The Book of Revelation 5:11-14

Worthy is the Lamb

11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

13 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.

14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.”

(Rev 5:11-14 KJV)

Just before the Tribulation begins we see the hosts of Heaven worshiping God. Jesus is worthy to receive praise by every creature. The Heavenly host is not worshiping two beings: God and the lamb. They are worshiping God, who became the lamb. We see in chapter 4 that Jesus is the one on the throne.

“And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” (Rev 4:2 KJV)

We see in chapter 21 that Jesus, the Alpha and Omega and the first and last, is the one on the throne:

5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.”

(Rev 21:5-6 KJV)

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” (Rev 1:8 KJV)

17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”

(Rev 1:17-18 KJV)

The word ‘and’ does not mean two individuals. This is what is known in Greek as the definite article, the Greek word kai. A short and simple explanation is that kai can mean more than just ‘and’. It can also mean ‘even’ or ‘also’. Another way to phrase verse 13 would be:

“Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, even unto the Lamb for ever and ever.”

This would show that God is even the lamb. In other words, the lamb is God manifest in flesh to become our savior; our kinsman redeemer.

Worthy – 514 ἄξιος axios {ax’-ee-os}

Meaning:  1) weighing, having weight, having the weight of another thing of like value, worth as much 2) befitting, congruous, corresponding to a thing 3) of one who has merited anything worthy 3a) both in a good and a bad sense

And – 2532 καί kai {kahee}

Meaning:  1) and, also, even, indeed, but

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