Weird Animals of the Bible: The Least Likely Champion — July 15, 2018

July 17, 2018

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Revelation 5:1-14

The testimony of John: Then I looked at the one seated on the throne, and saw in their hand a scroll, written on both sides, sealed with seven seals. There was a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll. And I began to weep bitterly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll. Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Then I saw between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders a Lamb -- standing as if it had been slaughtered, with seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. The lamb took the scroll from the right hand of the one seated on the throne. When the scroll was taken, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, each holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. They sang a new song:
“You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals,
for you were slaughtered and by your blood you ransomed for God
saints from every tribe and language and people and nation;
you have made them to be a kingdom and priests serving our God,
and they will reign on earth.”
Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels surrounding the throne and the living creatures and the elders; they numbered myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, singing with full voice,
“Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!”
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, singing,
“To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might
forever and ever!”
And the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the elders fell down and worshiped.

John 1:29-39

John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is who I meant when I said, ‘After me will come a who ranks ahead of me, because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him; but I have baptized with water that he might be revealed to Israel. I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it rested on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘When you see the Spirit descend and rest on him, you will know that he is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.”

The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.”

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