The honour due to the Son of God appears in relevant scenarios. People who believe and people who do not believe are unquestionably in the drama. It is encouraging to know that secular power is like a dog on a leash, and the keys and seals are in the hands of an unrivalled priest-king, the Lamb of God. As the victim and the vindicator he is in charge of the unfolding actions.
A Lamb Stood – as Just Sacrifice
His sevens show him
- all-powerful (horns),
- all-knowing (eyes)
- on duty everywhere (dispatched globally)
Rev 5:6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. ESV2011
His worthiness – seven times blessed0
The Lamb was slain and is destined to receive the seven-fold complement, blessing, or eulogy (as benediction) (Rev. 5:12).
saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive
OPENS THE WILL of GOD – a scroll of history
prodiving ASSURANCE, he flips the switch for the must-happen things,
Rev 6:1 Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” ESV2011
SHEPHERDS his flock and wipes their tears away
Rev 7:17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” ESV2011
STOOD – is in place with his people
Rev 14:1 Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. ESV2011
Rev 17:14 They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.” ESV2011
IS THE PALACE
Rev 21:22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. ESV2011
LIGHTS UP NEW JERUSALEM
Rev 21:23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. ESV2011
With a little comparison to the news of our day, it is clear that the world is mesmerized by the glitter of merchandize and abuse of power, while the spark of a bright lamp burns within each breast. At the centre of our being is a place where light, home, security, no tears, and complements are the priorities. Who needs darkness, refugees, wars, isolation, tears, ignorance, accusations, or injustice?