Revelation 14 Contains 3 distinct sections:
➥ 1) Revelation 14:1-5
Pictures Christ as the Lamb on Mount Zion with 144,000 male firstfruits, who have been redeemed from the earth, They are singing a new song before God’s Throne!
➥ 2) Revelation 14:5-13
Pictures 3 Angels proclaiming the eternal or everlasting gospel to those who dwell on earth. The Angel’s 3 proclamations are:
A) Reason to Fear God, B) Babylon has Fallen & C) Wrathful Consequences for Beast, image & mark worship.
➥ 3) Revelation 14:14-20 pictures Christ with Angels Harvesting the Earth with their sickles and throwing the grape harvest of the earth into the great winepress of the wrath of God. Revelation 14:20 NLT says the, blood flowed from the winepress in a stream about 180 miles long and as high as a horse’s bridle.”
Revelation 14 1-5 – Lamb on Mount Zion with 144,000 First-fruits Singing New Song!
Revelation 14:1-5 Text
Revelation Ch 14:1-5
Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, 3 and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, 5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.
Christ & the 144,000 Kingdom of priests are referred to as First Fruits in the Bible & the Book of Revelation!
They are the fulfillment of YHWH’s Feast of First-Fruits in the Bible and Revelation.
The 144,000 Kings & Priests will participate in the 1st Resurrection at Rev 20:6.
Christ as First Fruits in Revelation & the Bible
➥ Revelation 1:5
and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the FIRSTBORN of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth…
➥ Revelation 2:8
“And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of the FIRST and the last, who died and came to life.
➥ 1 Corinthians 15:20
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the FIRST FRUITS of those who have fallen asleep.
144,000 as First Fruits in Revelation & the Bible
First Fruits = 1st Resurrection
➥ Revelation 14:1-5, FIRSTFRUITS
Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, 3 and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as FIRSTFRUITS for God and the Lamb, 5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.
➥ Revelation 20:4-6 FIRST RESURRECTION = FIRSTFRUITS!
4 Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the FIRST RESURRECTION. 6 Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the FIRST RESURRECTION! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.
➥ 2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the FIRSTFRUITS to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
➥ James 1:18
Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of FIRSTFRUITS of his creatures.
➥ Romans 8:23
And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the FIRSTFRUITS of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
Fulfillment of Exodus 19 Mount Zion Shadow & Pattern
➥ Revelation 14:1-5, FIRSTFRUITS
… on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 …
4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins…
These have been redeemed from mankind as FIRSTFRUITS for God and the Lamb,
➥ Exodus 19:14-15
13 … When the trumpet sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain.” 15 And he said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman.”
➥ 1 Samuel 21:4
The priest answered David and said, “There is no ordinary bread on hand, but there is consecrated bread; if only the young men have kept themselves from women.”
➥ 1 Samuel 21:5
David answered the priest and said to him, “Surely women have been kept from us as previously when I set out and the vessels of the young men were holy, though it was an ordinary journey; how much more then today will their vessels be holy?”
➥ Leviticus 15:16-18
When a man has an emission of semen, he shall bathe his whole body in water and remain unclean until evening. All cloth or leather on which semen falls shall be washed in water and remain unclean until evening. And if a man has carnal relations with a woman, they shall bathe in water and remain unclean until evening.
Revelation 14:6-13, Eternal or Everlasting Gospel – Angles 3 Messages!
3 Angels proclaim 3 messages to Earth at Revelation ch. 14:6-13.
Revelation calls these proclamations the “Eternal” or “Everlasting” “Gospel.”
1st “Fear God”
2nd “Babylon is Fallen”
3rd Consequences for “Worship” of “Beast image or mark.”
Revelation 14:6 – Angels proclaim Eternal Gospel
6 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an ETERNAL GOSPEL to proclaim
to those who dwell on earth,
to every nation and tribe
and language and people.
1st Angel’s Proclamation – “Fear God”
➥ Revelation 14:7
7 And he said with a loud voice,
“Fear God and give him glory,
because the hour of his judgment has come,
and worship him who made heaven and earth,
the sea and the springs of water.”
2nd Angel’s Proclamation – “Fallen is Babylon”
➥ Revelation 14:8
8 Another angel, a second, followed, saying,
“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great,
she who made all nations drink
the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality.”
3rd Angel’s Proclamation – Wrath for 666 Participants
➥ Revelation 14:9-13
9 And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”
12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.
13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”
Harvest of the Earth – Wrath
Revelation 14:14-20 Text
Revelation Ch 14:14-20
14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.” 16 So he who sat on the cloud swung his sickle across the earth, and the earth was reaped.
17 Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, “Put in your sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe.” 19 So the angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as a horse’s bridle, for 1,600 stadia.