In the heavenly scene of Revelation chapter 5 there can be no doubt as to Who The Lamb is that John sees. He is Jesus Christ, “The Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). He is The Exalted Son of God (Philippians 2:8-11), The Lion of the tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5). These are most grand and glorious pictures of Jesus! All else seems to get lost in this glorious sight of Jesus Christ.

If only we could maintain this view of Jesus in our earthly realm! Perfect peace is promised for those who keep their mind stayed upon Him (Isaiah 26:3,4). How true it is that we only see Jesus through a glass darkly in this present life (1 Corinthians 13:12). God’s precious Spirit lifts our souls and minds to taste these heavenly realities, but the real encounter with The Lord Jesus is yet to come (Revelation 22:3,4).

Heaven isn’t about things; it is about The One Who sits upon the throne, Who sent His Son Jesus to redeem from iniquity all those who would repent of their sin and trust in Him, and purify to Himself a people, zealous of good works (Titus 2:11-14). The gospel is a Person, not simply a message. For those who are seeking to know God in a true and living way, the message is: “Behold The Lamb of God!” (John 1:36)

But that is not all! This same Jesus, Who is coming back to this earth (Acts 1:11) to set up His Kingdom (Luke 1:31-33), is also The One Who is our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30). The gospel is Jesus; nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.

Because He has prevailed, our only appropriate response to Him is one of worship (Revelation 5:11-14) and absolute surrender (Romans 12:1,2). The task of the Church is to go into all the world (Mark 16:15) and preach the unsearchable riches of Christ (Ephesians 3:8).

May we stand afresh in awe of Jesus Christ this morning! Behold The Lamb of God!