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A Lamb on Mt. Zion (18 of 26)
Series: The Book of Revelation
A Verse by Verse Study
INTRODUCTION: Last week's lesson had to do with the beast out of the sea, the antichrist, and the beast out of the earth, the false prophet. The false prophet will cause the world to worship the first beast. An image will be made like unto the Antichrist, with the image issuing a number to all earth-dwellers--it is the number of a man. The number is "666." John writes in 13:15-18, "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.  Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."
For those who refuse to receive this number, it will mean certain death. John said in Rev. 20:4, "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years."
As we turn our attention to chapter 14, John writes about a Lamb that stood upon Mt. Zion, with a 144, 000 witnesses. Let's notice several things:
I. THE LAMB (VV. 1-5)
The Lamb is the Lord Jesus Christ, slain for sinners from the foundation of the world. In Rev. 5:12-13, John said, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glo ...
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