Usually, God’s anger towards sinners does not flash against them; it is simply His settled opposition against sin and unrighteousness. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night. Revelation 14:14 New King James Version (NKJV) Reaping the Earth’s Harvest 14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. 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. i. Commonly the term virgins is applied to women, not men. 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.”. “To be rapt in praise to God is the highest state of the soul. 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. – 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). 1. ii. The Lord Jesus at the head of his faithful followers (v. 1-5). (8) An angel announces Babylon’s fall. Revelation 14 is the perfect answer to Revelation 13. b. 20 And n the winepress was trampled o outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, p up to the horses' bridles, for one thousand six hundred 1 furlongs. 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. 1 Then I looked, and behold, a # Rev. 13 Then [] I stood on the sand of the sea. “The modern vogue for dispensing with hell has no counterpart in Revelation.” (L. Morris). Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat, 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. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. The connection between worshipping the beast and taking the mark will be clear enough. i. But in the Book of Revelation, which so clearly describes God’s ultimate judgment, the term for passionate anger is used much more often. 2. “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). For they are virgins: Many take the virginity of the 144,000 as simply a symbol of their general purity (as in 2 Corinthians 11:2). 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. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. 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). Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. What a deal of fuss is made on earth about our distinctions! will come in Revelation 17. 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). He is present in all His holiness and righteous judgment. 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 the wine of the wrath of God. Amplified® Darby I.S.V. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. 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. 6  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-- 7  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." So it is fair to ask, “Is the beast completely victorious over all God’s people?” The presence of the 144,000 on Mount Zion with the Lamb emphatically says “no.” The second question has to do with this Satanic dictator himself: “What happens to the beast and his followers?” The rest of Revelation 14 will answer that question. 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. “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). Book Notes Barnes' Book Notes Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Book Notes Robertson's Book Notes (NT) Commentaries Adam Clarke Barnes' Notes Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) … And they will () tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months. 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. Chapter 14: The Gospel According to Revelation. a. 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. Perhaps God spoke here to proclaim His approval of these 144,000 faithful servants in the spirit of Matthew 25:21: Well done, good and faithful servant. 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.. Revelation 14 will answer two important questions raised by Revelation 13. Surely one good means to escape hell is to take a turn or two in hell by our daily meditations.” (Trapp), v. “In describing the worshippers of the beast, the word worship as well as the word receive in verse 11 is in the present tense emphasizing continued worship of the beast over a long period of time… the same present tense is used in describing their torment. 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. 2And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. 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 (. In Revelation 14, it shows them in triumph at the end of the Great Tribulation. 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. b. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. Those who are in hell will, 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, 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. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. 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. I personally own over 180 commentaries on Revelation and Garland's is (IMO) by far the best commentary ever written on this book. 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. i. But that view doesn’t seem to match with the context at all. b. (12-13) The blessedness of the saints, even in the Great Tribulation. Perhaps God spoke here to proclaim His approval of these 144,000 faithful servants in the spirit of Matthew 25:21: And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps, : We remember that the elders of Revelation 5:8 have harps. 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). 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. 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. , it shows that they emerge victorious from the great tribulation. c. The wine of the wrath of God… the cup of His indignation: The wine in the cup is associated with wrath (the ancient Greek word thymos), which describes a passionate anger. . (14-16) Time for Jesus to bring in the harvest. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. How significant of his final triumph will that crown of gold be about those brows that were once covered with bloody sweat when he was fighting the battle for our salvation!” (Spurgeon). You can check these in your browser security settings. The, comes through patient endurance and faithfulness to God and His Word (, here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. The rest comes through patient endurance and faithfulness to God and His Word (here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus). These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. i. 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. i. Because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. : These 144,000 are of Jewish heritage (Revelation 7:4-8). This cup of God’s wrath is like undiluted wine, mixed with spices to make it still stronger (full strength). a. 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. c. To every nation, tribe, tongue, and people: This can be a valid fulfillment of Jesus’ promise in Matthew 24:14 that the gospel would be preached to all the world before His second coming. For now, it is enough to see it representing mankind in organized rebellion against God. The presence of Jesus will be there, but only the presence of His holy justice and wrath against sin. i. i. 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.”. b. One prominent television ministry named the satelite they use “Angel One” in a hoped-for fulfillment of this verse. a. Babylon is fallen: More on Babylon will come in Revelation 17. 7:4; 14:3 one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name # Ezek. b. This is the idea behind the cup that Jesus wanted to avoid if it were possible (Matthew 26:39). They have a hard time with Jesus responding to another angelwho came out of the temple. 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. In God’s sublime wisdom, He has chosen to give that responsibility to people alone, apart from the rarest of exceptions. Chapter 15: Precursors to the Events of the Seven Bowls of Elohim's ("God's") Wrath. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. But this vivid, powerful description shows how complete the judgment of God is. This cup of God’s wrath is like undiluted wine, mixed with spices to make it still stronger (, The wine of the wrath of God… the cup of His indignation, He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 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). He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword, 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. f. 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. 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. 5:6 Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him # Rev. Not at all, according to the great Greek scholar A.T. Roberston: “Parthenos can be applied to men as well as women.”, ii. 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. 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. i. But Revelation 14 shows who is really triumphant, powerful, and in control: God, His Messiah, and His people; not Satan, his messiah (the Antichrist) and his followers. The soul God has not defeated the 144,000 with Israel v. 1-5 ) are the who! With Israel Babylon is fallen: more on Babylon will come in Revelation 7, the 144,000 are of heritage. 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