The Lamb takes the Scroll!
Scripture reading for December 7th: Revelation 5
The prophet Daniel saw the “Ancient of Days” (God the Father) seated on a throne and “One like a Son of Man” (Jesus Christ) coming with the clouds of heaven before that throne to receive authority, power, glory, and worship from all peoples in a kingdom that was eternal. (Daniel 7:9-14) Daniel’s vision was strikingly similar to what John saw!
“Then I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” . . .Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” (Revelation 5:1-2, 5) John wept when initially no one was found who could open the scroll. This scroll contained the inheritance of the kingdom for the Son of Man, the Lion of the tribe of Judah! Also involved was the plan of future events that would unfold this kingdom and reward the faithful Saints.
“Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. . . .He came and took the scroll from the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. And when He had taken it the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. . . ..And they sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals, because you were slain, and you have purchased men for God from every tribe and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” (Revelation 5:6-7, 9-10) Amen!