Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb.
Today let us learn from the awesome response the heavenly crowd renders to the Lamb as soon as the divine transaction between Father and Son happens.
Firstly, there’s universal prostration or abasement–the opposite of personal exaltation and pride. Everybody falls down. They do so spontaneously and voluntarily. That speaks of adoration of the highest magnitude. It speaks of an attitude of worship that is characterised by love and reverence towards God.
This profound response stems from a clear grasp of the significance of the occasion. The heavenly audience does not miss this defining moment. Neither should we! Do we remember what the Lord has done for us? Do we truly appreciate the amazing grace of Christ towards us?
The depth of our worship reflects the depth of our revelation. Compare the depth of worship shown by the Wise Men from the East towards the infant Christ, long BEFORE He lived, ministered, died, rose and ascended for our sake: “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh” (Mat 2:11).
How much more should we adore the Lamb AFTER Calvary! Beloved, how deep is your worship? O, come let us adore Him!