Meditation

"I find Thee enthroned in my heart, my Lord Jesus. It is enough. I know that Thou art throned in heaven. My heart and heaven are one." Alistair Maclean (Day 8 Meditation from Celtic Daily Prayer)

Last Sunday the message text was Revelation 5. Billy Jack did a great job unpacking the first century historical context behind the imagery of John's revelation. The lamb who was slain (crucified) and standing (risen) is on the throne (not Emperor Domitian) and holds the scrolls (which determines the course of history, and the fate of all).

And the choirs sing to the lamb (not Domitian) 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 for God
   members of every tribe and language and people and nation.
10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,
   and they will reign on the earth.”
 11 Then 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. 12 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!”
 13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:
   “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
   be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”
 14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped. 

Scripture affirms that Jesus, the lamb of God is on the throne. At the end of the message we were asked, "Who is on the throne in your life?"  This meditation by Alistair Maclean ties together the truth of heaven with the truth of our own hearts.

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