REVELATION CHAPTER 14

         
                      144,000 Company Sealed with Their Father's                  Name in Their foreheads...Wrath of God released.


In this chapter John is given the vision of the 144,000 company: the three angelic messages: and a vision of the harvest. It brings into view, some of the transactions spoken of in Revelation 12, and also the Battle of Armageddon.
(Rev.chapter 14 here)

The most complicated transaction to understand is the company of 144,000, The fact that They stood with the Lamb on Mount Zion, having His Father's name written in Their foreheads, connects Them in close relationship with Jesus the Lamb of God. They were very happy with Their place with the Lamb, and rejoiced and sang a New Song that even the Elders and the Four Beasts could not learn. Only Those Who had experienced the satisfaction and blessing of Their close relationship with the Lamb could sing that song.

The 14th chapter opens with the continuation of the vision of the Woman and the Manchild, which were both delivered from the Beast, and are seen in heaven by John. The Woman, the Chosen Elect, the First Fruits of fleshly perfection, gave birth to the Manchild which was caught up to the throne of God.

Revelation 14:1-5
John beheld a scene which has mystified the understanding of the Christian world, and I will quote from the scripture: "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... And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:...And THEY SUNG AS IT WERE A NEW SONG BEFORE THE THRONE, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the HUNDRED AND FORTY AND FOUR THOUSAND, WHICH WERE REDEEMED FROM THE EARTH,...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 FIRST-FRUITS UNTO GOD AND TO THE LAMB...And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God."

The unity of the contents of the first five verses of this chapter should not be broken, for they are the continuation, and carry over from the 12th and 13th chapters of Revelation. There are two companies of people shown: the 144,000 Who were before the throne and who were singing a song, and another 144,000 who were REDEEMED FROM THE EARTH. They were the ONLY company which could learn that song. This was a song of joy and happiness, not just a song of words, but of peace and love which could only be learned through experience.

Revelation 14:1 The Lamb was Jesus, the Father of the 144,000, and His name was written in Their foreheads, They were not singing a song of REDEMPTION, but a song of DELIVERANCE. They were not redeemed from sin, but were caught up to the throne of God as soon as They were born, Revelation 12:5  ”And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.”

They were without sin, and were immediately caught up to God and His throne. They never knew sin; therefore, They could not be redeemed. However, the Mother had been redeemed from sin, and She had been made perfect, and was DELIVERED into the wilderness from the face of the Dragon, after She gave birth to the Manchild, Revelation 12:6 and 14.
Rev 12:6  ”And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

Rev 12:14 ”And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.”

Revelation 14:4-5  “ 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.....And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.” The Woman is a many membered Body, and the 144,000 is the part of the Body that delivered the Manchild, and the only ones that could learn the song by experience. She was REDEEMED from the earth. She was REDEEMED from among men, being the FIRSTFRUITS unto God and the Lamb.

They were not defiled, for They were virgins....There was no guile found in Their mouth....They were without fault before the throne of God...They followed the Lamb whithersoever He goeth....They are a part of the Body.

Revelation 14 Verses 6-7 "And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,...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."

This is the Lord's final warning and call to all mankind of every kindred, and tongue in all nations. A warning to fear God and not the Antichristal Beast. This is an encouraging message to the unwise virgin class who missed the Bride of Christ; a message to stand true unto death. This takes place in the early part of the Antichristal Tribulation, a warning not to take the mark of the Beast.



Revelation 14:6-13
6.   And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel
     to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred,
     and tongue, and people,
7.   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.
8.   And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that
     great city, because she 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 receive his mark in his forehead, or
      in his hand,
10. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out
      without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and 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 ascendeth up for ever 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: here are they that keep the
      commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
13.  And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead
      which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may
      rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.....

Angels of the Lord were sent to preach to those who loved not their lives unto death, encouraging them to hold fast and not take the mark of the Beast.

Revelation 12:10-11
”And I heard a loud
voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night....And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. and 14:12, "Here is the patience of the saints''
This ends all saints on earth. Henceforth the deception of the Antichrist was upon the Gentile nations. He set up His Own religion and deceived them with the power of miracles.
 

Verse 8
(above)The second angel brings a message concerning Babylon saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations to drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. Mystery Babylon is in the making now, and She is becoming more corrupt every hour. She will be fully demonically powered with the spirit of Satan, along with the Beast before She enters into the 3 1/2 year Tribulation. She manifests Herself as the Wife of the Beast, in counterfeiting the Bride of Jesus, but Her time is short lived. 
The third angel delivers the message of the terrible judgments and penalties of those who do not lay down their lives as martyrs. In the early part of this Tribulation, the call goes out for His people to come out of Her (Mystery Babylon) that they be not partakers of Her sins,Revelation 18:4 ''And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.'' The 17th and 18th chapters of Revelation gives the description and the characteristics of Mystery Babylon in all Her filth and corruption. (READ HERE)


Revelation 14:13 "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me. Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them." These are the martyrs of …………

Revelation 12:11-17
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11.And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their
      testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
12.Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the
      inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you,
      having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
13. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted
      the woman which brought forth the man child.
14. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might
      fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time,
      and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
15. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman,
      that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
16. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and
      swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
17. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the
      remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the
      testimony of Jesus Christ.

From Revelation 14:13 to the 20th chapter (Read Here) speaks of the judgment of Mystery Babylon the great whore, the plagues and vials being poured upon the earth, and partially speaks concerning the Battle of Armageddon . Revelation 14:14 to 20 (Read Here), speaks of Two harvests, first the righteous, and then the wicked. The time of the Righteous harvest is just before the Antichristal Reign. The time of the Wicked harvest is after the Antichristal Reign.


                                     
                          HARVEST OF THE RIGHTEOUS


The 14th, 15th, and 16th verses speak of the time of the harvest. This is the reaping time of the Righteous upon the earth. Jesus is the Reaper, of the harvest. Matthew 9:38 “Pray ye therefore the Lord of harvest that he will send forth laborers into the harvest.” Looking forward almost two thousand years to the End Day harvest, the Son of Man declares Himself to be the Lord, (the Head) of the harvest. He is asking for laborers to help Him gather in the golden grain at the reaping time.

Luke 10:2
” Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the
labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.”, tells us that the harvest is great, or that there will be multitudes gathered in, but only a few laborers to reap the crop.


Matthew 13:39 “The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. ”Jesus explaining the parable of the harvest reaping to His disciples said that it would be at the End of the world. Mark 4:26-29”And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;...And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.....For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear....But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

He gives us the details of the planting and progress of the seed and says that when the FRUIT IS BROUGHT FORTH He immediately puts in the sickle because the harvest is come. The parable is referring to the spiritual seed which produces spiritual fruit at harvest time. The fruit is brought forth by the Righteous.

The time of reaping is at hand, the Son of Man riding upon the White Cloud, (the Holy Spirit) wearing the golden crown with the sickle in His hand, is ready to reap the harvest. The sickle is the twoedged Sword. Revelation 1:16 ”And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.”, Out of His mouth goeth a Two-Edged Sword.

The sickle or Sword, is the Word of God. The Word or Sword here is found in the hand, not in the mouth and it is used to glean the harvest, and not to destroy it. This is the time for the Last Great Revival. It is the final ministry of Christ and His Church. The harvest time has arrived. The laborers have been made ready to follow Him. They too will share the White Cloud, the Holy Spirit. The harvest for souls will reap multitudes in righteousness, in the final ingathering. Thus, the time of Mystery Babylon's doctrinal defeat is at hand. The earth must be reaped of the precious grain, before the reaping and destruction of the tares takes place, and the wicked in the Battle ог Armageddon.

The call and final ministry shall be fulfilled by the Church with the Commander in Chief at the Head of His Great Army, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-18, Acts 1:8,Matthew 24:14 , Joel 3:13-16.

Matthew 28:18-20”And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.... Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:...Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Mark 16:15-18”And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature..He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned..And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;...They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”

Joel 3:13-16 “Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great....Multitudes,multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision... The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.....The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.”

                                         

                            HARVEST OF THE WICKED

Revelation 14:17-18 “And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.... And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.”
These two verses declare two angels, one came out of the temple which is in heaven, having a sharp Sickle, the other angel came out from the Altar.

The first Angel is the Son of God with the sickle of judgment to be used upon the sinful wicked. The other Angel is the Holy Spirit Who always associates with Jesus in Judgment.

In Genesis 18:1-2 and 20-22, and 19:24, the Bible clearly states that the three men, ANGELS, that visited Abraham were the Lord.

Genesis 18:1-2
”And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;...And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,”

Genesis 18:20-22
”And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.... And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

Genesis 19:24
”Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
Two of These Angels were sent on to Gomorrah to bring judgment upon the wicked, while the Lord stayed and talked with Abraham. The Two Angels that pronounced judgment, also shared the name Lord. The Two Angels of Revelation 14:17-18 (above), comes to earth for the same purpose, bringing judgment upon the wicked. This is the time of the Battle of Armageddon, when all the wicked on earth will be destroyed.

The second Angel came from the Altar. The Altar of incense in the tabernacle, was where special composed incense was offered by the high priest. Incense is symbolic of prayer. Under the Law while the operation of rituals and ceremonies were in the literal form, it produced a spiritual symbol. The high priest symbolizes Jesus Who is our heavenly High Priest. The incense is symbolic of the prayers of the people, while the fire that burns the incense is symbolic of the Holy Spirit. He is the Holy Ghost and Fire, promised to the world before Jesus's departure…

Matthew 3:11-12”I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:.. Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”, He is the One that sets the prayers of the saints on Fire. 

Paul says that no
one knows how to pray as we ought to pray, for the Holy Spirit must pray through us, Romans 8:26 ”Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

The second Angel HAD POWER OVER FIRE and came out FROM the Altar, and cried with a loud cry, “Thrust in thy sharp sickle." The cluster of the vine was ripe. The cup of man's iniquity has come to its full.

Revelation 8:5 ”And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.” The fire from the Altar had a part in the judgments under the Seventh seal and the Fire has a great part in the final judgment. The Fire of vengeance of the Holy Spirit and the reaping sickle of the Son of God brings the final judgment upon the wicked. With Them are the Armies of heaven. Revelation 19:11, 15, 21, and Deuteronomy 32:22-42.

Revelation 19:11”And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.”

Revelation 19:15
” And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”

Revelation 19:21 ”And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”

Deuteronomy 32:22-42
22. For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell,
      and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the
      foundations of the mountains.
23. I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arro ws upon them.
24.They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with
      bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the
      poison of serpents of the dust.
25.The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and
      the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.
26.  I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance
      of them to cease from among men:
27. Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries
      should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is
      high, and the LORD hath not done all this.
28.  For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in
them.
29.  O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider
      their latter end!
30.   How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except
       their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?
31.   For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
32.   For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their
       grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:
33.   Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
34.    Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
35.   To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due
       time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come
       upon them make haste.
36.   For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants,
       when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
37.   And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,
38.   Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink
       offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.
39.   See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I
      make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out
      of my hand.
40.   For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
41. If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will
      render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
42. I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh;
      and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning
      of revenges upon the enemy.

The Beast and False Prophet are cast into the lake of fire and the remnants were slain with the Sword that proceeded out of His mouth. The world is cleansed of all sinners. The 1,000 year Reign with Christ will be free from the ungodly sinner.

Rev 14 Verse 20 The wine press was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horses bridles, by the space of 1600 furlongs, about 200 miles.
Blood will flow like a river. Judgment of the flesh must take place before the final judgment of the soul. John saw the extreme End of the Battle of Armageddon, when all sinful flesh was destroyed from the earth.