In stark contrast to the fearsome power of the beast and his evil purposes for the world as described in Revelation 13, the fourteenth chapter assures us of the greater power and victory of the Lamb and His holy purposes. It is as though John were echoing Psalm 37: 35-40,
35 I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree.
36 Yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more; Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found.
37 Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The future of the wicked shall be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the Lord shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked,
And save them, Because they trust in Him.