Lamb

And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders…saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.  Revelations 5:11-12
 
In this verse from the book of Revelation, the apostle John describes Jesus as the sacrificial Lamb who laid down His life as redemption for the sins of the world.  Notice the things that John declares Jesus the Lamb is worthy to receive.
*Power.  The Lamb exercises ultimate power over the universe as well as the lives of Christians.
*Riches.  All the material possessions we have accumulated belong to Him.
*Wisdom.  Jesus is the all-wise One who grants wisdom to those who follow Him.
*Strength.  Our physical powers should be dedicated to the service of the Lamb.
*Honor.  Our behavior as Christians should bring honor to the One whom we profess to follow.
*Glory.  Jesus’ glory, His excellence and moral superiority, is magnified when Christians are fully devoted to Him and His cause.
*Blessings.  In this context, blessing means “praise.”  We should praise the Lamb with our lives as well as our words.
 
Jesus as the Lamb is one of the major themes of the book of Revelation.  As the Lamb, He is worthy to open the scroll that describes God’s judgement against the world (see Revelation 5:4,6:1).  The Lamb provides the light for the heavenly city, or New Jerusalem (see Revelation 21:22-23).  Those who belong to Jesus have their names written in the Lamb’s book of life (see Revelation 21:27).