Handout No. 10
The 144,000, Three Angels, and Two Harvests – Revelation 14
In contrast with the clamor and chaos of the rise of the two beasts that heedthe call of the Dragon who took his stand on the shore of the sea, the stand of the Lamb on the mountain against him is with the pure and blameless. Angels pronounce his judgments upon the armies of evil and the harvest of the earthis reaped to the deliverance and joy of the righteous, and the great sufferingof the wicked who are symbolized as grapes being tread upon in the winepressof the wrath of God.
I. The 144,000 on Mount Zion (14:1-5)A. The Lamb and the 144,000 (v.1)1.The Dragon stood on the sand—the Lamb on a really big rock! (Isaiah 2:2-4; Hebrews12:22).2.“144,000” represents the multiplied number of God’s people.3.“Sealed on their foreheads” in contrast to the mark of the beast—these are sealed asGod’s people because of their belief, trust, and obedience to God.