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The Lamb Slain   2 comments

Lamb Slain

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor


Rev. 5, 6-14


John saw the Christ as the sacrificed Lamb, standing and though it had been slain–suffering, sacrificed love in the midst of the throne.  The cross abides at the center of the whole Christian movement.  We owe all to the cross–the love that readies forth to help.


Honors are paid him.  “Worthy art thou to take the book and to open the seals”–to reveal and unfold the future–“for thou wast slain and didst purchase unto God men of every tongue and people and nation,” etc.

How timely this song.  In a day of so much strife [Editor’s Note–He referred to World War II.], this song from heaven has in it no place for narrow nationalism.  He is the universal Christ, the Saviour of every soul that looks to Him.  “Many shall come from the east and from the west, and sit down in the kingdom,” etc. (Matt. 8, 11).  “And I saw a great multitude which no man could number…clothed in white raiment” (Rev. 7, 9-10).


Christ is never caught off-guard by any conniving, scheming souls.

From on high he superintends the life and service of the church.  Today his [voice] is calling her to heroic effort to keep distressed lost souls.

His voice will be heard in the nations that a better day may dawn.  “I make all things new.”  Will not we gladly lend our aid in  so glorious a cause?



“Whosoever Liveth Believeth in Me Shall Never Die.”   2 comments

Whosoever Liveth

Above:  The Original Text

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor


Jno. 11, 26


This was spoken of the soul, man’s eternal nature; for we know the body dies.

Faith receives and trusts the Christ and he forgives our sins, makes his marvelous grace, feeds our hungry souls with heavenly manna, nourishes our souls and makes us strong.


Natural death has no power over the soul.  Man has a conscious being aside from the body.  Moses and Elijah on [the] Mount of Transfiguration.  Jesus arose and the like may occur again.

Jesus prayed that they might be with him “where I am. that they may behold my glory.”  “Because I live ye shall live also.”  “That where I am there ye shall be also.”


John saw the vast multitude that no man could number, clad in white (Rev. 7, 9-17).  May each of us be in that glorious company.


Revelation to John   1 comment


Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)


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He Shall Dry Every Tear   1 comment


Above:  Shepherds, Between 1925 and 1946

Image Source = Library of Congress


Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-matpc-14223


Rev. 7, 17 (Revised Version)

1.  Jesus is the Good Shepherd–not only in this life but in that to come.  On earth and in heaven.  He is concerned for their helpfulness.  He calleth them by name–individual oversight–and leadeth them out into green pastures and beside still waters.

2.  They shall want no more.  He shall spread his tabernacle over them and his presence shield them from every ill–as did the pillar of fire and cloud shield the children of Israel.

3.  He shall supply their wants.  Lead them to fountains of water of life.  As they serve Him day and night in his temple He shall fill them with his fullness.

If Pilgrim was thrilled with a glimpse of the Delectable Mountains what will it be to see Him face to face and enjoy His fullness!

4.  Sorrow shall be unknown.  He shall deliver every tear and deliver from the cause.  Bitter disappointments and sad partings come no more.  Positive happiness shall thrill their raptured souls.

May we each meet up there.