Revelation 5:1-12 (King James Version)
1] And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. 2] And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? 3] And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 4] And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 5] And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 6] And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 7] And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. 8] 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. 9] 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; 10] And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. 11] And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 12] Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
The Greatness of Its Investment
Do you want to invest in something of tremendous value, something that will really last a long time, even into eternity? Then invest your time, talents, and treasures in the Great Commission!
In today's passage we see some of the glorious results of this worldwide endeavor through the centuries of church history. In this scene depicted in Rev. 5, whom do we find gathered around the throne of God worshiping Him? It is people of every nation and tongue! How did they all get there? Christ used obedient disciples who carried the message of the Gospel to lost people everywhere and, by the grace of God, they were redeemed and then welcomed into their eternal home. Can you rejoice in having a part in this?
FOR TODAY: Thank God for those who led you to Christ!