Take-Away’s from Revelation 5, Sovereignty Sealed Up In A Scroll
Main Idea: The end of human history is meticulously planned by the Father but look to the Lamb of God and you will overcome the Tribulation.
As the heavenly choir in Revelation 4:11 catches their breath, John catches sight of a scroll in the right hand of the Father. It is mentioned eight times in chapter 5 underscoring its importance.
The contents of the scroll are what is called The Great Tribulation, seven years of intense and painful judgment from God against sin. The objects of this tribulation are the enemies of God.
As you consider where John is and why he is there, why is John weeping this way? The verb to weep, is in the Greek imperfect tense telling us that he continues on and on.
The anticipation of vv1-4 is a literary device used to throw the spotlight of Heaven on the Son, the Lion and the Lamb. What is the significance of the Lamb standing?
What OT Scripture did the pastor reference as the backdrop for the lamb in Revelation 5?
The songs in Revelation are instructive for the Church. They highlight theology and the significance of Christian doctrine. How many church friends do you have that you occasionally have deep conversations with regarding doctrine?
What is the importance of bringing the multitudes of angels to our attention in 5:11? The pastor mentioned two virtues they possess that particularly impress John.