Category Archives: Lamb

RIDER ON A WHITE HORSE

SYNOPSIS – The Messiah “shepherds” the nations by the “word” that proceeds out of his mouth – His “armies” participate in his present reign – Revelation 19:11-16

The narrative anticipates the final destruction of the “Beast” and the “False Prophet” by introducing Jesus as a warrior figure riding a “white horse.” The groundwork for this climactic “battle” was laid in Chapter 17 with the announcement of the impending victory of the “Lamb” over the “Beast” and the “kings of the earth,” for he is “Lord of lords and King of kings” – (Revelation 17:14-18).

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LAMB OVERCOMES THE bEAST AND bABYLON

 SYNOPSIS – The Lamb overcomes the Beast and the kings of the earth, but in a very paradoxical manner – Revelation 17:14-18

Next, John is provided with the interpretation of what he has just seen. The “Great Whore, Babylon” is the “great city” that sways the political powers of the earth that are allied with the “Beast from the Sea.” Her persecution of the “saints” is an extension of the “war” waged by the “Dragon” against the “Lamb.” Inevitably, Jesus overcomes the “Beast,” the “Great Whore,” and the “kings of the earth”; however, he does so in a most ironic fashion.

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Priestly Company on Zion

SYNOPSIS:  The priestly company of 144,000 unblemished “males” constitutes a “first fruits” of the coming harvest – “Purchased” from among the nations, this priestly company now “follows the Lamb wherever he goes” – Revelation 14:1-5.

The 144,000 “males” John saw previously encamped around the Tabernacle in the Wilderness appear now on “Mount Zion” where they stand with the Lamb. Collectively, they constitute a company of priests, the “first fruits” of the far greater and future harvest.

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First Four Seals – An Overview

SYNOPSIS:  The Lamb begins to break open the first four seals in preparation for the unveiling of the contents of the scroll, a process that unleashes destructive forces against the covenant community – Revelation 6:1-8

photo of horses grazing in grass fieldFollowing his enthronement, the Lamb begins immediately to break open the seven seals, beginning with the first four. His authority to open the sealed scroll is based on his sacrificial death. This vision portrays what has occurred as a result of his Death and Resurrection. Continue reading First Four Seals – An Overview

The Seven Seals – Overview

SYNOPSISUpon his arrival before the Throne, the Lamb commences immediately to open the Seven Seals of the Sealed Scroll.

brown paper envelope on table

The malevolent forces unleashed by the opening of the Seven Seals are linked often by Bible commentators to the horrific calamities expected to occur shortly before the return of Jesus in glory at the end of the age. This is especially so with the first four seal openings, the so-called “four horsemen of the Apocalypse.” Continue reading The Seven Seals – Overview

Worthy is the Lamb

SYNOPSIS:  The central figure of the book is the freshly slain Lamb who alone has the authority to open the Sealed Scroll, beginning with its seven seals – Revelation 5:5-14

shallow focus photography of white sheep on green grass

In the previous paragraph, John saw a scroll sealed with seven seals held in the right hand of the “One Who Sits on the Throne.” A search was made throughout the Cosmos to find someone worthy to break the seals and open the scroll. No one “worthy” was found, whether located in heaven, on the earth, or under the earth. This caused John to weep profusely. As long as the Sealed Scroll remained sealed, its contents could not be implemented. Continue reading Worthy is the Lamb