Often when we play out of position we are not as effective. There is a place for us to live our lives and it is right next to our leader, Jesus Christ. The closer we are to Him the more we will know we are victorious. It becomes very difficult to be pessimistic, negative and defeated when you are with Jesus!
As we have already seen, Psalm 2 was understood as a Messianic prophecy especially for those persecuted. Everyone knew the Psalm. They imagined God laughing in the face of the enemy of our life because no matter what is happening He is still in control of our lives with a greater authority than what is coming against us, for He is the King of all Kings.
We turn the chapter pleased to be coming away from the dragon and his two beasts. Here we are:
“Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.” (Revelation 14 v 1)
We have something new. But it has references with the old, namely Psalm 2 for that is what the first readers would focus on. “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.” (Psalm 2:6)
In the context of man’s rebellion, the 666 mark of the beast and the attacks of the dragon John sees Jesus. Where is He?
He sees Jesus on God’s mountain, Zion, the king of all nations. How? Not because of the image of the lion though that is what He is. But the lamb. The 144,000 who we have also seen in chapter 7 are with Him. We already know this is the symbolic number for all the redeemed, for you and me.
We stand with the Lamb in the place of victory. We are with him. We are marked with Him and for Him and the Father. No circumstance or any person does not determine our victorious position but who we are standing with does!
The mark of the Lamb and the Father is within you today. You are His. You stand with Him. Therefore, your position is that of victory, it can be no other.