Summary: By the law of faith, worthy is Christ Jesus---the blood of the Lamb, to redeem, for the saving of the great multitude.
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (September 22, 2015)
“To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus (Romans 3:26, King James Version, [Jesus might be just and the justifier of believers]).
Greetings In The Holy Name Of Christ Jesus, Our Lord And Savior,
My brothers and sisters, in The Epistle Of Paul The Apostle To The Romans we learned that Christ Jesus might be just---and the justifier of believers (Romans 3:36, King James Version). We also learned that without the law, the righteousness of God is manifested and the books of the law and the books of the prophets bear witness to that truth (3:21, KJV). Not only is righteousness manifested---but righteousness is manifested by faith of Christ Jesus unto all and upon all believers (3:22, KJV). Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law” (3:28, KJV). Howbeit, Apostle John did not proclaim the worthiness of the blood of the lamb---Christ Jesus as just and righteous for redemption---to redeem the great multitude, as revealed to him---written in The Revelation Of St. John The Divine, before Rome beheaded Apostle Paul.
Apostle Paul spoke to us about “the nature of God's saving act in Christ, and its appropriation by faith” (Holy Bible, n.d.). However, we learned more through Apostle John, exiled to the Greek island of Patmos---after Rome unsuccessfully tried to poison him, for Jesus said to Peter what was it to him if John tarried until he returned, perhaps those words blessed John to remain even though Rome tried to poison him, at least the people believed Apostle John should not die (St. John 21:22-23, KJV). In Apostle John's vision of God's throne, he saw that because God was worthy, not only was Christ Jesus deemed worthy to redeem---by his blood---the sins of man, he also was worthy to open the book that was written within and sealed on the back with seven seals that God held in his right hand (4:11; 5: 4-5, 9; 12, KJV):
“...Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and
power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they
are and were created...And I wept much, because no man was
found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look
thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold,
the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed
to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof...And they
sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and
to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain and hast redeemed
us to God by the blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and
people, and nation;...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.”
Now, with the knowledge that Christ Jesus, indeed, was worthy---just---a justifier, and righteous from the vision of Apostle John, we no longer think of ourselves as waiting to find out more---whether the forbearance of God would be accepted, for the saving of the great multitude---those not in the 12 tribes of Jacob (Israel), now Israel and Judah, Christ Jesus was ON TIME. Of which, Apostle John saw an angel ascending from the east, who stopped the four angels given to hurt the earth and the sea, to wait, for he held the seal of the living God,--- until the servants---the 12 tribes of Israel---of God were sealed in their foreheads (7:1-3, KJV). However, :