Revelation 14: Will You Follow The Lamb?
Verse of the Day: (V4) “These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.”
1. Follow (V1-6)
V1 “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.”
After the 7 year period of the Great Tribulation, God shall bound and cast Satan into the bottomless pit for 1,000 years before releasing him for the final and last battle where God shall cast him into fiery hell forever (Revelation 20:1-10). This period of 1,000 years is known as the Millennial Kingdom where the Lamb or the Lord Jesus Christ shall reign on mount Sion at the New Jerusalem on the new earth (the old earth shall be destroyed after God’s judgment upon it). During the Millennial Kingdom, the 144,000 Jews (the witnesses who survived the Great Tribulation period and who keep themselves pure and wholly follow the Lamb amid great immorality and idolatry) shall sing a new song together with the heavenly harpers and their harps before the throne, the 4 beasts and the elders, praising the Lamb for their redemption, and for all that He has done for them.
2. Fear (V7-11)
V7 “Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”
During the Great Tribulation period, where the Holy Spirit shall be fully restrained to convict men, God uses His angels, who are indestructible, beside His men of 144,000 Jews and 2 witnesses, to preach the everlasting gospel that Jesus saves, and to believe and fear Him and give Him the glory. This is also the darkest period of the history of men where God permits Satan to have control of the world to force the people to worship him.
3. Faith (V12-20)
V12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
During the Great Tribulation period, God shall give the 144,000 Jews the patience and faith to endure the intense persecution from Satan before He eventually destroys the earth resulting in many deaths and where blood flows at a long distance and reaches as high as the horse bridle. Today, let us believe and trust in the Lamb, Jesus, and not wait till the Great Tribulation period, where it is almost impossible to believe in Him, because Satan and his 2 beasts and demons shall have full control and destruction of the entire world!
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to always follow You, fear You and have faith in You.