In the Old Testament and at the cross, He is the lamb crucified for sin. In John’s Gospel and the Revelation, He is the Lamb coming in wrath to remove sin from the earth. That is the theme of Revelation. He is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world!
The seven horns and seven eyes are symbolic of His omnipotent and omnipresent Spirit that searches all the earth in righteousness. He is perfect in wisdom- the seven eyes, and He is perfect in power- the seven horns.
“And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;” (Revelation 5:7-9).
When the Lamb took the book from the hand of Him who sat on the throne, there was great fanfare throughout all heaven (v.7-8). The four beasts and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. They had vials, as it were, full of the prayers of the saints which were made to the Father in the Tribulation. These prayers were a beautiful odor in the nostrils of God. (See Psalms 141:2).
“And they sung a new song…” (v.9). When the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, and were redeemed out of Egyptian bondage, they sang a new song unto the Lord. That song was called the song of Moses. “Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea” (Exodus 15:1).
John hears a new song. This time it is by those in heaven who represent all the redeemed of Israel. The Jews have been scattered throughout the whole earth and will return to Israel during the days preceding and following the Day of the Lord. However, not all Jews will return. The 144,000 will go into all the earth and offer the Gospel of the Kingdom to them first. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:19-20). The commissions in the Gospels will be obeyed and will be successful. “And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold.” (Luke 8:8).
It is impossible for the church of this dispensation to obey this commission. If anyone doubts what we say, let him examine each commission and tell us who complies with them.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.