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I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. Then one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals."
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The Profound Crown
Illustrating these verses are quite challenging in more than one way. The book of Revelation is written in an apocalyptic style, full of imagery of word pictures flowing together again and again almost like a kaleidoscope with no sensitivity to time or space. The one and most predominant picture is that the Lamb of GOD who was slain and victory was provided for those who have been redeemed by His blood. This picture of the “Lamb of GOD” and “The Lion of Judah” are intertwined and inseparable for they are one in the same person of Jesus Christ and therefore the traits of both must be illustrated as one. This illustration shows a lion that has went through the fray, by pulling His mane, whipping His back and placing a crown of contempt upon His head mocking Him all the way even to the point of death. Yet He has come back with the authority and power of the victor like a lion. He will go to the edge of His dominion and roar as loud as he can, this is to let any other lion know who He is and whose territory He is standing on. This is the picture of Jesus Christ coming as the Lion of Judah. He is standing on the territory that is His by the blood of the lamb, heaven and earth and the keys of hell and death were taken and will never be returned. There is only one who is worthy to open the scroll of destiny and that is the Lamb of GOD, the Lion of Judah.
Everything is intertwined around Him. The pearls of thunder strung like a necklace across the heavens and the earth below barren of His bride, but still full of life and salvation for those who accept Him as KING of Kings and LORD of Lords. Where are you in this picture? It is written that mankind shall hide under the earth in fear of the Almighty GOD, or are you part of His family those who He protects and claimed for His own?
Just this one chapter that speaks of thousand and ten thousand times ten thousand of angles praising His name for He is worthy of everything. Forever and forever. It is easy to envision who Has won the battle and with all the angles worshiping with the four living creatures with the elders upon the grown. With all this worshiping going on, yet with one roar of the Lion of Judah makes the heavens seem silent, because with a breath He has subdued the enemy and His kingdom will be on earth as it is in the heavens. All praise to the Lamb of GOD the Lion of Judah amen and Hallelujah!!!
I know these words are very filtered in comparison with the reality of this scripture, so thank you for your input and comments. Bless you all for we are living in the days when we will see this face to face.