A strong angel asked the question, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” No one in heaven or earth was found worthy. It makes Christians want to sob. John said he wept much because there was not one found worthy. All of a sudden everything changed as one of the elders said, “Do not weep, Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” That makes us want to shout, Hallelujah!
This sealed scroll contained a description of events relating to both God’s plan of salvation and grace for the faithful, as well as God’s just judgment for the wicked. The writer of the Bible Study Fellowship notes for Revelation 5 says, “The scroll is described as having writing on both sides, which is unusual. Scrolls normally were written on one side. Such double-sided writing was for private use. The use of seven seals indicates this document was in the style of ancient wills or testaments. It represented the kingdom of God in deed and testament to humanity. The seven seals guaranteed the authenticity of the scroll.”
In all my days of reading Revelation, I never notice this seemingly small detail of the scroll having been written on both sides. The angel called for One who was worthy. Our lack of worthiness before a holy God is mentioned many times through out His Word. No one is perfect, no not one, except for our Lord Jesus. Only He can satisfy our guiltiness and cover our sin with His blood and righteousness. He is the only one who can bring redemption to our unworthy souls.
Oh, precious reader, the victory and triumph for sinful humans, has already been won, by the Lion of the tribe of Judah, our One and Only Savior, Jesus the Christ. Because of His victory, He is worthy to open the scroll written on both sides of the page. He came as a man, born in humble poverty but with the lineage of royalty. He holds the rightful claim to throne of David, which God had promised would be eternal.
God’s redemptive plan, is revealed in His Word, the Bible. On that day, when our Deliverer gloriously takes this scroll, written on both sides, we will realize our final and ultimate victory. In this document written for private use; you, beloved child of the Most High God, will see God’s purpose and plan for your life fulfilled. All evil will be forever destroyed. No more tears. No more sorrow. No more suffering. Ever again. Can I get an Amen? All the praise, honor and glory and blessing be unto our Lord Jesus.
Prayer in Motion
Lord Jesus, all the praise, honor, glory and blessing belongs to You! I will get to be an eye witness; when You take that scroll in hand. Oh glorious day to come! It’s what I’ve lived my whole life to see. I can only imagine what it will be like. God, thank You for giving Jesus, Your only begotten Son, so that we can have eternal life with You. IN Jesus Name. Amen