My beloved child…Christ My Son went once, for all, into the Holy of Holies of Heaven, not by virtue of the blood of goats and calves by which to make reconciliation between God and man, but by virtue of His Own blood, having obtained and secured an eternal redemption for you…an everlasting release from your sins. [Father God…Heb 9:11-12]
Child of God! Listen to the testimony of My servant John:
I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance in our waiting before the Lord that are ours in Christ Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of my witness to the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. On the Lord’s Day, I was caught up in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, riveting my attention, which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.”
After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in Heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was caught up in the Spirit and transported into the Heavenly Realms, there to witness a most incredulous, astounding scene…what no eye has ever seen, nor ear heard, nor has ever entered into the heart of man! I saw before me a Majestic, Awe-filled Throne, and One sitting on the Throne…the Father Himself!
In His right hand He was holding a sealed scroll…a scroll that was sealed with seven seals. A mighty angel came forward, and in a loud, powerful voice cried out, “Who is worthy to take the scroll and break its seals? There was only silence. No one in Heaven or on Earth or under the Earth could be found who was worthy!
I, John, wept and wept with uncontrollable grief because no one could be found who was worthy…that all the hopes for a redeemed inheritance promised by the prophets, and all the hopes and aspirations and expectations and anticipations of the saints down through the ages, and all the longings of all Creation itself for that glorious day when it would be freed from its bondage to corruption and decay…all seemed hopelessly lost, destined to end in utter and abject failure!
Then one of the elders came forward and went over to me, and said, “Do not weep! Behold!…the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David…He has triumphed over sin and death! He has redeemed the inheritance that was lost by Adam through his sin! He has redeemed the inheritance that had been mortgaged to Satan and his seed! He has satisfied the particulars of that mortgage, and paid the price of redemption…with His Own Precious and Priceless Blood! He is the True Go’el (OT:1350) Who is able to take the scroll and break forever its seven debarring seals!”
I looked up and saw a Lamb…the very Lamb of God Himself…approaching the Throne! The entire Universe was stricken with awe, and all Heaven looked on in solemn silence as that momentous act for which all Creation has ever so patiently waited for and longed for….that act of taking possession of the scroll…was being performed. And when He had taken it, there went an ineffable thrill of joy through the universal heart of all Creation! The four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell prostrate in adoring wonder and joy before the Lamb! And they sang a new song…a song which had never before been sung: You are worthy to take the scroll and to break its seals, because You were for sinners slain, and with Your Own Precious and Priceless Blood You purchased souls for God from every tribe and tongue and people and nation! You made us to be a kingdom, and priests, to serve our God and Father, and we shall now indeed begin our promised reign together with You as kings upon the Earth!
Then I saw a vast host of angels…thousands upon thousands, ten thousand times ten thousand angels encircling the Throne and the four living beings and the twenty-four elders! With loud voices resounding through the far reaches of the Universe, they were singing: Worthy is the Lamb, Who was slain, to receive all blessing and honor, glory and power, riches and wisdom and strength! Then in response to the adoring rapture of these Heavenly beings, every creature in Heaven and on Earth and under the Earth and in the seas joined together in singing: To Him Who sits on the Throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever! The four living beings shouted, “AMEN,” and the twenty-four elders fell prostrate before the Throne and worshiped the One Who sits on the Throne and the Lamb! [Rev 1:9-11; 4:1-3; 5:1-14] Hallelujah!
Worthy is the Lamb: