This chapter is a continuation of the throne scene in heaven we studied yesterday.
In God’s hand there is a scroll that is sealed with 7 seals. The contents of the scroll will reveal the things that are going to take place. The text notes that there was no one worthy to take the scroll and open it and that John wept because of this.
The verse 5 says, “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.” When the Lamb takes the scroll, worship breaks out in heaven again much like chapter 5, only this time the Lamb is included in the praise.
- Why do you suppose that, initially, there was this feeling of disappointment that no one was able to open the scroll?
2. “The Lion of the tribe of Judah”. “The Root of David”. “Like a Lamb that had been slain”. Who do these refer to? What else does it say about Him?
3. In addition to the elders and beasts we read about in chapter 4, who else do we see is there joining in the worship?
4. What you would say is the main idea from John’s vision into heaven and the throne of God in Revelation 4 and 5?