Day Five – Worship in Light of Easter

Revelation 5:11-14
11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying:

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and praise!”

13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”

14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Everything is different in the light of Easter.  ‘To him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honour and glory and might.’  Jewish monotheistic worship has been transformed within, so that one God is now known in terms of the Lamb and his victory.  And what John gives us in narrative form [in John 21], the author of Revelation gives us in poetry: creation at every level now celebrates that victory and its results.

Revelation 4 and 5… portray the throne-room within which vision of the future will be shown to the writer, but they themselves offer a glimpse of what is going on, night and day, in the present time.  Are we prepared to join in the song?

(Wright, NT.  Twelve Months of Sundays:  Biblical Meditations on the Christian Year.  p. 323-4)

Prayer:  Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!  To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Let’s worship in song with “Echo Holy” by Red Rocks Worship (click here).

– BR

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