Friday, April 8, 2016

Part 5: The Gospel and The LAMB

The Eternal Gospel and the Lamb in the book of Revelation
The verses below highlight the fact that Jesus Christ is the lamb of God sacrificed for our sins. His blood was shed for us.  John the Baptist proclaimed, "Behold, the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world." That Jesus was referred to as "the Lamb" so many times in the book of Revelation shows us the centrality of Jesus' death on the cross. He was raised from the dead as Lord and Savior. He is King, but He is also the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.   

Revelation 1: 9       
“I, John, both our brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island of Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

Revelation 5: 1-12
“And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or even to look at it. So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. But one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep. Behold the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Roof of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals. And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. Now when He had taken the scroll the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying, ‘You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; For You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood.”

 Revelation 12: 15
“…and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever.”

 Rev 12: 11
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”

Revelation 13:8
“…written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

Revelation 14:1
"Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion….

 Revelation 14: 4
These are the one who follow the Lamb wherever He goes…

 Revelation 14: 6
"And I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth---to every nation, tribe, and tongue.”

 Revelation 14: 10
"He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb."

 Revelation 14: 12
"Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus."

Revelation 15: 3
"They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb…”

Revelation 19: 6-13
"And I heard as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, ‘Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. Then he said to me, “Write: Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb! And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.
And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."

 Revelation 21: 9
"Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”

Revelation 21: 14
"Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb…”

Revelation 21: 23
"The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of the God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light."

Revelations 21: 27
"But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life."

Revelation 22: 3
"And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall Him. They shall see His face…"

 The Gospel Cannot Be Changed.

2 Peter 3:15-17
“….Paul’s epistles…which the untaught and the unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.”

Galatians 1: 6-9, 11
“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.  As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”
“But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
Revelations 22: 18-21
"For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus!"


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