There are two harvests being prepared for end time reaping in Revelation 14:
- Those sealed with a protection from God because they trusted in the Creator and accepted the gospel invitation are likened to the grain harvest (verses 14-16).
- Those who have resisted the gospel invitation and the three angels' warning messages are the recipients of the plagues. They are likened to the grape harvest being prepared for crushing (verses 17-20).
For the sixth plague, John uses Old Testament language describing Israel and the fall of ancient Babylon to show us how the battle will be fought by worshipers of the dragon and the beast against Christ and His church.