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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Lamb Standing on Mount Zion

Precious Lord, help me to take the insights You show me today and apply them to my life. Amen

"Then I looked and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's name written on their forehead."

The next significant  number we see in Revelation is one we've seen before: 144,000. These are the specially chosen Jewish witnesses who were saved and set aside to serve (Revelation 7:15). In many ways, they picture those today who follow the Lamb of God.

These 144,000 have the Father's name on their forehead, which means they have been saved and sealed by the Lord. A seal says they are His possession, and He will preserve and protect that which belongs to Him.

When you are saved, truly saved,  you receive His seal as well. The Bible says to those who have heeded the Gospel and trusted Christ for salvation, "... having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, Who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory" (Ephesians 1:13-14).

Remember the seven-sealed scroll, the title deed to the earth which the Lamb purchased with His blood? We've just seen it opened throughout these chapters of Revelation, and we know Jesus is coming to take possession of this world He has redeemed. These verses tell us we are safely sealed - awaiting that glorious day!

Now, these select witnesses will go through the horrors of the Tribulation. But we see that there are 144,000 on Mount Zion in eternity with the Lord. Aren't you glad it doesn't say there were 143,999? Not one of them is lost. And you will not find one instance in the Bible where anyone who was truly saved ever lost his or her salvation. That is because all who are truly saved are sealed by the Spirit. And the King's seal cannot be broken (Esther 8:8).

When God saves you He seals you with His Holy Spirit of promise and like these 144,000, you will be delivered.

~Adrian Rogers~

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