“And they sang a new song, saying, Worthy…” – Revelation 5:9-10
Scripture reading: Revelation 5:1-14
The book of Revelation was written during a time of intense persecution as a word of encouragement and preparation. It remains a timely message to all those who are looking forward to Christ’s return. It assures us that Christ, Who gathers, defends and preserves His Church, is well aware of the circumstances of His people. And while we may not fully grasp every detail of this prophetic book, the main message is clear: Stand fast for Christ is the Victor!
Our Scripture lesson finds the Apostle John receiving a heavenly vision. There is a scroll with seven seals. John weeps because no one had been found worthy to open the scroll. John is then reminded of one Who can open the scroll and its seven seals—the Lamb of God. He is the Worthy One because He is the One who unlocks the mystery and purposes of the Triune God’s sovereign plan.
Jesus takes the scroll. This testifies to His authority to fulfill God’s will, and the response is a chorus of praise. This is a song that flows from a heart that has experienced God’s redemption, His glorious work of deliverance and rescue from the tyranny of the devil. It is a song celebrating God’s finished work. It is new because the full scope of Jesus’ work is finally visible. Praise God.
Suggestions for prayer
Praise God for His ripening purposes. Sing a song of praise.
Rev. Peter Vellenga is presently serving as itinerant preacher waiting upon Lord for continued assignment.