January 21, 2008

Revelation 14.6-7

Then I saw another angel flying in midheaven, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on Earth, to every nation and tribe and tongue and people, and he said with a loud voice:

"Fear God and give him glory, for the hour of his judgement has come;
worship him who made Heaven and Earth, the sea and the fountains of water."

Revelation 14.1-5

Then I looked, and on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him were 144,000 who had his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads.

I heard a sound from Heaven like the noise of running water and the deep roar of thunder; it was the sound of harpers playing on their harps. There before the throne, and the four living creatures and the elders, they were singing a new song.

That song no one could learn except the 144,000, who alone from the whole world had been ransomed.

These are men who did not defile themselves with women, for they are chaste; it is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They have been ransomed as the firstfruits of humanity for God and the Lamb. No lie was found on their lips; they are faultless.