The most prominent object in heaven?
Spurgeon, "The Lamb in Glory" #2095.
"Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of
the throne" Revelation 5:6
Jesus, in his 'sacrificial' character, is the most prominent object in heaven.
So far from 'substitution' being done with, and laid aside as a temporary
expedient, it remains the object of universal wonder and adoration. In all his
present glory, Jesus disdains not to appear as the Lamb that has been slain.
This still is his chosen character. Jesus, as the Lamb, is the center of the
wonderful circle which makes up the fellowship of heaven. As the Lamb slain, he
is the object of heavenly worship.
He who became a Lamb that he might take away the sin of the world, is not
ashamed of his humiliation, but still manifests it to adoring myriads, and is,
for that very reason, the very object of their enthusiastic worship. They
worship the Lamb that sits upon the throne and say, "Worthy is the Lamb,"
because he was slain and redeemed his people by his blood. His atoning sacrifice
is the great reason for their deepest reverence and their highest adoration.
The doctrine of Atonement is the first and foremost teaching of Scripture, the
greatest well of the believer's comfort, the highest hill of God's glory.
In a loud voice they sang: "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power
and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!" Rev. 5:12
For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead
them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their
eyes." Rev. 7:17