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The Revelation Of Jesus Christ: “…stood a Lamb as it had been slain…”

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Revelation 5:6 KJV

(6)  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 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.

 

What a glorious vision that John was given!  Jesus Christ, the ONLY One worthy to open the book, appearing on the scene as a sacrificial “Lamb as it had been slain”.  There is so much we can learn about Christ from this short phrase that we could spend months looking at it. 

 

Unfortunately, for this study, we will only be able to take two devotionals to examine its contents.  For today, we will look at Christ as “a Lamb” and in our next devotional we will see Him as One that “had been slain”. 

 

Christ, the Lamb.  Throughout the Bible, we see the Lamb used as a symbol for our Lord… the main usages of this Lamb symbolism include…

1.  the substitutionary Lamb on Mount Mariah (Gen 22:8);

2.  the Lamb used in the Passover (Exo 12:21);

3.  the OT sacrificial offerings (peace – Lev 7:11-34; sin – Lev 5:1-14; Thank – Lev 23:20; and others);

4.  the Lamb of God proclaimed by the Apostle John (John 1:29-36);

5.  and, finally, the victorious, slain Lamb of Revelation (Rev 5:6 and throughout the book) which receives the heavenly praise, worship and honor of the people of God.

 

Each of these symbolic Lambs presents to us a basic teachings concerning Christ and His work on the cross on behalf of His people…

1.  The Lamb of Mt Moriah teaches is the Christ was sent by God as a substitute recipient of His wrath against sin

2.  The Lamb of the Passover teaches us that it is through the shed blood of Christ, applied to the lives of sinful man that will bring protection to those who place their faith in Him

3.  The Lamb used in the Old Testament sacrifices helps us to understand the many, varied ways in which Christ creates and enhances man’s relationship with God.

4.  The Lamb of God proclaimed by the Apostle John explains to us Christ’s heavenly origin as God the Son and His divinely authorized role in taking away the sin of His people.

5.  The Victorious Slain Lamb of the Revelation reveals to us God’s granting of an exalted position to Christ as Lord over all based upon His faithfulness to fulfill His Father’s will for His life.

 

Folks, as we read and study these great passages concerning Christ, the Lamb, lets always take time to dwell on what the wondrous work He has performed on our behalf.  As the people of God, may we all be reminded of His humble, sinless, obedient character as the Lamb of God slain so that we might be saved…

 

1 Peter 1:18-23 KJV

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 

Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”

 

 

For an in depth look at this section of the Revelation:

http://wp.me/pU88A-3St


4 Comments

  1. Terry says:

    I always have vivid imagination when I read those chapters

  2. SLIMJIM says:

    Thank you for this devotional

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