Precious Prayers of the Saints
As is the case of many places in the Revelation a beautiful picture is being painted. In the first verses of this chapter there is one sitting on the throne holding a scroll with seven seals and there is an angel crying with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” And no one came forward.
John, the revelator “wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.’ “
When John looked for the Lion of Judah he saw a lamb that had been slain. The Lamb was worthy to take the scroll. Jesus the Christ, the Lamb of God, the one who was slain for the sins of all mankind was the only one worthy to take the scroll.
As the heavenly host bowed before the Lamb they were holding bowls of incense. What was this pleasant fragrance being held precious in heaven? It was the prayers of the saints. It was the prayers of those who had been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. O, how precious are the prayers of those who have been washed in the blood of the Lamb!
Every prayer we pray is rising to heaven as a pleasant fragrance to God. Every tear shed in communion with God is precious to him. Keep sending a sweet incense to heaven.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for receiving my prayers as a pleasant fragrance. Amen.
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