5 Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, 4 and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. 5 And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”
6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. 8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, reach holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are you to take the scroll
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”
11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice,
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!”
13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
14 And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Re 5:1–14). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
The Humiliation Jesus Had To Endure As King Of Kings And Lord Of Lords
Today I spent intimate time with Jesus. This time I approached Him and knelt down at His crown of thorns and gently touched it. His eyes were dark and hurt but there were no tears in His eyes. I cried and thanked Jesus for the crown of thorns which He bore so that I may receive a crown when I leave this earth. I kissed His forehead filled with dry thick blood. And kissed each of His eyes. Thanking Him for the cross. His life for mine. My lips and face are covered by the blood of the Lamb. My heart pierced again. There is peace in this place of such great pain and hurt that Jesus had to endure. I cannot understand it. Why do I feel such peace in this place when it is a place that is plagued with the sin of all mankind. Perhaps, maybe, I will find out. Or maybe not. There is a stillness and a quiet and in this place, I have found, I will ever refuse to let go of my Savior. I will never let go of Him. The risen Christ of course. But I am determined, never to let go of His hand, ever again. I shall indeed cling strong and hard for the rest of my days, to His hand. And never ever let go until I enter into His kingdom. In our secret place together, Christ and me, there is peace that surpasses all understanding.
It is such a surprise as the vat is cracked and broken and weak and without strength and old, but in it is the true meaning of what is really fully and totally inside of me. Deep deep deep inside my heart. I’ve walked this path for fifty-five years. It has been a long and hard road to follow without veering off.
There is only Christ our Lord.
The only sustaining life in me.