Good morning to you. Last week I posted about “The Throne Room”, if you were unable to read that one I would challenge you to read it before this one. In Revelation 4 which we focused on last time and in Revelation 5, this post’s focus, both occur in the Throne Room of God. I have been spending some great time in these 2 chapters, reading and studying, also listening to sermons from some of my favorite teachers. I have had one verse especially rocking me this week.
However, before we get to that verse a few things out of this chapter. John is getting this amazing window into the Throne Room. You have God on the throne, 4 amazingly intimidating angels around the throne, 24 smaller thrones with elders on them, and then literally millions of angels around. John is trying to write what he sees! Can you even imagine trying to write this down?! Anyway, you have God on the throne holding a scroll out for anyone to take it. The issue is that no one can or will take it.
5 I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to break its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it. 4 Then I began to weep greatly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.
John weeping greatly as NO ONE is worthy. Then one of the elders speaks;
5 And one of the elders *said to me, “Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to be able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
John is now getting ready to behold the LION! And then read what happens – “6 And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slaughtered, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
A LAMB! What about the LION? The conquering LION now stands as a slaughtered LAMB and what does this LAMB do? The verse that has been my focus, verse 7;
7 And He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.
YES!!!! The only ONE worthy took the scroll, Jesus Christ, the LionLamb. He is worthy and He is only one! Then all of Heaven breaks out into worship!
“8 When He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they *sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are You to take the scroll and to break its seals; for You were slaughtered, and You purchased people for God with Your blood from every tribe, language, people, and nation.
10 You have made them into a kingdom and priests to our God, and they will reign upon the earth.”
11 Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice,
“Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered to receive power, wealth, wisdom, might, honor, glory, and blessing.”
13 And I heard every created thing which is in heaven, or on the earth, or under the earth, or on the sea, and all the things in them, saying,
“To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be the blessing, the honor, the glory, and the dominion forever and ever.”
14 And the four living creatures were saying, “Amen.” And the elders fell down and worshiped.
Will you join me in worshipping the only One worthy to take the scroll, Jesus Christ the LionLamb?