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Who is worthy to open the book?

"And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?" Revelation 5:2

The book was written on the inside and on the back, and sealed with seven seals. This book was sealed, i.e. made under seal and so was treated differently from other written books. A seal is an emblem used as a means of authentication.
No one in all heaven or earth or from among the dead was permitted to open and read this book expect the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, who has conquered, and has proved himself worthy to open the book and to break its seven seals.

The Lamb

"...beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth." Revelation 5:6

  • stood a Lamb as it had been slain, "for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation." (vs 9). "...the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing." (vs 12).
  • having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth, (vs 6).

 "And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation." Revelation 5:7-9

  • he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne

The four beasts and twenty four elders fell down before the Lamb

  • having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints, (vs 8).
  • they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof, (vs 9). 

Angels

And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders, (vs 11).

John says something tremendous, each time you worship, the four beasts says "Amen" and together with the twenty four elders they join in to worship with you , "...the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever." Revelation 5:14

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