Revelation Chapters 4-5


Are Revelation chapter 4 and 5 linked?


Revelation 4-5 are two parts of the same vision. From creation (Rev. 4:11) the action shifts to a focus on redemption and re-creation (Rev. 5:1-14). God's purposes of redemption and rule can be accomplished only through One who is uniquely worthy: Jesus Christ. He is simultaneously the fierce Lion of the tribe of Judah, warring against God's enemies (Rev. 19:11-21; 17:14), and the gentle Lamb that has been slain, purchasing his people with the blood of his atoning sacrifice (Rev. 5:9-10). Each person of the Trinity contributes to fulfilling these magnificent purposes: the Father (him who sat on the throne - Rev. 5:1, 7; the Son [Lamb] - Rev. 5:6-7; and the Spirit of God - Rev. 5:6; 1:4 - represented by the horns and eyes of the Lamb).

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Outline of the Book of Revelation


IIIM Seminary Study Bible

Answer by Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr.

Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr., D.D., M.Div. is the Theological Editor at Third Millennium Ministries (Thirdmill).