The Lamb And The 144000 
(Revelation 14:1-5)

"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." (14:1).  This is the real Lamb in contrast to the lamb beast of 13:11-18.  Note the similarity to chapter 7, only at a later date in time.  

Water symbolizes baptism & repentance -- the washing away of disobedience -- see Matthew chapter 3.*  The "new song" is mentioned in Revelation 5:8-14, 14:3 and 15:3.

Redeemed in 14:3 means forgiven and cleansed by Christ.  So they are pure in 14:4, which means they are not stained by disobedience as in Genesis chapter 3.

"Bring the best of the firstfruits of the soil (earth?) to the house of the Lord your God..." (Exodus 23:19).  Note 1 Corinthians 15:20-28.

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*Look up thunder in a concordance, note especially: Exodus 9:22-35; 1 Samuel 12:17-18; Revelation 4:5, 6:1, 8:5, 10:3-4, 11:19, 14:2, 16:18, 19:6.  Also look up harp, harpist, etc.; note Isaiah 23:15-18.