the place of God's throne
Rev/ 14:1 And I looked, and, lo,
 a Lamb stood on the mount Sion [Mt Zion in heaven; c/p. Heb. 12:22-24], and
 with him an hundred forty [and] four thousand,
[a.] having his Father’s name written in their foreheads (Rev. 7:3-4).
14:2 And  I heard a voice from heaven,
 as the voice of many waters [Jesus], and
 as the voice of a great thunder [the Father]: and
 I heard the voice of harpers [the zoe and the elders of Rev. 5:7]
[a.] harping with their harps:
 before the throne, and
 before the four beasts, and
 [before] the elders: and
no man could learn that song
[a.] but the hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand, which were
[11.] redeemed from the earth.
 they which were not defiled with women; for
 they are virgins**. These are
 they which follow the Lamb
[a.] whithersoever he goeth [during His 1,000 year reign on the earth].
 These were redeemed from among men [natural men],
[a.] [being] the firstfruits [of the reborn nation Israel]
[11.] unto God and
[12.] to the Lamb.
[** The 144,000 are redeemed men of the 12 tribes of Israel—raptured in natural bodies. They sing a new song in heaven of national deliverance. These 144,000 male virgins (vs. 14:4), are the male seed of Abraham which God will join with the woman in the wilderness (Rev. 12:1, Rev. 12:6, Rev. 12:14)—the female seed of Abraham—which God has hidden during the period of His wrath.]
 in their mouth was found no guile: for
 they are without fault before the throne of God.
The first angel’s* message:
God’s final call prior to judgment
14:6 And I saw another angel
 fly in the midst of heaven,
 having the everlasting gospel to preach
[a.] unto them that dwell on the earth, and
[12.] kindred, and
[13.] tongue, and
14:7 Saying with a loud voice,
 Fear God, and
 give glory to him;
[a.] for the hour of his judgment is come: and
 worship him that made
[a.] heaven, and
[b.] earth, and
[c.] the sea, and
[d.] the fountains of waters.
[*God must now use angels to preach the gospel, because the Church and the 144,000 have been raptured, and Enoch and Elijah—His 2 witnesses—have been killed and resurrected (Rev. 11:3-12).]
Babylon, the great city, is fallen
14:8 And there followed another angel, saying,
 Babylon is fallen, is fallen,
[a.] that great city,
[b.] because she made all nations drink of
[11.] the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
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