-This chapter starts with a heavenly chorus of the 144,000 sealed saints who had been redeemed from the earth singing a new song before the Lamb in the spiritual Mount Zion (Hebrews 12:22, Revelation 14:1-3). It is these who are blameless before the Lord by not defiling themselves with women (they are virgins), and they follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They are redeemed as first fruits for God and the Lamb, and they were completely honest (Revelation 14:4-5).
-Three angels fly overhead of John with an eternal gospel full of worship, a denouncement of Babylon, and a repercussion for those who take the mark of the beast (Revelation 14:6-11). Here now is a call, which is repeated often in the prophecy, for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus (Revelation 14:12). At the same time John heard a voice from Heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” say the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them (Revelation 14:13)!”
-The time for the reaping of the earth then came and blood flowed from the winepress, as high a horse’s bridle, for about 184 miles (Revelation 14:14-20). *Application* The wrath of the Lord will come, make the right preparations in Christ our Savior.
Verse to Memorize: Revelation 14:7