And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, â€œWho is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?â€ And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.
So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. But one of the elders said to me, â€œDo 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.â€
And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.
Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying:
â€œYou are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall reign on the earth.â€
Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice:
â€œWorthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!â€ Revelation 5:1-12
For those who do not like to talk about Jesus “meriting” anything for His people, I suggest a new word – He “worthied” our salvation! What a glorious truth! No one was found worthy to open the seals, but Jesus, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Lamb Who was slain – He was indeed worthy! Why was He worthy? Because He prevailed! He prevailed in obedience even unto death on the cross and for this reason He is worthy to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!
And if you are in Him by grace through faith, then everything that counts for Him, counts for you! In Him, you too are worthy. Be amazed dear Christian. Be amazed!