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Summary: First, we see the worship of Jesus Christ in heaven by those immediately around the throne (5:8-10); then we see worship throughout all heaven (5:11-12); finally, we see worship throughout the entire universe (5:13-14). it spreads to all creation.

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Rev.#17~5:1-14=pt 4~ WORTHY IS THE LAMB 8-8-09

Today we’ll continue our study of this great book of prophecy,” THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST”.

Let me say that here in Revelation 5 is a vision of Christ (5:1-7) and the expanding circles of His worship in heaven.

First, we see the worship of Jesus Christ in heaven by those immediately around the throne (5:8-10); then we see worship throughout all heaven (5:11-12); finally, we see worship throughout the entire universe (5:13-14). it spreads to all creation.

Last time we left of with verse 5, here in chapter 5:- lets read the verses again and then we’ll move on Lord willing.

1And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne** a book written within and on the backside,** sealed with seven seals.

2And I saw a strong angel** proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy** to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?”

3And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.**--many men in the passed have been willing as they tried to conquer the world, but none was worthy.

4And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

5And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not:{ behold,}** the Lion of the tribe of Juda,** the Root of David,** -off spring—Rev. 22:16- hath prevailed** to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

--v 5-one of the elders--

--They are called “elders” which is the Greek word presbuteros. In the New Testament this is a technical term for officers and leaders in the church.

But as John was looking on the scene he didn’t see a Lion, instead he saw a Lamb as it had been slain-- this is a great spiritual truth.

Jesus is called “a lamb” 29 times in the Book of Rev. it conveys the idea of a pet Lamb.

But in chapter 6: 16-17 this LAMB is bringing wrath.

Rev.6:16-17 we see what the people in the Tribulation will be crying aloud--And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

No dear heart, the next time He appears to this world it’ll not be a little meek Lamb, He’ll not turn the other cheek, He’ll not be spit upon and made fun of, they’ll not pluck out His beard this next time, their going to witness fury like they’ve never dreamed of.

REV. 6: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

He’s returning with vengeance, woe unto the earth dwellers at that time.

Cleansing is by “the blood of the Lamb” (7:14). The church is “the bride of the Lamb” (19:7; 21:9).

All through out the O.T. when a sacrificial lamb was offered, it was a picture and a type of THE LAMB OF GOD that was to come.

There in Genesis 3: 21 we read of the 1st sacrifice, and it was also provided by God, an innocent animal had to give it’s life, it shed its blood in order for Adam and Eve to have a covering, type of sin covering, 21Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.


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