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Summary: AMAZING look at Revelation chapter 5. Who is worthy to open the full and complete sealed scroll of what is to come? The Lion, The Lamb. Worship now includes the deity of Christ as shown by the angels. LORD open our understanding as you have opened the

Rev 5.Who is worthy?

William Akehurst, HSWC

What an AMAZING look at Revelation chapter 5. Who is worthy to open the full and complete sealed scroll of what is to come? The Lion, The Lamb. Worship now includes the deity of Christ as shown by the angels.

The Lion and the Lamb.

WHO IS ON THE THRONE? YHWH GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISSAAC, JACOB.

BOOK/SCROLL WRITTEN ON BOTH SIDES. In Synagogues all over the world, the Torah is written on a scroll. Only one side has writing so that when the scroll is rolled up, the words, the writing are protected. This is the way scrolls were normally written in John's day.

HOWEVER, This book, this scroll was written on both sides of the page. Filled with its content and sealed 7 times over. All space on the paper was written upon. This book was complete!

This book is the key to understanding the Revelation, detailing God's judgment and triumph over evil. The world's future will be unfolded and as the seals are broken, a portion of the books content is revealed in a vision.

A seal is put upon a letter when something of importance needed to be transfered from one person to another. The seal shows its genuinity, that the contents are unaltered, official, and from the person whose seal is upon the item.

SEALS show ownership, protection, and even secrecy of the contents. For the eyes of the one who opens the seals to reveal its contents.

Revelation 5:1-14

JOHN’S FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE

GOD IS ON THE THRONE, IN HIS HAND IS THE BOOK. RIGHT HAND SHOWS HIS POWER AND THE SOURCE OF THE SCROLL.

HE HAS THE FUTURE ALREADY WRITTEN OUT.

THEOLOGIANS BELIEF: Judgment of 7 trumpets on one side. Judgment of 7 bowls on other.

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.

STRONG ANGEL. INTERESTING.

ANGEL, GABRIEL, ORDERED DANIEL TO CLOSE AND SEAL HIS BOOK TO BE REVEALED IN THAT LAST TIME.

ANGEL SHOUTING TO ALL THE HEAVEN AND EARTH. . . WHO IS WORTHY TO OPEN AND LOOSE THE SEALS?

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

NO MAN, ANGEL, ELDER, PROPHET, BEAST - FAILURE TO FIND

3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

JOHN SADDENED. THERE IS NO ONE.

4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

Ephesians 3:4-5

4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

NO ONE, EXCEPT CHRIST, THE LEADER, THE LION

TO THE ELDERS, THIS WAS THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH. THE FORETOLD BRANCH OF JESSE, THE CONQUERER, AND RULER

5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Isaiah 11:1

1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

THE LION, THE CONQUERER.

WHAT VICTORY DID JESUS CONQUER? He conquered:

1. SIN

Ephesians 1.7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.

2. DEATH

1 Corinthians 15:25-26

For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

3. HELL

Revelation 1:18

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

REALIZE SOMETHING HERE. GOD CANNOT HAVE SIN IN HIS PRESENCE. THEREFORE, IN ORDER TO FEEL WHAT WE FEEL, HE WOULD HAVE TO BECOME A MAN AND EXPERIENCE WHAT WE EXPERIENCE FIRSTHAND.

JESUS DID JUST THAT. HE CONQUERED THIS LIFE, WITHOUT SIN. THEN FOR YOU AND ME, WENT TO THE CROSS, GAVE HIS BLOOD AS THE LAMB OF SACRIFICE FOR OUR SIN, HE CONQUERED SIN.

DIED, AND ROSE AGAIN, HE CONQUERED DEATH

PROVIDING THE WAY OUT OF SIN AND DEATH, HE CONQUERED HELL.

THE CROSS GAVE HIM THE RIGHT TO OPEN THE SCROLL

THE ELDERS SAW CHRIST AS THE LION. JOHN SAW THE LAMB OF SACRIFICE.

NO ONE, EXCEPT CHRIST, THE LAMB OF SACRIFICE

SEVEN-FOLD SPIRIT, THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE SEVEN SPIRITS TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES.

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