Revelation 6:1 The Lamb and the Lion

Revelation 6:1 (KJV)
And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

It was the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Jesus, who had prevailed to open the seals of the book. But it was the Lamb, Jesus, who opened the first seal. There is the love of God, even in the act of bringing judgment upon the world.

When Jesus came the first time it was as the Lamb of God that take the away the sin of the world. When He comes the second time it will be as the Lion of the tribe of Judah to judge those who hold the truth in unrighteousness.

This passage serves to remind us that the Lion never loses His lamb-like qualities. “This same Jesus which was taken up … shall so come”.[1] The judge of the earth lives to love and to save. During the Tribulation, when men will be tried so terribly for their sin, the Bible teaches us the multitudes without number will be saved.[2]

In the midst of terrible trouble, even then all who will look to the Lamb will be forgiven, saved, and reconciled to God. 

[1] Acts 1:11 (KJV)
Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

[2] Revelation 7:9 (KJV)
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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