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Sunday, April 22, 2012

There Stood a Lamb

Lord, help me to reflect on the truth I will learn today and let it work its way into my heart and life.

"... in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne." (Revelation 5:6-7)

Notice this redeeming Lamb, this One Who shed His blood, is standing in heaven's throne room. He's no longer dead! Though He still bears the marks showing that He laid down in death, this Lamb has risen.

Not only is He a resurrected Lamb, He's also a reigning Lamb. His omnipotence is seen in the sever horns, emblematic of His matchless power. Eyes speak of wisdom and of searching. And the perfect number seven indicates He is all-knowing and all-seeing, so this Lamb is also omniscient and omnipresent. He and He alone is worthy to rule and to reign.

He is worthy because of creation, as we saw in Revelation 4:11, "You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created." The One Who made everything has the right to take this scroll.

He is worthy because of Calvary (Revelation 5:9). Because He was butchered on a Roman Cross, suffering unspeakable indignities and indescribable agonies, this Lamb Who was slain has the prerogative to open the scroll.

And He is worthy because of conquest. He prevailed over satan, sin and self, defeated death and conquered the grave - therefore, He is exceedingly worthy!

~Adrian Rogers~ - "Tapestry - Promises & Prophecy"

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