Revelation Chapter 5: 3
Revelation 5:3 – And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.
At the fall of man, Adam forfeited the “purchase deed” to the earth. As a result, God cursed both man and the creation:
Genesis 3:17-19 – Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return.”
All of Creation has been in bondage since sin entered the world:
Romans 8:20-23 – For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.
The wording in Revelation 5:3 suggests that no “created” being is worthy to open the scroll. Because man forfeited the “purchase deed” to the earth after sin entered the world, only a sinless relative to Adam can redeem it. Angels are not qualified to open the scroll because they are not relatives of Adam. Angels are also created beings. All humans are Adam’s relatives, but disqualified as kinsmen redeemers because all humans have sinned:
Romans 5:12 – Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because all sinned.
“In heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth”: A common biblical expression denoting the entire universe and not intended to teach 3 precise divisions.
There are some things that man cannot do. This one statement here shows that Jesus was, and is, no mere man. This says regardless of where he is located, man does not possess the power to open this book. There are some things, like judgment, that are reserved for Jesus to do.
The seven-sealed scroll is thought to be the title deed to the earth. In Practical terms, it seems God the Father holds this title deed, awaiting the return of His Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth. This powerful scene in heaven indicates that only Christ, who died to redeem mankind back to God, is qualified to open the seals of this scroll and claim His kingdom over all the earth.
The question is, “Who has the right to judge the world?” That is to reveal what is hidden in the scroll and to execute what is written. No man, literally “no one” could be found among mankind or angels who had the authority to remove the “seals”, and read the scroll.
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We are now living in the absolute End Times as per biblical prophecy.
Our Lord Jesus Christ – King of Kings. 2nd Coming and return is IMMENENT!.
Please do not waist another a minute.
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If, you want to be assured that you will not have to endure the perilous times that will befall you.
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If you are not a child of Father God or have not asked Jesus Christ to come into your life yet?
I implore you to do this without delay.
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