Epistles of Thomas

December 8, 2008

Revelation 4-6

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Chapter four presents us with a scene illustrating God’s glory and holiness. It is a scene in which all creation is worshipping its creator within His magnificent presence. Chapter five introduces Jesus who as the slain lamb it able to open the scroll that John sees. Jesus is praised and worshipped just as God was in chapter four. He is honoured above anything in creation. Obviously, he is no ordinary lamb. Chapter six announces the opening of the scroll seal by seal. As each seal is opened something happens and John tells us the meaning. The obvious message to Christians is that they are vindicated and those who opposed Jesus realise the consequences of their actions. John’s description of the events is very gripping: “Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains” (6:15).

Just as there is equality among believers in knowing salvation through Jesus (e.g. Gal 3:28) so there is equality of station among those who opposed him. Regardless of their status in life they flee and try to hide from “the wrath of the lamb.”

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