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God's Special Preview (27 of 40)
Series: GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
April 13, 2003
I am thrilled about our upcoming premiere edition of the RSBC PreView Magazine. Every quarter you will be receiving a copy of it to PreView upcoming mission and ministry opportunities.
That's what a preview is, it's a portion of the bigger picture to inform and inspire. Be looking for it in the mail.
Well, that's what Revelation chapter 14 is: A special preview! God's Special Preview. A preview of events that will take place during the last half of the tribulation period to those left behind after Jesus comes for His church.
Now God's Special Preview includes several things as we saw last Sunday.
(1) The Saved Multitudes.
Verse 1, "Then I looked and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's name written on their foreheads."
God started out with 144,000 on earth back in chapter 7 on earth. And now in chapter 14, all 144,000 are safe in heaven! You can put it down: those that God saves and seals He saves and seals forever!
Nobody who is saved will ever be lost! Nobody who is saved will ever be left! He started with 144,000 and He will end up with 144,000!
So concerning this Saved Multitude, John records that he saw something. But he also heard something. He heard them singing!
Verse 3, "And they sang as it were a new song before the throne..." Who will sing? The 144,000, that's who! And do you know what contributed to their singing and worship? Verse 4, "These are the ones who were not defiled (polluted) with women, for they are virgins."
They were morally clean! But read on in Verse 4, "These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes." They were spiritually committed! Morally Clean and Spiritually Committed! No wonder they were seen singing! No wonder they were seen worshipping! No wonder there was music in the air ...
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