Day 7

The Worthy Lamb Will Come

from the The Worthy Lamb Will Come reading plan


Isaiah 53:4-12, Revelation 5:1-14

BY Raechel Myers

Text: Isaiah 53:4-12, Revelation 5:1-14

To give ear to the prophecies of Isaiah and John today—it stirs my heart with worship! To read about the “already” of the spotless Lamb being crushed, and believe with faith in the “not yet” of that same Worthy Lamb doing whatno one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able” to do (Revelation 5:3), causes the Holy Spirit in us to breathe prayers of praise for the truth that we’re reading.

It makes us want to close our eyes and attempt to imagine the unimaginable beauty of that moment when Jesus Himself will stand before the throne with the appearance of a slaughtered lamb and open the scroll, while heaven and earth acknowledge—the worthy Lamb has come at last.

Revelation really knows how to drop the mic, doesn’t it?

The scene in Isaiah, on the other hand, we can picture it happening as we read it. At least a little. That’s because between then and now—between the time of Isaiah’s prophecy and this moment we sit here today with leather-bound or smartphone versions of God’s Word in our hands—what Isaiah said would happen happened! The Lamb of God was pierced for our transgressions. Jesus Christ was led like a lamb to the slaughter before John’s very eyes!

While we can believe and even imagine the unfolding of Isaiah’s prophecies because we have a firsthand narrative of the actual events, John’s prophecy in Revelation is a bit more difficult to picture. None of us has seen Heaven! This prophecy is not yet fulfilled. And yet, to read about it causes us as believers to exhale an, “Amen, come Lord Jesus!”

Here we are—you and I and this poor, fallen world, smack in the middle of the Already and the Not Yet. We believe with faith that the Lamb of God was crushed for us, and we believe with hope in the truth of God’s Word, that that same Lamb is worthy and will open the scroll in Heaven and break its seals and look into it at just the right time, and ransom people for God. And He—our Jesus who was dead and rose for us—will appear and every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them will say all together:

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
Revelation 5:13b

Amen, come Lord Jesus.

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For an added layer of worship during this sweet season of adoration and expectation, we’ve created a Spotify playlist for Advent 2014! You can find the complete SheReadsTruth | O Come Let Us Adore Him playlist at this link, or listen to today’s track on the player below. Enjoy!

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65 thoughts on "The Worthy Lamb Will Come"

  1. Danielle says:

    What bible do you use? :) where did you get it? :)

  2. becca says:

    Wow this truly blessed my bible study today (Ifeel behind quite a bit with the advent study, and I'm new on shereadstruth hi everyone :-) ) so as I was saying, this study was a blessing and really stirred my heart how amazing must it have been for john to witness what he did, to see what was to come must have been amazing as well as a self examining experience.

    I decided to read the study text then study briefly myself before seeing what Raechel had to say as I read what she had writter I realised that we both got the same things from the scrpiture the EXACT same things that it was all about Jesus no one could open the book because God was showing john that only he could he is the spotless worthy lamb who has the power and the authority to open the book, to come back soon, and redeem his people form earth.

    Thanks for this Raechel it filled me up :-)

  3. Rachel says:

    He is reminding me over and over that He is our ONLY hope. And He is enough!!

  4. Bethany says:

    It’s amazing to imagine just one angel, imagine thousands upon thousands!

  5. Kasey Tuggle says:

    Was just talking to my mom about this tonight. The glory of heaven! The hope of eternity spent with our Savior. This is now a recent reality for someone we know and we were just talking about how we would love to just have a peak of what heaven is like. How great is it to know that for those who have passed that trusted in Christ as their Savior no longer have just the hope of heaven, but it is their reality. When tragedy happens, Christ is the only hope. He is the anchor of our soul. The hope that this life isn’t all there is. We get to look forward to being received into our loving Savior’s arm and bowing at his feet!

  6. Alyssa says:

    I am forever so grateful for His gift of eternal life. It is free for me and you! It is given to us out of pure love! He gave his life for us with no queations asked! Let me honor you in all ways!

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