stand on Mount Zion with the Lamb, it shows that they emerge victorious from the great tribulation. John says this is the everlasting gospel, and it may sound different that the gospel we hear preached today. Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Revelation 14:14 And 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 sharp sickle. e. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps: We remember that the elders of Revelation 5:8 have harps. Their works follow them: The patient endurance and work of these saints is remembered in heaven. N.A.S.B. 14. The beast of Revelation 13 certainly has not defeated the 144,000; here they are triumphant, worshipping, and standing firm with Jesus. We may request cookies to be set on your device. The connection between worshipping the beast and taking the mark will be clear enough. 3  They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. 9:4; Rev. The Lord Jesus at the head of his faithful followers (v. 1-5). They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; … It isn’t all that different, but it is preached to a different, specific time – to those in the latter part of the great tribulation. He doesn’t rush into judgment. The idea that God holds a cup of wrath, which He makes those under judgment drink is expressed more than thirteen times in the Bible (Psalm 75:8 and Jeremiah 25:15 are examples). I personally own over 180 commentaries on Revelation and Garland's is (IMO) by far the best commentary ever written on this book. The voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night. : These 144,000 are of Jewish heritage (Revelation 7:4-8). You must learn here the notes of free grace and dying love; and when you have mastered their melody, you will be able to offer to the Lord the tribute of a grateful heart, even in heaven, and blend it with the harmonies eternal.” (Spurgeon). Because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. It is certain that one day all will give glory to God. " "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.". NASB E-Prime Young's Compare all. a. All Rights Reserved. New King James Version Update. “It must be remembered that evil has its harvest as well as good. They prove God’s ability to preserve His people. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, 2who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. It isn’t hard to see that God would call these 144,000 to a literal celibacy for the kingdom’s sake during the great tribulation. 18  And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, "Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe." You can check these in your browser security settings. 14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat Onelike the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. No one will casually or accidentally take the mark. d. Blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses’ bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs: This probably describes blood splatteringup to the horses’ bridles, a picture of tremendous carnage in the battle of Armageddon described in Revelation 16:16 and 19:11-19. 7:4; 14:3 one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name # Ezek. No one will casually or accidentally take the. It was the same way in the first few centuries of Christianity, when to burn a pinch of incense to an image of Caesar, and to pledge “Caesar is Lord” was regarded as an innocent act of civic duty to the ancient pagans. a. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. a. ii. Revelation 14. 1 Then I looked, and behold, a # Rev. Why, if you were to go to heaven’s gates, and ask if they had any Baptists there, the angel would only look at you, and not answer you, if you were to ask if they had any Wesleyans, or members of the Established Church, he would say, ‘Nothing of the sort;’ but if you were to ask him whether they had any Christians there, ‘Ay,’ he would say, ‘an abundance of them: they are all one now – all called by one name; the old brand has been obliterated, and now they have not the name of this man or the other, they have the name of God, even their Father, stamped on their brow.’” (Spurgeon). 9  Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10  he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. Revelation 14. Rev 14:4 These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. For the harvest of the earth is ripe: This ancient Greek word for ripe has a negative sense, “to become dry or withered.” The idea is of something that is over-ripe. Not at all, according to the great Greek scholar A.T. Roberston: “, is a picture of purity in general, it reinforces the connection of the 144,000 with Israel. In their eyes it may not seem like much more that a mere pledge of allegiance and devotion to the Antichrist and his government. Since they stand. i. Because the judgment of God is so evident on the earth in great tribulation, it is no wonder why the crowd of those saved through the great tribulation can’t be numbered (Revelation 7:9-14). b. Revelation 14:3-4. “To be rapt in praise to God is the highest state of the soul. i. b. 19  So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. In Revelation 7, the 144,000 are seen at the beginning of the Great Tribulation. Clearly, God wants to encourage His people to be steadfast in times of trial, focused on what blessed rest and reward awaits them in eternity. And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God. 13  Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Write: 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' 20  And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses' bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs. They can do this and, willingly in this life, or be compelled to, , and it may sound different that the gospel we hear preached today. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. Revelation 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. In our praise and worship, we really can transport ourselves and be heard in heavenly places. Jesus willingly took the cup of the Father’s wrath that we deserved; here, the enemies of Jesus have no choice – the cup is forced upon them. i. Even though the rapture of the church ends God’s dealings with the church as such on the earth, it certainly does not change the way people come to salvation or become part of the larger family of God, which includes all the redeemed, before and after the church. b. Because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication: When we are told that Babylon has led all nations into fornication, the main idea is spiritualfornication – the worship of other gods. Walvoord says of the phrase forever and ever: “Literally ‘into the ages of ages,’ the strongest expression of eternity of which the Greek is capable.”, iv. 1The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must [a]shortly take place. This would be an almost incomprehensible river of blood. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. So does the use of virgins here mean that all the 144,000 are women? Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred, A Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, : These 144,000 were last seen in Revelation 7, where they were identified as a group of Jewish believers who minister during the great tribulation and are given a seal of protection throughout that period. Usually, God’s anger towards sinners does not flash against them; it is simply His settled opposition against sin and unrighteousness. 1. But this mark is just a copy of the idea behind the identifying mark on the foreheads of each one of the 144,000, showing that they belong to the Father. And another angel followed, saying, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. The book is traditionally attributed to John the Apostle, but the precise identity of the author remains a point of academic debate. – the worship of other gods. The Lamb and the 144,000. Adam Clarke, writing from the late 18, : This is what the angel will tell the whole world to do. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. “Would to God men would everywhere think and talk more of hell, and of that eternity of extremity that they shall never else be able to avoid or to abide. The Bible uses the name "redeemed" to describe those whom Christ's blood delivers from sin, purchasing them from death (Hebrews 9:12-16).Since these are the only ones who can sing the new song, they are the only ones redeemed from the earth at that time. “Israel is referred to frequently in the Bible as ‘the virgin the daughter of Zion’ (2 Kings 19:21; Isaiah 37:22), as ‘the virgin daughter of Zion’ (Lamentations 2:13), and as ‘the virgin of Israel’ (Jeremiah 18:13; 31:34, 21; Amos 5:2).” (Walvoord). But this mark is just a copy of the idea behind the identifying mark on the foreheads of each one of the 144,000, showing that they belong to the Father. John Trapp, writing in the late 17th century, saw a fulfillment of his own: “This is held to be John Wicliff, who wrote more than two hundred volumes against the pope, and was a means of much good to many.”. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.” So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw, Another angel who came out from the altar, who had power over fire, : “These allusions seem to indicate that the angel is acting in response to the prayers of the saints for divine judgment on wickedness.” (Walvoord), : This vivid picture of judgment was the inspiration for. The smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night: Those who worship the Antichrist and receive his mark will endure this wrath and indignation for eternity in hell. The great winepress of the wrath of God: This vivid picture of judgment was the inspiration for The Battle Hymn of the Republic. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, # Rev. Nevertheless, Paul recommended celibacy in distressing times (1 Corinthians 7:25-35), and Jesus spoke of woes upon those with children and families in that day (Matthew 24:19-21). Chapter 17: The Identity and Destiny of Spiritual, Religious, Mystery Babylon. These are the "redeemed from the earth." Because the judgment of God is so evident on the earth in great tribulation, it is no wonder why the crowd of those saved through the great tribulation can’t be numbered (Revelation 7:9-14). Then another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 1Then I looked, and behold, [a]a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, [b]having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. i. : This is the voice of God (Revelation 1:15 and 4:5). These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. 3They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeeme… In the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb: This shows that God is not absent from hell. On the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle: Some find it difficult to see Jesus as the One gathering the harvest here. To receive the mercy for which we praise God for is something; but to be wholly clothed with praise to God for the mercy received is far more. 3. Amplified® Darby I.S.V. But it is unlikely that anyone called the Son of Man, and wearing a golden crown is anyone but Jesus. , a picture of tremendous carnage in the battle of Armageddon described in Revelation 16:16 and 19:11-19. The gospel is the great means whereby men are brought to fear God, and to give glory to him. i. 13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying [] to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.” Reaping the Earth’s Harvest. i. “Hence still something of a Gospel message sounds… It is Gospel, but it is the Gospel in the form it takes when the hour of judgment has set in. The implication is that true believers will not be separated from those who merely go to church until the final harvest. Yet their praise takes them right to the presence of God, right. Revelation 7:9 describes an innumerable company saved out of the Great Tribulation, and these 144,000 described as. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. Yet they are also clearly believers in Jesus, otherwise they would not stand with the Lamb, follow the Lamb wherever He goes, and could not be without fault before the throne of God. ii. New King James Version (NKJV) Revelation 14 The Lamb and the 144,000 1 Then I looked, and behold, 1 a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him b one hundred and forty-four thousand, 2 having His Father's name c written on their foreheads. 1. a. b. It is wrong to say that hell will be devoid of the presence of God; but it will be without any sense of His love. i. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. The connection between worshipping the beast and taking the mark will be clear enough. Chapter 14 After an account of the great trials and sufferings which the servants of God had endured, we have now a more pleasant scene opening; the day begins now to dawn, and here we have represented, I. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, "Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You [fn] to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe." 14 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. Why, praise is heaven, and heaven is praise! Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. The implication is that true believers will not be separated from those who merely go to church until the final harvest. They can do this and give glory to God and worship Him willingly in this life, or be compelled to give glory to Him later. Another angel who came out from the altar, who had power over fire: “These allusions seem to indicate that the angel is acting in response to the prayers of the saints for divine judgment on wickedness.” (Walvoord). Adam Clarke, writing from the late 18th century says, “But the vision seems truly descriptive of a late institution, entitled The British and Foreign Bible Society, whose object it is to print and circulate the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, through all the habitable world, and in all the languages spoken on the face of the earth.”, ii. Some today like to identify their ministry or technology with this angel flying in the midst of heaven. If the term virgins is a picture of purity in general, it reinforces the connection of the 144,000 with Israel. b. 17  Then another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. Any others who are saved must be saved later. This would be an almost incomprehensible river of blood. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. 13 1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. The beast of Revelation 13 certainly has not defeated the 144,000; here they are triumphant, worshipping, and standing firm with Jesus. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. But that view doesn’t seem to match with the context at all. It also makes us wonder what good God’s seal on the 144,000 amounted to (Revelation 7:4). I say that having spent almost 3 years leading Precept classes on Daniel and Revelation, during which time I logged over 2000 hours of study and preparation (this is not to impress you but to give you some perspective on my statement that Garland's work is … He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone, : This shows that the suffering of hell is, In the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb, : This shows that God is not absent from hell. Philippians 2:9-11 says, Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God. Nevertheless, Paul recommended celibacy in distressing times (1 Corinthians 7:25-35), and Jesus spoke of woes upon those with children and families in that day (Matthew 24:19-21). Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. (approximately 200 miles) was beyond all known conflict – but not in modern warfare. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Here, the fact of eternal torment is plainly stated; forever and ever means “forever and ever.” If the only consequences for sin are in this life, or if the only penalty for sin is temporary, then clever sinners have won out over God. And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses’ bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs. a. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night: This passage teaches several important truths about hell and the eternal destiny of the damned. . 14 1  Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's name written on their foreheads. He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword, Perhaps this is where their music is heard, to accompany the worshipful singing of the 144,000 as they sing a, And they sang as it were a new song before the throne, : In Revelation 14:1, the 144,000 have their feet firmly planted on an earthly Mount Zion. For now, it is enough to see it representing mankind in organized rebellion against God. 14:1-5 The 114,000: In contrast to the distressing scenes of the last chapter, the triumph of those who gain the victory over the beast and its image is now brought to view.. Yet their praise takes them right to the presence of God, right before the throne. New King James Version Update. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. Having on His head a golden crown: “How different it will be to see him with a crown of gold upon his head from what it was to see him wearing that terrible crown of thorns which the cruel soldiers plaited, and thrust upon his brow! Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Our work for Jesus and His Kingdom goes with us into heaven, giving dignity and significance to all work here below. Footnotes. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. i. d. The voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder: This is the voice of God (Revelation 1:15 and 4:5). “Here is the bitter irony of their lot: though they damn themselves eternally by their refusal to face the truth, one day they will be forced to face it. 12  Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. It isn’t hard to see that God would call these 144,000 to a literal celibacy for the kingdom’s sake during the great tribulation. “The area covered, 1,600 furlongs, is approximately 200 miles, and specifies that the area within a 200-mile radius from Jerusalem will be gathered at the time of the second coming of Christ.” (Walvoord), © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . d. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 14:6-13 The progress of the Reformation appears to be here set forth. God has not given the. b. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord, i. : Many take the virginity of the 144,000 as simply a symbol of their general purity (as in 2 Corinthians 11:2). (12-13) The blessedness of the saints, even in the Great Tribulation. His truth is marching on! i. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. “Israel is referred to frequently in the Bible as ‘the virgin the daughter of Zion’ (2 Kings 19:21; Isaiah 37:22), as ‘the virgin daughter of Zion’ (Lamentations 2:13), and as ‘the virgin of Israel’ (Jeremiah 18:13; 31:34, 21; Amos 5:2).” (Walvoord), These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. He himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation, : Those who worship the Antichrist will be forced to drink, . “Heaven is not the place to learn that song; it must be learned on the earth. And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.” So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. Each of the vast multitude saved during the Tribulation will be saved in exactly the same manner as anyone today: by grace, through a personal faith in Jesus Christ unto salvation. Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth, to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”, : This other angel preaches the gospel, but also announces judgment (. The word used here does not usually refer to the diadem of power, but to the crown won in conflict; and it is very remarkable that it should be said that, when Christ comes to judge the world, he will wear the garland of victory, the crown which he has won in the great battle which he has fought. The presence of Jesus will be there, but only the presence of His holy justice and wrath against sin. We can only imagine what courage and comfort this passage will give embattled, persecuted saints during the Great Tribulation. i. This is the idea behind the cup that Jesus wanted to avoid if it were possible (Matthew 26:39). Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives, If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, : This reminds us that there is a connection between worshipping, . i. 3Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time isnear. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11  And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name." These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. However, we are never surprised to see spiritual fornication accompanied with literal immorality. 4. But in the Book of Revelation, which so clearly describes God’s ultimate judgment, the term for passionate anger is used much more often. As the worship of the beast is not interrupted by repentance, so their torment is not interrupted when repentance is too late.” (Walvoord), Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. b. Revelation 22:14 NU wash their robes, Cross references. It is not likely a description of a river of blood running the length of the Promised Land and as high as a horse’s bridle is. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord: “These are the only glorious dead… they die in the cause of God, they die under the smile and approbation of God, and they die to live and reign with God for ever and ever.” (Clarke). : This passage teaches several important truths about hell and the eternal destiny of the damned. The four proclamations are plain in their meaning; that all Christians may be encouraged, in the time of trial, to be faithful to their Lord. The 144,000 are like the young Jewish men who survived the fiery furnace in Daniel 3:19-25. (1-3) The Lamb and the 144,000 on Mount Zion. The desire to connect contemporary technology or events with this angel is nothing new. Commentaries; Dictionaries; Strongs; People; Revelation 14:20 The Harvest of the Earth . Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord, Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe. Standing on Mount Zion: They gathered on Mount Zion because Zion – the ancient name for the hills that make up Jerusalem – is the place where the Messiah gathers His redeemed and reigns over the earth (Psalm 48, Isaiah 24:23, Joel 2:32, Obadiah 17 and 21, Micah 4:1, 4:7). Some commentators see this Mount Zion as the heavenly Zion referred to in Galatians 4:26. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Revelation 7:9 describes an innumerable company saved out of the Great Tribulation, and these 144,000 described as firstfruits, may be used to preach the gospel to those who will be saved in this period. However, this is the only place in the New Testament where we see angels preaching the Gospel. When you bow in adoration, you are at your very highest.” (Spurgeon), ii. At the end of Revelation 13, it almost seemed like Satan and the Antichrist might win. He is present in all His holiness and righteous judgment. Read Revelation 14 in the 'English: King James Version' translation Revelation 14 (English: King James Version) 中文 čeština Deutsch italiano Nederlands français ქართული ენა 日本語 한국어 português Pyccĸий Srpski, Српски Español svenska K.J.V. In ancient times, a battle area extending one thousand six hundred furlongs (approximately 200 miles) was beyond all known conflict – but not in modern warfare. will come in Revelation 17. 2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. ). : The patient endurance and work of these saints is remembered in heaven. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped. c. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb: Because the 144,000 are the beginnings of a greater harvest they are firstfruits, the “godly nucleus of Israel which is the token of redemption of the nation.” (Walvoord). 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