S88P6 – In the Throne Room: a worthy celebration

Rev. 5:8-10

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 out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth.”

Now we see the jubilation which followed the sorrow of John.  The revelation of the Lamb has brought the occasion we would expect of the great setting of all things right.  The four living creatures who are charged with unfiltered and undivided worship of the Father now bow down to worship the Lamb.  The elders who cast their crowns before the Father now bow down to worship and offer gifts to the Lamb.  These actions are a mirror image of what we read just several verses earlier.  The reverence paid to the Father is also paid to the Son.  The Father devised this plan before the foundations of the Earth were laid, and the Son will fulfill his role in that plan faithfully, eliciting a celebration of worship like no other.

The verses which follow these expound on this celebration.  The living creatures and the elders are not the only ones who will be showering the Lamb with praises.  His worthiness to unseal the scroll is repeated by an innumerable host of angels in the throne room, but even heaven cannot contain this celebration.  The throne room, which seems able to accommodate an endless throng of worshippers, spills over through all the Earth.  The Lamb will be worshiped and honored by every living creature in heaven and on the Earth and under the Earth and in the sea.  All in the heavens, all in the Earth, all creation will give honor and praise to the Lamb.  This is a celebration which will reach every corner of every place which exists in the heavens and on the Earth.

This is the response of creation to the unveiling of the Savior.  The impact of the Lamb taking his rightful place and restoring all things is that all things will praise him in relief.  Creation is crying out now to be redeemed, and that moment will be the answer to the cries which have been echoing around us for millennia.  The revelation of the Lamb is not something which only the saints await.  It is the great event which has all the heavens and all the Earth waiting with baited breath and on the edges of their seats.  This moment will be eclipsed by no other.  Father, we await the great unveiling of the Lamb, the fulfillment of every promise You have made and the revelation of every secret You have for us to know.