Scripture for Sunday October 13th, 2019
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood...
1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
2 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:
3 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.
4 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.
5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
The Victory of the Lamb And His Followers
Chapter 14 brings to a conclusion the material found in the section of chapters 12 through 14. Chapter 12 deals with the importance characters of the period, chapter 13 with the wicked rulers of the period, and chapter 14 with the ultimate triumph of Christ... Much of the (14th) chapter is prophetic of events that have not yet taken place, but which are now impending. The chapter begins with the assurance that the Lamb will ultimately stand in triumph on Mount Zion with his followers, and it concluders with a series of pronouncements of judgements upon the wicked.
Walvoord, John. The Revelation of Jesus Christ.
Moody Press Chicago 1966, page 213.