Lord's Day Liturgy

Worthy Is the Lamb

Thirty times in the book of Revelation the apostle John refers to Jesus as the Lamb. Far more than any other NT author, John apparently loved that title for the Lord.

In a heavenly vision, “I saw a Lamb standing as though it had been slain” who was worthy to take and open the scroll (Revelation 5:5-6). John described as the heavenly chorus said 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!” (Revelation 5:12)

Coming to worship, John beheld “a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb,” … “crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!'” (Revelation 7:9-10).

When John saw faithful Christians defeat the accuser, the ancient dragon, he said: “they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives to death” (Revelation 12:11). In the final battle, John foretold that God’s enemies “will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is the Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful” (Revelation 17:14).

Here we are in His name. The Lamb was slain for us. Let us eat and drink together because He has conquered sin and death, and we conquer in Him.