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Revelation 5   mar 11, 2012 sermon slides Revelation 5 mar 11, 2012 sermon slides Presentation Transcript

  • “Excuse me,Pastor John,but I have a question!”
  • Purpose of the book of RevelationRevelation was written to give Christians,struggling in this world against those who oppose the Faith, hope that the Christ who died for us will also one day return for us as a conquering King to establish his eternal reign! Because Jesus overcomes, so can we!
  • Chp. 1 Chp. 2-3 Chps. 4-22 “Things which “Things “Things which will take place” you have which seen” are” Vision of Christ Vision of ConsummationTheophany Talks Tribulations Triumph Together!
  • A Guiding Principle Don’t miss the forest for the trees! Let’s not get lost in the details and therefore miss the message Jesus has for us!
  • Prof. Plum, with a dagger, in the LibraryMrs. White, with a revolver, in the Hall
  • The Lamb, with a scroll, in the Throne Room!4:1-11 – The Throne Room5:1-5 – The Scroll5:6-14 – The Lamb
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 4:2At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, athrone stood in heaven, with one seatedon the throne.
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room- God the Father- God the Spirit- The 24 Elders (God’s people)- The Four Living Creatures (Cherubim)
  • The Lamb, with a scroll, in the Throne Room! 5:1-5 – The Scroll 5:6-14 – The Lamb
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 5:1-2Then I saw in the right hand of him whowas seated on the throne a scroll writtenwithin and on the back, sealed with sevenseals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaimingwith a loud voice, “Who is worthy to openthe scroll and break its seals?”
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 5:3-4And no one in heaven or on earth orunder the earth was able to open the scrollor to look into it, and I began to weeploudly because no one was found worthyto open the scroll or to look into it.
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room One intriguing possibility is that the scroll is the title deed to planet earth …
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomPsalm 24:1The earth is the Lords and the fullnessthereof, the world and those who dwelltherein.
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room Title deed to the earth?I believe what we see happening as the seals are opened gives insight into the nature of the scroll.
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room “The idea here is that God has a book inwhich the history of the universe is already written. He has written the history of theworld in advance, He holds in His hand the history of the world in advance, and He initiates the consummation of all history. Only God can hold this scroll.” (David Guzik)
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomIf the scroll were not opened, then . . .6:10, The martyrs of the faith would not be avenged.8:4-5, The prayers of the saints (“Yourkingdom come;Your will be done.”) would not be answered.
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomIf the scroll were not opened, then . . .9:15, God’s appointed plan would not come to pass.11:15, The kingdom of the world would not become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ.
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomIf the scroll were not opened, then . . .Chapters 16-18, The wicked would not be judged.Chapters 19-20, Jesus would not come back.
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomIf the scroll were not opened, then . . .Chapters 21-22, God would not reign in glory in the new heavens and the new earth.
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomIf the scroll isn’t opened, the Bible’spromises will not come true and all hope will be gone FOREVER!
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room The bottom line: The scroll contains God’s will and plan for the culmination of human history!
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 5:5And one of the elders said to me, “Weepno more; behold, the Lion of the tribeof Judah, the Root of David, hasconquered, so that he can open the scrolland its seven seals.”
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomGenesis 49:9, 10Judah is a lions cub. . .he crouched as alion … The scepter shall not departfrom Judah, nor the rulers staff frombetween his feet.
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomIsaiah 11:1-2aThere shall come forth a shoot from thestump of Jesse, and a branch from hisroots shall bear fruit. And the Spiritof the Lord shall rest upon him.
  • The Lamb, with a scroll, in the Throne Room! 5:1-5 – The ScrollThe scroll contains God’s will and plan for the culmination of human history!
  • The Lamb, with a scroll, in the Throne Room! 5:1-5 – The Scroll 5:6-14 – The Lamb
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 5:6And between the throne and the fourliving creatures and among the elders Isaw a Lion. . .
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 5:6And between the throne and the fourliving creatures and among the elders Isaw a Lion Lamb. . .
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 5:6And between the throne and the fourliving creatures and among the elders Isaw a Lamb standing, as though it hadbeen slain, with seven horns andwith seven eyes, which are the sevenspirits of God sent out into all the earth.
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomJohn 1:29The next day he saw Jesus coming towardhim, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God,who takes away the sin of the world!”1 Corinthians 5:7For Christ, our Passover lamb, has beensacrificed.
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 5:6And between the throne and the fourliving creatures and among the elders Isaw a Lamb standing, as though it hadbeen slain, with seven horns andwith seven eyes, which are the sevenspirits of God sent out into all the earth.
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomJohn 16:7Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is toyour advantage that I go away, for if I donot go away, the Helper will not cometo you. But if I go, I will send him toyou.
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 5:7 And he went and took the scroll fromthe right hand of him who was seated onthe throne.
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room “Dead, buried, raised, now the Lambassertively takes the reins of history. That’swhat this symbolizes. Jesus takes the scroll that describes the events of the end, whereby all the wrongs will be set right, all injustices accounted for, all crimes avenged.”
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room “He takes it from the right hand of the Father, and the Father doesn’t resist him,the four living creatures don’t object, andthe twenty-four elders do not stand in hisway. This symbolic action shows that Jesus has taken control of history.” (James M. Hamilton Jr.)
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomPsalm 2:1-3Why do the nations rage and the peoples plotin vain? The kings of the earth set themselves,and the rulers take counsel together, againstthe Lord and against his Anointed, saying,“Let us burst their bonds apart and cast awaytheir cords from us.”
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomPsalm 2:4-6He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lordholds them in derision. Then he will speakto them in his wrath and terrify them in hisfury, saying, “As for me, I have set my Kingon Zion, my holy hill.”
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room What is the response in heaven to the actions of the Lamb? Revelation 5:7-14
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne Room Revelation 5:12 “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 5:13-14And I heard every creature in heaven andon earth and under the earth and in the sea,and all that is in them, saying,
  • The Lamb with a scroll in the Throne RoomRevelation 5:12-14“To him who sits on the throne and tothe Lamb be blessing and honor andglory and might forever and ever!”And the four living creatures said, “Amen!”and the elders fell down and worshiped.
  • Is the church in heaven atthis point? Has the raptureof the church occurred? Willthe church be spared fromgoing through the period ofjudgment and tribulationthat God is about to unleashupon the world beginning inRevelation 6?
  • This world would be a terrible place if there were no Jesus. But there is! And He is great, He is good, and He is totally trustWORTHY! And HE has taken control of history!
  •  Reread Revelation chapters 1-5AND read Revelation chapter 6Visit the Lamb Will Roar blog(and if your have a ? Or acomment – please post it!)