Revelation Chapter 5

(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.

  • This has to be the book of judgment of the enemy and the earth
(Isaiah 29:11-13 )
And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:  And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned. Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

(Daniel 7:10 )
A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

(Daniel 12:4 )
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

(Daniel 12:9 )
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

(Revelation 5:2 )
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

  • Notice it is a strong angel, not just any angel
    • An angel destroyed the two cities of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:13)
    • An angel separated the Egyptians from the Israelites (Exodus 13:21)
    • An angel pushed out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite from  before Israel
    • Angels will destroy a lot on earth during this Great Tribulation time
(Revelation 5:3 )
And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

  • No one but God is the Judge of all of the earth
  • No one can see what is coming specifically ahead of time no revelation to anyone),  no one can do anything
  • We are to judge righteous judgment, discern spirits,  point out sin, expose lies and heresy, etc.
  • We cannot say for sure who is going to be saved, who is not, just to pray and preach the Gospel
(John 5:22 )
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

(Acts 10:41-42 )
Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

(Hebrews 12:23 )
To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

(Revelation 5:4 )
And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
  • The only reason to weep is because the earth is ripe for the picking and there is no picker to pick it
  • We will be watching the Tribulation and wanting judgment on earth, being in glorified bodies and minds.
  • This also with the Tribulation martyrs
  • This has been a very long time coming
(Revelation 6:9-10 )
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

(Revelation 5:5 )
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.
  • Here comes The Judge!
  • Lions are the largest cats in Africa, and the only social cats on earth, hunting collectively
  • Lionesses hunt, lions eat.
(Revelation 5:6 )
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.

  • This is the same vision John saw in chapter four
  • This is the LORD Jesus Christ Himself, and none other, and His Holy Spirit
  • "Sent into all the earth indicates that all hear about God, from God, no matter what
(Revelation 5:7 )
And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

  • The Trinity is present, the Throne of the Father, the Lamb, the Spirit
  • Jesus takes the book from the hand of the Father
(Revelation 5:8 )
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.

  • This is what all saints throughout all of biblical history have prayed and waited for-the consummation of all things
  • Sweet are the prayers we pray, especially "Come Lord Jesus"!
(Revelation 22:20 )
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

(2 Samuel 6:5 )
And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.

(1 Kings 10:12 )
And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries for singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen unto this day.

(1 Chronicles 13:8 )
And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.

(1 Chronicles 15:16 )
And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.

(1 Chronicles 15:21 )
And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.

(1 Chronicles 15:28 )
Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps.

(1 Chronicles 16:5 )
Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;

(1 Chronicles 25:1 )
Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:

(1 Chronicles 25:6 )
All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

(2 Chronicles 5:12 )
Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)

(2 Chronicles 9:11 )
And the king made of the algum trees terraces to the house of the LORD, and to the king's palace, and harps and psalteries for singers: and there were none such seen before in the land of Judah.

(2 Chronicles 20:28 )
And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets unto the house of the LORD.

(2 Chronicles 29:25 )
And he set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet: for so was the commandment of the LORD by his prophets.

(Nehemiah 12:27 )
And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.

(Psalms 137:2 )
We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

(Isaiah 30:32 )
And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.

(Ezekiel 26:13 )
And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.

(Revelation 5:8 )
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.

(Revelation 14:2 )
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

(Revelation 15:2 )
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

(Revelation 5:9 )
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;

  • Another verse on the Deity of Christ-slain, and is alive
  • This is the Gentiles of the Church Age
(Revelation 5:10 )
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

  • We are now royalty, and priests unto God, and have rule in the Millenial Kingdom
(1 Peter 2:9-10 )
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:  Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

(Revelation 5:11 )
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;

  • That is 100,000,000 angels right there, without the thousands of thousands
  • The thousands of thousands is millions more right there
(Revelation 5:12 )
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.

  • This is a lot of decibels of sound!
(Revelation 5:13 )
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.

  • This has to be looking forward to that day

(Philippians 2:8-11 )
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

(Revelation 5:14 )
And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

  •  These beasts arae not only unique to Heaven, but speak as well.
  • The Creation will be restored to this, most likely
(Genesis 3:1 )
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Revelation Chapter 6


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