First three verses focus on God’s salivation of the 144000 Jews during tribulation period.
These people are standing with Lamb, Lord Jesus, on the heavenly Mount Zion.
We come across them in 7th chapter where they got a seal on the foreheads with the seal of the Living God.
No details were given about the details of the seal.
In 14th chapter we understand that they got two seals, one is with their own name and the other the name of God.
They are now with the Lord Jesus in heaven confirming their death as martyrs.
This exclusive choir 144000 sang a new song which nobody can learn.
Some very interesting data is given about these men chosen from the twelve tribes.
They were chosen by God before they had any relationship with women and they remained as virgins throughout their service to the Lord God.
Secondly, they obeyed the Lord to go anywhere in the world to preach the Gospel in the absence of the church.
Thirdly, they trusted and accepted the Lord Jesus as Messiah and were redeemed by HIS blood.
Because of their ministry many were got convinced and accepted the Lord as their Savior and faced the ultimate sacrifice of their life.
These men were honest, trustworthy and blameless.
Three angels were introduced to announce very serious and important messages from heaven.
The first angel proclaimed the eternal Gospel to all people on the globe.
This Gospel is not of grace but of God’s judgment.
There is not much time left for God to give one last chance to the people on earth to repent and fear HIM.
In tribulation we learn that people are terrorized and forced to worship the Anti-Christ.
Every person in the world is subjected to Satan and his agents to torment people who do not worship him.
God has to send HIS angel to proclaim this message
The angel is simply saying that do not fear the one who can only kill your body but fear the ONE who can kill your soul subjecting it to eternal lake of fire.
The second angel said that do not put your trust in a political or religious system that is already fallen.
The third angel with a loud voice warns the people on the earth about God’s fury and judgment if they followed the beast, the Anti-Christ and worship his image.
To take the mark of the beast is to cross the point of no return.
Such people will be the recipient of God’s wrath in full strength.
The ultimate punishment will be the burning hell.
Today we are sure that we are not in the tribulation period.
Because tribulation period begins soon after the rapture of the believers in the Lord Jesus
For sure we are in grace period where God gives us plenty of opportunities to accept the Gospel message of salvation from sin thru our Lord Jesus Christ.
But many reject the Gospel message – ridicule the message – neglect the message
Many continue to live their lives without the fear of God and indulge in the momentary pleasures of this world.
Many don’t even believe in hell or heaven
We who are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb are assured that we will arrive safely in heaven when the time comes.
When we accept the Lord Jesus into our hearts, we are sealed and separated for HIM.
So we are warned today that we should not live like those who have no hope of eternity.
Let us live our lives with a focus on the eternity.