Revealing Christ, the Anointed One and His Anointing

Revelations 5

Summary
In this chapter, John continued to tell his vision, he saw a scroll in the right hand of the one seated on the throne, fastened with seven seals, he saw a powerful Angel calling out in a voice like thunder, ‘is there anyone who can open the scroll, who can break it’s seals?
There was no one, no one in heaven, on earth or from the underworld, able to break open the seal and read it. John wept because there was no one found able to open it, but as he wept, one of the elders said ‘don’t weep. Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David’s tree, has conquered; He can open the scroll and rip the seven seals.
So John looked up surrounded by a throne, animals and elders was a lamb, slaughtered but standing tall. He came to the throne, as he collected the scroll, all fell down to worship in words and songs, every creature in heaven and earth joined in the worship.

Life Application
When Jesus was crucified on the cross, victory was attained for anyone who will come to Him. We will come out victorious in whatever situation no matter how tough it might seem. In John’s vision, the lamb represents Jesus; He was the only one who could break the seal of the scroll! In the same way Jesus is our only saving grace, whatever it is we need, whatever it is we are going through, Jesus Is and would always be the only way!

Personal Declaration
I will go no other way, only the Jesus way!

Reading – Revelations 5

The Scroll and the Lamb

Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealedwith seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I 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.”

Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits[a]of God sent out into all the earth. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. And they sang a new song, saying:

“You are worthy to take the scroll
    and to open its seals,
because you were slain,
    and with your blood you purchased for God
    persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.
10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,
    and they will reign[b] on the earth.”

11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying:

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
    to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
    and honor and glory and praise!”

13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
    be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”

14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 5:6 That is, the sevenfold Spirit
  2. Revelation 5:10 Some manuscripts they reign

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