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Jesus Lamb
(Revelation 5.6-8)
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"Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints." (Revelation 5.6-8)✞

Four Living Creatures

Slain LambThe "seven spirits of God" may be translated as "the sevenfold Spirit" meaning the Holy Spirit. One of the elders called John of Patmos to look at the "Lion," but when John turned around he sees "a Lamb" instead, Jesus the Lamb of God. "The Lamb" was the main title for Christ in Revelation, and was used twenty-eight times. "The Lamb" was pictured with seven horns indicating his power and seven eyes revealing his supreme knowledge. We may find it difficult to visualize such a creature but Jesus was described in this way.✞

Slain Lamb

Lamb of God WordingJesus appeared as "a Lamb," coming to receive the scroll from God, for which he is acclaimed as though at a coronation. The four living creatures encircled the throne and the twenty-four elders made up a wider circle surrounding Jesus as the focal point, a "Lamb" standing in the center of the whole heavenly scene.✞

"Jesus Lamb"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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