The scroll is a will or testament. In ancient Rome, seven seals attested a will. Seven people put their seals on the will signed in their collective presence. It was hoped that at least one of the seven would be alive when the will was opened to attest its contents. In Revelation, There is no one who is able to open God’s testament to men and unlock the inheritance for us – except the Lamb!
* Dear God, please write Your word on our hearts today, deep down, and grow it – that we might be good soil and bear much fruit.
“And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, …”
As they fell before the One on the throne, they fall before the Lamb.
This Lamb slain before the foundation of the world – He is the LION of Judah, the ROOT of David.
And WORTHY is He!
Remember Egypt, the blood of the lamb slain causing the Lord’s angel to pass over.
And so remember Christ on the cross, the spear bringing the blood and the water. His blood causing the wrath of the Lord God Almighty to pass over us and be placed on Him. We escape because of His taking the punishment.
This is the Lamb slain. Our King. Our Saviour.
He is WORTHY.
* Holy God,
You are the One seated on the throne, from which comes flashes of lightning and rumblings and peals of thunder.
You are not a weak and ineffectual entity – You are the GOD above all others, the LORD and KING. There is none like You.
And You are the Lamb slain.
WORTHY – May we cry this as the living creatures and elders do.