The Lamb is on the Throne

Week 6 Day 6

Revelation 5:6-14
6 And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth. 7 And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. 8 When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they *sang a new song, saying,

“Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

10 “You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”

11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice,

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.”

13 And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying,

“To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.”
At the heart of this heavenly scene lies a profound truth: the Lamb, slain yet standing, bears the weight of ultimate victory over death. As John beholds this scene, he witnesses not just a sacrifice but the triumph of redemption.

With awe, John sees the Lamb, bearing the marks of sacrifice, approach the throne and take the sacred scroll. This act signifies more than mere possession; it symbolizes the authority over life and death, wrested from the grasp of sin and darkness.

The Lamb's standing, despite being slain, speaks volumes about God's plan for salvation. It declares that death, once feared and unconquerable, has been overcome. In the Lamb's victory, we find the assurance of our own redemption and the defeat of every force that seeks to hold us captive.

As the elders and heavenly hosts join in a chorus of praise, they affirm the Lamb's worthiness to open the scroll. It is a declaration of His unparalleled victory over death, a victory that extends to every corner of creation.

This passage helps us focus on what matters. The reality is that we have the happiest ending of all time: an eternity in heaven with our Savior, where every tear will be wiped away, and every tribe, tongue, and nation will be gathered together for the singular purpose of worshipping Christ. This truth should be a primary motivator in our lives. Christians have true hope when no one else does.

In this revelation, we can find our hope and our salvation. Let us join the heavenly chorus in proclaiming His worthiness and embracing the victory He has won for us.

Reflection and Prayer

How should the happy ending that we as Christians have impact on the way we live now?

God, thank you that through Christ, we have a happy ending regardless of our earthly circumstances. We praise you that you defeated death once and for all. Let us live in a way that shows the world the hope that we have in Christ.

Faith Bible Staff