Jesus Christ is that Lamb

WORTHY IS THE LAMB

By Adrian Rogers (Click Link Below to watch this sermon)

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Find Revelation chapter 5 and when you’ve found it look up here. Revelation chapter 5.
The scene is in Heaven right after the rapture of the church.
May I ask you a personal question? Thank you. Here’s the question: do you have a cause
worth living for? May I ask you another question: is what you are living for worthy of Jesus
dying for? May I ask you another question: when you get to where you are headed, now, listen
to this one, when you get to where you’re headed, where will you be? You are all headed
somewhere. When you get to where you are headed, where will you be?
Now, I want to talk to you about living a life that is worthy; worthy of Jesus. Many of us
are shoveling smoke and plowing water. I mean, after it’s all over, it will make no difference
whatsoever.
A Reader’s Digest article once said that in order for a person to be happy, for a person to
be fulfilled, for a person to have a meaningful life, they needed three things. Number one, they
need someone to love. Number two, they need something to do. Number three, they need
something to hope for: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. Now I
think they’re basically right, but they didn’t give the answer. The answer is Jesus. He is all three
of those things. He’s the one that we love. He’s the one that we serve. And in Him, in Him, in
Jesus is our hope.
Now, Revelation chapter 5 is beyond a shadow of any doubt or peradventure one of the
most glorious chapters in all of the Bible. And I have titled our message today, “He Is Worthy.”
But I could title the message, “O what a Savior,” because it means exactly, precisely the same
thing. Jesus Christ is the only One worthy of my love, my life, my all, and yours. And you will
never, listen, you will never have satisfaction, you will never have true fulfillment, you will
never understand why you were made, why God created you, until you come to worship the
One who is worthy.
Now, there’re three things I want to say about the Lord Jesus Christ, and I pray God will
write these upon your heart today. First of all, Jesus is exclusively worthy of worship. Now look
if you will in Revelation chapter 5 verse 1. John is in Heaven now and he says, “And I saw in the
right hand of Him that sat on the throne a book,” literally folks, the word is a scroll, something
rolled up, “a scroll written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a
strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy.’” Now this is the whole question,
“Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in Heaven, nor in
earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 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.’”
Now what is all of this about? Well, when God created the world, God turned this world
over to Adam and said, “Adam, you’re the king of the Earth. Eve, you’re the queen. I give you
dominion.” And God gave to Adam and Eve dominion over the whole wide world. He gave this
to Adam.
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But then Satan came into the Garden of Eden, as you remember, and crawled his slimy,
corroding path onto the pages of history. And he beguiled Eve, and he ruined Adam. And he
was, what we’d call today, a con-artist. And he slicked them. And they sold the farm to him as it
were. And he went away with the title deed to all creation. They took that dominion that God
had given to them and they turned it over to Satan.
Le
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back. He’s our near kinsman. That’s the reason He stepped out of Heaven and became a man.
He had to be a man to redeem us. Our inheritance was lost by a man; it has to be redeemed by
a man. But not just any man, because this man who redeems it has to have the price of
redemption and the price of redemption, as we’re going to see, is the precious blood of the
Lord Jesus Christ.
Now John sees this book and he wants this book opened. He wants the seals broken.
But, an angel gives a challenge, “Who is worthy? Who is able to open the book?” Notice in
verse 2, “And a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy to open the book,
and to loose the seals thereof?’”
In order for a person to be worthy, number one, he had to be a near kinsman, and
number two, he had to have the price to pay. And so, they’re looking around, there’s a search
for someone worthy. No man in Heaven, none of the saints: Peter, James, Paul, Andrew, Moses,
David, none in Heaven was able. Nor in the Earth: no man all around, John as he looked at all of
those who might be living, of all of the saints on the Earth. And if he were living today, he would
see that the presidents and the kings, it doesn’t say who is willing; it says who is worthy.
There’re plenty willing, Mussolini and Hitler and Genghis Khan, Charlemagne the Great,
Napoleon, they were all willing, but they weren’t able. “No man in Heaven, nor in earth, neither
under the earth.” There’s no demon spirit, none who have died, none who have gone ahead,
none in the netherworld. There’s none that’s able to open the book, neither to look upon.
And so John begins to weep great salty tears. Is there no hope for planet Earth? Yes, yes
surely the redeemed are in glory there around the throne. But what about this Earth? This
Earth that is such a mess. This dominion that God made. Is the devil going to get it? Is he going
to keep it? And John’s tears represent the tears of people from the time that Adam and Eve
looked down upon the broken and bruised body of their son, Abel, that was murdered by
another of their sons. And John weeps and our world is filled with tears and saturated with
buckets of blood and oceans of tears and John says, “Is there no hope?” Yes, we’ve been
redeemed, but what about the Earth? What about God’s creation? And John begins to weep,
because look in verses 3 and 4, “No man in Heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was
able to open the book, and I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open, to read the
book, and to look thereon.”
Why could no man do it? Well, because all of those of us who are in Adam are slaves.
You see, Adam became a slave of Satan. He was brought into bondage. Now, the child of a
slave, the son of a slave is a slave himself. And we were all born into slavery. We were all born
as slaves of Satan, descendants of Adam. And not only does the master own the slave, but he
owns all that the slave owns. So we are slaves and we’re bankrupt. There’s no way that we can
redeem, there’s no way that we can buy back what Adam lost because we do not have what it
takes. That’s the reason Jesus came to Earth. He came as the second Adam to undo, or to put
back right what the first Adam did.
By the way, that’s why He was born of a virgin. Had He not been born of a virgin, He
would have been a son of Adam. Being born of a virgin He’s the Son of God. Now if He’d been a
son of Adam, He’d have been a slave. And all that belonged to Adam would belong to Him, the
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slavery and the bankruptcy. But He is born of a virgin. The Holy Spirit of God generated in the
womb of Mary that holy life. And now, though He’s perfect man made of a woman, He is not a
son of Adam. He is the Son of God; Son of Man and Son of God. He was born of a virgin to be
what He was: sinless. He was sinless to do what He did: to die on the cross to pay our sin debt.
For the Bible says, “We’re not redeemed with corruptible things such as silver and gold, but with
the precious blood of Christ as a lamb without spot or without blemish.” He had to be a perfect,
sinless sacrifice. He could not offer any corruptible sacrifice. Only the blood of Jesus Christ, the
sinless blood of Jesus Christ could pay the debt. And so the Lord Jesus Christ stepped out of
Heaven and the Lord Jesus Christ is exclusively worthy.
Now listen to me. Listen, there is no way, I hope you’ll listen to this, I hope you will hear
this. There’s absolutely no way, there’s not one scintilla of an iota, one half a hallelujah of a
chance of anybody anywhere from the time of creation till the time of consumption ever going
to Heaven apart from Jesus Christ. That’s it. You say, “That’s narrow.” You’ve got it. You’ve got
it. You say, “You’re bigoted.” Well, don’t call me bigoted, just call Jesus bigoted. He’s the One
who said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man cometh unto the Father but by Me.”
That’s Scripture. The Bible says, “Neither is there salvation in any other. For there’s none other
name under Heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.”
Here’s the first point of our message: Jesus Christ is exclusively worthy. No one else
could do it. John says there’s no one in Heaven, Earth, or beneath the Earth that was worthy to
open this
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It’s not about us Lord. Not about me; it’s about You. Did you think everything’s all about
you? Do you think you’re the center of the universe? It was all created by Him and for Him. And
He’s the One who is worthy of our worship. He’s the creator. No one else can create. Men talk
about creating life in the laboratory. You can’t create life in the laboratory. Man can take what
God has synthesized and create some life-like substance in the laboratory. Suppose my father’s
a master builder and he can build magnificent houses. And when my father’s away, I get my
father’s tools, my father’s plans, my father’s materials and I build a dog house. And then I point
at that dog house and say, “You see that dog house? That proves my father doesn’t exist.”
That’s what man does to try to say that he doesn’t need God.
There’s a story going around about a man who got in an argument with God and said,
“Look, You’re not the only creator. I can create now.” He’s a scientist. “I can make a man.” God
said, “Well, let’s see you do it.” So the man says, “Well, I’m gonna take this, these elements out
of this dirt.” God said, “Uh, uh, uh. Get your own dirt.” Get your own dirt.
There’s only one, only one who can create. And friend, listen to me, His name is Jesus
and He’s worthy. He’s worthy because of creation. Secondly, He’s worthy because of Calvary.
Now go to chapter 5 and look at verses 6 and 7, “And I beheld, in the midst of the throne and
the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven
horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And He
came and took the book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne.” The Lamb,
there we see the sacrificial Lamb. He’s the one there in the glory. And He comes and takes this
book out of the hand of this mighty angel. It is the title deed to all of the Earth.
Now, John is weeping. No one is able. Who’s able? Well, here comes the Lamb. The
Lamb says, “I can take this book and I can open it.” Well, John, really is expecting to see a lion;
because, the lion of the tribe of Judah, but there is a Lamb that is there.
And notice if you will, in this verse. What does John see when he sees this lamb? Well,
first of all, he sees a redeeming lamb, a redeeming lamb. You know the Greek word for Lamb is
amnos. But that’s not the word that’s used here. The word that’s used here is arnios. And what
that word arnios means is a little pet lamb. John, expecting to see a lion, and he sees a lamb.
And not even a lamb that’s fairly good size. He sees the most helpless of creatures: a little
arnios, a little pet lamb. You can’t conceive of anything weaker than a little lamb.
You remember in the Passover when they were to take a lamb, a firstling of the flock,
and sacrifice it? God said they were not to just take any lamb off the streets. They were to
select a perfect lamb, a lamb without spot and a lamb without blemish. And then they were to
take it and keep it in their home for four days. Now, can you imagine what would happen in a
Hebrew home if you had a little lamb like that for four days in your house? You imagine how
the children would feel about that lamb? This little lamb. They would cuddle it; they would hold
it; they would pet it; they would snuggle it; this little helpless creature until they had identified
themselves with it. This word arnios is only used one other time in the, in the Bible where Jesus
said to Peter, “Feed My little arnios. My pet lambs.”
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And so here’s what John sees: he sees this one, this lamb, this little, tiny, innocent,
helpless Lamb, but wait a minute. John says, “This Lamb is different.” John looks at this Lamb,
and he finds some characteristics about this Lamb that I want you to see. For example, this
Lamb as though it had been slain is now standing. This redeeming Lamb, this one who shed His
blood, He’s now standing. That is, He’s no longer dead. He’s a lamb, as though it’d been slain,
so He still has the marks, the nail prints, but now He’s standing. He laid down in death, but now
this Lamb has risen.
He is a redeeming Lamb. He is a resurrected Lamb. Now watch this, and He is a reigning
Lamb. Look in verse 6, chapter 5 and verse 6 and notice how He is described, “And I beheld,
and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a
little Lamb as if it had been slain,” that’s a redeeming Lamb, “He stood,” that’s a resurrected
Lamb, “having seven horns.” Now in the Bible, in Bible prophecy, a horn speaks of power. Seven
is the perfect number. This Lamb is omnipotent. He has seven horns.
Now notice also, and He has seven eyes. Eyes speak of wisdom. Not only is He
omnipotent, He is omniscient. He sees everything. “The eyes of the Lord run to and throughout
the whole earth.”
And then notice also and there are, “Seven Spirits of God sent forth to all of the earth.”
Again, seven the perfect number, He is not only omnipotent, He’s not only omniscient, He’s
omnipresent, “To all the earth.” There’s no where that He is not! What a Lamb!
Now in the Bible, here in the book of the Revelation, we’re going to see the devil. What
is the devil? A great red dragon with a tail so long he sweeps a third of the stars from Heaven.
And then we’re going to see the beast out of the sea, the antichrist with his militant millions.
And who comes against them all? A Lamb, the Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus. The redeeming
Lamb, the resurrected Lamb, the reigning Lamb.
And Jesus is worthy because of creation. He is worthy because of Calvary. And he is
worthy because of conquest. I want you to notice also, look in verse 5, “And one of the elders
said unto me, ‘Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath
prevailed to open the book.’” Do you see that word prevailed? It’s the Greek word, nikao. It’s
the word we get our word Nike from. It speaks of victory. Some of you kids have tennis shoes,
how many of you got any tennis shoes called Nike? That just simply is, it’s the, it’s the symbol of
victory. It’s the name of victory. This Lamb is Nikao. He is the One who has prevailed. He is the
One who is the victor.
So if you were to ask the Lord Jesus, “Jesus, by what right do You have? How can You
take this book and open this book?” He’d say, “I’ll tell you why. I’ll tell you why I’m worthy. I’m
worthy because of creation; I made it all to begin with. I’m worthy, number two, because of
Calvary; I have redeemed it and I bought it with My blood. I am the precious Lamb of God. And
number three, I am worthy because of conquest; I have prevailed.” And friend, He has. And I
want to tell you, I love Him with all of my heart, with all of my heart because He is worthy. He is
worthy. He is exclusively worthy. And there is none other. No one else can open this book. He is
exceedingly worthy through creation, through Calvary, through conquest.
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Now here’s the third thing I want to say about Him: He is eternally worthy, He is
eternally worthy. Chapter 5 verse 8, “And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and the
four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden
vials,” the word vial here is better translated bowls, “full of odors,” which means incense,
“which are the prayers of the saints. And they sung a new song, saying, ‘Thou art worthy to take
the book, and open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy
blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God
kings and priests.’” And then, skip on down to verses 13 and 14, “And every creature which is in
Heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in
them, heard I saying, ‘Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power,’” now listen to this, “‘be unto
Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever.’”
He is eternally worthy, forever and ever. There was never a time when He’s not worthy.
Never will be a time when He is not worthy. He is worthy of our worship. This is the eternal
song of the ages.
Now here we enter the throne zone. And we see there in Heaven this praise symbolized
by harps and by bowls. The harps is our worship expressed. You know, the Old Testament
Psalms were sung to harp music. And then the bowls are incense. And, it speaks of our praise
and of our prayers.
Now, are we still praying up in Heaven? Well, these prayers, as we’re going to see later
on in the book of Revelation, that are mentioned here are prayers that have already been
prayed. They may have been prayed by your grandmother or by your great grandfather, or by
the apostle Paul. But now they’re collected, these prayers are up in Heaven, and they’re sweet
incense. And God has not forgotten a single prayer. Now sometimes we don’t see our prayers
answered and we think perhaps they’ve been forgotten. Or sometimes we don’t see God
working and we think that God is not working. But here we see these golden bowls full of
incense.
When the high priest would go into the temple, he would take a bowl, a basin of
incense. The aroma would perfume the air. And that’s only an illustration of the prayers of the
saints. Did you know that when you pray, it’s a sweet smelling savor in the nostrils of God? And
when you praise, the Bible calls that the sacrifice of prayer.
Have you thought that perhaps God didn’t hear your prayer? Let me ask you a question:
how many of you have ever prayed this prayer? And every hand ought to go up. “Thy kingdom
come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” Have you ever prayed that prayer let me see
your hand? We’ve all prayed that prayer.
Alright, now I want to ask you a question: has God’s kingdom come? Is His will being
done on Earth as it is in Heaven? No. Did you pray a prayer therefore that was not answered?
Friend, that prayer is heard and you’re going to see the answer to that prayer here in the book
of the Revelation. Because one of these days His kingdom will come and, “The kingdoms of this
world will become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ.” This is what it is all about. God has
not forgotten. And your prayers are there as a sweet savor in the nostrils of almighty God.
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So, now there’s a song in Heaven. I want you to notice the refrain of that song in
Revelation chapter 5 and verse 12, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.” Do you know what
we’re gonna be singing in Heaven? We’re going to be singing about the blood. Now the Bible
says they sang a new song. It’s not new in the sense that nobody’s ever heard it before. It’s new
because we’re now redeemed up in the glory. “And when in scenes of glory I sing the new, new
song, it will be the old, old story that I have loved so long.”
The refrain of that song; think of the reach of that song. It’s going to echo and thunder
from the highest Heaven to the lowest Hell. Look in verses 13 and 14, “And every creature
which is Heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such are, are in the sea, and all
that are in them, heard I saying, ‘Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power to the Lamb forever
and ever.’” From every possible sphere, they’re going to give the Lord Jesus Christ glory.
Everybody’s going to confess it. “‘As I live,’ saith the Lord, ‘Every knee shall bow to Me and every
tongue shall confess to God.’”
Now look up here for a moment. Reach down and touch your knees. Okay, now stick
your tongue out at me. Feel that tongue, touch those knees, listen to me and don’t you forget
it, everyone listening to me. Those knees are going to bow to Jesus Christ. That tongue, I tell
you as I’m standing here, will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Every knee shall bow; every
tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Osama will confess
it. Madeline Murray O’Hare will confess it, the famous atheist. Look up here and let me tell you
something. She is not an atheist now. She is not an atheist now.
Jesus Christ, hear me my friend, He is exclusively worthy! There’s none other! No one
can open this book. He is exceedingly worthy because of Calvary, because of creation, because
of conquest. And He is eternally worthy forever and ever and ever. If I had a thousand lives, I’d
give every one to Jesus Christ. The wisest thing that anybody could ever do would to be to bow
the knee to Jesus Christ. Because friend, you may not receive Him as Savior, but I will promise
you, one day you will confess Him as Lord. One day you will. Why not receive Him as Savior?
Would you bow your heads is, in, in prayer? Every head bowed and every eye closed.
How many can say today, “Pastor Rogers, I know by the grace of God, I have repented of my
sin. I’ve trusted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord. He has redeemed me. He has
changed my life. And I have a changed life as a testimony. I know that I am saved and if I should
die today I’d go straight to Heaven.” If you’d give me that testimony, would you lift your hand?
Hold it up. Alright, now take it down.
If you couldn’t lift your hand, may I help you right now to get it settled? Salvation is a
gift. And therefore, you can receive it by faith today, you can have the experience of knowing
Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord. I’m not talking about an emotional experience. It
may or may not be emotional. I’m not talking about seeing a vision. I’m talking about receiving
Christ.
May I guide you in a prayer? We call this the sinner’s prayer. Would you pray this
prayer? “Dear God, I know that I’m a sinner. I know that I have no hope apart from the Lord
Jesus Christ. He alone is worthy of my praise and my life. Thank You Jesus, as the Lamb of God,
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You paid my sin debt with Your blood. You were slain, but You were raised from the dead. And
now You reign forever and ever. And I now by an act of faith receive You into my life, right now
I receive You. I do. Come into my life. Forgive my sin. Cleanse me. Save me, Lord Jesus. Thank
You, Jesus, thank You. Now, Lord Jesus, give me the courage and the obedience to make this
public. In Your name I pray, Amen.

SERMON OUTLINE
SERMON TITLE: Worthy Is the Lamb
SERMON REFERENCE: Revelation 5
LWF SERMON NUMBER: #2341
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from a sermon preached by Adrian Rogers while serving as
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1) INTRODUCTION
a) The scene in Revelation 5 takes place in Heaven right after the rapture.
b) There are three questions we each should ask ourselves:
i) Do I have a cause worth living for?
ii) Is what I am living for worthy of Jesus dying for?
iii) When I get to where I’m headed, where will I be?
c) Jesus Christ is the only one worthy of our love, our lives, and our all.
d) We will never have satisfaction, true fulfillment, or understand why we were created
until we come to worship the One who is worthy, Jesus Christ.
2) JESUS IS EXCLUSIVELY WORTHY (Revelation 5:1-5)
a) When God created the world, He gave Adam and Eve dominion.
i) Adam and Eve turned that dominion over to Satan when they sinned in the Garden.
(1) 2 Peter 2:19
(2) Luke 4:6
(3) 2 Corinthians 4:4
ii) Adam legally lost dominion to Satan, and now it has to be legally regained.
iii) Leviticus 25:25
(1) When a man lost his possession, God made a way for it to be bought back
through a near kinsman redeemer.
(2) This is a picture of salvation.
(3) Jesus is our near kinsman.
iv) Jesus legally bought back what Adam lost.
(1) Our inheritance was lost by a man, and it had to be redeemed by a man, but not
just any man.
(a) The price of redemption is the blood of Jesus Christ.
b) Revelation 5:2
i) In order for a person to be worthy to open the book and loose the seals:
(1) He had to be a near kinsman.
(2) He had to have the price to pay.
ii) No man in Heaven or on Earth was worthy, and no demon spirit was worthy.
iii) Revelation 5:3-4
(1) No man is worthy to open the book because we are all in Adam.
(a) Adam is a slave to Satan, and the children of a slave are slaves themselves.
(b) As descendants of Adam, we were all born as slaves to Satan.
(i) Not only does the master own the slave, but he owns all that the slave
owns.
(c) We are slaves, and we are bankrupt.
(2) Jesus, the second Adam, came to Earth to regain what the first Adam lost.
(a) Had He not been born of a virgin, He would have been a son of Adam.
(i) Though He is perfect man made of woman, He is not a son of Adam.
(ii) He is Son of Man and Son of God.
(3) Jesus was born of a virgin to be what He was: sinless.
(4) Jesus was sinless to do what He did: die on the cross to pay our sin debt.
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(a) 1 Peter 1:18-19
c) There is no way to Heaven apart from Jesus Christ.
i) John 14:6
ii) Acts 4:12
d) Jesus is exclusively worthy.
3) JESUS IS EXCEEDINGLY WORTHY (Revelation 4:10-11)
a) He is worthy because of creation.
i) Revelation 4:11
ii) It was all created by Him and for Him.
(1) We are not the center of the universe.
iii) No one else can create.
(1) Scientists claim to “create” life in a laboratory.
(a) Man can only take matter that God has already created and synthesized and
then make a “life-like” substance from already created matter.
b) He is worthy because of Calvary.
i) Revelation 5:6-7
(1) The sacrificial Lamb, Jesus, is the only one who can take the book, the title deed
to all the Earth, and open the seals.
ii) What does John see in the Lamb?
(1) He sees a redeeming Lamb.
(a) The Greek word for “lamb” is not the word used in this passage of
Revelation.
(b) The word for “lamb” used here is the word for a little pet lamb.
(i) John, expecting to see a lion (the Lion of the tribe of Judah), instead sees
a lamb; but not just a lamb of fairly good size, but the most helpless of all
creatures: a little pet lamb.
(ii) This same Greek word for a little pet lamb is used only one other time in
the Bible, when Jesus told Peter to “feed my lambs.”
1. John 21:15
(2) He sees a resurrected Lamb.
(a) This Lamb, as though it had been slain, is now standing.
(i) The Lamb still has the nail prints.
(b) The Lamb is no longer dead.
(3) He sees a reigning Lamb.
(a) Revelation 5:6
(i) In Bible prophecy, horns speak of power.
(ii) The number seven is the perfect number.
1. This Lamb is omnipotent.
(iii) This Lamb also has seven eyes; eyes speak of wisdom.
1. He sees everything.
2. This Lamb is omniscient.
3. 2 Chronicles 16:9
(iv) The “seven Spirits of God” shows that He is also omnipresent.
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1. There is no where that He is not.
c) He is worthy because of conquest.
i) Revelation 5:5
(1) The word “prevailed” is the word we get our word “Nike” from, meaning victory.
(2) The Lamb is the victor; He has prevailed.
(a) The devil in the book of the Revelation is described as a great, red dragon.
(i) The beast will also rise out of the sea, and the Antichrist will come with
his militant millions.
(b) The one who comes against them all is the Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ.
4) JESUS IS ETERNALLY WORTHY (Revelation 5:8-10, 13-14)
a) There was never a time when Jesus was not worthy, and there never will be a time
when He is not worthy.
b) In this passage, we see in Heaven praise that is symbolized by harps and bowls.
i) The harps speak of our worship expressed.
ii) The bowls are incense and speak of our praise and our prayers.
(1) These are prayers that have already been prayed.
(a) God has not forgotten a single prayer that we have prayed.
(i) When the high priest would go into the temple, he would take a bowl, or
basin, of incense; the aroma of which would fill the air.
(ii) This is an illustration of the prayers of the saints.
(iii) When we pray, it is a sweet smelling savor to God.
(iv) When we praise Him, the Bible calls that the sacrifice of prayer.
c) There is also a song in Heaven.
i) Revelation 5:12
ii) We will sing in Heaven to the Lamb.
(1) The refrain of that song:
(a) We will sing about the blood of the Lamb.
(b) We will sing a new song because we’re now redeemed up in the glory.
(2) The reach of that song:
(a) It will echo and thunder from the highest Heaven to the lowest hell.
(b) Revelation 5:13
(c) From every possible sphere, they will give glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.
(d) Romans 14:11
(i) Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.
5) CONCLUSION
a) The wisest thing anyone can ever do is to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
b) Even those you do not receive Him as Savior will one day confess Him as Lord.
c) Do you know Jesus personally? If not, you can pray to Him today by asking Him to come
into your life.
d) Call upon Jesus today. Repent (turn) from your sins, and turn to Jesus. Ask Him to
forgive you of your sins, and acknowledge Him as Lord of your life.
i) Romans 3:23
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ii) Romans 10:9-10
iii) Romans 10:13
iv) Acts 16:31

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An ordained Baptist minister. Worked for 10 years with a Christian publishing ministry where I was the circulation manager for a growing publication, The Sword of the Lord. I also did most of direct mail fundraising and promotion. I have pastored churches in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama & Arkansas. I served for some four years as Vice President of The Spoken Word of God ministry, Orlando, FL. This ministry was active in church planting in India and broadcasting the Scriptures via Trans World Radio and other radio outlets. My associate in this ministry later invited me to join him and his dad in starting a business working with churches providing multimedia equipment. I have done this work for the last 16 years. This blog, hopefully, will scratch an itch I have for communicating the Word of God to a broader audience via the Internet. I would be honored to hear from you via email.

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