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REDEMPTION (5 of 32)
I intend to move a little bit faster through The
Revelation in this particular study because I want you
to get the bigger picture. I want you to see how it
all fits together. After this chapter we ill move into
the 6th chapter which begins the period on the earth
known as the Great Tribulation. We'll try to tie
current events into that study.
This evening we are looking at the 5th chapter.
Revelation 5 is a continuation of what we find in the
4th chapter. John has been caught up by the Lord to the
throne of God, there to witness the things that will
transpire after the rapture of the church from this
It is a beautiful throne which John sees. It reminds
us that the God of this universe is the God who is
upon the throne. Regardless of what is going on in
this earth, we must always keep our perspective and
understand that God remains on the throne.
Now, we move to a continuation-we are still gathered
around the throne. The four living creatures are
representative of creation. The twenty-four elders are
a representation of the redeemed of all of the ages.
If you have been save you are represented in this
picture here. If you are a born-again child of God,
then these twenty-four elder represent you, gathered
around the throne of God in heaven.
The purpose of this 5th chapter is to show the
centrality of the Lord Jesus Christ. The book of The
Revelation is the revelation of Jesus Christ. It is
not a revelation so much about Jesus Christ as it is a
revelation of Jesus Christ.
In the 4th chapter we see praise around the throne and
it is praise for God the Creator. The praise continues
around the throne in the 5th chapter and now it is a
praise for God the Redeemer. God is the God of
creation, but He is also the God of redemption. we are
going to study how God has made it possible for us to
be redeemed in this ...
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