The Sealed Scroll (Verses 1-4):
John's attention is drawn to a scroll in the right hand of the One seated on the throne. It's sealed with seven seals, and no one in heaven or earth is found worthy to open it, causing John to weep bitterly.
The Lamb Takes the Scroll (Verses 5-7):
The weeping ends as one of the elders points out the Lion of Judah, the Root of David, who is worthy to open the scroll. However, John sees a Lamb "as it had been slain," symbolizing Christ's sacrifice. The Lamb takes the scroll from the hand of the One on the throne.
Heaven's Grand Anthem (Verses 8-14):
As the Lamb takes the scroll, heaven bursts into song. First, the four living creatures and the elders, each with harps and bowls of incense, sing a new song. Then, countless angels join in, followed by every creature in heaven, on earth, and under the earth. All proclaim the Lamb's worthiness to receive power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and blessing.
Revelation 5 dramatically shifts from sorrow to jubilant worship as the Lamb is found worthy to open the sealed scroll. The contrast between the lion and the lamb encapsulates the paradox of Christ's nature—both conqueror and sacrifice. This chapter is an anthem that resonates through eternity, uniting all of creation in the worship of the Lamb who was slain and has overcome. It sets the tone for the unfolding of God's redemptive plan, sealed until this pivotal moment.

Revelation 5

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.

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?

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

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

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.

6  And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

7  And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

8  And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

9  And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

10  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

11  And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

12  Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

13  And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

14  And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

End of Revelation 5

1 Year Plan:  Dec 7 - Hos 14; Joe 1,  Rev 5 [next day]

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