Sunday, May 22, 2016

Revelation 5:8-14 -- The LION and the LAMB (Part 2)

"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.  And they sang a new song, saying:
“You are worthy to take the scroll
    and to open its seals,
because you were slain,
    and with your blood you purchased for God
    persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.

You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,

    and they will reign on the earth.”
 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.  In a loud voice they were saying:
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
    to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
    and honor and glory and praise!”
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
    be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”
The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped."

Pastor Danny Forshee. Great Hills Baptist Church. August 24, 2014:
The Lion and the Lamb, Part 2 - Dr. Danny Forshee - August 24, 2014 from Great Hills Baptist Church on Vimeo.


  1. Stanza One (vv. 8-10)
    A. The Harp -- Connotation of prophecy
         - 2 Samuel 6:5
         - 1 Chronicles 25:3

    B. Bowls of Incense -- Prayers of God's People
         - Psalm 141:2
         - Luke 1:9-10

    C. The Message
         i. Redemption
              - 1 Peter 1:18-19
              - 1 John 2:2
        ii. Responsibility
  2. Stanza Two (vv. 11-12)
         - Ephesians 6:10
  3. Stanza Three (vv. 13-14)
         - Phillipians 2:10-11
  • Jesus purchased us out of the slave market.
  • Everyone will bow their knee to the Lamb of God whether or not they're with Him in Heaven.
    • If you ever come across a Christology that does not acknowledge Jesus as the eternal Son of God, it's just wrong.
    • Jesus of the Bible is not a created being; Jesus is eternal.
    • Will YOU be there?!?
  • Spontaneous outbreak of worship break out when the final defeat of Satan is imminent.
  • The Lamb is the answer tot he fervent prayers of God's people.
  • Every tribe is going to be in Heaven.
  • Freedom is gained because blood is shed.
  • Work, worship, serve, and praise!
    • Many will praise Him with eternal joy, but most will praise him with eternal regret.

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