JESUS WAS SLAIN BUT IS
ALIVE AND WORTHY TO REVEAL THE COMING JUDGEMENTS.
The sealed book is the story of God's
judgments against the enemies of the church in the
fight of the church against Rome.
Sealed with seven seals means that its
content was hidden unless someone would open the seals.
The purpose of a seal was to keep it from being
In His right hand: Never forget that the
future is in God's right (strong) hand. Governments,
armies and multinational corporations may influence
your life but God is the one who holds your
The Lion of Judah is Jesus (Genesis 49:9,
10), the king of the tribe of Judah.
Root of David: Jesus is both the descendent
of David (physical lineage) and the ancestor of David
A Lamb that had been slain: Killed because
he was totally obedient to the Father. Killed because
he loved sinners. John 1:29 - the Lamb of God who takes
away the sins of the world. But this sacrificed and
killed lamb is on his feet. He is alive again! A lamb
emphasized his meekness and submission. The meek and
lowly in heart will face off the dragon and his beastly
pawns in this book. See John 1:36; 1 Peter 1:19; Isaiah
Seven horns: He has total power
Seven Eyes: 2 Chronicles 16:9 "For the eyes
of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth,
to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart
is loyal to Him."
New Song: The old song was of Moses
(Revelation 15:3), that he sang when God freed Israel
from Egyptian captivity. A new song is a new expression
of God's power and goodness to save His people.
They will reign over the earth: But the
Christians are already reigning. Revelation 20:6 says
that the saints will be priests when they were already
priests. This language just emphasizes that the present
blessedness will continue. The relationship the
Christians enjoy with Christ will never end, not even
Chapter 4 shows God power and chapter 5 shows His
mercy, (God Creator and God Redeemer). The
All-powerful who rules the universe is someone who
sacrificially loves His people. Jesus fought
hand-to-hand combat with Satan and had the scars to
show for it but he won! These are words of comfort
for a persecuted church. "Let not your heart be
troubled. Believe in God and believe in me!"