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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.
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