Feb 2, 2014
The Apostle John was distraught. No one in all the universe is worthy to open the scroll; not the Father, not the Spirit, not an angel, not a human being. John weeps. But then..
Revelation 5:5 (ESV)
5 ..one of the elders said to me, "Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals."
Who is the Lion of the tribe of Judah? Who is the Root of David? Who is He and what has He done so that He is the only One in all the universe qualified to open the scroll? Because we have the completed canon of Scripture, we know that He is Jesus. But do not let that knowledge diminish our contemplation of who He is in all His fullness. Again, the questions guiding our study this morning are these: Who is He and what has He done so that He is the only One in all the universe qualified to open the scroll? Jesus is Worthy Because He Is the One Designated by God to rule the earth (Rev. 5:5).