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Praise the seven-eyed Lamb!

Praise the seven-eyed Lamb

Praise the seven-eyed Lamb

One of the pictures we have of Jesus in the book of Revelation is that of a lamb with seven horns and seven eyes. I want to call your attention to this verse because it will help unlock difficult passages of prophetic, symbolic scriptures. I find it interesting that we have this peculiar look at Jesus before things really start to get tricky later in the book.

And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth. (Rev 5:6)

While it is strange to picture Jesus as a lamb with “seven horns and seven eyes” we need to become comfortable thinking in biblical symbols and imagery. In actual fact it is not that complicated. In Daniel we are told plainly that “a horn is a king” in one of those wonderful times when an angel gives the interpretation!

“The shaggy goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the large horn that is between his eyes is the first king.” (Daniel 8:21)

According to scripture a horn is a king. Seven is the number of fullness or competition, as in God finished His work and rested on the 7th day. There is a clear logic in these symbols and we need not fear symbolic, prophetic portions of the Bible:

“The aptness of this symbol is laid in the fact that the strength of an animal is in the horn, and that it is by this that he obtains a victory over other animals. The number seven here seems to be designed, as in other places, to denote completeness.” (Barnes’ Notes on the Whole Bible)

Jesus, the slain Lamb, is King of Kings and full of all authority and power to carry out the the acts depicted in the book of Revelation and in Him is hidden “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col.2:3)

Symbolical Prophecy. “Ready to try something a bit more difficult?”

And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. (Rev 13:1)

having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems

Daniel tells us that “the ten horns are ten kings” (7:24) when describing this same picture. A head or mountain also typifies a king or a kingdom or supreme powers.

“The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits” (Rev 17:9)

In order to understand this scripture aright, the word mountains must be taken in a figurative and not a literal sense (as in Isa. 2:2; Jer. 51:25; Dan. 2:35; Zech. 4:7) in which it is unequivocally the emblem of great and mighty power. (Clarke’s Bible Commentary.)

So in this picture, which depicts the coming Antichrist as a beast with seven heads and ten horns, we have a figure of one who holds supreme power and authority on this earth.

Friends, don’t get exasperated with symbolical prophecy! It is how God often speaks! Really this is nothing new. In Pharaoh’s dream the seven good cows/seven good ears were seven years of great abundance and the seven lean and ugly cows/seven thin ears were seven years of famine. The repeating of the dream twice meant determination and urgency on God’s behalf. (Gen 41)

Although truth is seemingly veiled for the moment if we are diligent and preserve we will find understanding.

In Him,
Jeff Gilbertson

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  1. Fresse Kevin
    February 27, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Seven layers of truth, you must understand the story, the meaning, then yourself, then yourself as you understood the story and so on.

    It’s not a coincidence Sufis wear wool.

    And while seven eyes seem scary at first, it’s actually saying that there are seven ways to look at something.

    And the horns represent a king, or powers in general. It is a bit bitter to call it a “horn”, just picture a ram tackling a huge bell instead of some unlucky fellow if you are against violence.

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