I was just thinking about those amazing words in Revelation 14:1 from the Apostle John, “Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion.” Chapter 14 comes right on the heels of probably the darkest time in all of human history found in Revelation 13.
Satan, having set up his puppet government headed up by the antichrist and his puppet religious system headed by the false prophet, will have the world at his feet as most will reject the real Savior, Jesus Christ, and embrace the unholy trinity.
Suddenly, chapter 14 rushes into the story the way morning sun rushes into a room when the curtains are pulled back. “Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion.”
Certainly there are eschatological implications here. Chapter 14 fast-forwards to the end to show us that Satan will not win, God does triumph, and we will be victorious. That is certainly good news to look forward to.
But it also means a couple of things for us now. One, in the dark times of our lives when things look the most uncertain, the most scary, we need to look, “and behold, the Lamb standing.” We need to be encouraged and strengthened by the fact that Jesus will always be there for us. He is always standing ready in our lives to move in whatever way is best for us.
Second, it blesses me to think about the fact that God is always anxious to give away the ending. Most of us don’t want to know the ending of a book or a movie until we get to the end, but when it comes to the promises of God, He can’t wait to tell us! As a matter of fact God’s been telling us the ending ever since Genesis 3 and the promise of the One who would come and crush the head of Satan.
In this case I’m glad I know the ending. I’m glad I have a loving heavenly Father who can’t wait to tell me how it comes out. Because it means I need not fear whatever the enemy throws at me. No matter how dark our lives may appear at times, take heart, the curtains have been pulled back and the Son is shinning!
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