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(Rev Charles Franklin Facilitating)


Revelation Chapter 5

Now comes the Redeemer

Chapter 5 is a continuing scene opened in chapter 4.   The heart of the chapter 5 message is a scroll in the hand of the one on the Throne and the Lion/Lamb found worthy to open it.  Always remember God uses symbology from John’s day.  It would not be accurate to assign meaning to these symbols by what they mean to us today.  But we must seek what the symbols meant to John in his day.  Then the message that God gave John is still true and relevant to us today.

Verse 1; What is this scroll in the right hand of the King on the Throne?  It is sealed with seven seals and writing on both sides (some things now, some things later).  Jesus told Satan; “It is written.”  So, these are things to come, and they will not fail, for they are written and in God’s hand.  Note:  Not in the left hand as per chance, but in the right hand as a committed promise.  

Verse 2;  Now an Angel appears in the Throne Room that was never there before. The Angel proclaims a statement that is pertaining to the essence of the vision. “Who is worthy?”  God will not trust this proclamation to anyone.  Only to the one who has been found trustworthy and true to carry and execute the message to become reality.   

Verse 3-5;  Initially, no one responds to the Angel’s request.  No one is found worthy.  John is sad for no doubt he decerns the importance of the content of the scroll and for it to be held closed is sad indeed.  But one of the Elders spoke to John and informed him of something he knew that John did not know. “The Lion of the Tribe of Judah” has triumphed and is able to loose the seals.  

Verse 6;  Enter the Lion that is a Lamb.  Although the Elder proclaimed a Lion coming, John saw a Lamb. Note the Lamb when first viewed in standing in the center of the Throne! And yet He comes and takes the scroll from the Hand of the One sitting on the Throne.  John describes the Lamb as one that had been slain, with seven horns (all power) and seven eyes (all seeing) which is the seven spirits (The Holy Ghost).  

Verses 7-10;  The Lamb takes the scroll and with this act worship is set in motion in the Throne Room.  The beast and Elders fall down before him with harps and bowls full of incense.  (The harps make music, the bowls are prayers, and they sang a new song)  This song had never been sung before.  With your blood you have purchased all humanity and made them Priest in the Kingdom of God. And they will reign on Earth.    

Verse  11-13;  Now the rest of Heaven pipes in. Thousands upon thousands of Angels join in with those in the Throne Room singing “Worthy is the Lamb.” Then the totality of all the rest of Heaven and Earth join in also to Him that sets on the Throne (The Father) and to the Lamb (The Son) be Glory and Power for ever and ever.

Verses 14;  The Creatures bring the apex, the crescendo, the doxology.   AMEN!!!    And the Elders in agreement fell and worshiped.  This is an example of the kind of “Worship our Lord is worthy of.  We should do our best to imitate it.   For He alone is Worthy!!!

Events in Revelations Described Elsewhere in the Bible 


Other                                                    Revelations

Reference                                             Reference                     Events 

Ezekiel 1:22-28                                      4:2-3, 10:1-3                  Glowing rainbow around God’s throne

Isaiah 53:7                                            5:6-8                             Christ is pictured as a Lamb

Psalm 96                                              5:9-14                           New Song

Zechariah 1:7-11: 6:1-8                          6:1-8                             Horses and riders

Isaiah 2:19-22                                        6:12; 8:5                       Earthquakes


Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:14-21                      6:12                              Moon turns blood red

Mark 13:21-25                                       6:13                              Stars falling from the sky

Isaiah 34:1-4                                         6:14                              Sky rolled up like a scroll

Zephaniah 1:14-18;                                6:1-17                           God’s inescapable wrath

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3                           

Jeremiah 49:35-39                                 7:1                                Four winds of judgment

Luke 8:26-34                                         9:1-2; 17:3-8                  Abyss (bottomless pit)

Joel 1:2-2:11                                          9:3-11                           Plague of locusts

Luke 21:20-24                                       11:1-2                           Trampling of the Holy City of Jerusalem

Zechariah 4                                           11:3-6                           Two olive trees as witness

Daniel 7                                                13:1-10                         A beast coming out of the sea

2 Thessalonians 2:7-14                          13:11-15                        Wonderous signs and miracles done by

                                                                                                the evil beast

Jeremiah 25:15-29                                 14:9-12                         Drinking the cup of God’s wrath

Isaiah 21:1-10                                        18:2-3                           “Babylon” falls

Matthew 22:1-14                                    19:5-8                           Wedding supper of the Lamb

Ezekiel 38, 39                                       20:7-10                         Judging of all people

John 5:19-30                                         20:11-15                        Judging of all people

Ezekiel 37:21-28                                    21:3                              God lives among mankind

Isaiah 25:1-8                                         21:4                              Our tears will be wiped away forever

Genesis 2:8-14                                      22:1-2                           Tree of life

1 Corinthians 13:11-12                           22:3-5                           We will see God face to face

Daniel 7:18-28                                       22:5                              Believers will reign with God forever