Revelation 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.

     John is now beyond the veil. The place of the throne is the Most Holy Place. The throne speaks of one having supreme dominion and authority and sovereign rule.

     Exodus 14:13-31

     God told them to TURN and look at their enemy! Not to keep going on ahead.

     Why is this so important for the believer, because most of the problems that Christians have, is because they have never seen their problems dealt with on the Cross, so there is a constant warring and fighting problems; snakes! That battle is never won. He told the children to cross the Rea Sea, but He did not want them to keep going, He wanted them to turn and watch what He would do to their enemies.

     Exodus 14:30-31

       Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.

     God said, "Here is your enemy, and I want you to see them dead upon the sea shore; if you don't see him dead, he will haunt you the rest of your life.


     Book (Gr. Biblion): a small book, a scroll, a written document, letter

       2Cor. 3:2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

       2Cor. 3:3 Forasmuch as yc are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart.

     Epistle (Gr. Epistole): a letter, epistle, written document

     The book is represents Christ and His covenant.  It is the scroll of redemption.  It is also the people of God the body of Christ. 

     7 Seals: Holy Spirit

     Scroll written within/on backside: Outside is the law and the requirements which must be met to receive the inheritance (life) which is inside.


     Song of Solomon 4:12 A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices: A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon. Awake, 0 north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.


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?


     Strong (Gr. Ischuros): strong, mighty

         1) strong either in body or in mind

         2) of one who has strength of soul to sustain the attacks of Satan, strong and therefore exhibiting many excellences

     Angel (Gr. Angelles): a messenger, envoy, one who is sent, an angel, a messenger from God.

     Loud Voice: One of divine providence that supercedes that of a created being Loose: remove a binding element

     Seals: that by which anything is confirmed, proved, authenticated, as by a seal (a token or proof)

     Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

     2Cor 1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;

     2Cor 1:22 Who bath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.


Revelation 5:3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the hook, neither to look thereon.

Revelation 5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to react the hook, neither to look thereon.

     Man flesh of the Adamic (carnal) nature. Man cannot and will never deliver us! There is only ONE!  This is important to us, because what we are coming to see is the death of Jesus being the death of humanity in Adam, and the victory that it brings to all who will accept Jesus' death as the death of all humanity.

     Carnality cannot look upon this book. He does not have the eyes to see nor the ears to hear. Carnality lacks the power to change man or open him to newness of life.

Revelation 5:5 And one of the elders saint unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the hook, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

     HATH HAS!

     Prevailed - Conquered

     Until Christ comes, no one can look into the covenant nor understand His promises, His finished work, for they are sealed as a mystery.

     2Cor 3:11 For if that which is clone away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.

     2Cor 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

     2Cor 3:13 And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:

     2Cor 3:14 But their minds were blinded: tier until this day remaineth the same veil

untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which veil is clone away in Christ. War        

     2 Cor. 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.  

     2Cor 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.

     2Cor 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is


Revelation 5:6 And I beheld, and, to, 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 Cod sent forth into all the earth.

     7: Perfection

     Perfection in sight and declaration

     Jesus is the Lamb

     Jesus had the fullness of the Holy Spirit Isaiah I I:I-2

If you never stand still and see the Lamb in you, as though it had been slain, then you will never look and see Jesus Christ high and lifted up.

Revelation 5:7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne

     This Lamb (Jesus) was taking this book which was established in power, might, authority and dominion of Father Himself.

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.

     Taken: apprehended

     Elders: those who are mature and understand, those who have been quickened in their minds. They will bow in homage to the glorified Lamb. can truly bow before Him.

Elders are in a position to petition the Lord because of their understanding. All may pray, but the elders can take the prayers of the saints before the Lord. They arc priests!

     The root Greek word for golden here is "to be able to furnish what is needed.

     "Odours" is the result of the burning of a sacrifice.

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the hook, 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;

     New Song: A song of redemption, of coming out of the old and abiding in the Most Holy Place.

     "You are worthy to take my life O God and to open these seals O God, for you were slain and you have redeemed us to God by your blood....

       Just as the children of Israel had a new song when they saw their enemies destroyed in the Red Sea:

       "I will sing unto the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously, the horse and the rider are thrown into the sea.  The Lord, my God, my Strength, my Song has now become my victory!"

Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

     They know that they are kings and priests, and proclaim themselves as such. They know the source from which their established position has come and how it came. They understand that they will Reign ON the Earth!!!!

     1Peter 2:5-10 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you thereibre which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show 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 l 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;

     An innumerable company with the voice of many waters. The creation of God worshiping the King of kings and Lord of lords. The life that is flowing from the throne.

Revelation 5:12-14 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. 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. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

     Even in our glorified state, and understanding we will worship Him. We will not seek our own as Adam did.  We shall always be prostrate before Him.