Only the Lamb Slain was Found Worthy….


So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.”  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. (Rev 5:4-6 NKJ)

The redemption process is not just about saving the few, the slain Lamb is the only one found worthy to redeem the whole world, including all of the creation that currently is groaning, waiting for the day of redemption.

We often forget that God will use whatever means necessary to achieve the final result, as we see in Habakkuk. Here in the Song of Moses, we can see the means at God’s disposal that he will use to redeem way would Israel—the same methods we see in the scroll and the seals.

“Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; And hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As raindrops on the tender herb, And as showers on the grass. For I proclaim the name of the LORD: Ascribe greatness to our God. (Deu 32:1-3 NKJ)

`I will heap disasters on them; I will spend My arrows on them.  They shall be wasted with hunger, devoured by pestilence and bitter destruction; I will also send against them the teeth of beasts, With the poison of serpents of the dust. The sword shall destroy outside; There shall be terror within for the young man and virgin, The nursing child with the man of gray hairs. (Deu 32:23-25 NKJ)

The Song of Moses (Deuteronomy 32) opens his discourse with heaven and earth summoned to hear what the poet is to utter. In brief the poem or song talks about God’s faithfulness and how he led the people into a promised land.  The people repaid God by being unfaithful and turning to idols. This lapse compelled God to threaten Israel with national disaster and almost with national extinction. It ends with God’s plan to bring the people back to him.


About Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.
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