Revelation 5:8-10

A. Change of Authority;

  1. The authority of the 4 living creatures;
  1. The authority of the elders;
  1. The authority of the Lamb;

B. The 3 Covenants of God;

  1. The Covenant with Adam; Gen 1:26-30
  1. The Covenant with Abraham; (Gen 12:1-3)
  • Codicil Promise for the land (Duet 30:1-10)
  • Codicil Promise through Moses (Blessings and Curses) The law (Deut 11)

The 2 previous Covenants had different authorities that ruled over those covenants. Paul explains it to the believers in the church in Galatia (Galatians 3:23-26);

  1. The New Covenant with the Lamb (Christ); Jeremiah 31:31-34
  • Jesus is the High Priest of the New Covenant (Hebrews 8)
  • The Old Covenant(s) must pass away (Hebrews 8:13)

C. Change of Administration;

  • Harps – used to worship in the temple
  • Bowls – also use to worship in the temple

There is a new temple with a new High Priest… (John 2:19-21)

The body is the “New” Temple of the New Covenant of the LAMB… (1 Corinthians 6:19)

Under the New Covenant of the LAMB, Christ is the administrator of the worship of God in His temple which are our bodies… The Holy Spirit of God fills His temple which is the bodies of all who believe in Christ…

  • Change of Covenant;
  • A New Song/A New Covenant; What does it mean to SING?
  • A New Outlook;

Were we “Redeemed” or “Ransomed” by Christ?

How are we slaves to sin and how is His blood a “Ransom” for our sin? Romans 6:3-11;

John 12:24