In chapter 5 of Revelation, we find one of 28 references to the “Lamb”, which of course is one of the many titles given to Our Lord Jesus Christ in Scripture. John sees Jesus in glory as a Lamb that had been slain (Revelation 5:6) from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8).
This tells us that man’s fall and subsequent redemption was not a surprise to the Almighty, but His preordained plan (Acts 2:23). It is by virtue of the Lamb’s shed blood that the tribulation saints have washed their robes, and made them white (Revelation 7:14). In light of the accusations raised against the saints by Satan, it is by the blood of the Lamb that these same saints over- come (Revelation 12:11). Many people only see Jesus as the redemptive Lamb, but it is clear from Revelation that Jesus is also the Lamb who pours out wrath upon a God-rejecting world (Revelation 6:1,16). Those who refuse to repent and believe in Christ alone as propitiation for their sins will one day drink the wine of God’s wrath and be separated from the presence of the Lamb forever (Revelation 14:10). Oh may writer and reader alike turn to receive the grace of God, and to Christ alone for salvation of our souls (1 John 5:10-13)!
What lofty things are ascribed to the Lamb in this book of Revelation! Heavenly creatures bow down before Him (Revelation 5:8), and multitudes proclaim: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” (Revelation 5:12) The fact that every creature in heaven declares: “Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto him who sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, forever and ever!” (Revelation 5:13) proves that Jesus Christ is indeed God (John 1:1,14). Victorious saints in glory “sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: ‘Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!” (Revelation 15:3) This Lamb is also a mighty warrior who will subdue all the powers of darkness who seek to wage war against Him, “for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings” (Revelation 17:14).
For those who are married to Christ (Romans 7:4), there is a glorious marriage supper that is to take place (Revelation 19:9)! For those who belong to Him, there is a magnificent place that He has prepared for us (Revelation 21,22). Indeed, worthy is The Lamb!