Worship the Lamb - Revelation 5

By Rick Bayer, April 14, 2024

Worship the Lamb - Revelation 5

Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” Revelation 5:1-5 NIV

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Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. Revelation 5:6-8 NIV

Lion becomes a : Revelation 5:6-8

Instead of a ferocious lion that hurts others, the Messiah is a sacrificial Lamb that takes into Himself the hurt of others. Bruce Metzger

And they sang a new song, saying:

“You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”

Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they were saying:

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”

Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”

The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped. Revelation 5:9-14 NIV

Our Response: a Revelation 5:9-14

Questions for Discipleship group and/or personal study:


Go to the Source:

Read Revelation 5:1-5.

  1. Why is the scroll so significant?
  2. Why is there only one who is worthy to open it (why doesn’t God open it Himself? Why not let John open it?)

Read Revelation 5:6-8.

  1. Describe the Lamb in your own words.
  2. Where does the Lamb appear? Why is this significant?

Read Revelation 5:9-14.

  1. What do these 3 songs say about the Lamb? About us?

Live it out:

Put yourself in John’s shoes. Try and see what he sees and feel what he feels in this vision. How will this impact your prayers? Your temptations? Your relationships?