CONTEMPLATIONS

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Praise in Heaven


"You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made them* kings+ and priests to our God; And they* shall reign on the earth." (rev 5:9b-10, nkjv, *my corrections to M-text, +NU text is "Kingdom" here)




One can only imagine the Majesty behind this text! Revelation for many is a book of puzzles, wonders, symbols and well quite frankly a book we find ever so hard to get our heads around. No matter where one stands on his or her theological foundation in viewing this book of wonder, one cannot deny that some of the best hymns are sang in this book. Imagine the awe in this verse of the Lamb taking the scroll from God and then the twenty four elders, the four living creatures started to sing a new song of final victory. These words struck me today. Our Savior Jesus Christ, who was slain has redeemed us to our God by His very own blood! He has chosen many from each tribe, tongue and nation to enter into this unimaginable joy of spending eternity in His presence. The song that we read here, is a song of victory, salvation, final deliverance. Jesus the Messiah is Only Worthy alone to take this scroll most likely the title deed for the earth. The seven seals meant it was a highly important document. Jesus alone was worthy of this. Our great God whose plans are wise and high above understanding showed victory through Jesus. Thus the Heavens break forth into amazing praise for the Lamb WHO IS Worthy! He has chosen us and made us into His Kingdom and priests. As priest we can now live in God's very presence because of the blood Jesus shed for us. Imagine the glory of that. Us mere humans, redeemed by the greatest Love Story ever, can now live in the presence of God Almighty! This is something we must not take likely. Let us give our great God and Savior Jesus His due respect!


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1 Comments:

  • Great stuff!! I really love those passages where heaven is so vividly shown! I can't wait to experience it for myself - but I suspect that what the writer of Revelation describes is beyond human words!! It's gonna be totally awesome :-D

    By Blogger Dan, at 1:32 PM  

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