"Worthy Is The Lamb!"     

Revelation 5:12


     If there is one thing that I want to impress upon the hearts of those who hear me, it is that Christ alone is worthy of honor, worship, praise, love, trust, and glory. I read it in God's Book, I heard it in the preaching of the gospel, and I have experienced it in my soul - "Worthy is the Lamb!" The apostle Paul said, "This man was counted worthy of more glory." The angels are not worthy, but Christ is. No man is worthy, but Christ is. The church is not worthy, but Christ is. The preacher is not worthy, but Christ is. In heaven, all the saints and angels unite in this glorious eternal song - "Worthy is the Lamb!"

     CHRIST IS WORTHY OF ALL HONOR, BECAUSE HE IS THE DIVINE CREATOR (Rev. 4:11). In heaven, everyone delights to worship Jesus Christ as God. And if ever a man gets to glory, he will have to worship Jesus Christ upon the earth as God the eternal Son, the creator of all things. He created the world in the beginning by infinite power. He creates men anew by sovereign power. And he creates all the events of providence according to his own wise decree. In the end, all things will prove to be for his pleasure, his honor, and his glory (Prov. 16:4).

     CHRIST IS WORTHY OF ALL WORSHIP BECAUSE HE IS OUR MERCIFUL REDEEMER (Rev. 5:9-10). God counted him worthy to be the substitute,surety,and redeemer of his people, committing the salvation of our souls into his hands as "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." His righteousness is worthy to clothe us. His sufferings are worthy to satisfy divine justice for us. His blood is worthy to make us clean. His power is worthy to preserve us. His love is worthy to win our hearts. Christ proved himself worthy. As the Lion of Judah he prevailed with God. As the Lamb of God he redeemed us to God, making us a generation of priests and kings. And now, with our hearts, we say Christ is worthy!. He is worthy of our faith, obedience, love, and worship!

     CHRIST IS WORTHY OF ETERNAL PRAISE, BECAUSE HE IS GOD'S EXALTED KING (Rev. 5:11-14). As God's exalted King every creature of God in heaven, in the earth, and under the earth shall say, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain!"



Don Fortner