Revelation 5:12 - ... “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!”
A Youtube video for you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gx6_rGLz20&sns=em
As I listened to the mini sermon I thought about our lives. I thought about death. I was reminded that all things must come to an end. But what end will we have?
I was reminded how our personal Sunday's coming. As Jesus was resurrected from the dead so will those who are alive in Christ. This is our end. Life everlasting. If we have Jesus. The name above all names. The glorified Christ.
Jesus suffered tragically. Sometimes in our own lives we suffer. We suffer before we have a relationship with Christ and we can suffer even after. So why receive Christ if the suffering doesn't end? We are given hope...if we know Jesus. All that we have in the world does not compare to what He gives us.
We know that some day all suffering will cease because we have made a commitment for Christ. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4) Passed away...death...the end. When we receive Christ our old man and old things have passed away. Our eternal life is secure...in Christ.
He died for our sins. He died to give us this hope. He remained silent...the most amazing thing...despite all the false words spoken against Him. He remained silent when His disciples and followers scattered. He remained silent as they beat Him. He remained silent. Who does that?? Only One was able.
Jesus spoke words that tell us all He had willingly gone through for all of us was done. "It is finished." He became the final sacrifice for mankind. He died for us. Tragically. The sacrificial Lamb of God. The Lamb who takes away the sins of the world...if we choose to follow Him. "It is finished" can be our words too.
All praise is given Him.
Revelation 5:13 - And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!”