In the fifth chapter of Revelation, the Apostle John sees a scroll written on both sides in the right hand of God. However, he was distressed because there was not one person worthy in heaven or on earth or under the earth to open it or look at it. John wept greatly because it seemed hopeless. Somehow he knew that the scroll must be opened in order to bring to an end God’s final program for planet earth.
After His resurrection Jesus told His disciples that He had been given all authority in heaven and on earth. (Matt 28:18) Here we see that picture. He alone is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll. He is worthy because He is the one who paid the price for our redemption and that price was the shedding of His blood. (I Cor 6:20; Rev 5:9) For that reason an innumerable number of angels, the four living creatures, and twenty-four elders join in worship saying, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing.”
When you get a glimpse of our ultimate destination in such a scene of worship as this, it makes one think of the unimportant things in this world that so often side track us from our created purpose. How much of our time is wasted with trivial matters! How many times we tell our Lord that we got a lot going on today so we’ll talk to You later – maybe tomorrow, maybe next week. How often our sin nature gets in the way of what is most important!
Well in the end the Lord will receive His praise and honor that only He deserves. It won’t be just for an hour on Sunday Morning. And because we no longer will have a fallen nature, but will be made perfect (I John 3:2), He will have our full attention and worship. It will be totally about Him. O what a day that will be! Jesus said, “I am coming quickly.” Hopefully you respond as John responded, “Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20)