With everything going on in the world, we need remember that God is not finished yet.
The right hand symbolizes authority. Gabriel, the angel, asked “Who is worthy to open the book”? In Revelation 5:3, no one was found worthy to open the book, and John wept. One of the elders in Revelation 4, revealed the one that can open the book. Seven is the number of perfection. In Revelation 5:6, the seven horns represent perfect authority and power. The seven eyes, represent perfect intelligence and knowledge. The seven spirits are God’s gifts and talents that he gave to church (prophesy, speaking in tongues, gifts of healing, word of knowledge, word of wisdom, interpretation of tongues, gift of miracles, discernment of spirits)
When the seals are loosened, this marks the start of tribulation.
- After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”
- 2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.
- 3 And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald.
- 4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads.
- And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;
- 10 And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe
- And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
- 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
- 3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
- 4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
- 5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
- 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
- 7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
- 8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
- 9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
- 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.