Summary: Chapter 4 was primarily to do with the worship of God the Father’ as He is the One that’s seated on the Throne. In chapter 5 we have the worship of the LAMB, who is Jesus Christ. In these two chapters we have a preview you could say, as to wha
Rev. #16~ 5:1-5~pt.3~ PRAISING THE LAMB 8-1-09
Today we’ll continue our study of “THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST”
We left off a couple of weeks ago with verse 6, I’ll review what’s been said to get our thought line back on the right track.
First of all let me say that in both chapters 4 and 5, is a scene in heaven that you and I that are saved will witness first hand as we are the Elders that we read of here, we’ll see that in more detail when we get to verses 8-10 of this chapter.
Chapter 4 was primarily to do with the worship of God the Father’ as He is the One that’s seated on the Throne.
In chapter 5 we have the worship of the LAMB, who is Jesus Christ.
In these two chapters we have a preview you could say, as to what will be going on in heaven just before God pours out His judgments on the earth beginning in chapter 6 as the Lord begins to open the 7 sealed book.
Vs.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.
I want us to notice that God the Father is in complete control of every thing that’s taking place today and what will take place in the future, this book is in His right hand, revealing the fact that no matter what Satan and his demonic forces do every thing in Gods plan will come to pass exactly as He has foreordained, nothing can alter it in any way shape or form, its all in His right hand.
The right hand speaks of His authority and soverenty over the entire world, and without question.
As you and I are reading and studying together here today, Satan and his forces are working over time, he knows that his time is not going to last much longer.
But lets remember that God has already made plans for Satan’s eternal abode in Rev.20:10 as he is cast into the lake of fire and tormented day and night forever and ever.
Who would have ever thought that our beloved country would be in the mess that its in today? It seems as though some of the highest-ranking members of government are purposely doing things to destroy our country.
But that’s what happens to nations that turn their back on Gods chosen people Israel, any nation that turns on Israel is going down.
But the bright side is, that all this reveals to we that are saved, that we’re coming to the close of the church age.
2And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, ”Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?”
Ø Lets be sure to notice that’s its this strong angel that is crying aloud here,
”Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?”
This strong angel is most likely Gabriel, he is always Gods messenger angel, he brought Daniel Gods message in Dan. chapter 8:& chapter 9:, there we read the angels name, and its Gabriel.
And in the N.T., Luke 1: we find Gabriel over 500 years later talking to Zechariah there in the Temple about his son John the Baptist, also in that same chapter, Luke 1:, Gabriel is sent too the virgin Mary and told her she would be the mother of Jesus, who would save His people from their sins.
So we believe this strong angel is Gods messenger angel Gabriel.
And then John sees and realizes that there’s no one worthy in all creation to open the book.
3And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
Today all of us can open the book and read what God has in store for a God rejecting world during the horrible 7 year Tribulation, we can open and read it ourselves, but its only because of what the Lord Jesus has accomplished on the cross, we’re not worthy within our selves to be saved, but God has imputed the righteousness of Jesus on our account because we are believers in Him.
Even the lost sinner is invited to open and read the book; no one will ever be saved apart from the Word of God, thank God for His mercy and grace.
Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
We know that the Lord Jesus came as we’re told in all 4 gospels to be the Redeemer of mankind, and the universe as well. –