ImmerseMessiah NLT - Flipbook - Page 473
R e v elati o n
weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne,
has won the victory. He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
Then I saw a Lamb that looked as if it had been slaughtered, but it was
now standing between the throne and the four living beings and among
the twenty-four elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which represent the sevenfold Spirit of God that is sent out into every part of the
earth. He stepped forward and took the scroll from the right hand of the
one sitting on the throne. And when he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had
a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers
of God’s people. And they sang a new song with these words:
“You are worthy to take the scroll
and break its seals and open it.
For you were slaughtered, and your blood has ransomed people
from every tribe and language and people and nation.
And you have caused them to become
a Kingdom of priests for our God.
And they will reign on the earth.”
Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions
of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders. And
they sang in a mighty chorus:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered—
to receive power and riches
and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and blessing.”
And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the
earth and in the sea. They sang:
“Blessing and honor and glory and power
belong to the one sitting on the throne
and to the Lamb forever and ever.”
And the four living beings said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell
down and worshiped the Lamb.
As I watched, the Lamb broke the first of the seven seals on the scroll. Then
I heard one of the four living beings say with a voice like thunder, “Come!”
I looked up and saw a white horse standing there. Its rider carried a bow,
and a crown was placed on his head. He rode out to win many battles and
gain the victory.