In the book of Daniel, chapter 7, we hear about the Son of Man, who comes to the Ancient of Days, but we don’t know exactly what exchange occurred there, minus that “there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” (Daniel 7:14) This is amazing, for we see the Father giving His only Begotten Son, Jesus, great power and authority. But there is much more to learn here. What we learn from Revelation, chapter 5, is that there was an exchange made with the Father and the Son, when Jesus came to the Father’s throne. It is said that He received a book from the Father, of which only the Lamb of God had the power to open. It is written that “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. 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. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.” (Revelation 5:5-7) This is great news, my friends. Jesus did die for our sins and conquered death. He is alive. Praise Him.
What the twenty-four elders then said is in reference to what happened to the Son of Man, or Jesus in Daniel. Just listen to what is spoken and you will be amazed. “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.” (Revelation 5:9) Wow! Early we read that Jesus that what Jesus did extends to all people, nations, and languages, and the elders proclaim the same thing about Jesus, our Lord. It was then that the elders, beasts, and angels, proclaimed, “worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.” (Revelation 5:12-14) If you also love Jesus, then you will join in with me and bless the Lord Jesus. He is worthy of our praise and honor. All glory and power to His Name. We lift Him up high and worship You now and forever. You are alive! No one is like You, God. In Jesus’s Name, we pray. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh holy and gracious Father, come and lead me to do Your will for the kingdom. I am Your hands and feet. Lead me on Your path that leads to heaven. I want to know You, God. Even more so than I do now. Teach me and grow my knowledge of the Bible and Your teachings daily. Thank You for Your Son, who is the only begotten Son of the Father. I give praise to You and also Jesus, my Lord, for everything You have done for this world. Worthy is Your Name, Jesus! You the Christ, and I will follow You. I know that as I follow You, I follow my Father in heaven also. Even as I am led by the Holy Spirit, I am led by Jesus, and by You, Holy Father. I am overflowing with praise and honor to You, my God. Yes, I believe in You, the holy trinity! Lead and guide me. God be magnified. Halleluiah, for Christ has redeemed the world through His blood. I want to be like You, God. Not to be God, but to have Your holy and righteous characteristics in my life. Have Your way in me. In Your presence, I am given knowledge and power. Therefore, I will abide in You, Jesus, this day and forever. I am safe for You are my high tower. No storms will take me down, for You have got me by the hand. Lead me from temptation, that I might walk worthy for You and not fall victim to sin and death. After this life is set and done, take me home to paradise, where I will await my eternal home with You, God in heaven. I love You. Amen.