Lord's Day Liturgy

The Lamp of the Lamb

In his vision the apostle John “saw a Lamb standing, as thought it had been slain” (Revelation 5:6).

Those whose names have been “written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain” (Revelation 13:8) have been redeemed by the Lamb, they will dwell forever with the Lamb, they are called “the Bride, the wife of the Lamb” (Revelation 21:9). And in the heavenly Jerusalem John saw the lighting situation:

the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, (Revelation 21:23–24 ESV)

The lamp of the Lamb will be so bright and consistent that “There will be no night there” (Revelation 21:25). “Night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever” (Revelation 22:5).

The Lord’s Table is a reminder of the work of the Lamb, and of our future with Him. “As often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26).

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)

The bite and the sip are but tastes of the eternal feast, our communion here just a spark of the eternal light and fellowship we will share. Our Lord, the Lamb, come!