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The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:23: “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “Worthy is the Lamb!” (Part 5) from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future”.
Robert Coleman has written a superb study on the songs of the Revelation, entitled Songs of Heaven. He finds 14 such songs (a double seven) through-out the last book of the Bible. He calls attention to the fact that the heavenly choir bursts forth with a “new song of redemption” in this atmosphere of holy communion. He writes, “It is called ‘a new song’ because that which Christ has accomplished is wholly different and superior to the old covenant; nothing like it has ever existed before.”
This new song is one of praise and worship to Jesus Christ, the Lamb. It acknowledges that He is also “worthy” of our worship. The fact that the song of praise to the Lamb follows the song of praise to the Creator emphasizes the deity of both. Only that which is divine deserves our worship. There can be no doubt that this emphasis is intended to underscore the deity of Christ. He, like the Father, is ‘worthy’ of our worship.
OCCUPY TILL I COME: “Waiting on the Second Coming — Stand Firm (Part 3)” by Ray C. Stedman