"These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the lamb withersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God and to the lamb." Revelation 14:4
IN JESUS TODAY!
"These are they which follow the Lamb withersoever he goeth." Jesus identifies his people by those which follow him. All people follow something or someone, this is how we learn, maybe through the advice or teachings of our Father and Mother, or through the teachers of the years we spend in school, or maybe it is through the reading of some self-help materials. We all follow! What matters is who and what we follow! Jesus says, "And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you Fishers of Men." Mathew 4:19 In every culture, society, religion, belief system, or ideology there is a common theme, There is a leader, and there are followers, but of all of these, which one(s) are good for us, right for us, and will give to us eternal life and happiness? There is only one! Jesus! And he is still calling for men, women, and children to follow him! Following is never the opposite to the act of following, it is never to go before or ahead, following is always moving directly behind, or as instructed, watching, listening, and doing what we have been shown to do. It is not going ahead, not making our own way, and not leaning to our own understanding, as it is written, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy path." Proverbs 3:5,6
Following is trusting, trusting Jesus to lead and direct our life, it is listening to him and acknowledging that Jesus is the way, and agreeing to surrender to him! Follow Jesus and you shall be called his!