Q&A: Revelation Chapters 4-5

Revelation Chapters 4-5

Question

Are Revelation chapter 4 and 5 linked?

Answer

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).

For more notes please see:

Outline of the Book of Revelation

Reference:

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).