The Sacrifice of Jesus
Are you admiring the perfect sacrifice of Jesus today? Has the depth of His love and sacrifice filled your soul so full it is overflowing?
There is a place of eternal calm, unceasing tranquility, perfect peace, endless day... That place is the center of the universe, the throne of God... To that location John transports us from Patmos' salt mines to heavens highest point...
In 1989 a hurricane swept through New England, for hour after hour the winds increased until trees were snapping. Then it happened, the calm at the eye of the storm. A perfect pool of quiet between the storms.
- Rev. 4-5 are a calm between two storms, the perfect peace which always exists in God's presence
- Rev. 1-3 show the struggling saints
- Rev. 6-20 shows the end of earth
As we look into the book of Revelation remember we see that it is the Revelation of Jesus Christ. All the Bible is now combined into one majestic picture of the Lamb of God. He who the prophets foretold, the priest portrayed, and John the Baptist pointed to who stood unknown in the midst of men - is now shown to be the center of the plan of God for this last segment of time before time shall be no more.
We are at the Throne of Judgment for the Universe. On the Throne is the JUDGE of all.
How can I experience His inexhaustible peace, His eternal calm in the presence of the Ancient of Days, seated on the Judgment Throne of the Universe? What will happen to me because of all my failures and sins?
Finding peace at the judgment of God by recognizing my unworthiness and guilt before His holy Throne, and recognizing by bowing and worshiping, the utter worthiness of the lamb as my substitute.
Chapter 5 of Revelation is in two parts:
1. v. 1-5 The unworthiness of mankind
2. v. 6-14 The worthiness of lamb
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