Revelation – Chapter 5

Who Is Worthy To Loose The Seals?

THE UNOPENED BOOK OF THE LAMB

1 And I saw on the right of the One sitting on the throne a scroll having been written within and on the back, having been sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a great voice: Who is worthy to open the scroll, and to loosen its seals? 3 And no one in Heaven was able to open the scroll nor to see it, neither on the earth, nor underneath the earth. 4 And I wept much, because no one worthy was found to open and to read the scroll, nor to see it. 5 And one of the elders said to me, Do not weep, Behold, the Lion being of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, overcame so as to open the scroll, and to loose its seven seals.

 6 And I saw, and behold, in the midst of the throne, and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, was a Lamb standing, as having been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, having been sent out into all the earth. 7 And He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him sitting on the throne. 8 And when He took the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one having harps, and golden bowls full of incenses, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sing a new song, saying, Worthy are You to receive the scroll, and to open its seals, because You were slain, and by Your blood purchased us to God out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 10 and made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign over the earth. 11 And I saw, and I heard a sound of many angels around the throne, and the living creatures, and the elders, and their number was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a great voice, Worthy is the Lamb having been slain to receive the power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing. 13 And every creature which is in Heaven, and in the earth, and underneath the earth, and the things that are on the sea, and the things in all of them, I heard saying: To Him sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb be the blessing and the honor and the glory and the might forever and ever. 14 And the four living creatures said, Amen. And the twenty four elders fell down and worshiped the One living forever and ever.

Review

Chapter 5

  1. God is holding the scroll sealed with the seven seals
  • Call goes out for anyone worthy to open the scroll and read its contents.  No one is found worthy in Heaven, or earth, or underneath the earth to loose the seals.
  • Christ overcame to open the scroll and to loose the seven seals.
  • Heaven rejoicing, playing music with harps, singing a new song. Praising Father and His Son who prevailed to open the scroll and to loose the seals.

LESSON:

John saw in the right hand of God, a scroll that was written on the front and back sealed with seven seals.  In order to read the entire scroll, each seal would have to be read one at a time.  Most teach that the events prescribed in the seals are not carried out until the actions stated in each seal, has been completed.

What John actually said in the manuscripts was “ And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a great voice: Who is worthy to open the scroll, and loosen its seals? And no one in Heaven was able to open the scroll, nor to see it, neither on the earth, nor underneath the earth.  And I wept very much because no one worthy was found to open and to read the scroll nor to see it.  And one of the elders said to me, Do not weep, Behold, the Lion being of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, overcame so as to open the scroll, and to loose its seven seals.”

Christ was the only one who was worthy to loose the seals.  Jesus could not be found when it was time to loose the seals because he was busy overcoming.  Remember the messages to the angels in the churches and the identification of each Spirit.  We learn in the upcoming lessons that many will overcome, but there will be some churches that do not overcome. 

In this scroll is the beginning of the end of death, and the judgments on all who do not repent and who choose to follow Satan.  This is God’s Last Will and Testament. If your name is not in the Scroll of Life, you will perish.  God will destroy the evil off of this earth and out of heaven.  God is not happy. He wants all to not be sottish children, with no understanding.   

The reading of the scroll is a formal event that is marked by God.  When Christ takes the scroll out of his hand and begin to open each of the seals, the words written therein will be carried out as it is written, and as he speaks it, and for the time periods set forth therein.  When Christ has finished breaking each seal and reading the contents, the judgments on the earth will begin and the tribulation period will start in earnest. 

Once Jesus has finished reading the contents of the scroll, there will be silence for about a half an hour.  This silence is the calm before the storm.  When Jesus has read the contents of the scroll, heaven and earth will soon receive a shaking and God’s words will stand.  The targeted ones are all of those taking part in any of the evil workings of Satan and his sorceries.  Listed below are just a few of them:

  1. Those in the churches who do not overcome, not just Christian churches, but all churches and all religions.
  2. Fornicators and Adulterers
  3. Murderers
  4. Idolaters
  5. Liars
  6. Thieves
  7. Those who do unnatural acts
  8. Rapists

The abominations listed in Leviticus are more examples of more judgments in the end times if you do not repent and get back to God:

1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. 3And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name. 4And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not; 5then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.

6And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people. 7Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God. 8And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you. 9For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

10And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. 11And the man that lieth with his father’s wife hath uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. 12And if a man lie with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them. 13If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. 14And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you. 15And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death; and ye shall slay the beast. 16And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

17And if a man shall take his sister, his father’s daughter, or his mother’s daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity. 18And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people. 19And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s sister, nor of thy father’s sister; for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity. 20And if a man shall lie with his uncle’s wife, he hath uncovered his uncle’s nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless. 21And if a man shall take his brother’s wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.

22Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spew you not out. 23And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them. 24But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people. 25Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean. 26And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

27A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones; their blood shall be upon them.

God is a God of Love, and he loves Jesus, and has not forgotten how the world treated Him when he was here in the flesh, and this reading of the scroll is vengeance for God’s Son and judgment for all who choose to ignore the will of God and who do not repent.  After the half hour of silence, the trumpet will sound and judgments on the earth will be carried out to its absolute completion.

WE NEED TO REPENT!   AND GET BACK TO GOD!      GOD IS NOT HAPPY!

 “1 To the chief musician. A Psalm of David. Waiting I have waited on Jehovah; and He bowed to me and heard my cry. 2 And He drew me up from the pit of tumult, out of the miry clay; He set my feet on a rock; He directed my steps. 3 And He put a new song of praise to our God in my mouth; many shall see and shall fear and shall trust in Jehovah. 4 Blessed is the man who sets Jehovah as his trust, and does not turn to the proud, or to those who turn to a lie. 5 Many things have You done, O Jehovah my God; Your works of wonder and Your purposes toward us; there is none to set in order to You; I will declare and I will speak; they are more than can be counted.

 6 Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; You have opened ears to Me. You have not asked burnt offering and sin offering. 7 Then I said, Lo, I come, in the roll of the Book it is written of Me; 8 I delight to do Your will, O My God; and Your law is within My inmost soul . 9 I have announced righteousness in the great assembly; behold, I will not restrain My lips; O Jehovah You know. 10 I have not concealed Your righteousness in My heart; I speak Your faithfulness and Your salvation. I have not hidden Your loving-kindness and Your truth for the great assembly.

 11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from Me, O Jehovah; let Your lovingkindness and Your truth always watch over Me. 12 For evils have surrounded me until there is no number; my iniquities have taken hold on me and I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails me. 13 Be pleased to deliver me, O Jehovah; hasten to my help. 14 Let be ashamed and humbled together those seeking my soul, to destroy it; let those delighting in my evil be driven back and disgraced. 15 Let them be desolate until it is the reward for their shame; for they are saying to me, Aha! Aha! 16 Let all who are seeking You be glad in You and always say, May Jehovah be magnified, those loving Your salvation. 17 But I am poor and needy; the Lord will take thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay. “

Chapter 5

Test

  1. What did the strong angel proclaim?
  2. Why was there so much weeping in Heaven?
  3. What happens to stop the weeping?
  4. What are the golden bowls full of incenses?
  5. What was said to the Lamb?
  6. How many people were singing around the throne?
  7. What musical instruments are used in heaven?
  8. Why was the Lion of the tribe of Judah able to loosen the seals? 
  9. Name five abominations mentioned in Leviticus?
  10. Describe the scroll.