Preacher: Jerry Cisar
Our text begins with the Lamb, looking as if he had been slain, opening the seals which will allow the scroll to be opened. It ends with the sealed people of God who suffered through the events of the seals standing on the side of the sea, before God’s throne, giving praise for their victory.
What are these “seals” and how are God’s people “sealed”? Who are these four horsemen? What’s the meaning of the 144,000? Who is this great multitude? We will explore the answers to these questions and God’s promise to His suffering people.
Why do God’s people need to be sealed? Why do they need a promise? Because of what it looks like to follow the Lamb. Because as Dana Harris writes:
“The power and strength (political, military, or other) of a lion is not what is needed to defeat evil kings or kingdoms. Instead, it is the surprising vulnerability and weakness of a Lamb, who was slaughtered and resurrected, that vanquishes evil and ushers in the new creation.”
Join us in worship as we explore Revelation 6—7 in our series Worship and Witness in a Winner-takes-all World.