I. THE TESTIMONY OF THE REDEEMED ARMY
Isaiah 53:7 (NASB) He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth.
a. The Lamb’s army is victorious
2 Samuel 5:7 (NASB) Nevertheless, David captured the stronghold of Zion, that is the city of David.
Psalms 87:2 (NASB) The Lord loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.
Psalms 125:1 (NASB) Those who trust in the Lord Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.
Isaiah 28:16 (NASB) Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
Hebrews 12:22 (NASB) But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels,
Psalms 48:1-2 (NASB) 1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain. 2 Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion in the far north, The city of the great King.
Isaiah 2:3 (NASB) And many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths.” For the law will go forth from Zion And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Isaiah 24:23 (NASB) Then the moon will be abashed and the sun ashamed, For the Lord of hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, And His glory will be before His elders.
Joel 2:32 (NASB) “And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the Lord Will be delivered; For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem There will be those who escape, As the Lord has said, Even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.
Micah 4:1-2 (NASB) 1 And it will come about in the last days That the mountain of the house of the Lord Will be established as the chief of the mountains. It will be raised above the hills, And the peoples will stream to it. 2 Many nations will come and say, “Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord And to the house of the God of Jacob, That He may teach us about His ways And that we may walk in His paths.” For from Zion will go forth the law, Even the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
John 14:1-3 (NASB) 1 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
Zechariah 14:4 (NASB) In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.
b. The Lamb’s army is protected
Revelation 13:16 (NASB) And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,
2 Corinthians 1:22 (NASB) who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.
Ephesians 1:13-14 (NASB) 13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.
Philippians 1:6 (NASB) For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
Revelation 22:3-4 (NASB) 3 There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him; 4 they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.
II. THE REJOICING OF THE REDEEMED ARMY
a. The quantity of their song
b. The quality of their song
1 Corinthians 14:25 (NASB) the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you.
c. The uniqueness in their song
Psalms 33:1-3 (NASB) 1 Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright. 2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings. 3 Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
Psalms 40:3 (NASB) He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the Lord.
Psalms 96:1 (NASB) Sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Psalms 144:9 (NASB) I will sing a new song to You, O God; Upon a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,
Psalms 149:1 (NASB) Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones.
III. THE LIFESTYLE OF THE REDEEMED ARMY
a. The purity of their lifestyle
b. The consecration of their lifestyle
Revelation 7:9 (NASB) After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;
c. The blamelessness of their lifestyle
Zephaniah 3:13 (NASB) The remnant of Israel will do no wrong And tell no lies, Nor will a deceitful tongue Be found in their mouths
2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 (NASB) 9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,
Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high his royal banner,
It must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory
His army shall he lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
Stand in his strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the gospel armor,
Each piece put on with prayer;
Where duty calls or danger,
Be never wanting there.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
The strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor’s song.
To those who overcometh
A crown of life shall be;
They with the King of Glory
Shall reign eternally.