In this text we see the unfolding of the end time plan of God.In heaven and on earth, it is only the Lion of the tribe of Judah who is worthy to open the book and break the seal which pertains the plan of God in end times.When Daniel wrote in the old testament,he was told to seal the revelations he saw because the concerned a distant future.John the apostle is told the time is at hand.
John the apostle in revelation 5:1-14 encountered the following breath taking scenario;
I).In the right hand of Him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside,sealed with seven seals.
ii).A strong angel proclaiming with a mound voice,who is worthy to open the book and to loose seals thereof?
After he saw this,there was a sence of dispersion in heaven because there was no one in heaven or earth could open the book or look inside it.John wept bitterly because of this situation.One of the elders ,remember the elders represent the twelve apostles of Jesus and the twelve elders of the tribe of israel.,probably the prophets.Remember also the prophets fortold the comming of Jesus .The apostles testified His coming.By the time John was writing revelation all the other apostles had gone to be with the Lord.So this asertains their presence befoer God.The mention of the twenty four elders before the throne in the old testament shoes us man before he is born proceeds from the God the Father.
One of the Elders said to John,weep not!becsuse the Lion of the tribe of Judah ,the root of David,has prevailled to open the book and to break is seals.
Remember in chapter one ,The book of revaluation is about the revelation of Jesus given to him by God and delivered to John by the angel.This shows the revelation could not be opened by someone else.It is like a letter adderesd to you.It is usually sealed for you.The revaluation about Jesus was sealed and only Him,could unfold it yo us.
In the midist of the throne,meaning by now Jesus had been enthroned,He had the glory he had with the father in the beginning.He stood in the midist of the throne,His countenance was like of a lamb which had been slain.When He took the book ,the beasts and the twenty four elders fell down before the Lamb having herps,golden vials,full of odours,which are the prayers of the saints.Today remember the twenty four helders are praying for you!If you feel your prayers are failing just worship with them.Cast down your crowns,titles,etc and worship Him in the spirit and truth then you will sing a new song.You will sing the song of the Lamb of God.You will sing saying;
You are worthy to take the book and open its seals.For you were slain and has rendeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred,tongue,people and nation.And has made us unto our God kings and priests and we shall reign on the earth……
To day you will sing a new song!
Today you are a king!
Today you are a priest!
In my next article I will begin to show you the end time plan of God for the earth.This article has prepared you for that.The preparation is through prayer and worship.