BSF Study Questions Revelation Lesson 10, Day 5: Revelation 5:11-14

Summary of passage:  Angels encircled the throne and the living creatures and angels and sang.  Then every creature in heaven and earth and in the sea sang and the elders fell down and worshipped.

Questions:

11a)  Part personal question.  My answer:  Power, wealth, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and praise.  He is worthy because he died for our sins and thereby justified us for God.  It means everything to me.

b)  Personal Question.  My answer:  Worship includes unrestrained singing and praising and shows me I need to be more vocal in my worship as well.

12a)  Angels and every creature in heaven and earth and in the sea.  Because Jesus is the Savior who paid the penalty for man’s sins.  He is the Creator as the Triune God.  All should praise him for they would not exist without Him.

b)  Genesis says God created man in his own image and gave him the power to rule over all creatures on land and in the sea.  Psalms reminds us that God created everything and knows everything and all belongs to Him.  In essence, as the Creator of the Universe, all is His and He rules over all and He can snuff us out if He so desired.

Who But God Could Create Such Marvels?

Who But God Could Create Such Marvels?

13a)  He heard every creature in heaven and on earth and in the sea singing praises to Jesus and God, honoring and glorifying them forever.

b)  Personal Question.  My answer:  Christians worship Him, honor Him, and give Him the glory.  Animals exist–do what God gave them the ability to do.  Man cares for the animals as God has ordered him too.  As God is in control of non-Christians as well, they respond to His will unknowingly and therefore we see more of God’s creations cared for and this in turn inadvertently praises and honors God.

Conclusions:  Too many personal questions that were repetitive.  11a is the same as 6b in this Lesson and essentially 8c.  We looked at worship in Lesson 9 Day 5 similarly to 11b.

End Notes:  In Revelation 5:9-10, only the elders are singing the song of the redeemed because as far as we know angels are not redeemed.  Here, it is the angels turn to praise Jesus because of his ability to redeem (1 Peter 1:12 and Ephesians 3:10).

The number of angels is infinite.

The ancient Greek word for worship entails complete submission.  Being in a time of kings, people were accustomed to bowing down before the one who rules over them.  Here, the elders fall down and completely submit to their ruler, the One, True God.

Fun Fact:  Revelation 5:9, 12 appears in Handel’s Messiah Part 3.

Conclusions to Lesson 10:  In chapter 5, we see God and Jesus in heaven on the throne being worshipped and praised for all they have done and created.  We see Jesus as the Lamb given the power and authority over the rest of history.  Emphasis on worthiness and worship and the main reason we do worship God and Jesus–because they did create the universe.  Without life, we can’t do anything.  Everything we are is His.

Here we will take another break from Revelation and go to Joel and 2 Peter before we return to Revelation Chapter 6 where Jesus will open the seals of the scroll, which will usher in the Day of the Lord.  These are still events which will be in the future.  Joel and Peter prophesized this event and thus we will study what they said before we study what John says.  The number 7 will dominate the rest of the book of Revelation and our study.

Great outline HERE

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5 comments on “BSF Study Questions Revelation Lesson 10, Day 5: Revelation 5:11-14

  1. Julia says:

    I took a little different and a pessimistic approach than AToZ in answering Question 13(b) above. Unfortunately, I have seen in TODAY’s society where there is more worship of the creation than the Creator! We now idolize and give priority to movie stars, sports people, politicians, mother earth and our environment, angels, money, etc. than we do to our Creator Father God. Reminds me of Romans 1:21-25, especially v.25: “They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator — Who is forever praised.” Also 2 Tim 3:1-5 which states in part that “in the last days people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, ……. disobedient to their parents, ungrateful,…… lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God….” . Our world has been turned upside down, where today our society “calls evil good and good evil.” Isaiah 5:20.

  2. keg says:

    yes it does seem divided between believers and non believers. when i come to discussion in am happy. then i watch the news and see all the evil and the ignoring of God. i know it won’t always be this way. maybe that’s way in our lessons we are continually asked “how does this encourage you” and “looking to the future”. i must say though (and i never thought i would) i miss the challenge questions

  3. CMCS says:

    Okay, you Biblical scholars. Every word/phrase is important,..right? So, who are the creatures-under the earth that will be praising Him? The phrase starts with EVERY creature, not believers, the priests, angels, etc. Are we to assume this is just the redeemed? or will EVERY creature will be compelled to praise him (ala: Phil 2: 10)?
    I did also notice that it ends with *all that is in them*. EVERY cell of us will be praising him.
    These questions are repetitious now and I feel ugh when we get to them in discussion and it’s like the childhood Sunday school class where every answer was Jesus (well, it is.. but you know what I mean).
    In an off the wall comment.. went on a tour of Philadelphia last week and every answer on the tour was Ben Franklin. Just made me think of Sunday School.

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