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Lamb's Seven Eyes (Revelation 5.6-8)

"Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits [that is, "the sevenfold Spirit"] 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 God's people." (Revelation 5.6-8)✞

Jesus Hand Marks

Seven EyesJesus Christ appears as a Lamb which has "seven eyes," which stand for the all seeing nature of God. The number seven indicates completeness. He is all seeing. The eyes may also be the Spirits which are dispatched into all parts of the earth. The image comes from Zechariah 4.10b. There the prophet sees the seven lamps which are "the eyes of the Lord, which range through the earth." It's an eerie picture, but quite clearly it stands for the omniscience or all knowing nature of the Jesus Christ Lamb over the entire earth. In a simplistic way, it says that there is no place on earth which God cannot see.

The Lamb

Jesus hand MarksThe Lamb is also the fulfillment of all the hopes and dreams of Israel. A lamb is intended for sacrifice and so is the "Lamb of God." He is the culmination of the sacrifices on earth in the Temple and Tabernacle but now provides forgiveness for the sins of all human beings who trust in him. The lamb still bears the marks of his crucifixion in the heavenly places. But the tragedy has now turned to triumph and the shame becomes glory, for he is the one whose all-conquering might none can withstand and whose all-seeing eye none can escape. In the Lamb of God, we see according to Henry Barclay Swete the Biblical Commentator (1835-1917) "the majesty and the meekness" of Jesus Christ. In the one image is the humiliation of his death and the glory of his risen life.✞

"Lamb's Seven Eyes"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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