Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Worthy is the Lamb

I went to a concert last night at the Forum in Harrisburg. The El Shaddai Singers were performing--a full symphony orchestra, a full choir, soloists--and what a powerful message delivered through music, words spoken by others.

As the Director of these singers said after one song: "If you can't feel that, then your "feeler" must be stuck!" And yes, such feelings of God's love for us, the power of His Hand, the majesty of His creation, the second coming of Jesus!!

Michael W. Smith wrote the song "Angus Dei" (Latin--Lamb of God) while pondering over these verses from Revelation:

1Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. 2And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, "Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?" 3But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. 4I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. 5Then one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals."

6Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7He came and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. 8And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9And they sang a new song:
"You are worthy to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
because you were slain,
and with your blood you purchased men for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation.
10You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,
and they will reign on the earth."

11Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12In a loud voice they sang:
"Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and praise!"

13Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing:
"To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!" 14The four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Revelation 5:1-14

He wrote this song imagining what Heaven will be like--with all the angels and all of the redeemed--falling down and worshiping the Lamb--for worthy is the Lamb--the only ONE who is worthy.


Denise said...

Precious, so precious my friend.

Sharon said...

This is a great post my friend, and yes Worthy is the Lamb. I Love this song, but most of all you showed me that I need to open my bible and read this scripture and meditate on this, the Lord says he wants to talk to me about this, I feel the anointing, powerful!
Thank you so much for sharing this with me today.

Peggy said...

Blessings Beth...Worthy is the lamb!!!!!!! I love your verse with the Lamb & the Lion...but Rev. 5 & Michael W. Smith with your viloa & piano are so AWESOME!!!

And I wasn't even there! Imagine!

I so glad that you were able to BE at that concert!!! I know that you FELT it! Praise God. Halleluia! Holy...Holy...He is Lord God Almighty! Worthy is the Lamb!

[Having problems with Firefox & gmail opening again, I'll try to read email thru IE7 or Google Chrome, just got home & read my WFW comments]Deja vu!!!ONLY GOD!

Peggy said...

Forgot to tell you I linked you to WFW! You're #41!I didn't see you but who knows maybe I just missed it! :)


God Chaser said...

Very very nice-thanks for these powerful scriptures

Named Alicia said...

Beautiful scripture! I can't wait until that day when we are in Heaven praising Jesus. What a day that will be!

Great post!
Thanks for sharing!