-Now John sees the Lord on His throne with a scroll having writing on both the inside and the outside, but it was sealed up with seven seals (Revelation 5:1). A mighty angel asked who was worthy to open the scroll and break the seals (Revelation 5:2). No one in Heaven or on earth or under the earth was able and John began to weep because of this (Revelation 5:3-4). This is when one of the twenty-four elders came up to him and told him to weep no more because “the Lion of Judah, the Root of David has conquered (overcome)” and He can (is able) to open the scroll and the seven seals of it (Revelation 5:5).
-The Lamb stands between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders, as though It had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth (the number seven represents completeness and is best understood as God completely going out into all the earth). Jesus, who is the Lamb, went and took the scroll from the right Hand of Him who was seated on the throne. When this happened the four living creatures and the 24 elders fell down and worshiped the Lord with each having a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints (Revelation 5:6-8). They declare His worthiness, which is the meaning of any praise unto the Most High. They thank Him for taking the scroll and having power to break the seals. They adore Him for His death and the shedding of blood for the purpose of ransoming the people of God from every tribe, language, people, and tongue as a Kingdom and priests to our God in reigning power (Revelation 5:9-10). The Lamb was praised by all to receive power, wealth, wisdom, might, honor, glory, and blessing forever (Revelation 5:11-14).
-*Application* A life of praise and declaring the Lord’s worthiness should exemplify our lives. Don’t wait for this incredible scene of future events. Start worshiping the Lord today. He is personally close to you and smiles when you glorify Him as He truly deserves. He’s given everything to bring us close to Him through His death, burial, and resurrection. Through His love He has made the way possible. He is able to save, to deliver, and to open up! Praise His Holy Name!
Verses to Memorize: Revelation 5:5, 12