Personal study notes Revelation 5

Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Back to Revelation 5,

Well, John must have been relieved to know that there was one worthy to open the scroll, and then he heard that it was the Lion of Judah. Imagine his surprise when he turned around and saw the Lamb, as though it had been slain, having seven horns, seven eyes, which are the Seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth. And then the Lamb came and took the scroll. At last the earth could be redeemed.

The Greek word for Lamb in this passage is in the diminutive, and means a pet lamb, kind of like Mary’s lamb. A good thing to remember is that outward appearances are not always to be trusted, for this Lamb will soon wield a sword, and this Lamb also sacrificed His life for us, with a courage that no one else would ever duplicate. He was marred beyond recognition by the abuse He received for our sins.

Someone once said to me that the only thing man-made in Heaven was the scars on Jesus’ body.

When we see Jesus we will finally see exactly what sin does to us (something that we often ignore here on earth).

The people will fall down on their knees and worship, singing a new song. One line in the song is “And have redeemed US to God by Your blood.

There is only one group of people who can say this song, and that is the believers who accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. This is a pretty good indication that at this point in Revelation the Church is in Heaven, for in verse 11 we see that there are the voices of many angels, the living creatures, the elders and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands. All singing, “Worthy is the Lamb”

What a great praise and worship service this is. And to think that one day, soon I hope, we will be there worshipping. I can’t wait.



About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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