What do you think Heaven will look like?
Yesterday we said that the book of Revelation is all about worshiping Jesus. And here in the middle of the book we get a picture of what the worship of Jesus looks like in Heaven. It’s a little bit longer but it’s definitely worth reading together.
Revelation 5:1-14. Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, 4 and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. 5 And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”
6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. 8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”
11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice,
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!”
13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
14 And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” and the elders fell down and worshiped.
John has been given a vision of Heaven. We are given a glimpse of the throne room of God. Now, not too many people have had a vision of Heaven. But we trust that the same Apostle that knew Jesus and stuck with him even in his crucifixion on the cross was given this special privilege. John the Lamb, on the throne. He saw a scroll with seven seals that needed to be opened, but no one deserved to open them. The seven seals are the judgment of the earth. And who deserves to judge the earth?
And not you.
The Lamb does. He is worthy. “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain.”
Who is the Lamb that was slain (killed)?
Jesus the Lamb that was surrounded by the shepherds on his birthday, grew up and became the Lamb that died as the sacrifice for our sins. He was the only perfect human to ever live. And that is why he is worthy of all blessing, and honor, and glory, and might forever. And that is why he is worthy to judge the Earth.
Jesus is worthy, not because he overpowered us all, but because he was overpowered for us all on the cross. He is worthy because he is perfect love and perfect purity.
And one day we will go to Heaven to worship him. And trust me, it will be amazing.
So why not start worshiping him right now?
Because of Jesus we are always in fair and loving hands.
With Jesus we don’t have to be afraid of his judgment because we are his own.
DO SOMETHING TOGETHER
Here’s a kid’s version of Is He Worthy to listen to together.
I can’t wait for you to run the world. You are worthy!
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