Revelation 5: Do You Know The Lamb?
Verse of the Day: (V12) “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.”
1. Lion (V1-7)
V5 “And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”
Apostle John, who was in his spirit, had a glimpse of the future, yet he wept as no one could open the book of the future events, and let loose the seven seals of God’s dealings with men. One of the elders then revealed to him that only Jesus Christ, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, and the Root of David, could open the book and loose the seven seals. What are these seven seals? These seven seals prophesy God’s future severe judgments upon the people who reject Him, and this period is also known as the Great Tribulation, which shall last for seven years. This Great Tribulation shall begin after God has called His Holy Spirit and all His churches to glorious heaven. It is then that the Devil shall have full control of the earth, and shall deceive, torment and lead them to fiery hell, which is also his final destination, because of his pride and rebellion against God, His Creator. Time is short, and let us share God’s salvation plan so that all shall believe in Jesus Christ, and shall be called up to heaven, and escape the terrible Great Tribulation.
2. Lamb (V8-12)
V8 “And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.”
John described prayers of the saints as golden vessels full of fragrance that are pleasing to many. Prayer is indeed the source of power from Christ, the Lamb as well as the Lion. Though the Lamb is meek and gentle, and the Lion is strong and powerful, yet Christ has all of these characteristics, so that He is meek and gentle to know our sufferings, and strong and powerful to give us power to do His work. Let us therefore continue in prayers, because they are truly our source of meekness, gentleness, strength as well as power.
3. Live (V13-14)
V14 “And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.”
Praise God, all beasts, elders and saints who believe and receive Jesus Christ, the Lion, the Lamb, as our Lord and Saviour, shall live forever with Him in glorious heaven. Because Jesus lives, we can face tomorrow. Because Jesus lives, life is worth living now and forever! Today, will you believe and receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord?
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I know You, the Lamb, who loved and died for my sins.