Thursday, December 2, 2010

Revelations 5 Review

By Odon Bulamba (22 April 2005)

(vs 1) the scroll reveals the will of God for the world, it reveals the complete (seven seals and seven means complete) redemptive plan of God which is fulfilled in Rev 21:6 when God announces, ‘it is done’ which is the new heaven and new Jerusalem, the bride and God dwells with man and the old will pass away.

Ezekial 2:9-10, (the little book refers to Revelation) God’s plan of salvation remained sealed until Jesus died and rose again and God’s plan is fully revealed to His servants (Rom 16:25-26, Eph 1:9-10, 3:1-6, Col 1:25-27). The rest of Revelations is concerned with opening the seals and revealing the contents of the scroll.

(vs2) John knew the scroll was judgment so he couldn’t open it because if he opens it maybe he’ll judge himself or others or churches (and he knew that God had said do not judge lest you be judged yourself) and so he was afraid and he didn’t want that on his shoulders. We have to be careful with our actions wherever we are, know what we can and cannot do. Judgment is between God’s hands and it is on that scroll and if we want revenge it is up to God because one day that scroll will be opened, so we just have to wait.

(vs 3) Phil 2:10, Rev 5:13, Isaiah 29:11, you bow your knee to acknowledge sovereignty, awe and submission and punishment. We have to recognize God’s sovereignty. When we pray we have to kneel down to Him and why don’t we? Because our knees will hurt, or our clothes might get dirty or because of pride or shame. If we knew God better we couldn’t stop ourselves. Through our actions we can remind others and by bowing physically we can show churches what they are supposed to do and wake them up.

(vs 5) Gen 49:9, Isaiah 11:1, 10, Jeremiah 23:5, Zech 3:8, 6:12, Mat 22:41, Rev 22:16
Jesus Christ triumphed as a man (Phil 2:8) especially at the cross (Col 2:15) where He defeated death.

(vs 6) the lamb in the old testament at Passover (Ex 12:3-21)
The lamb of God (John 1:29, 36, I Pet 1:19, I Cor 5:7)
The lamb slain (crucifixion)
The lamb standing (rose again).
God Himself will provide the lamb (Gen 22:7,Isaiah 53:3).
The lamb is humble (Phil 2:5-8)
The lamb is exalted (Phil 2:9-11, I John 3:2)
The lamb is revealed (Rev 1:7, 13-18, 6:12-17, 19:11-21)
The lamb overcame satan and we can too (Eph 1:20-22, Col 3:1, Heb 13).

God has given to Jesus Christ the work of executing His plan of salvation, redemption and defeating the enemies. (I Cor 15:24-28, Heb 10:13)

Seven eyes of the lamb represent the seven Spirits of God reminding us that God searches the spirit of man (Prov 20:27, Zech 4:10)

7 Horns, satan also has horns which represents power (Dan 7:7, Ezek)


- The scroll reveals the complete redemptive plan of God for the world
- Only Jesus has the right to judge
- Kneel to pray
- Jesus Christ is the lamb of God - crucified and risen again

- The lamb of God is

- humble
- exalted
- revealed
- overcome satan
- God searches the spirit of man

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