Grace Protestant Reformed Church

The Lamb Is Lord of Lords

Date: PM
Text: Revelation 17:14; Lord's Day 13
Psalters: 374, 86, 127, 200
Series: The Lamb
Preparatory to the Lord's Supper
  1. The battle.
    1. John?s vision portrays the seductive nature of Antichrist: the great harlot, Babylon.
      1. Babylon is the name given to Antichrist from the viewpoint of its attractiveness to human flesh.
      2. It is the center of antichristian seduction at any time in history.
    2. The ?Lamb shall overcome them,? i.e., to conquer, to carry off the victory.
      1. Note that the one who speaks here is one of the seven angels with the vials.
      2. Antichrist may seem to be victorious, but his utter ruin is imminent (Revelation 11:11; 16:14; 19:11).
  2. The Lamb reveals Himself as King of kings and Lord of lords (cf. Deut. 10:17 and 19:16).
    1. He is the only Lord, King, and God (not in a class of lords, kings or gods).
    2. First, Jesus is Lord by virtue of creation (Colossians 1; John 1:2,3).
    3. Second, Jesus is Lord (especially) by virtue of redemption (I Cor. 3:23; 6:19,20; Phil. 2:9-11)
  3. The rich implications of Jesus? Lordship.
    1. He is my Lord, so I am He is responsible for me and for all that I am.
      1. We are the ?called? by irresistible grace (I Peter 2:9; Rom. 8:30).
      2. We are those ?chosen? unto salvation and victory; eternal election identified them (Eph. 1:4).
    2. His Lordship gives great comfort.
    3. They are ?faithful? or loyal to the Lamb, which evidences that they are indeed God?s children (Revelation 1:5; 2:10).
      1. This means that He rules over us by grace and the constraining power of His love.
      2. We surrender ourselves to Him, trust in no other lordship, and realize we need not fear any other.
      3. It brings a great obligation: to show true thankfulness in all our life.