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Summary: As we come to chapter 5: the subject changes somewhat and the emphasis is directed to the 7-sealed Book that’s in the Fathers hand. Keep in mind that both chapter’s 4 & 5 are to do with the same occasion, both 4-5 are one scene, and remember too that

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REV. #14~ 5:1-6 THE 7 SEALED BOOK 7-18-09

Last time as we were in chapter 4: and the subject primarily was “The throne” and God the Father that sat on it, we read how the 4 living creatures and the 24 Elders, the {Church} worshipped and praised God as the 24 Elders cast their crowns at the foot of His throne. –Remember only the N.T. believers are promised crowns. -

4:8-11 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. 9And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, 10The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

But as we come to chapter 5: the subject changes somewhat and the emphasis is directed to the 7-sealed Book that’s in the Fathers hand.

Keep in mind that both chapter’s 4 & 5 are to do with the same occasion, both 4-5 are one scene, and remember too that you and I that are saved, the N.T. church, will witness all of this as we are the redeemed, the 24 Elders.

Listen as I read from chapter 5: John said;

1 And I saw in the right hand of HIm** that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

The “right hand” speaks of power and authority. Think of this book as a scroll that was rolled up and sealed with 7 seals, there was writing within and on the backside, of the scroll meaning that nothing more could be added. What was written was completed and final.

2And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “ Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?”

Notice, John is testifying that he saw this strong angle. This Arch Angel.

This strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, is most likely Gabriel as he was always Gods special messenger angel in the Bible, when God wanted to send a special message, He always sent Gabriel.

Gabriel is sent to Daniel in Daniel 8:15-16 and it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. 16 And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

Daniel 9: 21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. 22And he informed me,--

And then in the N.T. we find God still sending His messenger angel Gabriel over 500 plus years later to Zechariah the father of John the Baptist.

Luke 1: 18-19 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. 19And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, --


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