Today’s passage: Revelation 5
- John’s attention is now brought to the scroll. The scroll would be a writing or representation of God’s covenant or will or decree for mankind, and to break the seals of the scroll and open it is to bring about the events written inside and outside of it.
- There is a sense of dread in John (weeping) when he thinks that no one is worthy or has the authority to bring about the completion of God’s will.
- The reader is left to feel the devastation of what would be if it were not for Christ!
- All of the elders and angels (And myriads and myriads of other angels) give the same worship to Jesus that were given to God the Father on the throne. Jesus is God the Son.
Questions to consider:
- What would the world be (and what would become of us) if it were not for Christ? Why would it be right for us to weep if Jesus had not done all He has done and if Jesus would not do all that He is yet to do?
- How is Jesus described in this passage? How is his appearance in the vision descriptive of who He is? How is Jesus both a descendant of David and the Root of David (Mark 12:35-37)?
- For what did all heaven worship Jesus? What has He done? What will become of us because of what Jesus did for us at the cross (being the Lamb who was slain for us)?