by Sandy Kirby Quandt
In the book of Revelation a mighty angel asks, “Who is worthy to break the seals on this scroll?”
This scroll was in the right hand of the One seated on the throne in heaven. But there was no one—no one in Heaven, no one on earth, no one from the underworld—worthy to break open the scroll and read it.
At this knowledge, John wept.
I believe if I’d been with John at this time, I too would have wept at the seeming hopelessness.
No one anywhere in all creation was worthy.
How very, very sad.
If there was no one worthy to break the seven seals on the scroll, then no one could read what it said.
As John wept in his sadness, one of the twenty-four Elders told him to stop crying. Then he pointed to the Lion of Judah, the Lamb of God, the Root of David, the Conqueror who proved himself worthy to open the scroll and break its seals.
On the Lamb’s body were wounds that once had caused his death. While John watched, The Lamb, Jesus, stepped forward and took the scroll from the hand of the One seated on the throne. His Father. God.
At times we may feel as John did and weep over the darkness and brokenness of the world around us.
We may feel the darkness closing in and forget a day is coming when a new dawn will break.
In God’s perfect timing all the darkness will banish in the Light of our Savior Jesus Christ.
All will be made new. And God will walk among us once again.
Is anyone worthy? Is anyone able to break the seals and open the scroll?
The Lamb who was slain on a cross at Calvary and rose to ascend to heaven where he now sits at his Father’s right hand, is the only one worthy to open the scroll.
Jesus is worthy to receive the glory and power and honor and blessing.
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I saw a scroll in the right hand of the One Seated on the Throne. It was written on both sides, fastened with seven seals. I also saw a powerful Angel, calling out in a voice like thunder, “Is there anyone who can open the scroll, who can break its seals?”
There was no one—no one in Heaven, no one on earth, no one from the underworld—able to break open the scroll and read it.
I wept and wept and wept that no one was found able to open the scroll, able to read it. One of the Elders said, “Don’t weep. Look—the Lion from theTribe Judah, the Root of David’s Tree, has conquered. He can open the scroll, can rip through the seven seals.” Revelation 5:1-5 (MSG)
I wish you well.
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