What are those horns on the Lamb? April 11, 2008Posted by mercedescoleen in God.
Tags: Angels, Angels at Work, Angels of God, Archangel Gabriel, Archangel Michael, God, Heaven, Jesus, The Archangels
While Zechariah was shown that Jesus the stone had seven eyes, Apostle John was shown that He also wore seven horns:
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth (Rev 5: 6).
The symbolism of horns in scripture
- The Holiness of God, Cleansing and holiness (Ex 29: 10; 30: 10) – This was shown through the four horns that were built on the ALTAR OF SACRIFICE in the tabernacle in the wilderness. When the Priests were consecrated for service in the temple, God told Moses to consecrate the altar initially by placing the blood of a bullock on the its (Ex 29: 12). The High Priests were also commanded to make a yearly atonement on the horns with the blood of the animal offered for the sins of the people.
An atonement is a covering, a purging for sins. I believe that the altar of sacrifice represented the Lord Jesus who became the atonement for our sins. Apostle Paul beautifully explained these truths in Hebrews 9: 6- 28.
We are also requested to offer our lives as living sacrifices that are holy and acceptable to God
- The fragrance of the Lord and of the saints’ prayers and lives (Ex 37: 25-26; Lev 4: 7)- There was also an altar of incense with four horns that stood in front of the vail. A sacrifice of sweet incense was offered every morning and evening and a yearly atonement was made here once a year. We know from Revelation that the prayers of the saints ascend to God in the smoke of incense (Rev 8: 3-4). However, God will accept prayers from clean lives.
- The might of the Lord and the strength of the saints (1 Kings 22: 11; Deut 33: 17; Zech 1: 21) – Horns also represent might in battle, overcoming strength. The saints are also mighty in God. Jesus is seen here as the Mighty God.
Blessings and more to come!