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 back, sealed with seven seals.

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?"

(This powerful angel spoke with the voice of authority. This is the subject of the entire book of Revelation; The unveiling, and the opening of this book. Who has the authority and can do it? This book that is written both within and without is plum full of things you and I ought to know. It is directed to this generation that you and I are now living in; the last generation.

It is for this fact that it was written for us to understand the events of our day; that knowledge has kept the Christian world confused through many centuries and afraid to interpret the meanings. Down through the years this book of Revelation has been considered to be too big of a puzzle.

This book fulfills the completeness of the Word; it has all of the information that the children of God must to know before we enter into this time of deception, which is well under way today.

The number seven, given of the seals or spirits in Bible prophecy, indicates a spiritual completeness.)

3 And no man in Heaven, nor on earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

(Some may say; "I didn't know there were men in heaven?" Oh yes. Anytime you have a soul, you have a man. There is no gender to this "man", for in the soul body all are the same. "Under the world"; is in the neither world, or also called the spirit realm.

No being in any realm, human, soul, or spirit could open this book, or even look upon it with understanding. It is no wonder it has been confusing until our generation; for until it is the right time for the right person to open it, and only then is it possible. It needs the perfect man to open the book.

Ever since the creation of mankind over six thousand years ago, there has only been one perfect person on the face of this earth to do this. That person is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.)

4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

(Have you ever wanted to understand part of the Bible that was so confusing that you needed help so you could overcome a problem for that time? The key in understanding this is in the "Key of David"; Which the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia had.)

5 And one of the elders said unto me, "Weep not! Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book and to loose the seven seals thereof."

(If you don't have that key to understand that you have to be in that root [Jesus Christ], you will never understand this book. You will never have eyes to see; nor ears to hear what is in the book. No matter how many times you read the Bible, without that key, you will not understand.

That key is your being in Christ, and now that you are in Jesus Christ; Who is the "Lion of Judah", and the "root of David"? It is through Him and by the Holy Spirit that these seals can, and will be revealed to you. He was tempted by Satan and withstood the temptation; He conquered death and came out of the tomb, and He lived the perfect life in every way. Jesus Christ, and only Jesus can open your mind to the Book.

The seven spirits will reveal to us the love that God has towards us, as He opens the seals on this book.)

6 And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and the four living beings, 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.

(After the Lamb was slain, and then and only then were the Seven Spirits of God sent to all the earth. The Ruach", the Holy Spirit was on the earth prior, but not with the power to overcome spiritual death. After the crucifixion, Jesus Christ went to these prisoners and preached to them, and released many that had died long before. This is recorded in I Peter 3:18, and those prisoners were from all the way back to the time of Noah. In chapter four it stated that Jesus released many. Why? Because the price for sin had been paid.

Jesus preached to them and gave them the privilege to believe upon Him, and they were given salvation, even as it is offered to you and I today. Each of them were in their spiritual bodies when Jesus gave them their freedom. This is real power, and it was done for God's pleasure.)

7 And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne.

8 And when He had taken the book, the four living beings and the four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps and golden vials full of incense, which are the prayers of saints.

(The saints are "ones set aside". They are all those who love God, and want to please Him. All those prayers you pray and think God has not heard you; they are all stored up by God, and God will remember, and act on each one. Maybe not when you think He should, but according to His perfect plan. The result of our doing it God's way, and for His glory and pleasure, we will be rewarded when and where it counts. When we pray, we must ask ourselves, is our prayer one of selfishness, or do we give God pleasure through them.

The time for vengeance is not for you and I to decide, we are His children and when one harms one of God's children, God reserves the right of revenge to Himself. In Romans Chapter 12 we read:

Romans 12:19, "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourself, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written [Deut. 32:35], vengeance is mine [God's]; I will repay, saith the Lord".

That is what is in those golden vials of your prayers. When you do it God's way, it gives Him the pleasure of carrying out His the vengeance on your behalf.)

9 And they sang 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, from every kindred and tongue, and people and nation,

(Jesus Christ was worthy, and He paid an awesome price. He was our kinsman redeemer who paid the exact price necessary to save us from our sins, when we repent. That salvation is extended even to the "Kenite", if he will believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and repent. Then, even he will become a child of God, and not of Satan.

That song He, and all the rest of the children of God will sing in the Millennium, is recorded in the fifteenth chapter of Revelation, it's called the "song of Moses")

10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests; and we shall reign on the earth." (see 20:6.)

(If you are one of God's elect, then God is preparing you to be one of His kings or a priest in His kingdom. Remember, this vision was given to John, and not the church. The time of the vision, again, was the "Day of the Lord". This day is the final day of this earth age, and the first day of the Millennium kingdom age. This is the day that Jesus Christ returns to set up His kingdom, and that is why each of us in Christ will serve the Lord, "And we shall reign on the earth." Got it? The tribulation will be over, and Satan will be in the pit at this time.

If your of the "ethnos" [in the Greek, not of Israel], you will reign with Christ in the Millennium over your people. There is no rainbow society in God's kingdom. This will be discussed in the last four chapters.)

11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the living beings and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands,

(= myriads of myriads. Hebraism for countless numbers. It includes the souls of men, angels, the beasts, and so forth. All mankind that ever lived and passed on were there. Remember that the instant in time this is talking about is on the "Day of the Lord", the final day of this earth age of the flesh. John was taken there in the Spirit, as recorded in Revelation 4:1 and all those that had died in the flesh in this earth age are numbered with this vast number of souls standing before the Lord's throne in heaven. The judgment of God has not happened here. Yes, it even includes those souls that rejected Christ on earth.

Ecclesiastes 12:7 tells us that upon death; to be absent from the body [physical body], that soul goes instantly to be present with the Lord.

Ecclesiastes 12:7-8 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.)

12 Saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength, and honor and glory and blessing!" (= the seven Spirits of the Lord)

(All these souls present in heaven were happy and shouting praise to Jesus Christ. The Seven Spirits of God are given to our Lord, who is the Lamb of God that was slain.

Here are the Seven Spirits of God: They are:

1. Power
2. Riches
3. Wisdom
4. Strength
5. Honor
6. Glory
7. Blessing.

These are the seven powers God gave His Son, Jesus Christ. Christ has these powers and can bestow them on anyone He chooses. What about the spirit of forgiveness? That is a blessing of God also, but not one of these powers. All things are wrapped in those Seven Spirits of God. They are placed in one crown, and that crown is worn by Jesus Christ.

It is Christ who chooses who gets the each individual spirit, or a combination of these spirits placed upon them. What ever spirit and gift you possess is placed upon you for one purpose, and that is for God's pleasure and Glory.

What have you done with what God has given you? Each of those gifts you have been given, you will be held accountable for, and that includes all your gifts. When you stand before Him face to face, will His response be "Well done my faithful servant, _________, " [place your name there in the blank], will He smile and be pleased with you? Or will Jesus say, "Get away from me, you worker of iniquity."

God sets up governments and all kings and men and women of authority, and He takes them down. He makes some rich, and others poor, and whatever the gifts that you have are all to fit His plan and and for God's pleasure. All knowledge and all wisdom is from God.)

13 And I heard 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, saying, "Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever!" (the fourfold ascription by the whole creation)

(On that Day in the near future when all souls will be in their incorruptible bodies, and this flesh age is over; all souls will bow down and glorify our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is worthy to receive all the blessing, honor, glory and power, and He will.)

14 And the four living beings said, "Amen." And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshiped Him that liveth for ever and ever.

(God is eternal, just as you are, if you are under the blood of the Lamb that was slain for each of our sins. All sins are covered when we repent and believe on Jesus name, and follow Him as He has instructed us. In Christ and Christ alone, can we have the power and wisdom of God, as well as everything else that is part of God's eternal kingdom)

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