Revelation 5 - ESV - PLEASE READ THIS WHOLE CHAPTER THIS IS GOD'S WORD AND FAR MORE POWERFUL THAN ANYTHING I COULD EVER WRITE!
1 Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals? 3 And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, 4 and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. 5 And one of the elders said to me, Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.
6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. 8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying, Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals,for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, 10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,and they shall reign on the earth. 11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing! 13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever! 14 And the four living creatures said, Amen! and the elders fell down and worshiped.
This morning at IHOP we were singing out of this chapter and God flooded in! Wow. Several things happened. Several words came forth that I want to put out here:
1. Worship broke out in a massive way. We could not stop singing about JESUS in fact we didn't start in Revelation 5 we just ended up there. God took us there to see the lamb, and when we saw Him all we could do was worship! I could not stop singing these words "It's all for you!!!" I was shown the whole panorama of the universe in my mind's eye and all of it was worshiping Jesus from mountains to oceans to angels to little old me with my broken guitar and weak voice. We were all lifting a song to Him and He is so worthy
2. I heard the words, "Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals." God is speaking to the church in this hour. We look at the world around us and we see the mess that it is, we see all that is wrong with this world, and we despair just as John did. The scroll in the Father's hand is the title deed to the earth. It is the future of mankind and our planet. When John sees that there is no one to save the planet, no one to unfold the plan of God for mankind he weeps bitterly. I see the church weeping bitterly from despair today. I see a church so overwhelmed by the sin that surrounds her and stains her that she has no hope for the future and she weeps. Oh but I hear the elder's words! "BEHOLD THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH!!!!!" BEHOLD THE LAMB!!!!! Church He Can and WILL unfold the destiny of the bride in this final hour! Only JESUS can do it and Only HE WILL!!!
3. Then Bridget Simpson got up and said she had seen a platform before the throne and that all of Heaven was being led by the worship that was happening on it, and that this morning we were on it before the Lord. She saw seraphim dancing in the midst - great word, but that's not all! After she had left God told me that the platform she had seen were the foundations of the house of prayer, of David's fallen tent being rebuilt in this final hour! That the foundations had been laid and completed and that God celebrated their completion! - The foundation of the house of prayer IS the revelation of the Lamb of God.
In other words we had a really good morning!