1. Revelation 14:1 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is unique about the lamb John sees?

Revelation 14:1 (ESV)

1 Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.

In radical contrast to the dragon, the beast from the sea, and the beast from the earth, John now sees a lamb. Whereas the first three beasts were overwhelmingly intimidating and fierce, this fourth creature is harmless—certainly not worthy of the term “beast.” In fact, a lamb is vulnerable to beasts.