Saturday, March 24, 2012

Who is worthy to open the scroll?


Read Revelation 5:1-10 Here.  Let’s take an in-depth look at this familiar passage in Revelation. First off this question comes to mind; what scroll? Well, to answer this question let’s look at the Greek word translated as scroll. It is BIBLION. This is where we get the word bible from today. For a further clue, let’s look at Daniel 12:4 “But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase." Interestingly, in the LXX, Septuagint, the Greek word for book is BIBLION. Again, the word we get bible from.

Is this a future prophecy? Are we awaiting this fulfillment of Revelation 5:1-10 and Daniel 12:4? In view of my paradigm not if you understand Revelation 5:1-10. The one worthy to open the scroll is the Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world. In plain words, it is Jesus that is able to open the scroll and interpret its meaning.

Now, let’s look at the above passages from the point of view of Luke’s gospel. Luke 24:44-45  “Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled."  (45)  Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,” Here is the beginning of the fulfillment of Revelation 5:1-10 and Daniel 12:4. Jesus opened their minds to understand the scripture. How you ask? He taught them a new hermeneutic. He gave them a brand new lens. He showed them that while the Scribes and Pharisees had a Christ centered hermeneutic, one that looked forward to Messiah it was sealed to them. They could not properly understand it. They needed a Jesus of Nazareth centric hermeneutic; One that demonstrated that he was the promised Messiah, and the goal of the law and prophets. In opening the scroll he shifted their paradigm.

There is no great mystery here. Those who say that they are the ones who are able to open the seals of the scroll are misinformed and deluded. Jesus, and no one else, was the one who could open the seals of the scroll/BIBLION. He did it by changing their paradigm. Look at what the revelator says in verse 10; (Rev 5:10)  “and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth." It is in view of the new paradigm that folks have been made the kingdom. It is in view of the new paradigm that people have become priests.

So what is the new paradigm exactly? I have shown over and over, post after post, time and again, that the new paradigm is a strictly redemptive view of scripture. .. A view that sees the finished work of Jesus as the foundation of the kingdom and practice. It is a view that sees the gospel and Jesus as the word of God and the bible/BIBLION as the scripture. Please rejoice people, the scroll has been opened and it is not a mystery at all... especially, once you see Jesus paradigm, and have that shift for yourself.

5 comments:

  1. I cannot understand why Christ is not "ENOUGH". So we need seminaries, bible colleges, bible studies RATHER THAN THE INDWELLING LORD? Excuse me... from the day that I met HIM, I "knew"...yet Bablyon trapped me into "study".

    Just like our Lord confronted the scribes and pharisees, my heart had to confront "evangelical christianity"..guess who won? I am FREE... "IT" is bondage!!

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    1. That is great to hear Radix. I myself do the theology and the study to show that evangelical Christianities view is off the mark. I look at it as my calling. Yes, Jesus alone is sufficient for all and he will personally instruct us as he encourages us. My calling is to those who's legalistic, constitutional reading of the scripture causes them to rebuke the Lord when he speaks to them.

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  2. I just finished the"God Imagination." What an incredible book. With my perspective changed it makes a lot more sense.

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  3. Hi Joe, The word sinmple says Jesus is the way, the truth and the life! Many are have tried and are trying to manufacture a way to "get around" Christ. They show how pious and holy they are by championing the causes that "look" Christocentric, but have not bothered to simply allow Him in there hearts and love their brothers. The seperation of God's people is the strong delusion; the fascination with man's holiness is the abomination. Jesus Christ and Him only = Salvation and Rest!

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  4. Your relationship with Christ should be one that when the Holy Spirit speaks you should know it; “My sheep respond to my voice, and I know who they are. They follow me”. John10:14
    As Radixx said, why isn’t the Holy Spirit enough? Jesus opened their minds to understand the scripture, and He left the Holy Spirit with us to guide us. He is there for us so why don’t we utilize His help?

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