The Lamb Is Lord of Lords
- The battle.
- John?s vision portrays the seductive nature of Antichrist: the great harlot, Babylon.
- Babylon is the name given to Antichrist from the viewpoint of its attractiveness to human flesh.
- It is the center of antichristian seduction at any time in history.
- The ?Lamb shall overcome them,? i.e., to conquer, to carry off the victory.
- Note that the one who speaks here is one of the seven angels with the vials.
- Antichrist may seem to be victorious, but his utter ruin is imminent (Revelation 11:11; 16:14; 19:11).
- The Lamb reveals Himself as King of kings and Lord of lords (cf. Deut. 10:17 and 19:16).
- He is the only Lord, King, and God (not in a class of lords, kings or gods).
- First, Jesus is Lord by virtue of creation (Colossians 1; John 1:2,3).
- Second, Jesus is Lord (especially) by virtue of redemption (I Cor. 3:23; 6:19,20; Phil. 2:9-11)
- The rich implications of Jesus? Lordship.
- He is my Lord, so I am He is responsible for me and for all that I am.
- We are the ?called? by irresistible grace (I Peter 2:9; Rom. 8:30).
- We are those ?chosen? unto salvation and victory; eternal election identified them (Eph. 1:4).
- His Lordship gives great comfort.
- They are ?faithful? or loyal to the Lamb, which evidences that they are indeed God?s children (Revelation 1:5; 2:10).
- This means that He rules over us by grace and the constraining power of His love.
- We surrender ourselves to Him, trust in no other lordship, and realize we need not fear any other.
- It brings a great obligation: to show true thankfulness in all our life.