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(Chapter 5, Below)


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From:    Minister Tony Franklin Sr.
            Unified Ministries for Christ Ministries
            Gods House of Grace Church
 
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters In Christ:
On this Revelation Study Guide, we will begin to study the opening of the Seven Seals, and who is worthy to open the seals.  This chapter definitely will let you know that Christ is in control of Tribulation, and controls world events from his mighty Throne in Heaven.
 
 
Revelation Study Guides
Revelation Chapter 5 Summary
"The Seven (7) Sealed Books"
 
 
Verse 1-4:
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.
 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?
 3.  And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
 4.  And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
 
In verse 1 God is sitting on his Throne with a book in his right hand.  A mighty angel proclaimed - who is worthy to open the book and loose the seals, which will lead into Tribulation.  The opening or unsealing of the book implies the accomplishment of the things that God has purposed, or judgment on the earth.  No one in heaven or earth was able to open the book, and John wept (Rev. 5:4), because no man was worthy to either open or look upon it.
 
The opening of the book will constitute the cycle of judments that lead up to the second coming of Christ.  In verse 1 the book was written on both sides analogous to the prophetic plans and judgments of Ezekiel 2:9-10.  The writing on both sides represents the book is completely full.  Gods book has all the details inside.
 
Verse 5:
 5.  And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
 
As John begins to weep, one of the twenty four elders said "weep not."  The Lamb is worthy to open the book.  Present for the opeinig are the Father (him that sat on the Throne - verse 7), the Son, and the Spirit of God; who is the horns and eyes of the Lamb. It is stated that he is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:9-10).  He is also the "Root of David," pointing to Isaiah 6:13;11:1.
 
Verse 6:
6.  And I beheld, and, lo, 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 God sent forth into all the earth.
 
After the announcement of the angel - we might expect Christ to emerge as this powerful mighty Lord, but instead, we are given a picture of him as a "lamb."  SLAIN!  Keep in mind that God has achieved; and will continue to achieve his triumph and delivery of his people, not through forceful might, but through the weakness of crucifixion.  This is the overall meaning of this verse.
 
(1st Cor. 1:18-24):
18.  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
 19.  For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
 20.  Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
 21.  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
 22.  For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
 23.  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
 24.  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
 
***Very Important To Note:
We as Christians are to fight the spiritual battle, through endurance, purity, and faithfulness in Christ, even to the point of death.  Martyrdom, which appears as defeat, seals the saints victory, because it appropriates the final victory of Christ in his death and resurrection.
 
In Verse 6 Christ stands in the midst (center), surrounded by the elders and the living creatures because he is the blessed, powerful, and unique mediator of both redemption and creation (Colossians 1:13-20), and is the focal point for all Gods plan (Ephesians 1:10).
 
Colossians 1:13-20
13.  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
 14.  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
 15.  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
 16.  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
 17.  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
 18.  And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
 19.  For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
 20.  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
 
The Seven Horns represents a means of power as represented in Daniel 7:8 & 8:3.  The power is of Christ's spirit-filled, eternal life (John 3:34-35; Romans 8:11 and 1st Corinthians 15:45).
 
The Seven Spirits of God are the Holy Spirit in his seven (7) fold fullness as in Revelation 1:4 and 4:5.  Also see Zech. 3:9 &4:10.
 
Verse 7-14:
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 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.
 9.  And they sung 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 out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
 10.  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
 11.  And I beheld, and I 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;
 12.  Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, honour, and glory, and blessing.
 13.  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.
 14.  And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
 
Christ's taking of the book signifies that he is the only one worthy to mediate God's plan.  The living creatures and the elders acknowledge his worthiness and fall down before the Lamb and praise him.
 
The Golden Vials full of "Odors," are as the incense used in the Old Testament worship in Exodus 30:1,8,10 & verses 34-38.
 
Exodus 30: 8,10:
8.  And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the Lord throughout your generations.
10.  And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the Lord.
 
Verse 9:
9.  And they sung 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 out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
 
In this verse, redemption extends to every kindred (tribe), and tongue (language), and people and nation.  Through the merit and power of Christ's crucifixion and sacrifice, God's purposes will be done, fulfilling the Abrahamic promise of blessings to all nations (Genesis 12:3 & 22:18; Isaiah 60:1-5; and Revelation 7:9-17 & 21:24-27).
 
Verse 10 - 14:
10.  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
 11.  And I beheld, and I 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;
 12.  Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, honour, and glory, and blessing.
 13.  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.
 14.  And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
 
Praise started with the inner circle representing the twenty-four elder's and the living creatures, then extends to the angels, then the earth and its creatures follow suite.  Praise is extended outward through out the whole universe. AMEN!
 
 
Be Bless In Our Lord,
Minister Franklin Sr. (Franklin Stone) Minister / Pastor
Unified Ministries for Christ Ministries
Gods House of Grace Church
 

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