Tag: open the scroll
Scripture reading for December 8th: Revelation 5
Key Scriptures: Revelation 5:6-9 “And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. And He went and took the scroll from the right hand of Him Who was seated on the throne. And when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the scroll and to open its seals, for You were slain, and by Your blood You ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and You have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.””
John had been caught up into heaven’s open door by the Spirit and beheld the things which were to come. In this vision, John saw in the right hand of the One on the throne, a scroll that was sealed with seven seals. An angel asked who was worthy to open the scroll, and no one was found in heaven or on earth or under the earth to open the scroll. John began to weep loudly when one of the twenty-four elders spoke to him, telling him not to weep, because the “Lion of the tribe of Judah” had conquered and was worthy and able. Then John beheld a Lamb standing with the marks of crucifixion, Who went and took the scroll from the One seated on the throne. At this all around the throne and in heaven and on earth began to sing a new song to the Worthy Lamb!
Revelation 5:11-12 “Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”
Faith confession and prayer: Father God, thank You for sending Your Son as the Lamb of God Who was slain for my sins and the sins of the whole world! He alone is Worthy to inherit all things, taking the title deed to the universe and its wealth! I freely choose to worship Him with the hosts around the throne in heaven, on earth and under the earth! Glory to the Lamb!
Revelation 5:13-14 “And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To Him Who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”