Hello everyone and welcome back to Deeper Waters. I hope you all are having a good day. I thank you for your continued prayers as I saw more areas that need to be worked on today, but let’s just think positive. Those are scars that Christ can turn into trophies for his glory. Second, I still ask for prayers for my finances, but I am still incredibly thankful for the gift made to me that I found out about yesterday. Finally, I ask for prayer in the other related area. Tonight, we’re going to be looking at Revelation 6:15-17.
15Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”
Some of you are going to be praying hard for my soul when I say this, but I am not a Trekkie. I have only seen two episodes. I did see the latest Star Trek movie and I did really enjoy it and I even own a copy of it. However, I just never got around to really watching any of the Star Trek series.
However, I have friends who are and I have often heard them discuss the Wrath of Khan. Now the only movie I’ve seen is the last one that came out so I can’t comment on the movie, but we all understand the concept of wrath. Wrath is from someone who is to be feared and you don’t want to be destroyed as they go along their path.
What is the wrath we hear about in Revelation 6? It is the wrath of the lamb. Now this is something you wouldn’t think about. You could imagine an angry ram on a warpath maybe. However, are the great kings of the Earth really going to flee in terror before the wrath of a lamb?
That is exactly the case. The point is that this lamb is not merely a lamb. He is more of a lion. John is writing to remind the readers at the time that the one who the world saw as meek and mild is the one who is their judge. We today can take comfort in that while the world sees us as weak, we are really to be feared.
Note also how the lamb is tied in with God. He who sits on the throne is angry. However, included right along with that is his wrath. They also don’t hesitate to speak in the plural. The day of their wrath has come. The wrath of God is equated with the wrath of the lamb. The point is clear that John wishes to make. Jesus is the judge who is bringing about his wrath on the Earth. He was creator with God in the last chapter. In this one, he is judge as well.
What a message of hope that must have been to the early church. Let it be to us today.
We shall continue tomorrow.