The Trinity in Revelation, Part 3

Theology-Thursday

We are looking at the book of Revelation and wonderful truth that the one God is three persons.

Revelation 5:6-10

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.”

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Re 5:6–10). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

Here are three basic things of note from this passage:

  1. The Lamb, the Spirit, and God are referenced.
    • The Spirit is referenced here as the seven spirits of God. This is obviously metaphorical in the same sense that Jesus is not an actual four legged lamb with seven horns and eyes. Jesus, the Lamb of God, is clothed with the perfect Spirit of God. The Spirit is not the Lamb and they exist simultaneously.
  2. The Lamb, who is the Son of God, goes to the throne and receives the scroll. Someone gives the Lamb the scroll. This person is God the Father.
  3. The Lamb rightly receives the worship of the four living creatures, the elders, and the myriad of myriads of angels. In verse 13, the worship given to God is also given to the Lamb. The worship of these two persons happens simultaneously. The angels are not corrected for worshiping that which is not God or for worshiping two God.
  4. The Lamb of God is separate from and equal to God.

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