And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
John’s vision takes us to the throne room of heaven, where he sees a Lamb standing at the center of attention. This Lamb holds a position of highest authority among the heavenly beings. It is a picture of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.
The Lamb appears to have been slain. Even in heaven, the Lamb’s sacrifice is not forgotten. This points to the eternal impact of Christ’s sacrificial death—His atonement continues to resonate throughout eternity.
Seven is a perfect or complete number. The seven horns and seven eyes symbolize the Lamb’s perfect power and perfect knowledge. The seven Spirits of God means the Holy Spirit is the perfect Spirit of God. The Lamb’s sovereignty and omniscience assure us that He is both mighty and all-knowing.
With this vision, we witness the fullness of the redemption story. The slain Lamb of God stands victoriously, reminding us of Jesus’ triumphant resurrection. His sacrifice and death paid the price for our sins and secured our eternal salvation.
One day we will see this image in real time, with our own eyes. Until that time comes, we should consider the depth of Jesus’ sacrifice for our salvation. Does the sacrificial love of Christ inspire you in your faith journey? Do you show the character of Christ in all that you do?
Lord, I’m humbled by the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ. Thank You for His atonement that brings redemption and eternal life. Help me to live in the light of His sacrifice, sharing His love with others and walking in His footsteps. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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