REVELATION – CHAPTER 5:1-14 Chapter 4 review: The Throne Room 24 Elders 4 Living Creatures - Cherubim THE THRONE ROOM of HEAVEN! JOHN WRITES: - “Then I saw in the right hand” …
REVELATION – CHAPTER 5:1-14 I. THE MAIN FOCAL POINTS 1. Throne of God – The focal point of the entire Bible! 2. Scroll – 7 seals 3. Who can open - The LION/LAMB - no “one in Heaven or on Earth” 4. The Lamb - 7 horns, 7 eyes, Standing in the center of the THRONE 5. The opening of the seals - will and can be done by - only ONE -
REVELATION – CHAPTER 5:1-14 II. This chapter answers two huge “Ask the Preacher” questions! 1. Do angels sing? Job 38:4-7 4"Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand. 5Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? 6On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone-- 7while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? (NIV) (And Here in Revelation 5:9,11-12)
REVELATION – CHAPTER 5:1-14 2. The New Testament doesn’t mention the use of instruments in worship…therefore the church should not use instruments…right? (Here and Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16)
REVELATION – CHAPTER 5:1-14 III. ONE LAST “FOCAL POINT” Verse 9 – “And they sang a new song;” What was it? – We HAVE the words! Why a NEW SONG?
REVELATION – CHAPTER 5:1-14 I LOVE THE OLD HYMNS and THE NEW SONGS! Richard Sanchez - Graduate of Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary. Bless the Lord O My Soul; Create In Me a Clean Heart; Spirit of the Living God; It Is You; Holy, Holy Is the Lord; But As For Me; Who Is Like Our God; How Beautiful You Are; and Lord, I Want to Know You. AND…
REVELATION – CHAPTER 5:1-14 …a song inspired by Psalm 97 ( one of many companion passages to REV. 4-5) Sanchez wrote the song in 1977! Ps 97:1-12 “The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side. His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory... For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods...Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.” (NIV)
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