Daily Devotional from Eagles' Wings
Today: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Worthy Is the Lamb

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.
Revelation 5:12

The apostle John had long known the Lord Jesus as the Lamb. That was the very first description of Christ he ever heard. As a disciple of John the Baptist, he was present at Bethabara when his master saw Jesus and cried, Behold the Lamb of God (John 1:29, 36). Later he saw the Lamb crucified. Later still he made the atonement offered by the Lamb the great theme of his message (1 John 1:7; 2:2; 4:10). Finally, in closing the canon of Scripture, he refers to Christ as the Lamb no less than twenty-nine times. Now it is the Lamb glorified that occupies his attention. The Lamb is all the glory in Immanuels land.

The Lamb is worthy of all praise. Without His sacrificial work on the cross there would be no redeemed souls in heaven at all. Heaven would be empty and hell full. Every soul in heaven will feel His entire indebtedness to the Lamb. None will sing of his own self-righteousness. None will prate about his own inherent self-worth. No! The song on every tongue will be Worthy is the Lamb!

In this world men make light of the blood atonement of Christ. Even professed Christian scholars often seek to denigrate it and deny it. In heaven there is no such attitude. There the Lamb and His precious blood are freely and forever praised.

Should not our song be the same as heavens? We can sing it for the same reason and with the same certainty as the glorified throng. As we sing, we can proclaim the power of the blood of the Lamb to a world of sinners. After all, every saint in heaven is only a sinner washed in Jesus blood.v Let us then praise the Lamb that He is bringing us to glory and tell abroad His power to save, that we may see Him bring others with us.

Christ's blood is heavens key.
Thomas Brooks

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