The Revelation Given to John by Jesus Through the Angel
Postscript to Lesson Eleven
John noticed a scroll in Yahweh’s right hand, sealed and secure. Yahweh was holding secrets of the future, but no one was able to break those seals and share Yahweh’s knowledge of the future. John was so disappointed, he wept and wept.
One of the elders comforted him. “Don’t cry, John,” he said. “See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David’s tree has conquered. He can break the seals and open the scroll.”
So John dried his tears and looked up. Sure enough, there was the Lamb of God standing tall. He completely overshadowed the throne, the elders and the animals. John saw that he was the victorious Mashiach, perfect in power, might, and knowledge. What a relief! Yeshua knows the future and is able to control it. He is able to comfort and encourage the Church about the future.
John saw, in the four animals, the greatest of Yahweh’s accomplishments, and four portraits of Yeshua: The King of kings, The humble Servant, The Son of man, and The Son of Yahweh with all the power and glory of the godhead resting on him.
In the twenty-four elders John saw the Church “in Mashiach” (hid with Mashiach in Yahweh[i].
He saw in the Lamb, our sin bearer, perfect in power, perfect in knowledge, and personally involved with everyone all the time. We call these attributes omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence.
Then John saw the Savior- Immanuel (God with us) take the scroll and its power from Yahweh. He remembered Yeshua saying, “All power is given unto me in heaven and on earth…”and immediately heard the song of worship erupt from the prayers of Yahweh’s people. Then, in a powerful crescendo, the angels joined the praise, and finally all creation was joined in with its own song of adoration.
This wonderful, soul filling worship was climaxed with a shout of agreement from the four living creatures – who are the representatives of Yahweh’s power and character; and the elders – who symbolize the Church fell on their knees in deep worship.
[i] Colossians 3:3