This is a Big Matter
This is a big matter. Taking this earth and the entire realm, which he has invaded, back from Satan is at the heart of this Book of Revelation. The Word says, “And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?” (Revelation 5:2).
There is only one person that is fully capable of opening the book that contains the full redemption of this earth. That book is in the Heavenly Father’s hand as Revelation chapter five begins. This seven-sealed book cannot be opened unless someone of blood kin to God is willing and has paid the sacrifice of that blood. When John the Revelator views this book, he begins to weep. The spirit of the prophet in him discerns the overwhelming results that will occur if this great book remains sealed.
John knew that the created earth was in the throes of filth and demonic forces. He had witnessed as these dark powers took the spotless Son of God and emaciated Him before, finally, hanging Him on a cross. He was spending his days—ninety years of age or older—busting rocks for his Roman captors. He had watched as demonic men and women fed Christians to wild dogs or lions in the Roman coliseums.
He knew that this sealed book in the Father’s possession was written within its locked pages with a divine plan. He weeps because God’s messenger is stressing that no one on this earth has an answer or the right to unlock the manuscript. For a brief moment, John is left with a helpless feeling. We all have experienced this kind of hopeless emotion.
But, God’s messenger has the answer. One of the Elders—a Glorified saint—says to John, “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” (Revelation 5:5b). Then, one of the grandest scenes of this revelation materializes before him, “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. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. 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 incense, which are the prayers of saints” (Revelation 5:6-8).
This great manuscript had been held in the archives of Heavenly Jerusalem since the loss of this earth in the Garden of Eden. Never had our Father been without a plan. Enoch must have known the secret. No doubt Noah carried it in his heart in the ark. Abraham came from Ur to be the Father of Faith in the unpossessed Promise Land. From him all the way to Calvary, it was like a hidden dream in the hearts of those few faithful. (jchambers, NC)
And for you—Look up! See Heaven opened, by clean hands and a pure heart and eyes of YES! and AMEN! to the Promises of God, even if afar off! And SEE the Son of Man STANDING ready, at the right Hand of God! His dream, His plan is ready in the hearts of those few faithful. Still.