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“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing” (Revelation 5:12).

If the Lord Jesus Christ is merely the greatest prophet to walk the earth, or supposedly the highest of created beings (as some errorists affirm), then how do we account for the tremendously exalted picture given of Him in the fifth chapter of the Bible’s last book? There, in the very throneroom of heaven itself, elders fall “down before the Lamb” in worship (Revelation 5:8). An innumerable company of angels praise the Lord Jesus before the throne of God (Revelation 5:11,12)! How can this be?

Was it not Jehovah God who said in the Old Testament that He does not give His glory “to another”? If the Lord Jesus Christ is someone other than Jehovah God the Son, then Revelation chapter 5 refutes Isaiah 42 verse 8.

And it is not just our text for the day that ascribes divine glory to the Lord Jesus! In the very next verse, we read that “every creature . . . in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” There is a wonderful connection between the One on the throne and the Lamb. God the Father and God the Son, though distinct, are One (John 10:30).

Many other passages in the Bible reveal the Lord Jesus as divine Savior. The Lord Jesus definitely is worthy “to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.” Yet He was also the Lamb to be “slain.” Why? So that people like us might experience God’s love, fellowship, and grace. May we all bow our hearts in worship of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. PGH

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