Rev. 14:1-5 WITH THE LAMB ON MOUNT ZION
Intro: After the turmoil and death of chapter thirteen, we need something like this to
encourage and refresh our hearts. Only God can follow a black storm with a beautiful
rainbow! Only God can take somehting so black and dark and make it turn out all
right. He does this in our lives daily, and He will do it in the tribulation also. Ill. The
blessedness of the Lamb! He is THE theme of the Book! Ill. Here we see again the
144,000 of chapter 7. What can be said about these men can be applied to every true
believer in Jesus. Let's glean from the Book.
I. v.1 A HEAVENLY COMPANY (Ill. Mt. Zion in Jerusalem, the
king's residence. It also stands as a type of Heaven.)
A. Divinely Protected - (Ill. The protection of the 144,000 - 13:15; Ill The killing
of Antichrist's enemies, but not the 144,000 - 7:3. They are God's Untouchables!
(Ill. the Christian is immortal until God is through with him, Ill. No waepons -
B. Divinely Preserved - Ill. 144,000 sealed and 144,000 taken home, not 143,999!
(Ill. Eternal Security!) (Ill. Business and Loss) (Ill. Not the perseverance of the
saints, it is the Preservation of the Savior! - John 17:12; 1 Pet. 1:5!) (Ill. All who
get saved go home!) (Ill. Roll Call In Glory!)
II. v.2-3 A HAPPY COMPANY (Ill. v.2 - Heaven's Orchestra is
playing the overature.) (Ill. Happiness and singing in Heaven!) (We need to be
happy and sing to the Lord down here! - Psa. 100:1-5!) (Ill. People who will not
sing!) (Ill. Crows and Nightingales!)
A. A New Song - A fresh song - A song no one else can sing. (Ill. Everyone has a
song, a testimony a praise that is unique to them! It is up to use to make use of
very opportunity to use them for the glory of God!)
III. v.4-5 A HOLY COMPANY (All these should be true of us!)
A. v.4a They Ae Detached - (Ill. Sins of trib.) (Ill. Seperation - 2 Cor. 6:17)
B. v.4b They Are Dedicated - They followed Jesus and did all He wanted! (Ill.
John 14:15; 21) (Ill. Some areas where we need to be dedicated to the Lord!)
C. v.4c They Are Devoted - The Firstfruits are the guarantee of a full harvest!
D. v.5a They Are Dependable - Jesus can trust the holy - Luke 16:10
E. v.5b They Are Displayed - No Fault at all! (Ill. Fault now, but no charges in
Heaven - Col. 2:13-14) (Ill. Believers are faultless - Jude 24) (Ill. God's
inability to remember forgiven sin - GLORY!!)
Sermon By Alan Carr