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Lamb's Seven Eyes
(Revelation 5.6-8)
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"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 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 appeared as a Lamb which had "seven eyes," standing for the all seeing nature of God. The number seven also indicated completeness. He was all seeing and saw everything. Nothing could be hidden from the Lamb. The "eyes" may also have been seven Spirits which were dispatched into all parts of the earth. This image came from Zechariah 4.10b. There the prophet saw the seven lamps which were "the eyes of the Lord, which range through the earth." It's an eerie picture, but quite clearly it indicated the omniscience or all knowing nature of Jesus Christ the Lamb over the entire earth. It pointed out that there was no place on earth which God could not look upon.

Four Living Creatures

Jesus hand MarksThe Lamb was also the fulfillment of all the hopes and dreams of Israel. A lamb without blemish was intended for sacrifice and so was the "Lamb of God." He was the culmination of the centuries of sacrifices in the Temple and Tabernacle on earth. At one point of time provided forgiveness for the sins of all human beings who trusted in him. We were made aware by his wounds that the lamb still bore the marks of his crucifixion in the heavenly places. But the tragedy has now turned to triumph and the shame has become 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 saw according to Henry Barclay Swete (1835-1917) the Biblical Commentator "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 © 2018

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