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Revelation 5:1-5 (25.10.18)

Revelation 5:1-5 (NIVUK)
Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?’ 3 But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. 4 I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. 5 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.’

Who can reveal and enact God’s will – his desires and plans for the world? There’s only one, Jesus! God, born as one of us in the tribe of Judah, described here as the Lion, the powerful King. Only the God-human can bridge that divide and bring our salvation.

Bring God your tears, born from our brokenness and the brokenness of the world we live in, then in faith give thanks, for Jesus has triumphed through weeping our tears and dying our death on the Cross and then being raised to life. In him we have hope.

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