Worthy is the Lamb

Author: G. Kam Congleton — Host: Natty AndersonPosted on: February 11, 2024

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Worthy is the Lamb
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READ: REVELATION 5:9-14; 12:10-11; 17:14; 22:1-5

Worthy, worthy is the Lamb,
Worthy is the great I am.

He was slain in my stead,
Bruised and buried, He rose from the dead.

Ruling now in majesty,
Day and night He pleads for me.

Clothed in robes of purest light,
The Lamb returns, dispels the night.

King of kings upon His throne,
High and holy is the Saving One.

Worthy, worthy is the Lamb,
Worthy is the great I am.

This poem was inspired by passages in the book of Revelation that show Jesus as the triumphant Lamb of God. In the Old Testament, the prophet Isaiah said the Messiah would be “led like a lamb to the slaughter” (Isaiah 53:7). And this is how Jesus let Himself be led to the cross. Yet, the Lamb we see in Revelation is no longer meek and submissive, but is now a ruling, warrior Lamb. This is because, when Jesus returns, the time will finally come for justice to reign! The Lamb arises as the only One worthy—worthy to enact justice. Why? With His own blood, the great I am (Exodus 3:14), paid the debt for every wrong. Because Jesus Christ the Lamb died on the cross for us and rose from the grave, only He can intervene with power to cleanse all who repent—and power to destroy evil forever. Christ the Lamb is “the faithful and true witness,” the final “Amen,” who always judges “with justice” (Revelation 3:14; 19:11). May we join in the joyous chorus of heavenly praise, singing, “Worthy is the Lamb!” • G. Kam Congleton

• Consider taking some time to reread today’s Bible passages, asking God to reveal Jesus the Lamb of God to you in a new way. What words are used to describe this Lamb of God? How can what Jesus has done—and what He will do—make a difference in our lives? (Find out more on our “Know Jesus” page.)

• Do you have any favorite Bible passages that fill you with awe at who God is? Consider taking a moment to praise Him using some of these words from Scripture. You could even create your own poem or song of praise.

In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Revelation 5:12 (NIV)