Book of Revelation of John

Compiled by WD Kemner January 2024




Chapter 14 – Angelic Declarations

and another 144,000



Revelation 14:1-5


And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.


And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.


These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.  And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.




144,000 with their Father’s name on their foreheads. These are different from the sealed 144,000 Jews in Chapter 7. We have already seen that group under the throne worshipping the Lamb and being told to wait for the rest of the martyr saints of the tribulation period.  A new song of worship is sung that only these can learn. 


These 144,000 were redeemed from among men on earth.  Virgin males, not defiled with women.  They follow Jesus wherever he goes. These are the “firstfruits”. Jesus was the “firstfruits” after his death and resurrection.






Revelation 14:6-7


And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.




Preaching the gospel to those on the earth. At this point who remains on earth to proclaim the gospel?  An Angel is now sent, until now, it was the work of men.






Revelation 14:8


And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.




Declaring the fall of Babylon. The false religion of Babylon, the physical city will get destroyed in chapter 16.







Revelation 14:9-12


And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:


And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.




Declaring the punishment that will go to those that follow the Beast and take his mark of allegiance.




Revelation 14:13


And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.




Blessed are those that die a martyr during the tribulation.




Revelation 14:14-18


And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.


And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.


And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.  And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.




The final harvest of the earth.  A look ahead to the final reaping of souls from the earth. Son of man sitting with a golden crown on his head is none other than Jesus Christ.



Revelation 14:19-20


And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.




The final and complete harvest of the unregenerate hearts. Blood was deep enough to reach the bridle of a horse.  Measuring up to 1600 furlongs.